Akira Soji

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Akira Soji
Local 荘司 朗 (そうじ あきら)
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Souji
あきろびと (Akiropito), Aki

Akira Soji (also known as Akira Souji) is a Japanese composer, sound designer, and sound programmer who worked for Konami. He joined them around 1991, and as a result, was a part of their Konami Kukeiha Club. During his time there, he would use the pseudonym "Akiropito". He usually worked on the Sega Genesis, but also received credits on other platforms as well. He is known for his work in Super Castlevania IV, Rondo of Blood, Contra: Hard Corps, and Tokimeki Memorial. He is also known for composing the ending music to the game Axelay.

Around the end of 2000, Soji left Konami, and the game industry. He still continues to write and produce music, as well as create video games such as Ulrica no Bouken.


Released Title Sample Notes
1991-10-31 Super Castlevania IV (SNES) (悪魔城ドラキュラ)
With Masanori Adachi and Taro Kudo.
1992-09-11 Axelay (SNES) (アクスレイ)
Effects/Ending (The Moment of Rest)
1993-10-29 Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (PCCD) (悪魔城ドラキュラX・血の輪廻)
With Keizo Nakamura, Tomoko Sano, and Mikio Saito.
1994-05-27 Tokimeki Memorial (PCCD) (ときめきメモリアル) With Mikio Saito, Seiya Murai, Tomoko Sano, and Keizo Nakamura.
1994-09-14 Contra: Hard Corps (GEN) (魂斗羅 ザ・ハードコア)
With Hiroshi Kobayashi, Kenji Miyaoka, Michiru Yamane, Akira Yamaoka, and Hirofumi Taniguchi.
1994-09-23 Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2 (GEN) (スパークスター) Sound Programmer with Osamu Kasai.
1994-11-30 Snatcher (SCD) (スナッチャー) Sound Programmer with Osamu Kasai.
1997-02-28 Crypt Killer (PS1) (ヘンリー エクスプローラーズ) With Hideyuki Akutsu, Hiroe Noguchi, "Tak", and Kazuhiko Imai.
1997-03-07 Crypt Killer (SAT) (ヘンリー エクスプローラーズ) With "Tak", Hideyuki Akutsu, Hiroe Noguchi, and Kazuhito Imai.
1997-08-28 Gradius Gaiden (PS1) (グラディウス外伝) Sound Direction, Sound Program
2000-04-20 Dancing Stage featuring Dreams Come True (PS1) (ダンシングステージ フィーチャリング ドリームズ・カム・トゥルー) Sound Programmer
2000-11-30 Dance Dance Revolution Disney Mix (PS1) (ダンスダンスレボリューション ディズニーズレイブ) Sound Programmer