Friday, September 17th, 2021

Quick Beats: Streets Of Rage Composer Music Hero and his favorite series


image: Koshiro Yuzo/Sega

Throughout the Nintendo Life video game music festival, we conducted in-depth interviews and shorter, clearer (perhaps a little stupid) Q&A with a series of composers and musicians, in which we only asked ten quick personal questions; we Call these shorter functions “Quick Beats”.

Today, we ushered in the CEO of the ancient legends and veterans of the “Angry Street” and “Sonic the Hedgehog” series, Dragon Slayer, Yes, Shinobi, ActRaiser, Etrian Odyssey, etc.-Yuzo Koshiro.

The composer is a personal hero of the NL team, so let’s find out some tidbits about him, including his The musical hero and what souvenirs he saved from burning buildings…


Do you remember the first song or album you bought?

Kindergarten principal, Robert Schumann.

What was the last music you listened to?

Heartbreak National Anthem [by Galantis, David Guetta and Little Mix].

What was the game you wrote for the first video game, and how do you feel when you hear it now?

Xanadu: Scene Two [Dragon Slayer II] By Falcom Japan. When I listened to it recently, I felt that no matter it was the first part of a commercial PC game, it was better than I expected.

Which work are you most proud of?

Angry street 2What’s more, there are still many people in the world who still like it. I would say that this is one of the most successful works in my life. Besides, I like to make music on Genesis.

Which article do you want you to write?

Gradient series. I like the music of the whole series very much, so I hope that one day I even just write a song for it.