Hiroshi Okubo

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Hiroshi Okubo
Local 大久保 博 (おおくぼ ひろし)
Birth Place
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg

Hiroshi Okubo is a Japanese composer and sound designer who worked at Namco. He has worked and served as audio director on their Ridge Racer, Tekken, and Ace Combat series.

Hiroshi joined Namco in 1994. While he is known for producing techno-style tracks, he allegedly wasn't aware of the style until Namco executives asked him to write in that style for his games. However, he later stated in an interview that this wasn't true. He explained that he was exposed to the genre when he was going to school, and going to clubs and buying CDs there. His parents also owned over 5000 records, in which he was exposed to many different genres.


Released Title Sample Notes
1995-12-03 Ridge Racer Revolution (PS1) (リッジレーサー レボリューション) With Nobuhide Isayama.
1996-12-03 Rage Racer (PS1) (レイジレーサー) With Tetsukazu Nakanishi
Engine Sound Synthesizer
1996-??-?? Namco Soccer: Prime Goal (ARC) (Jリーグサッカー プライムゴールEX)
1997-05-30 Ace Combat 2 (PS1) (エースコンバット2) With Nobuhide Isayama, Kota Takahashi, and Tetsukazu Nakanishi.
1997-12-11 Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (PS1) (風のクロノア -door to phantomile-) With various others.
1998-12-03 R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 (PS1) Multiple Audio Roles
1999-05-27 Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere (PS1) (エースコンバット3 エレクトロスフィア) Music with Tetsukazu Nakanishi, Koji Nakagawa, Kanako Kakino, Go Shiina, Tomoko Tatsuta, and Asuka Sakai.
Movie Sound Effects with Kanako Kakino and Asuka Sakai.
2000-06-29 Mr. Driller (GBC) (ミスタードリラー) With Junko Ozawa, Hiromi Shibano, and Tomoko Tatsuta.
2000-12-21 Seven: Molmorth no Kiheitai (PS2) Music Composer with Masako Ohgami, Yoshinori Kawamoto, and Tomoko Tatsuta.
Sound Effects Design with Koji Nakagawa, Tomomitsu Kaneko, and Tomoko Tatsuta.
2002-03-28 Tekken 4 (PS2) (鉄拳4) With Akitaka Toyama, Yu Miyake, Satoru Kousaki, and Keiki Kobayashi.
2002-07-?? Star Trigon (ARC) With Satoru Kousaki, Tetsukazu Nakanishi, and Jesahm.
2003-11-27 R: Racing Evolution (GC) Multiple Audio Roles
2004-10-21 Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (PS2) (エースコンバット5 ジ・アンサング・ウォー) With Keiki Kobayashi, Tetsukazu Nakanishi, Junichi Nakatsuru, and Katsuro Tajima.
2004-12-12 Ridge Racer (PSP) (リッジレーサーズ) Multiple Audio Roles
2005-02-24 Tekken 5 (PS2) (鉄拳5) With various others.
2005-07-07 We Love Katamari (PS2) (みんな大好き塊魂) With various others.
2005-11-17 Ridge Racer 6 (X360) (リッジレーサー6) Multiple Audio Roles
2006-03-23 Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War (PS2) (エースコンバット・ゼロ ザ・ベルカン・ウォー) With Keiki Kobayashi, Tetsukazu Nakanishi, and Junichi Nakatsuru.
2006-07-06 Tekken: Dark Resurrection (PSP) With Go Shiina, Tetsuya Uchida, Ryuichi Takada, Keiichi Okabe, and Satoru Kousaki.
2006-09-14 Ridge Racer 2 (PSP) (リッジレーサーズ2) Multiple Audio Roles
2006-11-11 Ridge Racer 7 (PS3) (リッジレーサー7) Multiple Audio Roles
2007-01-25 The Idolm@ster (X360) My Best Friend: Composition
2007-10-23 Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation (X360) (エースコンバット6: 解放への戦火) With Keiki Kobayashi, Tetsukazu Nakanishi, and Junichi Nakatsuru.
2008-01-31 We Ski (WII) (ファミリースキー) Sound Director
2008-02-28 The Idolm@ster: Live for You! (X360) My Best Friend: Composition
2008-11-13 We Ski & Snowboard (WII) (ファミリースキー ワールドスキー&スノーボード) Sound Director
2011-02-26 Ridge Racer 3D (3DS) (リッジレーサー 3D) Sound Director
Music Composer with Rio Hamamoto, Taku Inoue, Akihiko Ishikawa, and Ryo Watanabe.
2011-10-11 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (PS3) (エースコンバット アサルト・ホライゾン) With Rio Hamamoto.
2011-10-11 Go Vacation (WII) (ゴーバケーション) Sound Supervisor
2011-12-17 Touch My Katamari (VITA) (塊魂 ノ・ビ~タ) With Tomomitsu Kaneko, Hiroyuki Kawada, Keigo Kuramochi, Akitaka Toyama, Eriko Sakurai, and Yoshihito Yano.
2012-03-29 Ridge Racer: Unbounded (W64) With Akitaka Toyama, Rio Hamamoto, Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Sasō, and "sanodg".
2012-10-25 The Idolm@ster: Shiny Festa - Funky Note (PSP) (アイドルマスター シャイニーフェスタ ファンキー ノート) Star Toster, Brand New Day!
2013-01-24 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Enhanced Edition (W64) With Rio Hamamoto and Jesahm.
2013-07-25 Mario Kart Arcade GP DX (ARC) (マリオカート アーケードグランプリDX) With various others.
2014-05-20 Ace Combat: Infinity (PS3) (エースコンバット インフィニティ) Arranger with Rio Hamamoto.
2014-09-13 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for NINTENDO 3DS) Music Arrangement with various others.
2014-11-21 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (WIIU) (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for WII U) Music Arrangement with various others.
2016-09-13 Pac-Man: Championship Edition 2 (W64) With various others.
2017-06-01 Tekken 7 (PS4) (鉄拳7) With various others.
2019-01-31 Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (W64) (エースコンバット7 スカイズ・アンノウン) With Mitsuhiro Kitadani, Junichi Nakatsuru, Tetsukazu Nakanishi, and Ryo Watanabe.