Shigeharu Isoda

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Shigeharu Isoda
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Local 磯田重晴 (いそだ しげはる)
Born November 3, 1965
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases S. Isoda
Kazumi Nasu
ROM Writer Nasu

Shigeharu Isoda is a Japanese composer, sound designer and programmer. He has been composing music for video games for over 20 years. While Isoda was a composer, most of his credits include sound design and programming. Isoda also has a brother, Kenichiro Isoda, and the two have worked together on numerous projects. From 1984 to 1988, Shigeharu attended the University of Tokyo. From 1986 to 2000, Isoda served as a freelance sound designer and programmer. During these times, he went by the monikers "Nasu", "Kazumi Nasu", and variations thereof. He worked on many games for the PC Engine, and is known for its games such as Ys and Darius. He also worked on the PC Engine versions of Outrun and After Burner II. When ASCII was creating the RPG Tsukuru series, he worked on many titles in the series, primarily as a sound programmer.

Shigeharu started working at WaveMaster in 2001 as the Chief Technology Officer/Director, and later served as a Producer and Technical Supervisor. He left WaveMaster in March 2013.

Shigeharu currently serves as a freelancer and lives in Meguro.

Audio Development


For his only Famicom game, Gozonji: Yaji Kita Chin Douchuu, based on the game's credits, Isoda most likely sent his compositions to HAL Laboratory where the music was arranged by Hideki Kanazashi and Hiroaki Suga.


For his Super Famicom games (as none of his works left Japan), he used his own sound driver called APUDRV.


Released Title Sample Notes
1988-12-09 Space Harrier (TG16) (スペースハリアー) Sound Effector
1989-08-04 Fantasy Zone (X68) (ファンタジーゾーン) Music Programmer
1989-11-17 Gozonji: Yaji Kita Chin Douchuu (FC) (御存知 弥次喜多珍道中) With Tohru Inoue and Kenichiro Isoda; Arranged by Hideki Kanazashi and Hiroaki Suga.
1990-??-?? Darius Alpha (PCE) (ダライアス・アルファ) Music Driver with Kenichiro Isoda.
1990-03-16 Super Darius (PCCD) (スーパーダライアス) Sound Effect [sic] with Kenichiro Isoda.
1990-09-?? Ryuukyuu (ARC) (琉球)
1990-09-21 Darius+ (PCE) (ダライアスプラス) Music Driver with Kenichiro Isoda.
1990-09-28 After Burner II (PCE) (アフターバーナーⅡ) With Kenichiro Isoda.
1990-12-14 Daisenpuu (PCE) (大旋風) Arranged Osamu Ohta's music.
1990-12-21 OutRun (PCE) (アウトラン) Arranger
1991-07-19 Ys (X68) (イース) Arranger
1991-09-27 Morita Shougi PC (PCE) (森田将棋PC) Arranger
1992-06-26 Tougi-Ou: King Colossus (SMD) (闘技王キングコロッサス) Sound Program
1993-09-24 Fantastic Night Dreams: Cotton (X68) (コットン) Sound Programmer
1994-08-12 Panorama Cotton (SMD) (パノラマコットン) Sound Driver & Sound Effect
1995-02-24 Shanghai: Triple Threat (SAT) (上海 万里の長城) Sound with Masato Takada.
1995-03-31 RPG Tsukuru: Super Dante (SFC) (RPGツクール SUPER DANTE) With Mitsuhiro Arisaka.
1995-11-17 Shanghai: Banri no Choujou (SFC) (上海 万里の長城) Sound with Masato Takada.
1996-01-31 RPG Tsukuru 2 (SFC) (RPGツクール2) With Mitsuhiro Arisaka.
1996-04-12 Ongaku Tsukuru: Kanadeeru (SFC) (音楽ツクール かなでーる) Sound Program
1996-05-31 Sound Novel Tsukuru (SFC) (サウンドノベルツクール) With Mitsuhiro Arisaka.
1998-03-12 Ongaku Tsukuru: Kanade-Ru 2 (PS1) (音楽ツクール かなでーる2) Sound Program
1999-10-14 Robot X Robot (PS1) (ロボット×ロボット) Sound Design
2000-??-?? Planet Ring (DC) (プラネットリング) Sound Technical Support
2001-03-21 ChuChu Rocket! (GBA) (チューチューロケット) Sound Producer
2001-03-29 Super Galdelic Hour (PS2) (スーパーギャルデリックアワー) Sound Section - Wavemaster: Technical Support
2001-10-18 Puyo Pop (GBA) (みんなでぷよぷよ) Sound Created by Wavemaster: Sound Producer
2001-12-20 Sonic Adventure 2 Battle (GC) (ソニック2アドベンチャーバトル) Sound Technical Support
2002-01-01 The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood (GBA) With Takayuki Nakamura.
2002-02-14 Space Channel 5 Part 2 (PS2) (スペースチャンネル5 パート2) Kimi Mero Melody
2002-03-18 Gunvalkyrie (XBOX) (ガンヴァルキリー) Sound (Wave Master): Sound Programmer with Teruhiko Nakagawa
2002-07-04 Ghost Vibration (PS2) (ゴーストヴァイブレーション) Sound Engineer
2002-09-12 Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II (GC) (ファンタシースターオンライン) Sound Technical Director
2003-01-16 Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II (XBOX) (ファンタシースターオンライン) Sound Technical Director
2003-06-18 Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (GC) (ソニックアドベンチャーデラックス) Surround System Programmer
2003-09-23 Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (GC) (ジャイアントエッグ ~ビリー・ハッチャーの大冒険~) Sound Staff: Technical Support
2003-12-18 Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (W32) Surround System Programmer
2003-12-30 Sonic Heroes (GC) (ソニックヒーローズ) Technical Supervisor
2003-12-30 Sonic Heroes (PS2) (ソニックヒーローズ) Technical Supervisor
2005-02-17 Swords of Destiny (PS2) (天星 SWORDS OF DESTINY) Sound Programmer
2008-01-30 Rez HD (X360) Sound Engineer
2008-12-18 Let's TAP (WII) (レッツタップ) Rhythm Tap Sound Creator: WAVEMASTER co., ltd. with Fumitaka Shibata.
2010-09-15 Sonic Adventure (XBLA) Surround System Programmer
2019-04-11 Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (PS4) Mastering Engineer

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