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Yutaka Minobe

From Sega Retro

Yutaka Minobe (蓑部 雄崇) is a self-taught musician who learned to play the piano at four years old and was composing original works by the age of eight. Minobe's gameography includes Skies of Arcadia, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Dr. Pris & Dr. Rachel and Rule of Rose. Minobe began working with Sega in 1996, producing sound effects and arranging music beginning with the original Sakura Taisen and later composing and performing his own music from 1998 on, usually for Sonic Team titles. His main instrument is the piano.

In 2005, Minobe left Sega to join Delfi Sound Inc., a subsidiary of Marvelous Entertainment. This, however, has not prevented him from working with his former company, especially when it comes to the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Minobe has also worked on anime soundtracks, most notably that of the 2003 Astro Boy TV series and Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's, the latter of which he produced alongside Wall 5 Project (of which Heigo Tani, another former Sega music associate, is a member).

Production history

Song credits

Sonic Adventure

  • Windy and Ripply ...for Emerald Coast — Electric Piano
  • Tricky Maze ...for Lost World — Piano

Radio DC

  • A Lullaby — Piano
  • after the adventure — Piano
  • Theme from Phantasy Star III — Re-arrangement, Piano

Thrill of the Feel

Skies of Arcadia

  • Opening Theme — Music & Arrangement
  • Main Theme — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of the Blue Sky Pirates — Music & Arrangement
  • Blue Sky Pirates' Ship (~Nasrid, ~Montezuma, ~Valua) — Music & Arrangement
  • Ruins Dungeon — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of Wyse — Music & Arrangement
  • Kingdom of Nasrid — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of "Let's Go!" — Music & Arrangement
  • Sailor Town — Music & Arrangement
  • Kingdom of Montezuma — Music & Arrangement
  • Ancient Temple Dungeon — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of "Legend" — Music & Arrangement
  • Sudden Storm — Music & Arrangement
  • Uninhabited Island — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of "Loneliness" — Music & Arrangement
  • Little Jack (~Nasrid, ~Montezuma, ~Valua) — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of "Tension" — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of the Armada — Music & Arrangement
  • Boss Battle (~Pinch, ~Chance) — Music & Arrangement
  • Headquarters — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of Fina — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of "Everyday Life" — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of "Gag" — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of "Nervous / Pinch" — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of "Tragedy" — Music & Arrangement
  • Delphinus (~Nasrid, ~Montezuma, ~Valua, ~Yafutoma, ~Ice Continent, ~Temple Island) — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of the Eastern Sky Pirates — Music & Arrangement
  • Ice Dungeon — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of "Dimming Lights" — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of Gigas — Music & Arrangement
  • Remote Town — Music & Arrangement
  • Bombardment 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of Ramirez — Music & Arrangement
  • Battle with the Armada — Music & Arrangement
  • Battle Defeat — Music & Arrangement
  • Jealous — Music & Arrangement
  • The Last Time — Music & Arrangement
  • Last Battle (~Chance) — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of "Deep Emotion" — Music & Arrangement
  • The Legendary Sinking Continent — Music & Arrangement
  • Epilogue — Music & Arrangement
  • Staff Roll — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of "Strain" — Music & Arrangement
  • Ominous Dungeon — Music & Arrangement
  • Splendid Mission — Music & Arrangement

Sonic Advance

  • Zone Select — Music & Arrangement
  • Record — Music & Arrangement
  • Neo Green Hill Zone Act 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Neo Green Hill Zone Act 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Casino Paradise Zone Act 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Casino Paradise Zone Act 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Ice Mountain Zone Act 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Ice Mountain Zone Act 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Special Stage — Music & Arrangement
  • Knuckles Boss 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Knuckles Boss 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • 6-Boss — Music & Arrangement
  • Staff Roll — Music & Arrangement
  • Extra Ending — Music & Arrangement

Space Channel 5 Part 2

  • This is my happiness — Arrangement, Keyboards

Space Channel 5 Part 2 Soundtrack Vol. Hey!!

  • pala paya [live at space lounge 2nd floor] — Arrangement

Space Channel 5 Part 2 Moji Moji ★ Can't Stop Remix

  • See You Again Someday, Somewhere... This is my happiness (Piano Version) — Re-Arrangement, Keyboards

Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II

  • Rose confession — Arrangement

Sonic Advance 2

  • Music Plant - Act 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Music Plant - Act 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Knuckles Boss — Music & Arrangement
  • Final Boss — Music & Arrangement
  • Final Boss - Pinch — Music & Arrangement
  • Zone Select 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Special Stage - Pinch — Music & Arrangement
  • Zone Select 3 — Music & Arrangement

Panzer Dragoon Orta

  • Fall of the Ancient World — Music & Arrangement
  • The Fallen Ground — Music & Arrangement
  • Ancient Weapon 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Worm Riders — Music & Arrangement

Shinobi

  • Shinobi — Music & Arrangement
  • Shinobi ~Ephemeral Tale~ — Music & Arrangement

Dragon Treasure

  • Main Theme — Music & Arrangement
  • Dungeon -Cave- — Music & Arrangement
  • The Vast World — Music & Arrangement
  • Battle -Boss- — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of Enemy — Music & Arrangement
  • Epilogue — Music & Arrangement
  • Main Theme -Reprise- — Music & Arrangement

Sonic Pinball Party

  • Staff Roll — Music & Arrangement
  • Results — Music & Arrangement
  • Casinopolis — Music & Arrangement
  • Neo Green Hill Zone — Music & Arrangement
  • Super Sonic Racing — Arrangement
  • Take the Snow Train — Arrangement
  • Message from Nightopia — Arrangement
  • NiGHTS and Reala — Arrangement
  • Dreams Dreams — Arrangement
  • Burning Hearts — Arrangement
  • We are Burning Rangers — Arrangement
  • Phantasy Star Online — Arrangement
  • Vamos a Carnaval — Arrangement
  • Mambo de Verano — Arrangement
  • Mini Game 5 — Music & Arrangement
  • Casinopolis Mini Game — Music & Arrangement

Nightshade

  • Great Mission — Music & Arrangement
  • Wet Crowd — Music & Arrangement
  • Shady Servant — Music & Arrangement
  • Impossible Maze — Music & Arrangement
  • Jimushi — Music & Arrangement
  • Flowers Fall — Music & Arrangement
  • Sweet Trap — Music & Arrangement

Sonic Heroes

  • Event : Disquieting Shadow — Arrangement, Programming
  • Stage 10 : Lost Jungle — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Event : Metal Sonic... The Ultimate Overlord — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Event : Finale... Adventure Must Go On — Arrangement, Piano & Programming

Astro Boy

  • The Birth of Atom — Music & Arrangement
  • Advice — Music & Arrangement
  • Falling Petals — Music & Arrangement
  • Metro City (Daytime) — Music & Arrangement
  • I Am Lightning — Music & Arrangement
  • Light and Shadow — Music & Arrangement
  • Rival — Music & Arrangement
  • Crush the Game — Music & Arrangement
  • A Visitor from the Sea — Music & Arrangement
  • Running Amok — Music & Arrangement
  • The Visitor's Mission — Music & Arrangement
  • Metro City (Night) — Music & Arrangement
  • The Doctor's Conviction — Music & Arrangement
  • Full Throttle — Music & Arrangement
  • End of the Game — Music & Arrangement
  • The Strongest Robot in History — Music & Arrangement
  • Ambush — Music & Arrangement
  • The Strongest Proof — Music & Arrangement
  • Road of the King — Music & Arrangement
  • Options — Music & Arrangement
  • Advent of the Devil — Music & Arrangement
  • Further Malice — Music & Arrangement
  • The Worth of a King — Music & Arrangement
  • Believe to Heart — Music & Arrangement

Shadow the Hedgehog

  • Event : Prologue — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Prison Island — Piano
  • Event : No Way Out — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Event : Eclipse Cannon — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Event : Showdown — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Boss : Black Doom — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Ending : Evil Ending — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Event : To the World of the Memory — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Lost Impact — Arrangement, Piano & Programming
  • The Doom — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Ending : Android Ending — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Event : If What You Say Is True... — Piano
  • Ending : Sad Ending — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Event : Break You Down — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Ending : Hero Ending — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Event : The World Came Crumbling Down — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Event : Between Dark and Dawn — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • The Last Way — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Event : Hidden Memories — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Event : The Real Truth — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Event : The Messiah — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Event : Finale — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Event : I Am... The Story Is Over — Arrangement & Piano
  • Never Turn Back — Piano for Pre-Intro

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

  • NiGHTS : Journey of Dreams — Arrangement
  • Electrical Entertainment — Strings Arrangement, Piano
  • Electrical Entertainment : Neon City Battle — Arrangement
  • <Event> Win a Goal — Manipulate
  • Dreams Dreams : Will Ver. — Additional Arrangement, Piano
  • Merry Memory Go Round — Strings Arrangement
  • Cruising Together — Strings Arrangement
  • Sonatinas for Two Violins — Arrangement
  • <Event> Applause — Piano
  • Dreams Dreams : Helen Ver. — Piano
  • <Event> On The Way Back — Piano
  • Memento of NiGHTS — Piano
  • Dreams Dreams : Sweet Snow — Piano
  • <Event> Fragmented NiGHTS — Re-Arrangement
  • Dreams Dreams : Kids Ver. — Arrangement
  • NiGHTS : Journey of Dreams (Short Ver.) — Arrangement

Sonic Unleashed

  • Werehog Battle Theme — Piano

Sonic and the Black Knight

  • Knight of the Wind — Strings Arrangement
  • Live Life — Strings Arrangement
  • Misty Lake — Additional Strings Arrangement
  • Introduction - Merlina's Request — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • The Island of the Sacred Sword — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • The Sacred Sword Caliburn... Meet the King Arthur — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • A Fool of a Knight — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Knave the Hedgehog and Oversized Letter Opener — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • To the Blacksmith — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Theme of Merlina — Piano
  • World Map - The Land Ruled by King Arthur — Additional Strings Arrangement, Programming (with Jun Senoue)
  • Treasury and Emblem - The Journey of Chivalry — Additional Arrangement, Programming (with Jun Senoue)
  • Deep Woods — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Calm After the Battle... Arondight — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Nimue... Lady of the Lake — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Three Days After... Almost Make It to Meet the Deadline — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • To the Rescue... A Knight's Law — Music & Arrangement, Programming (with Jun Senoue)
  • Titanic Plain — Additional Arrangement, Programming (with Jun Senoue)
  • More to Be a Knight Than to Serve Your King — Programming
  • Knight's Lesson... A True Knight — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Sir Sonic... Knight of the Wind — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Head to Avalon — Original Music (with Jun Senoue)
  • Showdown with King Arthur / Knight of the Wind - Instrumental Mix - — Additional Strings Arrangement, Programming
  • Orders from the Illusion — Arrangement, Programming
  • Merlina - Her Wicked Smile — Additional Strings Arrangement, Programming
  • Knight's Passage — Additional Arrangement, Programming
  • The Barrier — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Into the Dark Hollow — Original Music (with Jun Senoue)
  • Live Life - Merlina & Sonic — Piano
  • Denouement... True King Arthur — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Stage Clear — Additional Arrangement, Programming
  • Result No.1 - Five Stars, Awesome! — Additional Arrangement, Programming
  • Result No.2 - So, So... Okay! — Additional Arrangement, Programming
  • Result No.3 - One Star, Try Next Time — Additional Arrangement, Programming

True Colors: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Part 2

Sonic Generations (PS3, Xbox 360 and PC Versions)

  • Seaside Hill : Act 2 — Piano
  • Menu 1 — Piano
  • Collection Room — Piano
  • Gallery — Piano
  • Cutscene 2 — Composed by, Sound Produced by
  • Cutscene 5 — Composed by, Sound Produced by

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure

  • Day in Paris — Co-Arrangement (with Naofumi Hataya)
  • Leaving Lady Moon — Co-Arrangement (with Naofumi Hataya)
  • Infiltrate the Parisian City Police — Co-Arrangement (with Tomoya Ohtani)
  • Day in Paris ver. 2 — Co-Arrangement (with Naofumi Hataya)
  • Pass the Musical Performance Test (Air on the G String) — Co-Arrangement (with Naofumi Hataya)
  • Shall We Dance? (The Blue Danube) — Arrangement
  • Making an Escape on a Glider — Co-Arrangement (with Naofumi Hataya)
  • Melody of Hope — Co-Arrangement (with Naofumi Hataya)
  • Inheriting the Purpose — Co-Arrangement (with Naofumi Hataya)
  • Escape from the Hanging Gardens — Co-Arrangement (with Naofumi Hataya)
  • Solo - Music of the Phantom — Co-Arrangement (with Naofumi Hataya)

Sonic Lost World (Wii U Version)

  • Snowball Waltz — Co-Arrangement (with Tomoya Ohtani), Piano
  • Midnight Owl — Co-Arrangement (with Tomoya Ohtani), Piano
  • Owl Lights — Arrangement, Piano
  • Dragon Dance — Co-Arrangement (with Tomoya Ohtani), Piano
  • Battle with Zavok (Orchestra ver.) — Orchestration
  • Battle with Zavok — Orchestration
  • Sky Road - Bonus Stage — Co-Arrangement (with Tomoya Ohtani)

Sonic Lost World (3DS Version)

  • Midnight Owl (Bayou Drums ver.) — Co-Arrangement (with Tomoya Ohtani), Piano

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

  • Neo Green Hill Zone — Music & Arrangement

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