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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


  • Robo Aleste (1992)
  • Ecco the Dolphin (Mega Drive Version) (1993) — Additional Features
  • 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)
  • Jurassic Park (Mega CD Version) (1994)
  • Ecco: The Tides of Time (Mega Drive Version) (1994)
  • Cosmic Carnage (1994) (Unspecified role)
  • 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)
  • Crazy Taxi (PSN & XBLA Versions) (2010) — Producer (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)

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