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Naofumi Hataya

Also Known As

  • 幡谷 尚史
  • Hatabaw
  • Hata
  • N. Hataya

Game Credits


Project X Zone 2 (2016)   ([Burning Rangers])
NiGHTS into Dreams... (2008)   (Creative Supervisors)


Burning Rangers (1998)   (Director)


Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise (2018)   (Sound Effect Production)
Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2 (2018)   (Sound Designer)
Sonic Forces (2017)   (Additional Composers)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016)   (Composers)
Puyo Puyo Chronicle (2016)   (Limited Edition Arrangers)
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (2016)   (Sound Effect Production)
Uta Kumi 575 (2014)   (Sound Director (サウンドディレクター))
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games: So... (2013)   (Composers)
Sonic: Lost World (2013)   (Additional Composer)
Sonic: Lost World (2013)   (Additional Composer)
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure (2012)   (Sound Director, Composer & Sound Effect)
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (2011)   (Composers)
Sonic CD (2011)   (Music by)
Sonic: Generations (2011)   (Remix Artists and Composers)
Sonic: Generations (2011)   (Remix Artists & Composers)
Sonic: Colors (2010)   (Music Composers)
Sonic: Colors (2010)   (Music Composers)
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (2010)   (CS1 R&D Sound)
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (2010)   (CS1 R&D Sound)
Yakuza 4 (2010)   (Sound Effects Production)
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)   (Sound Director)
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)   (Sound Director)
Super Galdelic Hour (2001)   (Composer)
Daytona USA (2000)   (Composer)
Roommania #203 (2000)   (Sound Design (サウンドデザイン))
Space Channel 5 (1999)   (Music)
Burning Rangers (1998)   (Sound Director)
J.League Victory Goal '97 (1997)   (Sound Staff)
Resident Evil (1997)   (Saturn Conversion)
Sonic R (1997)   (Sound Advisor)
Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams... (1996)   (Compose & Arrange)
NiGHTS into Dreams... (1996)   (Compose and Arrange)
Sega Rally Championship (1995)   (Music Composer)
The Hybrid Front (1994)   (Sound Director (総合監修))
OutRunners (1994)   (Sound Composer)
Virtua Racing Deluxe (1994)   (Music Composer)
Golden Axe III (1993)   (Music)
Sonic CD (1993)   (Music by (Ending Theme: "Cosmic Eternity [Believe In Yourself"]))
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 (1990)   (Sound Effect by)


Team Sonic Racing (2019)   (Development Support)
Valkyria Chronicles 4 (2018)   (Development Support)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016)   (Project Support)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016)   (Project Support)
Puyo Puyo Chronicle (2016)   (Project Support)
Sonic Runners (2015)   (Project Support)
Puyo Puyo Tetris (2014)   (Project Support)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games: So... (2013)   (Project Support)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)   (Supervisors (Original Games))


Virtua Racing (2019)   (Special Thanks)
Puyo Puyo: 20th Anniversary (2011)   (Special Thanks)
Super Monkey Ball 3D (2011)   (Special Thanks)
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Wacky World of Sports (2009)   (Special Thanks)
SEGA Superstars Tennis (2008)   (Special Thanks)
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)
Ristar (1995)   (Special Thanks To)
Shadow Squadron (1995)   (Sound Special Thanks)
Pro Striker 2 (1994)   (Special Thanks)
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)

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