Naoki Kodaka

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Naoki Kodaka
Naoki Kodaka - 04.jpg
Local 小高 直樹 (こだか なおき)
Born 1957
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases N-Kodaka, Kodaka San, Kodaka Naoki and Guys, New, Naoki Kotaka, Chokkun

Naoki Kodaka (also known as NAOKI KOTAKA) is a Japanese composer who was one of the main audio creators at Sunsoft and created music for their NES and Famicom titles since the company started making them. He graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of the Arts in 1982. He has been responsible for the creation of many catchy and memorable soundtracks such as Blaster Master, Fester's Quest, Revenge of the Joker and many others. He first started off working on game soundtracks at Sunsoft by himself. Later in his career, he created soundtracks with Nobuyuki Hara and Shinichi Seya, along with other composers. He also made a DVD titled "Mushi Mushi no Shi: Rainforest Story". Currently he is a full time university teacher at the Daido University (he worked at Nagoya College Of Music before 2015).

Music Development

Kodaka would write either sheet music or would send tape recordings of his compositions to Sunsoft, which were then converted into the game to code by their sound team.


Released Title Sample Notes
1984-??-?? Banbam (ARC) (Pettan Pyu) With Hiroaki Koi
1985-07-25 Super Arabian (FC) (スーパーアラビアン) With Hiroaki Koi.
1985-10-04 Route-16 Turbo (FC) (ルート16ターボ) Composer?
1985-11-28 Ikki (FC) (いっき) With Hiroaki Koi.
1985-??-?? Ikki (ARC) (いっき) With Hiroaki Koi.
1986-04-17 Atlantis no Nazo (FC) (アトランチスの謎)
1986-11-20 Dead Zone (FDS) (デッド ゾーン)
1986-12-12 Adian no Tsue (FDS) (アディアンの杖)
1986-12-18 Madoola no Tsubasa (FC) (マドゥーラの翼)
1987-02-06 Nazoler Land Soukangou (FDS) (ナゾラーランド 創刊号)
1987-03-27 Chisoko Tairiku Orudoora (FDS) (地底大陸オルドーラ)
1987-03-27 Super Boy Allan (FDS) (スーパーボーイ・アラン)
1987-06-12 Nazoler Land Dai 2 Gou (FDS) (ナゾラーランド第2号)
1987-09-?? Spy Hunter (NES)
Arranged Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn Theme.
1987-12-04 Shanghai (FC) (上海) With Naohisa Morota.
1988-01-23 Ripple Island (FC) (リップル アイランド) With another unidentified composer.
1988-04-?? Freedom Force (NES)
1988-06-17 Blaster Master (NES)
1988-12-?? Platoon (NES) Arranged Jonathan Dunn's music.
1988-12-09 Nankin no Adventure (FDS) (なんきんのアドベンチア) With Nobuyuki Hara.
1989-02-10 Sekiryuuou (FC) (赤龍王) With Nobuyuki Hara.
1989-03-30 After Burner (FC) (アフターバーナー) Arranged Hiroshi Kawaguchi's music.
1989-09-?? Fester's Quest (NES)
1989-12-22 Batman (NES)
With Nobuyuki Hara.
1990-03-02 City Hunter (PCE) (シティーハンター) Composer?
1990-07-19 Batman (GEN)
1990-08-10 Journey to Silius (NES) (ラフ ワールド) With Nobuyuki Hara, Naohisa Morota, Shinichi Seya, and Manabu Sakota.
1990-10-26 Nantettatte!! Baseball (FC) (なんてったって!!ベースボール) With other unidentified composers.
1990-12-14 Gremlins II: The New Batch (NES) (グレムリン2:新種誕生) With Nobuyuki Hara and Shinichi Seya.
1991-09-20 U-four-ia: The New Saga (NES) (へべれけ) With Nobuyuki Hara and Shinichi Seya.
1991-09-27 Super Spy Hunter (NES) (バトルフォーミュラ)
With Nobuyuki Hara and Shinichi Seya.
1991-12-20 Batman: Return of the Joker (NES) (ダイナマイトバットマン) With Nobuyuki Hara and Shinichi Seya.
1992-??-?? Batman: Revenge of the Joker (GEN) Arranged by Tommy Tallarico.
1992-01-14 Super Fantasy Zone (GEN) (スーパーファンタジーゾーン) With Shinichi Seya and Nobuyuki Hara.
1993-03-05 Albert Odyssey (SNES) (アルバートオデッセイ)
1994-03-11 Sugoi Hebereke (SFC)
1994-12-22 Albert Odyssey II (SNES)
1996-08-09 Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean (SAT)
1997-07-24 Out Live: Be Eliminate Yesterday (PS1)
Unreleased Batman: Revenge of the Joker (SNES) Arranged by David Whittaker.

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