Michiya Hirasawa

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Michiru Hirasawa
Local 平沢道也 (ひらさわ みちや)
Gender Male
Born 1963-??-??
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Died 2003-06-19 Sakakibara Heart Institute, Fuchu, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan (Age 39).
Aliases M. Hirasawa, ひらさわ くん (Hirasawa Kun), ひらさわさん (Hirasawasan), Daitikun Hirasawa, 上島満也 (Mitsuya Ueshima), M.Kamijima, Michel Kamijima, Mitchell Kamijima, かみじま (Kamijima), みっしぇる かみじま (Michelle Kamijima), ミント (Mint), (株)ミント (Mint Co., Ltd.), Hirarin, -Point Hirasawa, HIR, Michiyan

Michiru Hirasawa (also known as Mitchell Kamijima) was a Japanese composer, sound designer, and sound programmer who worked for Technos.

Hirasawa seems to have worked freelance at the beginning of his career, as his sound driver seems to have been used in some games by unknown developers, such as Big Challenge! Gun Fighter and Space Shadow. In 16 February 1991, he founded Mint Co., Ltd., which specializes video game music composing, but also did some graphics and programming work as well.

Unfortunately, Hirasawa passed away in June 19, 2003 from heart failure. His audio work for the several games he worked on will always be remembered.

Music Development


Hirasawa programmed a sound driver in 6502 assembly language. His sound driver probably used Music Macro Language, which would have helped musicians create music on the NES. For the Famicom Disk System game Big Challenge! Gun Fighter, he unfortunately did not program his driver to use the extra channel that the Disk System provided. His driver was used many times by Kazuo Sawa and a few times by Kazunaka Yamane. His driver was also used by Tsukushi Sasaki, Yoshihiro Kameoka, Taku Urabe, Kenji Eno and Norihiko Togashi.


Released Title Sample Notes
1986-??-?? Shackled (ARC)
1986-??-?? Side Pocket (ARC) (サイドポケット)
Sound Programming
1986-??-?? Last Mission (ARC)
1988-??-?? China Gate (ARC) Sound Software with Shintaro Kumagai.
1988-04-08 Double Dragon (NES) (ダブルドラゴン)
Special Thanks (Sound Driver)
1988-07-26 Super Dodge Ball (NES) (熱血高校 ドッジボール 部) Sound Effects
1988-09-?? Cabal (ARC) Sound
1989-02-15 Space Shadow (FC) (スペースシャドー) Composer?/Sound Driver
1989-03-28 Big Challenge! Gun Fighter (FDS) (ビッグ チャレンジ!ガンファイター) Composer?/Sound Driver
1989-04-25 River City Ransom (NES) (ダウンタウン熱血物語) Sound Programmer
1989-10-?? Block Out (ARC) (ブロックアウト)
1989-11-10 Super Spike V'Ball (NES) Music Programmer
1989-12-22 Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES) (ダブルドラゴンⅡ ザ・リベンジ) Sound Programmer
1989-??-?? Juju Densetsu (ARC) Sound Driver
1990-??-?? The Combatribes (ARC) Music Software
1990-04-07 Ultraman Club 2: Kaette Kita Ultraman Club (FC) (ウルトラマン倶楽部2 帰ってきたウルトラマン倶楽部)
1990-05-18 Nintendo World Cup (NES) (熱血高校ドッジボール部サッカー編) Sound Programmer
1990-07-07 SD Hero Soukessen: Taose! Aku no Gundan (FC) (SDヒーロー総決戦 倒せ!悪の軍団)
1990-07-20 Altered Beast (NES) (獣王記)
1990-07-20 Double Dragon (GB) (ダブルドラゴン) Sound Programmer
1990-10-12 Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai (FC) (ダウンタウン熱血行進曲 それゆけ大運動会) Sound Programmer
1990-12-07 Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun: Bangai Rantouhen (GB) (熱血硬派くにおくん 番外乱闘編) Sound Programmer
1990-12-21 Zoids: Mokushiroku (FC) (ゾイド 黙示録) Sound Driver
1991-02-22 Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (NES) (双載龍Ⅲ The Rosetta Stone)
1991-02-22 Ide Yousuke no Jissen Mahjong II (FC) (井出洋介名人の実戦麻雀Ⅱ) Sound Driver
1991-04-05 Obocchamakun (FC) (おぼっちゃまくん) Sound Driver
1991-04-26 Nintendo World Cup (GB) (熱血高校サッカー部 ワールドカップ編)
1991-06-28 Sugoro Quest: Dice no Senshi Tachi (FC) (すごろクエスト ダイスの戦士たち)
1991-07-26 Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki Dayo Zenin Shuugou! (FC) (くにおくんの時代劇だよ全員集合!)
1991-12-?? Double Dragon II (GB) Sound Programmer
1991-12-27 The Blue Marlin (NES) (ザ・ブルーマリーン)
1991-12-29 Ultraman Club 3: Mata Mata Shiyutsugeki!! Ultra Kyoudai (FC) (ウルトラマン倶楽部3 またまた出撃!!ウルトラ兄弟) Sound Effects
1992-04-24 Panic Restaurant (NES) (わんぱくコックンのグルメワールド)
Sound Driver
1992-02-07 Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey-bu: Subette Koronde Dairantou (FC) (いけいけ!熱血ホッケー部すべってころんで大乱闘)
1992-06-26 Crash 'N the Boys: Street Challenge (NES) (びっくり 熱血新記録!はるかなる金メダル)
1992-07-24 Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Dokodemo Daiundoukai (GB) (ダウンタウン熱血行進曲 どこでも大運動会) Sound Driver
1992-08-07 Shodai Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun (SFC) (初代熱血硬派くにおくん)
1992-08-28 CB Chara Wars (SFC) (CBキャラウォーズ 失われたギャ~グ) Sound Programmer
1992-12-23 Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu (FC) (熱血格闘伝説)
1992-12-23 The Combatribes (SNES) (コンバットライブス) Sound Program
1993-??-?? Schmeiser Robo (ARC) (シュマイザーロボ)
1993-??-?? Shadow Force (ARC) (Shadow Force: 変身忍者) Sound Programmer
1993-04-?? Casino Kid 2 (NES) Sound Driver
1993-04-23 Kunio-Kun no Nekketsu Soccer League (FC) (くにおくんの熱血サッカーリーグ) Sound Driver
1993-07-16 Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku! Dokodemo Kin Medal (GB) (びっくり熱血新記録! どこでも金メダル) Sound Driver
1993-12-22 Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes (FC) (熱血!すとりーとバスケット:がんばれDunk Heroes)
1994-04-08 Shien's Revenge (SNES) (紫炎 ザ・ブレイドチェイサー)
1994-04-29 Shin Nekketsu Kouha Kunio Tachi no Banka (SFC) (新熱血硬派 くにおたちの挽歌) Sound
1994-07-15 Zen-Nippon Pro Wrestling Jet (GB) (全日本プロレスジェット) Sound Driver
1994-07-29 Nekketsu! Beach Volley dayo Kunio-kun (GB) (熱血ビーチバレーだよくにおくん) Sound Driver
1994-08-?? Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (GB) Composer?/Sound Driver
1994-09-09 Shin SD Gundam Gaiden: Knight Gundam Monogatari (GB) (新SDガンダム外伝 ナイトガンダム物語) Sound Driver
1994-09-23 Bassin's Black Bass with Hank Parker (SNES) (スーパーブラックバス2)
1994-12-02 Seifuku Densetsu: Pretty Fighter (SFC)
1994-12-09 Wonder Project J: Kikai no Shōnen Pino (SFC) Sound Program
1994-12-22 Ultraman Ball (GB) Sound Driver
1994-12-25 Dragon Ball Z: Gokū Hishōden (GB) Sound Driver
1995-04-21 Shin SD Sengokuden: Taishou Gun Retsuden (SFC) (新SD戦国伝 大将軍列伝)
1995-07-14 Mystic Ark (SFC) Sound Programmer
1995-08-25 Dragon Ball Z: Goku Gekitouden (GB) Sound Driver
1995-09-08 Bounty Sword (SFC) (バウンティ・ソード) Sound Drive Programmer
1995-12-15 Super Black Bass 3 (SFC) (スーパーブラックバス3)
1996-05-17 Voice Paradise (PC-FX) (ボイス パラダイス)
1996-05-24 Gokinjo Boukentai (SFC) (ごきんじょ冒険隊) Sound Driver
1996-11-22 Wonder Project J2: Koruro no Mori no Josette (N64) (ワンダープロジェクトJ2 コルロの森のジョゼット) Sound Program
1997-06-27 Pro Wrestling Sengokuden (PS1) (プロレス戦国伝) Sound Program
1997-10-23 Pro Wrestling Sengokuden: Hyper Tag Match (PS1) (プロレス戦国伝: Hyper Tag Match) Sound Program
1998-06-25 Pro Wrestling Sengokuden 2 (PS1) (プロレス戦国伝2) Sound Program
1998-07-23 Zen-Nihon Joshi Puroresu: Joou Densetsu (PS1) Sound Program
2000-03-17 Pocket Pro Wrestling: Perfect Wrestler (GBC)
2000-03-31 Snowboard Champion (GBC) (スノボーチャンピオン)
2000-11-07 X-Men: Mutant Wars (GBC) Sound Driver
2000-11-20 Blade (GBC) Sound Driver
2002-03-29 Azarashi Sentai Inazuma: Doki Doki Daisakusen (GBC) Sound Driver
2002-04-18 Bouken! Dondoko Shima (GBC) Sound Effects
Unreleased Sunman (NES) Sound Driver
Unreleased Block Out (NES) Sound Driver