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Hirokazu Tanaka (III)

Hirokazu Tanaka was born on December 13, 1957 in Kyoto, Japan. See full bio »

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Pokémon Channel Music Department
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Music Department
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 2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Video Game) (arranger: "Chill (SSB4)", "Donkey Kong (Brawl)", "Squeak Squad Theme (Brawl)", "Sand Ocean (Ultimate)", "Seaskape (Ultimate)", "PAC-MAN (Club Mix) (SSB4)", "Balloon Trip (SSB4)") / (writer: "Underground Theme - Super Mario Land (Brawl)", "Fever (Melee)", "Chill (Brawl)", "Chill (SSB4)", "Mario Paint Medley (SSB4)", "Title Theme - Metroid (SSB4)", "Brinstar (64)", "Brinstar (Melee)", "Brinstar (Brawl)", "Brinstar Depths (Ultimate)", "Brinstar Depths (Melee)", "Norfair (Brawl)", "Escape (SSB4)", "Ending - Metroid (Brawl)", "End Results - Metroid: Samus Returns", "Pollyanna (I Believe in You) (Melee)", "Humoresque of a Little Dog (Brawl)", "Magicant (Ultimate)", "Magicant (SSB4)", "Bein' Friends (Melee)", "Snowman (Brawl)", "Onett Theme / Winters Theme (SSB4)", "Fourside (Ultimate)", "Fourside (Melee)", "Smiles and Tears (SSB4)", "Title Theme - Kid Icarus (Brawl)", "Kid Icarus Retro Medley", "Underworld - Kid Icarus (Brawl)", "Overworld - Kid Icarus (Brawl)", "Duck Hunt Medley (Ultimate)", "Duck Hunt Medley (SSB4)", "Balloon Fight Medley (SSB4)", "Balloon Trip (Brawl)", "Balloon Trip (SSB4)", "Wrecking Crew Medley (Ultimate)", "Wrecking Crew Medley (SSB4)", "Wrecking Crew Retro Medley", "Power-Up Music (Golden Hammer)", "Stack-Up / Gyromite (Brawl)", "Famicom Medley", "Tetris: Type B (Brawl)", "Title Theme - NES Remix 2", "Samus Victory Theme (Item Acquisition)" (uncredited), "Metroid Villains Victory Theme" (uncredited), "Ness & Lucas Victory Theme (Eight Melodies)" (uncredited), "Kid Icarus Victory Theme (Title Theme)" (uncredited), "R.O.B. Victory Theme (Memory Mode Start)" (uncredited), "Duck Hunt Victory Theme (Game Start)" (uncredited))
 2014 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Gameboy #3 (2014) ... ("Super Mario World Theme")
 2012 Kid Icarus: Uprising (Video Game) (writer: "False Ending", "Peace", "Match Results", "I'm Finished!" - uncredited)
 2011 Animation Fun-Pak (TV Movie) (writer: "Tallon Overworld Main Theme")
 2011 Curse of the Gray Elephant (Documentary) (writer: "Theme from Dr. Mario" - uncredited)
  Pokémon (TV Series) (music - 509 episodes, 1997 - 2010) (arranger - 387 episodes, 1999 - 2010)
- Full Battle! Shinji vs Satoshi!!: Part Two (2010) ... (arranger: "Hai Tacchi!", "Moeyo Giza-Mimi Pichû!") / (music: "Hai Tacchi!", "Moeyo Giza-Mimi Pichû!")
- A Real Rival Rouser (2010) ... (arranger: "Hai Tacchi!", "Moeyo Giza-Mimi Pichû!") / (music: "Hai Tacchi!", "Moeyo Giza-Mimi Pichû!")
- Fukamaru! Got It!! (2009) ... (music: "Hai Tacchi! 2009")
- Fukamaru and Dragon Meteor Shower! (2009) ... (music: "Hai Tacchi! 2009")
- Double Battle! Mammoo and Hinoarashi!! (2009) ... (music: "Hai Tacchi! 2009")
 2009 With Lyrics (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dr. Mario WITH LYRICS (2009) ... (writer: "Fever", "Victory" - as Hiro 'Hip' Tanaka)
 2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Video Game) (arranger: "Donkey Kong", "Squeak Squad Theme") / (music: "Famicom Medley", "Power-Up Music", "Chill") / (writer: "Underground Theme (Super Mario Land)", "Main Theme (Metroid)", "Ending (Metroid)", "Norfair", "Humoresque of a Little Dog", "Snowman", "Kid Icarus: The Underworld", "Kid Icarus: Skyworld (Overworld theme)", "Title (Kid Icarus)", "Balloon Trip", "Gyromite", "Tetris: Type B")
 2006 Mother 3 (Video Game) (arranger: "Good Morning" - uncredited) / (writer: "Pollyanna", "Battle Against an Unsettling Opponent", "You've Come Far", "16 Melodies", "Humoresque of a Little Dog", "Enjoy Your Stay", "Sky Runner", "Snowman", "Mr. Saturn Theme Z", "Mother Earth" - uncredited)
 2005 Metroid Prime: Pinball (Video Game) (writer: "Pirate Frigate Main Theme (Brinstar)", "Select Destination / Results Screen (Secret Room)" - uncredited)
 2005 Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (Video Game) (writer: "Destruction Dance", "Deep Freeze", "Up, Down, Left, Right")
 2004 WarioWare Touched! (Video Game) (writer: "Hogan's Alley Theme")
 2003 Pokémon Channel (Video Game) (writer: "Side by Side - Pichu & Pichu", "Meowth's Party")
 2001 Super Smash Bros. Melee (Video Game) (writer: "Brinstar/Brinstar Depths", "Mother", "Mother 2", "Dr. Mario", "Balloon Trip", "Ness Victory Theme" (uncredited), "Samus Victory Theme" (uncredited))
 1999 Super Smash Bros. (Video Game) (writer: "Planet Zebes", "Samus Victory Theme", "Ness Victory Theme")
 1994 Super Metroid (Video Game) (writer: "Destroyed Science Academy Research Station", "Samus Aran's Appearance", "Item Acquisition")
 1991 Metroid II: Return of Samus (Video Game) (writer: "Item Acquisition" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

H. Tanaka | Hip Tanaka | Hirokazu 'Hip' Tanaka | Hirozaku 'Hip' Tanaka | Kenji Tanaka | Hirokazu Tanaka ex.

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He composed the music for the Pokemon anime while still working for Nintendo. When the anime became an unexpected hit, Nintendo told Tanaka he couldn't work on it anymore. With that he left the company and joined up with Creatures, another company affiliated with Pokemon. He's has been President of the company since 2000.


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