Naofumi Hataya

Also Known As

  • Hatabaw
  • Hata
  • 幡谷尚史
  • N. Hataya

Game Credits


NiGHTS into Dreams... (2008)   (Supervisors)


Burning Rangers (1998)   (Director)


Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games: So... (2013)   (Composers)
Sonic: Lost World (2013)   (Additional Composer)
Sonic CD (2011)   (Music by)
Sonic Generations (2011)   (Remix Artists and Composers)
Sonic Generations (2011)   (Remix Artists & Composers)
Yakuza 4 (2011)   (Sound Effects Production)
Sonic Colors (2010)   (Music Composers)
Sonic Colors (2010)   (Music Composers)
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (2010)   (CS1 R&D Sound)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009)   (Sound Creators)
Sonic and the Black Knight (2009)   (Game Sound Department)
Yakuza 3 (2009)   (Sound Production)
Let's Tap (2008)   (SEGA co., ltd)
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (2007)   (Music Composers)
Sonic and the Secret Rings (2007)   (Sound Effects)
Sonic Gems Collection (2005)   (Sound Director)
Astro Boy (2004)   (Sound Artist)
Feel the Magic XY/XX (2004)   (Sound Director)
Sonic Heroes (2003)   (Music Composers)
Space Channel 5: Part 2 (2002)   (Music)
Super Galdelic Hour (2001)   (Composer)
Roommania #203 (2000)   (Programming)
Space Channel 5 (1999)   (Music)
Burning Rangers (1998)   (Composers)
Sonic R (1997)   (Sound Advisor)
Victory Goal '97 (1997)   (Sound Staff)
Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams... (1996)   (Compose & Arrange)
NiGHTS into Dreams... (1996)   (Compose and Arrange)
Resident Evil (1996)   (Saturn Conversion)
Sega Rally Championship (1995)   (Music Composer)
The Hybrid Front (1994)   (S.E.)
Virtua Racing Deluxe (1994)   (Music Composer)
Golden Axe III (1993)   (Sound Effect)
OutRunners (1993)   (Sound Composer)
Sonic CD (1993)   (BGM Composer and Arranged)
Kiss Shot (1992)   (Music Create)
Quiz Scramble Special (1992)   (Sound Work)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992)   (Sound)
Tōgi Ō: King Colossus (1992)   (Sound Advised by)
Golden Axe II (1991)   (Sound Effect)
Pyramid Magic III (1991)   (Sound Coordinate)
Super Monaco GP (1989)   (Sound Effect by)

Quality Assurance

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)   (Supervisors (Original Games))


Sonic Runners (2015)   (Project Support)
Puyo Puyo Tetris (2014)   (Project Support)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games: So... (2013)   (Project Support)


Puyo Puyo 20th Anniversary (2011)   (Special Thanks)
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll (2010)   (Special Thanks)
SEGA Superstars Tennis (2008)   (NE)
Sonic Unleashed (2008)   (Special Thanks)
Sonic Unleashed (2008)   (Special Thanks)
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)   (Sound Section Special Thanks)
Blinx the Time Sweeper (2002)   (The producers wish to thank the following)
Space Channel 5: Part 2 (2002)   (Special Thanks)
Sonic Adventure (1998)   (Special Thanks)
Knuckles' Chaotix (1995)   (Special Thanks)
Shadow Squadron (1995)   (Sound Special Thanks)
Pro Striker 2 (1994)   (Special Thanks)
Ristar (1994)   (Special Thanks To)
Sonic CD (1993)   (Special Thanks)
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse (1990)   (Special Thanks to)


Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2012)   (CS2 R&D Sound)
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (2010)   (CS1 R&D Sound)

Developer Biography

Naofumi Hataya (幡谷尚史, born Nov. 13, 1966 in Saitama, Japan) is a musician, composer, and sound designer at SEGA-owned audio company Wave Master. He joined SEGA's consumer division in 1990, his first project being the sound effects for the Mega Drive version of Super Monaco GP. Since then he has contributed to numerous fan-favorite soundtracks, including Sega Rally Championship, NiGHTS, Space Channel 5, and many entries in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Last updated: Jun 15, 2013