Tsukasa Tawada

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Tsukasa Tawada
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Local 多和田吏 (たわだ つかさ)
Born 1965-03-24
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases T. Tawada, Adios Amigo, Tawada ももらん! Tsukasa (Momoran), るーと ぶぃっひ たわだ (Ludwig Tawada), Honey Tawada
Website twdstudio.com

Tsukasa Tawada is a Japanese composer, sound designer, and sound programmer who was one of the main composers at Jaleco. He later then worked for Genius Sonority, Inc. composing the music for some of their Pokemon games. One of his best works is for Ihatovo Story, and he has even posted YouTube videos playing songs from the game on the piano.

Music Development


I planned a spec of the sound driver from Nintendo's technical docs. And a programmer coded its program.


Tawada used a variant of Nintendo's Kankichi-kun, modified by Takeshi Kawakami. He entered the music in a text editor in a format similar to MML.


In the game Whomp 'Em, he is credited as Adios Amigo. According to Tsukasa, he named himself this as a joke (Adios sounds similar to Audio). Tawada said that he and the developers weren't forced to use aliases, but did so anyway to be funny.

In Radical Bomber: Jirai-kun, he is credited as Ludwig Tawada, no doubt a reference to Ludwig van Beethoven, as well as Tsukasa's love for classical music.


  • Note: Tsukasa also lists Sorcerian for the PC Engine on his old website. However, the game does not give credit to him.
Released Title Sample Notes
1988-03-03 Druid: Kyoufu no Tobira (FDS) (ドルイド 恐怖の扉)
1988-07-29 Radical Bomber!! Jirai-kun (FDS) (らじかるぼんばー!!地雷くん)
1988-06-?? Kick Off (ARC)
1988-08-?? Takeda Shingen (ARC)
1988-09-13 Maniac Mansion (FC) (マニアックマンション) Japanese Famicom version only.
1988-10-21 Big Challenge! Dogfight Spirit (FDS) (ビッグチャレンジ! ドッグファイトスピリット)
1988-??-?? Ninja Kazan (ARC) (伊賀忍術伝 五神の書)
1989-07-28 Takeda Shingen (PCE) (武田信玄)
1989-??-?? Plus Alpha (ARC) (プラスアルファ)
1990-??-?? RodLand (ARC) (ロッドランド)
1990-01-12 Hero Shuugou!! Pinball Party (GB) (ヒーロー集合!!ピンボール パーティ)
1990-02-02 Cadillac (FC) (キャディラック) Composer?
1990-05-29 Jajamaru Gekimaden: Maboroshi no Kinmajou (FC) (じゃじゃ丸撃魔伝 幻の金魔城)
1990-06-29 Moero! Juudou Warriors (FC) (燃えろ!!柔道うお~りあず)
1990-11-30 Square Deal (GB) (キャデラックⅡ)
1990-12-07 Whomp 'Em (NES) (西遊記ワールドⅡ 天上界の魔神)
1991-02-26 Fortified Zone (GB) (怒りの要塞)
1991-09-27 UltraBox 5-gou (ROM2) (ウルトラボックス5号)
1991-12-20 Dungeon Master (SNES) (ダンジョンマスター)
1991-??-?? E.D.F. Earth Defense Force (ARC) (E.D.F.)
1992-01-31 UltraBox 6-gou (ROM2) (ウルトラボックス6号)
1992-03-13 Lords of the Rising Sun (TCD) (ロードオブライジングサン)
1992-06-26 Lazlos' Leap (GB) (ソリテア)
1992-07-17 Sorcerian (ROM2) Composer?
1992-08-28 Moon Crystal (FC) (ムーンクリスタル)
1992-09-18 Dungeon Master: Theron's Quest (PCCD) (ダンジョン・マスター セロンズ・クエスト)
1992-10-16 3-Fun Yosou Umaban Club (GB) (3分予想 馬番倶楽部) Composer?
1992-12-11 RodLand (NES) (妖精物語 ロッド・ランド) Arranged by Simon Pick.
1992-12-?? Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (NES) Sound Driver
1993-03-05 Ihatovo Story (SFC) (イーハトーヴォ物語)
1993-05-21 RodLand (GB) (妖精物語 ロッド・ランド) Arranged by Neil Baldwin.
1993-08-06 Keio Flying Squadron (SCD) (慶応遊撃隊)
1993-08-27 Thoroughbred Breeder (SFC) (サラブレッドブリーダー) Arranged by Takeshi Kawakami.
1994-06-08 Thoroughbred Breeder II (SFC) (サラブレッドブリーダーⅡ) Arranged by Takeshi Kawakami.
1995-10-18 Thoroughbred Breeder III (SFC) (サラブレッドブリーダーⅢ) With Seiichi Sato and Hitoshi Sakimoto.
1995-12-09 Dragon Quest VI (SFC) (ドラゴンクエストⅥ)
1996-05-17 Keio 2: Flying Squadron (SAT) (慶応遊撃隊 活劇編)
1996-08-24 Furuta Atsuya no Simulation Pro Yakyuu 2 (SFC) (古田敦也のシミュレーションプロ野球2)
1996-12-06 Dragon Quest III (SFC) (ドラゴンクエストⅢ)
1994-12-22 Mahjong Club (SFC) (麻雀倶楽部)
Verified by composer.
1996-05-17 Renju Club: Gomoku Narabe (GB) (連珠倶楽部 五目ならべ) Composer?
1996-12-20 ZXE-D: Legend of Plasmalite (PS1) (ゼクシード)
1997-05-02 Riot Stars (PS1) (ライアットスターズ)
1997-12-18 Universal Nuts (SAT) (ユニバーサルナッツ)
1998-02-05 Universal Nuts (PS1) (ユニバーサルナッツ)
1999-12-09 Vampire Hunter D (PS1) (バンパイアハンターD)
1998-12-10 Tsumu (PS1) (つむ)
2000-08-06 Dragon Warrior VII (PS1) (ドラゴンクエストⅦ エデンの戦士たち)
2001-12-14 Sansara Naga 1x2 (GBA) (サンサーラ・ナーガ1x2) Arranged Kenji Kawai's music.
2002-07-11 Boku wa Chiisai (PS2) (ボクは小さい)
2003-09-05 Shin Kisekae Monogatari (GBA) (新きせかえ物語)
2003-11-21 Pokemon Colosseum (GC) (ポケモンコロシアム)
2005-08-04 Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness (NGC) (ポケモンxd 闇の旋風ダーク・ルギア)
2005-10-20 Pokemon Trozei (NDS) (ポケモントローゼ)
2006-02-23 Itsu Demo Doko Demo Dekiru Igo: AI Igo DS (NDS) (いつでもどこでもできる囲碁 AI囲碁DS) Composer?
2006-02-23 Itsu Demo Doko Demo Dekiru Shogi: AI Shogi DS (NDS) (いつでもどこでもできる将棋 AI将棋DS) Composer?
2006-12-14 Pokemon Battle Revolution (WII) (ポケモンバトルレボリューション)
2007-09-27 Itsu Demo Doko Demo: Onita Atsushi no Seiji Quiz DS (NDS) (いつでもどこでも大仁田厚の政治のクイズDS) Composer?
2008-04-03 Chotto-Aima no Colpile DS (NDS) (ちょっとアイマのコルパイルDS)
2008-11-13 Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times (NDS) (とんがりボウシと魔法の365にち)
2009-09-17 Wacky World of Sports (WII) (珍スポーツ)
2013-01-24 Gintama no Sugoroku (PSP) (銀魂のすごろく)
2014-03-12 Pokemon Battle Trozei (3DS) (ポケモンバトルトローゼ)
2015-02-18 Pokemon Shuffle (3DS) (ポケとる)
2016-11-08 Harvest Moon: Skytree Village (3DS)
2018-05-29 Harvest Moon: Light of Hope (SW)
2018-06-21 Lost in Harmony (SW) (ロストインハーモニー) Fun, Desert
2020-06-23 Pokemon Cafe Mix (SW)
Unreleased Exerion II (NES)
Unreleased Taro's Quest (NES)

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