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Saori Kobayashi
Company(ies): Sega of Japan
Role(s): Musician

Saori Kobayashi (小林 早織) is a former Sega sound composer best known for her work on the latter titles of the Panzer Dragoon series. Prior to this, though, she was mainly involved with music composition for Game Gear titles and sound effect production for Saturn titles.

Some time after her work on Panzer Dragoon Orta, Kobayashi formed the Ethtronic music unit Akane alongside Yumiko Takahashi of Suikoden II fame, in addition to contributions to a few handheld titles and collaborative album releases (including the now-disbanded GeOnDan). Other recent work includes Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz and Crimson Dragon.

In 2013, she signed onto the Brave Wave music label, where she released her debut solo album, Terra Magica, in 2016.

Production history

  • Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck () — Sound Composer (as S.Kobayashi)
  • Sassou Shounen Eiyuuden Coca-Cola Kid (Game Gear;
    1994) — Sound Directer (as Sarry)
  • Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Master System;
    1998) — Sound Project Coordinator
  • Gamble Panic (Game Gear;
    1995) — Special Thanks to (as S.Kobayashi)
  • Sylvan Tale (Game Gear;
    1995) — Music Compose (as Saori.K)
  • Blue Seed: Kushinada Hirokuden (Saturn;
    1995) — サウンドエディット (as 小林 早織)
  • Kishin Douji Zenki (Game Gear;
    1995) — Sound Director
  • J.League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! (Saturn) (Saturn;
    1996) — 音楽 (as 小林 早織)
  • Victory Goal '96 (Saturn;
    1996) — Sound Staff
  • NiGHTS into Dreams (Saturn;
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  • Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn;
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    1998) — 音楽 (as 小林 早織)
  • Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn;
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    1998) — Music Composers
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta (Xbox;
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    2002) — Music Composer
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta (Xbox;
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    2002) — Music


  • Inspector Gadget (1993) — Sound Composer
  • Sonic Triple Trouble (1994) — Staff (as Saori.K)
  • Sonic Drift 2 (1995) — Sound (as S.Kobayashi)
  • Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers (1999) — Developed by TNS Co., Ltd.
  • Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth Remix (2007)
  • Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Hototogisu Ran (2008)
  • Sakura Note: Ima ni Tsunagaru Mirai (2009)
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz (2012) — Composer (Development Team - MarvelousAQL Inc.)
  • Crimson Dragon (2013)

Discography

  • MIDI Power Pro 7 ~Gradius~ (1999)
  • Kocha-e (2007) (original work) (as Sally)
  • GeOnDan Rare Tracks Ver 1.0 (2010) (original work) (as Akane)
  • Akumajo Dracula Tribute Vol. 2 (2011) (as Akane)
  • A New Story / Kanon (2011)
  • In Flux (2014) (original work)
  • Journey (2014) (original work)
  • Heat Beat Circuit / Smoke Thief (2015) (original work)
  • Retro-Active Pt. 2 (2016) (original work)
  • Terra Magica (2016) (original work)

Song credits

Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck

  • Opening (GG) — Music & Arrangement
  • Opening (MS) — Music & Arrangement
  • Demo — Music & Arrangement
  • Title — Music & Arrangement
  • Stage Select — Music & Arrangement
  • Savanna (Round 1-1, 4-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Jungle (Round 1-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Volcano 1 (Round 2-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Volcano 2 (Round 2-2, 5-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Under Water (Round 3-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Sunken Ship (Round 3-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Ice Cavern (Round 4-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Chili Pepper (Power Up) — Music & Arrangement
  • Boss Demo — Music & Arrangement
  • Boss — Music & Arrangement
  • Boss Clear — Music & Arrangement
  • Round Clear — Music & Arrangement
  • Shrine 2 (Round 5-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Statue (Round 6-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Final Boss — Music & Arrangement
  • Miss — Music & Arrangement
  • Continue — Music & Arrangement
  • Ending — Music & Arrangement
  • Staff Roll — Music & Arrangement

Sonic Drift 2

  • Emerald Ocean — Music & Arrangement
  • Final GP — Arrangement
  • Invincible — Arrangement

J. League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! (Saturn version)

  • One Special Day (SS Edition J. League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou Opening Theme) — Arrangement

Panzer Dragoon Saga

  • First Battle — Music & Arrangement
  • Noble Rebel Army — Music & Arrangement
  • A Holy Nation of Deceit — Music & Arrangement
  • Solitary Battle — Music & Arrangement
  • Wings — Music & Arrangement
  • Separated for Eternity — Music & Arrangement
  • Premonition of War — Music & Arrangement
  • Metamorphosis 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Chaos Within the Silence — Music & Arrangement
  • Metamorphosis 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Breath of Life — Music & Arrangement
  • Blue Ruins Theme — Music & Arrangement
  • Giant Creature 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Wandering — Music & Arrangement
  • Forbidden Land — Music & Arrangement
  • The Black Fleet — Music
  • Atolm Dragon — Music & Arrangement
  • Giant Creature 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Sona mi areru ec sancitu — Music

Panzer Dragoon Orta

  • Dragonmares — Music & Arrangement
  • City in the Storm — Music & Arrangement
  • Altered Genos — Music & Arrangement
  • Gigantic Fleet — Music & Arrangement
  • Pain — Music & Arrangement
  • Eternal Glacies — Music & Arrangement
  • Ancient Weapon 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Legacy — Music & Arrangement
  • Forbidden Memories — Music & Arrangement
  • Imperial City — Music & Arrangement
  • The End of Destiny — Music & Arrangement
  • Anu Orta Veniya — Music
  • Iva — Music & Arrangement