Takeaki Kunimoto

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Takeaki Kunimoto
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Local 国本剛章 (くにもと たけあき)
Born January 11, 1962 (Age 58)
Birth Place Sapporo-shi, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Kinoko Kunimoto, Kunimoto Takeaki, T. Kunimoto
Website kinokosan.blog.ocn.ne.jp/

Takeaki Kunimoto is a Japanese composer, known for his numerous contributions to games by Hudson Soft. Toshiyuki Sasagawa asked him to apply at Hudson after Takeaki demonstrated a Yamaha CX-11 computer. He was 23 when he started working for Hudson, and his first work was for Challenger. He worked there for a couple years composing music for the NES and TurboGrafx-16. He currently plays in a band by the name of Salt Peanuts.

Sometimes, Takeaki is seen under the name "Kinoko Kunimoto". Kinoko is Japanese for "mushroom".

Music Development

Takeaki wrote his music on the MSX computer, using the Yamaha CX-7, SFG-05, and YRM-55. He then sent over his compositions to Hudson Soft, which was implemented into the game by the sound programmers. This applies to his NES and TurboGrafx-16 music.


Released Title Sample Notes
1985-10-15 Challenger (FC) (チャレンジャー)
1986-03-05 Ninja Hattori Kun: Ninja wa Shuugyou Degogiru no Maki (FC) (忍者ハットリくん)
1986-06-13 Star Soldier (NES) (スターソルジャー)
1986-11-13 Milon's Secret Castle (NES) (迷宮組曲 ミロンの大冒険)
1987-??-?? J.J. & Jeff (TG16) (カトちゃん ケンちゃん)
1987-02-10 Adventures of Dino Riki (NES) (新人類 The New Type)
1987-03-06 Mickey Mousecapade (NES) (ミッキーマウス 不思議の国の大冒険)
1987-06-05 Meijin Takahashi's Bug-tte Honey (FC) (Bugってハニー)
1987-07-16 Starship Hector (NES) (ヘクター’87)
1987-08-07 Robo Warrior (NES) (ボンバーキング)
1987-10-?? Momotaro Densetsu (FC) (桃太郎伝説)
1987-12-28 Victory Run (TG16) (ビクトリーラン 栄光の13、000キロ)
1988-04-22 Yuuyuu Jinsei (TG16) (遊々人生)
1989-08-10 Break In (TG16) (ブレイク・イン)
1993-03-26 Milon's Secret Castle (GB) (ミロンの迷宮組曲) Arranged by Akihiro Akamatsu and Sachiko Oita.
1995-07-07 Caravan Shooting Collection (SFC) (キャラバン シューティング コレクション) Hector '87