Hiroyuki Iwatsuki

aka: H. Iwatsuki, Nanten Iwatsuki, 岩月 博之

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Hiroyuki Iwatsuki (岩月 博之) was born in 1970. He discovered music in his late teens after listening to Japanese fusion band, Casiopeia (named as inspiration for a lot of other video game composers as well). As a work sample for his job interview with Natsume, he used a demo tape composed in the MML language on the X68000 as well as the external Roland MT-32 soundcard. Unlike many other game composers, his main source of inspiration has been other game soundtracks, to the point where he hadn't heard the Beatles until after beginning work at Natsume.

After joining Natsume, he helped with the soundtracks to many of their most popular games, most notably the "Pocky And Rocky" series. His work has been well received by action game fans - in fact, a tribute album for his work, "Iwadon", was recently released.

Credited on 35 games

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Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (2022, Windows) Sound
The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors (2019, PlayStation 4) Sound Composer
Wild Guns: Reloaded (2016, PlayStation 4) Sound Composer
Godzilla (2015, PlayStation 4) Sound
Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming - Time Goddess' Treasure Pack (2014, Windows) Musical Artists
Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight (2009, Nintendo DS) Sound
Half-Minute Hero (2009, PSP) Composers
Omega Five (2008, Xbox 360) Sound Director
DICE: DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises (2005, PlayStation 2) Sound
WWE Road to Wrestlemania X8 (2002, Game Boy Advance) Sound
Gundam Battle Assault 2 (2002, PlayStation) Music / Sound Composer
Gear Senshi Dendoh (2001, PlayStation) Sound (サウンド)
Gundam Battle Assault (2000, PlayStation) Programmer
Hokuto no Ken: Seikimatsu Kyuseisyu Densetsu (2000, PlayStation) Sound (サウンド)
Gundam: The Battle Master (1997, PlayStation) Programmer
Saban's Power Rangers Zeo: Battle Racers (1996, SNES) Sound
Gekisō Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi (1996, SNES) Sound
Shin Kidō Senki Gundam Wing: Endless Duel (1996, SNES) Sound
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition (1995, SNES) Sound
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995, SNES) Sound

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