Naoki Itamura

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Naoki Itamura
Local 板村 直樹 (いたむら なおき)
Born 03-13
Birth Place
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases N.Itamura
Nao Itamura
Gekko Itamura

Naoki Itamura is a Japanese composer and sound designer who worked for Minakuchi Engineering and Video System. He joined Video System in 1989 around the same time as Yasutoshi Ishida and Kenji Okuda, the latter which he worked with most of the time. During his time with the company, he composed the music to a majority of their games. Some of his notable works include Spinal Breakers and Pipe Dream, as well as the F-1 Grand Prix games. He also served as the audio director of the company's most popular Super Famicom title, Sonic Wings. He left the company around 1998.

Itamura no longer composes music.

Music Development


On both F-1 Grand Prix and Super V-Ball, Itamura used customised versions of Nintendo's Kankichi-kun sound driver. The former game's version was coded by Yoshikazu Yao, and the latter by an unknown sound programmer.


For Rabio Lepus Special and Super Volleyball, Itamura used a sound driver designed by Kouji Murata.


Released Title Sample Notes
1989-06-19 Wai Wai Mahjong: Yukai na Janyuu-tachi (PCE) (わいわい麻雀 ゆかいな雀友たち)
1989-??-?? Mahjong Fun Club: Idol Saizensen (ARC) (麻雀ファンクラブ アイドル最前線)
With Kenji Okuda and Tetsuya Oguri.
1989-??-?? Mahjong Natsu Monogatari (ARC) (麻雀夏物語)
With Kenji Okuda and Tetsuya Oguri.
1989-??-?? Super Volleyball (ARC) (スーパーバレーボール) With Kenji Okuda.
1989-??-?? Tail to Nose: Great Championship (ARC) (スーパーフォーミュラ 地上最速のバトル)
1990-02-07 Super Volleyball (TG16) (スーパーバレーボール) With Kenji Okuda.
1990-04-?? Hatris (ARC) (ハットリス)
1990-10-19 Rabio Lepus Special (PCE) (ラビオレプススペシャル)
1990-??-?? Mahjong Daiyogen (ARC) (麻雀大予言) Composer?
1990-??-?? Pipe Dream (ARC) (パイプドリーム)
1990-??-?? Spinal Breakers (ARC) (スパイナルブレイカーズ)
1991-02-01 Super Volleyball (GEN) (スーパーバレーボール)) With Kenji Okuda.
1991-03-?? Welltris (ARC) (ウェルトリス) Title confirmed by game's programmer.
1991-??-?? F-1 Grand Prix (ARC) With Masato Arikawa.
1991-??-?? Idol Mahjong Final Romance (ARC) (アイドル麻雀ファイナルロマンス) Composer?
1991-??-?? Karate Blazers (ARC) (闘神ブレイザーズ) With Kenji Okuda and Akira Suda.
1991-??-?? Nekketsu Mahjong Sengen: After 5 (ARC) (熱血麻雀宣言!AFTER5) Composer?
1992-04-28 F-1 Grand Prix (SFC) (ソニックウィングス) With Masato Arikawa.
1992-12-25 Hyper V-Ball (SNES) (スーパーバレーⅡ)
1992-??-?? Aero Fighters (ARC) (ソニックウィングス) With Soshi Hosoi.
1992-??-?? F-1 Grand Prix Part II (ARC) (F-1グランプリ パート2) With Soshi Hosoi, Hiroyuki Ito, and Norie Aoki.
1993-02-26 F-1 Grand Prix Part II (SFC) (F-1グランプリ パート2)
1993-07-30 Aero Fighters (SNES) (ソニックウィングス) With Masami Yamana.
1994-04-22 F-1 Grand Prix Part III (SFC) ((F-1グランプリ パート3)
1995-10-27 SD F-1 Grand Prix (SFC) (SD F-1グランプリ)
1996-07-05 Sonic Wings Special (SAT) (ソニックウィングス スペシャル) With Soshi Hosoi.
1997-10-30 Aero Fighters Assault (N64) (ソニックウイングス アサルト) Arranged by Koji Shiina.
1997-??-?? 3 On 3 Dunk Madness (ARC) Composer?
1997-??-?? Pop'n Bounce (ARC) (ガッポリン)
1998-??-?? Idol Mahjong Final Romance 4 (ARC) (対戦アイドル麻雀ファイナルロマンス4)