Nobuyoshi Sano

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Nobuyoshi Sano
Nobuyoshi Sano - 1.jpg
Local 佐野 信義 (さの のぶよし)
Born January 19, 1969
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases sanodg, 佐野 電磁 (Denji? Sano), さのでじ (Sano Deji), 佐野本龍一 (Sano Moto Ryuichi)

Nobuyoshi Sano is a Japanese composer and sound designer. In 1988 he attended the Tokyo Metropolitan Musashi High School. After that, he attended Meijin University in 1992. His video game music career started in 1992 when he worked for Namco in April 1992. He worked closely with Shinji Hosoe and was a member of many of his units such as Sampling Masters. While Hosoe and other members of that unit left to join Arika, Sano stayed with Namco and finally left in August 2001 due to being dissatisfied with then-recent developments. A month later, Sano joined Cavia and composed the music for some of their games, but also had the freedom to compose for other companies. In April 2010, he worked at AQ Interactive. Since June 2010, Sano has been running Detune. Some of Sano's popular works include music for some of the Ridge Racer, Resident Evil, and Tekken games.

Music Development


Sano used a Yamaha TX16W. All of the Namco arcade game composers utilized this.


Released Title Sample
1993-??-?? Numan Athletics (ARC) (ニューマンアスレチックス)
1993-??-?? Ridge Racer (ARC) (リッジレーサー)
1994-??-?? Mach Breakers (ARC) (マッハブレイカーズ)
1994-??-?? Ridge Racer 2 (ARC) (リッジレーサー2)
1994-12-03 Ridge Racer (PS1)
1995-??-?? Cyber Cycles (ARC) (サイバーサイクルズ)
1995-??-?? Dirt Dash (ARC) (ダートダッシュ)
1995-??-?? Dunk Mania (ARC) (ダンクマニア)
1995-??-?? Rave Racer (ARC) (レイブレーサー)
1995-03-31 Tekken (PS1) (鉄拳)
1995-12-03 Ridge Racer Revolution (PS1) (リッジレーサー レボリューション) "Ridge Racer 2" Original Sound
1996-??-?? Dancing Eyes (ARC) (ダンシングアイ)
1996-??-?? Prop Cycle (ARC) (プロップサイクル)
1996-??-?? Xevious 3D/G (ARC) (ゼビウス3D/G)
1996-03-29 Tekken 2 (PS1) (鉄拳2) BGM Arrange
1997-03-20 Tekken 3 (ARC) (鉄拳3)
1998-??-?? Gunmen Wars (ARC) (ガンメンウォーズ)
1998-03-26 Tekken 3 (PS1)
1999-??-?? World Kicks (ARC) (ワールドキックス)
2000-03-04 Ridge Racer V (PS2) (リッジレーサーⅤ)
2000-03-30 Tekken Tag Tournament (PS2) (鉄拳タッグトーナメント)
2003-02-13 Resident Evil: Dead Aim (PS2) (BioHazard GunSurvivor 4: Heroes Never Die)
2003-09-11 Drakengard (PS2) (ドラッグ オン ドラグーン)
2004-03-04 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (PS2) (攻殻機動隊)
2004-11-?? Tekken 5 (ARC) (鉄拳5)
2005-02-24 Tekken 5 (PS2)
2005-06-16 Drakengard 2 (PS2) (ドラッグ オン ドラグーン 封印の紅、背徳の黒)
2006-06-07 Tekken: Dark Resurrection (PSP) (鉄拳 ダーク・リザレクション)
2006-07-27 Bullet Witch (X360) (バレットウィッチ) Sound Producer
2006-11-11 Ridge Racer 7 (PS3) (リッジレーサー7)
2009-11-17 Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (WII) (バイオハザード / ダークサイド・クロニクルズ) Special Thanks
Unknown Eight Line (EM) (エイトライン)

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