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Ryoichi Hasegawa

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Ryoichi Hasegawa
Company(ies): Sega of Japan (1992-11 – 1998-03; 2007-07 – 2012-01)[1]
Role(s): Localiser
Education: West Virginia University[1]

Ryoichi Hasegawa (長谷川 亮一) is an overseas coordinator and domestic localizer that worked with various Sega titles from late 1992 to early 1998. He was also a lyricist for Daytona USA 2 alongside Fumio Ito as well as the Sega Saturn classic Burning Rangers for its menu theme, "We are Burning Rangers." For the latter game's overseas release he is credited as Talking Moon - an alias previously used by vocalists Curtis King, Jr. & Dana Calitri for the single release of NiGHTS' main theme, "Dreams Dreams" - despite being credited regularly in the original version. As such, Hasegawa is also credited for translating Tomoko Sasaki's lyrics for "Angels with Burning Hearts" and "I Just Smile."

Hasegawa then took a similar job at Sony Computer Entertainment and remained there until mid 2007, but later returned to Sega. He would remain with the company until early 2012, this time engaging in more executive roles such as a producer for the PSN & XBLA version of Crazy Taxi.

He is now a Localization Producer for DeNA Co., Ltd..

Production history

  • Ecco the Dolphin (Mega Drive;
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    1992) — Additional Features
  • Virtua Fighter (32X;
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    1995) — Special Thanks
  • J. League Pro Striker 2 (Mega Drive;
    1994) — Special Thanks
  • Jurassic Park (Mega-CD) (Mega-CD;
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    1993) — Sega Of Japan Representative
  • Virtua Racing Deluxe (32X;
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    1994) — Special Thanks (as R.Hasegawa)
  • Sega Rally Championship (Saturn;
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    1995) — Overseas Coordination
  • Cosmic Carnage (32X;
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    1994) —
  • Ristar (Mega Drive;
    1995) — Special Thanks to
  • Metal Head (32X;
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    1995) — Text Coordinator
  • Tempo (32X;
    1995) — Supervisors
  • Stellar Assault (32X;
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    1995) — Text coordinator
  • Tempo Jr. (Game Gear;
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    1995) — Special Thanks to...
  • Baku Baku Animal (Saturn;
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    1995) — Corpsified Overseas Coordinator (as Ryoichi "Trueno" Hasegawa)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (Mega Drive) (Mega Drive;
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    1995) — Special Thanks
  • Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 (32X;
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    1995) — Special Thanks
  • Mystaria: The Realms of Lore (Saturn;
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    1995) — SOJ CoordinatorMedia:Mystaria sat us manual.pdf[2]
  • Cyber Troopers Virtual-On (Saturn;
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    1996) — SOJ Liaison
  • Cyber Troopers Virtual-On (Saturn;
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    1996) — Special ThanksMedia:Virtualonnetlink sat us manual.pdf[3]
  • Last Bronx (Saturn;
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    1997) — SOJ Text Coordination
  • Last Bronx (Saturn;
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    1997) — Special Thanks ToMedia:Lastbronx sat us manual.pdf[4]
  • NiGHTS into Dreams (Saturn;
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    1996) — Overseas Coordination
  • NiGHTS into Dreams (Saturn;
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    1996) — Sonic Team LiaisonMedia:Nightsintodreams sat us manual.pdf[5]
  • NiGHTS into Dreams (PlayStation 2;
    2008) — Special Thanks
  • World Series Baseball II (Saturn;
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    1996) — Special ThanksMedia:Wsbii sat us manual.pdf[6]
  • Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition (Saturn;
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    1996) — Special ThanksMedia:Daytonausacce sat us manual.pdf[7]
  • Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams (Saturn;
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    1996) — Overseas Coordination
  • Sega Worldwide Soccer 97 (Saturn;
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    1996) — Special ThanksMedia:Sws97 sat us manual.pdf[8]
  • Fighters Megamix (Saturn;
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    1996) — Special Thanks ToMedia:Fightersmegamix sat us manual.pdf[9]
  • Virtua Fighter 2 (Mega Drive) (Mega Drive;
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    1996) — Special Thanks
  • The House of the Dead (Model 2;
    1997) — Special Thanks
  • The House of the Dead (Saturn;
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    1998) — Special Thanks
  • The House of the Dead (Windows PC;
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    1998) — Special Thanks
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Game Gear) (Game Gear;
    1997) — Special Thanks
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Mega Drive) (Mega Drive;
    1997) — Sega Special Thanks to
  • Stellar Assault SS (Saturn;
    1998) — Special Thanks (as 長谷川 亮一)
  • Crazy Taxi () — Producer
  • K-On! Houkago Live!! (PlayStation Portable;
    2010) — 開発サポート (as 長谷川 亮一)


  • Robo Aleste (1992)
  • Shining Force II (1993)
  • Night Trap (1993)
  • Yumemi Mystery Mansion (1993)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Mega Drive Version) (1994)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Game Gear Version) (1994)
  • Ecco: The Tides of Time (Mega Drive Version) (1994)
  • Shinobi Legions (1995)
  • Knuckles' Chaotix (1995) — Text Coordinator
  • Iron Storm (1995) — Special Thanks
  • Tails Adventures (1995) — Special Thanks to (as R.Hasegawa)
  • The Story of Thor 2 (1996)
  • Enemy Zero (Saturn Version) (1996) — Sega Enterprises Ltd. (For US version)
  • Sonic Blast (1996)
  • Sonic Jam (1997) — Special Thanks
  • Resident Evil (Saturn Version) (1997) — Special Thanks (Saturn Version Staff) (as Ryouichi Hasegawa)
  • Sonic R (Saturn Version) (1997) — Overseas Coordinator (Sega Enterprises Ltd.)
  • Daytona USA 2 (1998)
  • Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (1998) — Associate Producer (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.)
  • Spyro the Dragon (Japanese edition) (1999) — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
  • Crash Team Racing (1999) — Associate Producer (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.)
  • Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage (1999) — Associate Producer (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (Japan)) [NOTE: Manual credit]
  • Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage (Japanese edition) (2000) — Associate Producer (SCEI)
  • Spyro: Year of the Dragon (2000) — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (Japan) [NOTE: Manual credit]
  • Crash Bash (2000) — Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (Special Thanks)
  • Crash Bash (Japanese edition) (2000) — Producer (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.)
  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (2001) — Associate Producer (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (Japan))
  • Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (2002) — Very Special Thanks
  • Formula 1 04 (2004) — Producer (Sony Computer Entertainment Japan)
  • The House of the Dead: Overkill (2009) — Sega Corporation
  • Phantasy Star Portable 2 (2009) — Special Thanks (Sega of Japan)
  • Rise of Nightmares (2011) — Special Thanks
  • Renegade Ops (2011) — Sega Corporate
  • CRUSH3D (2012) — Producer (Sega Corporate)

Song credits

Burning Rangers (Japanese edition)

  • We are Burning Rangers — Words

Burning Rangers (Overseas edition)

  • Angels with Burning Hearts — Words
  • We are Burning Rangers — Words
  • I Just Smile — Words

Daytona USA 2

  • Battle on the Edge — Lyrics (with Fumio Ito)
  • Sling Shot — Lyrics (with Fumio Ito)
  • I Can Do It — Lyrics (with Fumio Ito)
  • Skyscraper Sequence — Lyrics (with Fumio Ito)
  • Battle on the Edge - Mitsuyoshi Ver. - — Lyrics (with Fumio Ito)
  • Sling Shot - Mitsuyoshi Ver. - — Lyrics (with Fumio Ito)
  • I Can Do It - Mitsuyoshi Ver. - — Lyrics (with Fumio Ito)
  • Skyscraper Sequence - Mitsuyoshi Ver. - — Lyrics (with Fumio Ito)

Interviews

Some or all of the following content should be mirrored on Sega Retro (or Retro CDN).

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