Takeshi Watanabe

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Takeshi Watanabe
Date of birth: 1967-12-02 (age 56)
Employment history:
Role(s): Musician

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Takeshi Watanabe (渡辺 剛) is a sound composer and programmer originally employed by Winkysoft. He also plays a variety of keyboard instruments, in one instance arranging a piece performed by Cara Jones.

In the 2000s, Watanabe composed the scores for anime series including This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, To Love-Ru, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, Saki, and Ro-Kyu-Bu! as well as various OVAs, vocal themes, and related albums for other series.

During the eighth console generation, Watanabe provided arrangements for Sega titles such as Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure and Sonic Lost World, working with Tomoya Ohtani in both cases.

Production history

Song credits

Main article: Takeshi Watanabe/Song credits.

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure

  • Le Getaway — Brass Arrangement, Organ
  • Charlie Takes the Field — Organ
  • Phantom Fondue — Brass Arrangement, Organ
  • Phantom from the Opera — Brass Arrangement
  • Rematch with Charlie — Organ
  • The True Chevaliers — Brass Arrangement, Keyboards
  • The Last Dance — Brass Arrangement, Piano
  • Au Revoir, Phantom R — Piano
  • Rhythm Kitchen — Keyboards
  • Fondue to the Rescue — Brass Arrangement, Organ
  • Family Ties — Organ

Sonic Lost World

  • Desert Ruins - Zone 1 — Sax Arrangement, Organ
  • Honeycomb Highway — Brass Arrangement, Organ
  • Desert Ruins - Zone 4 — Sax Arrangement, Clavinet
  • Tropical Coast - Zone 1 — Brass Arrangement
  • Juice Archipelago — Brass Arrangement, Accordion
  • Double Down — Brass Arrangement, Piano
  • Tilt the Machine — Brass Arrangement
  • Silent Forest - Zone 1 — Brass Arrangement, Piano
  • Color Power - Magenta Rhythm — Piano & Accordion
  • Island Relics — Electric Piano
  • Dr. Eggman Showdown — Strings Arrangement, Piano