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Kiyohiro Sada

aka: K. Sada, Chary Sadakichi, Kyohei Sada, Charley Sada, Kyouhei Sada, 禎 清宏

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Kiyohiro Sada (禎 清宏) is the founder and president of Pure Sound, Inc., a Japanese sound production company that produces sound for all kinds of electronic devices.

After graduating from the Osaka University of Arts with a degree in music engineering, Sada started his career in 1986 as a member of Konami's Kukeiha Club. There, usually working under the name of Kyouhei Sada, he contributed to the soundtracks of such Konami favorites as the NES version of Contra and Top Gun.

In 1988, Sada joined the newly-formed Natsume, leaving Konami in early 1989 for a full-time job there. At Natsume he would compose the soundtracks to several Konami-influenced games such as Abadox and his personal favorite, S.C.A.T/Final Mission/Action In New York. But his best-known soundtrack, in the opinion of J-pop fans, may be the one he composed for Idol Hakkenden.

Sada's last soundtrack at Natsume would be for Spanky's Quest. In 1993, he left Natsume, and on April 1 formed Pure Sound.

Today, Pure Sound composes music for video games, mobile devices, Pachinko machines, and commercials, as well as developing music composition software for SoundPool and the popular Vocaloid series. However, Sada hasn't forgotten his past - in 2011, rerecorded versions of the songs from "Idol Hakkenden" were released on Hoehoe Records, using Pure Sound's own studio, and collections of his work have been released on ROM disks.

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Rune Factory 5 (2022 on Windows) Special Thanks
Metal Max Xeno (2018 on PlayStation 4) Supervisor
Summon Night 5 (2013 on PSP) Special Thanks (スペシャル)
Summon Night 3 (2012 on PSP) SE Creation (SE作成)
HarmoKnight (2012 on Nintendo 3DS) Sound
Tokyo Crash Mobs (2012 on Nintendo 3DS) Special Thanks
Abobo's Big Adventure (2012 on Browser) Original Game Music (uncredited)
Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure (2011 on Nintendo DS) Special Thanks to
Avalon Code (2008 on Nintendo DS) Special Thanks
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa (2008 on Wii) Sound Design
Kororinpa: Marble Mania (2006 on Wii) Sound Editor
Summon Night: Swordcraft Story (2003 on Game Boy Advance) Music Production
Final Fantasy II (2002 on WonderSwan Color) Sound Program
Riviera: The Promised Land (2002 on WonderSwan Color) Sound
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica X (2001 on PlayStation 2) Sound Effects
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (2001 on Game Boy Color) Sound Driver (uncredited)
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (2001 on Game Boy Color) Sound Driver (uncredited)
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica (2000 on Dreamcast) Sound Effect
Brigandine: The Legend of Forsena (1998 on PlayStation) Sound Effect Artists
64 Ōzumō (1997 on Nintendo 64) Sound Engineers (サウンド技術)

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