From Sega Retro
|Place of birth: Saitama, Japan|
|Date of birth: 1966-11-13 (age 52)|
|Company(ies): Sega of Japan|
|Role(s): Composer, Musician|
Naofumi Hataya (幡谷 尚史) is a musician and composer working for Sega. He graduated from Rikkyo University, where he played in a band. Though Hataya did not want a career in music, he was looking to improve his skills, so he sought a job at a music-related company. In 1990, he took a job at Sega, and continues to create sound and music for games to this day.
Hataya has been credited under the aliases Nao, Nao Chan, Hata, Hatabaw, Hata-bow, N.H, N. Hataya and Dr. Rachael.
- Naofumi Hataya on Twitter
- Naofumi Hataya's 1st Wave Master profile (2001-2004) on archive.org
- Naofumi Hataya's 2nd Wave Master profile (2003-2004) on archive.org