Hirofumi Murasaki

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Hirofumi Murasaki
Hirofumi Murasaki - 1.jpg
Local 村崎 弘史 (むらさき ひろふみ)
Born December 11
Birth Place Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Murasaki, むらさき しんのすけ, Shinnosuke Murasaki

Hirofumi Murasaki is a Japanese composer and sound designer known for his work for various developers such as Santos, Megasoft, Sega, and Wave Master. He started his career in the game industry in 1991 when he worked for Santos, being a student with bass and jazz. His first work was the Genesis conversion of Toki. He stayed with Santos when Sega merged the company into Megasoft. As a result, he continued to compose for the Sega Genesis. He later started working on the Sega Saturn, and was renowned for his work on Clockwork Knight. However, it was around this time Murasaki started working less on music and more for direction. He then joined Sega's subsidiary Wave Master, working on the NFL 2K series of games. He also plays football, and is a referee. In 2013, he left Wave Master to return to his musical career. He performs under his real name and "Dr. Purple".

For more conventional music, Murasaki plays the electric bass.

Audio Development


Hirofumi used the famous SMPS sound software, primarily the 68000 version. Aa Harimanada uses the banked 68000 version. Chou Kyuukai Miracle Nine uses the modified Z80 version.


Released Title Sample Notes
1991-??-?? Toki: Going Ape Spit (GEN) (ジュジュ伝説) With Masayuki Nagao and Morihiko Akiyama. Arranged Yukihiko Kitahara's score from Toki (ARC).
1993-??-?? Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (GEN) (ザ・スーパー忍Ⅱ) With Masayuki Nagao and Morihiko Akiyama.
1993-04-?? The Flintstones (GEN) (フリントストーン) Composer?
1993-09-03 Aa Harimanada (SMD) (ああ播磨灘) With Morihiko Akiyama and Masayuki Nagao.
1993-11-05 Party Quiz Mega Q (SMD) (パーティークイズ MEGA Q)
1994-06-29 Janshin Densetsu: Quest of Jongmaster (ARC) (雀神伝説)
1994-12-09 Clockwork Knight (SAT) (クロックワーク ナイト 〜ペパルーチョの大冒険・上巻〜)
1995-03-31 Janshin Densetsu: Quest of Jongmaster (NGCD) (雀神伝説)
1995-07-21 Chou Kyuukai Miracle Nine (SMD) (超球界ミラクルナイン)
1995-??-?? Clockwork Knight 2 (SAT) (クロックワーク ナイト 〜ペパルーチョの大冒険・下巻〜)
1996-03-22 J.League Victory Goal '96 (SAT) (ビクトリーゴール96)
1996-03-29 Dragon Force (SAT) (ドラゴンフォース) Sound Director
1997-03-06 Shinseiki Evangelion: 2nd Impression (SAT) (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン・セカンドインプレッション) Sound Director
1997-03-14 J.League Victory Goal '97 (SAT) (Jリーグ ビクトリーゴール’97) Sound Director
1997-09-30 Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 (W16)
1998-04-04 Sakura Taisen 2 (SAT) (サクラ大戦2) Sound Director
2000-05-25 Sakura Taisen (DC) (サクラ大戦) Sound Director
2000-09-21 Sakura Taisen 2 (DC) Sound Director
2000-12-07 The Typing of the Dead (W16) (サクラ大戦2)
2005-08-18 Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 18: Dragon Force (PS2) (セガ エイジズ2500シリーズVol。18) Sound Director
2006-01-19 Rule of Rose (PS2) (ルール オブ ローズ) Music Coordinator
Unknown Janshin Densetsu (NG)

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