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The Legacy Music Hour #132: Motoaki Takenouchi

Motoaki Takenouchi, best known for his work with the Shining Force series, is an amazing composer.  Through very sophisticated, progressive compositions, he really takes video game music to the next level.  Episode 132 is a focus on him, though some of his best work has already been showcased on previous episodes, so check those episodes out if you want to hear more of him.  Full track listing below.

Game – Composer – Song – Company – Console – Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Jewel Master – Motoaki Takenouchi – To Be Over – Sega – Genesis – 1991

Jewel Master – Motoaki Takenouchi – Alone in Love – Sega – Genesis – 1991

LandStalker – Motoaki Takenouchi – A Ballad for Princess Loria – Climax Entertainment – Genesis – 1992

LandStalker – Motoaki Takenouchi – Treasure Hunter Nigel – Climax Entertainment – Genesis – 1992

Double Moon Densetsu – Motoaki Takenouchi – Registration/Final Boss Defeated – NCS – Famicom – 1992

Double Moon Densetsu – Motoaki Takenouchi – Staff Roll – NCS – Famicom – 1992

Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei Jaishin no Kuni e – Motoaki Takenouchi – Staff Roll – Camelot Software Planning – Game Gear (Japan) – 1992

Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei Jaishin no Kuni e – Motoaki Takenouchi – Great Cypress War – Camelot Software Planning – Game Gear (Japan) – 1992

Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving – Motoaki Takenouchi – gameplay (1) – G-Amusements/Logic – Game Boy (Japan) – 1993

Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving – Motoaki Takenouchi – gameplay (2) – G-Amusements/Logic – Game Boy (Japan) – 1993

Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya – Motoaki Takenouchi – Ending 3 – Camelot Software Planning – Game Gear – 1994

Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya – Motoaki Takenouchi – Ending 1 – Camelot Software Planning – Game Gear – 1994

Shining Force II – Motoaki Takenouchi – Dying Wishes – Camelot Software Planning – Genesis – 1994

Shining Force II – Motoaki Takenouchi – HQ – Camelot Software Planning – Genesis – 1994

Gamera: Gyaosu Gekimetsu Sakusen – Motoaki Takenouchi – Gamera Leaves – Axes Art Amuse/Sammy Studios – Super Famicom – 1995

Gamera: Gyaosu Gekimetsu Sakusen – Motoaki Takenouchi – Unknown Song 1 – Axes Art Amuse/Sammy Studios – Super Famicom – 1995

Granhistoria: Genshi Sekaiki – Motoaki Takenouchi – Unhappiness – J-Force/Banpresto – Super Famicom – 1995

Granhistoria: Genshi Sekaiki – Motoaki Takenouchi – Ending 2 – J-Force/Banpresto – Super Famicom – 1995

Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict – Motoaki Takenouchi – Message from Ancient Times – Camelot Software Planning – Game Gear (Japan) – 1995

Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict – Motoaki Takenouchi – Fall of Footsteps – Camelot Software Planning – Game Gear (Japan) – 1995

E.V.O.: Search for Eden – Koichi Sugiyama, Motoaki Takenouchi (arr.) – The Origin of Gaia – Enix/Almanic – SNES – 1993

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  • RE: Game Gear Shining Force games, Shining Force CD for the Sega CD was an enchanced remix of the two GG Shining Force games. It feautres fully orchestrated music from the GG originals on redbook audio. It’s impressive to see how much Motoaki Takenouchi
    was able to squeeze into the GG hardware from music that was meant to be played by a full orchestra.