Sugiyama, Koichi

Sugiyama, Koichi

Given name: こういち
Family name: すぎやま
Alternate names: 椙山 浩一
Birthday: Apr 11, 1931
Member Favorites: 27
Birth name: 椙山 浩一 (Sugiyama Koichi)

Koichi Sugiyama is a Japanese music composer, council member of JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers, and Publishers), and honorary chairman of the Japanese Backgammon Society. He is best known for composing music for the Dragon Quest video game series, which is published by Square Enix and several Japanese TV shows, such as Space Runaway Ideon, Cyborg 009, and Gatchaman.

A classically trained conductor, he is considered a primary inspiration for other game music composers such as Nobuo Uematsu, and has been referred to as a "Big boss of game music." He is also known as a Japanese right-wing patriot.

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Cyborg 009: Chou Ginga Densetsu
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Densetsu Kyojin Ideon
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Densetsu Kyojin Ideon: Hatsudou-hen
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Densetsu Kyojin Ideon: Sesshoku-hen
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Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken (TV)
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Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken Buchiyabure!! Shinsei 6 Daishougun
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Dragon Quest: Your Story
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Kagaku Ninja-tai Gatchaman (Movie)
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Kojika Monogatari
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Magic Knight Rayearth
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Magic Knight Rayearth II
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Manga Kotowaja Jiten
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Manga Kotowaja Jiten
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Manga Sekai Mukashibanashi
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Sirius no Densetsu
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TahaThePrince | May 16, 11:08 AM
top 3 composers for sure

SHSZ1989 | Nov 26, 2020 11:40 PM
You have my thanks for the Erdrick trilogy music.

TheKewlPerson | Nov 7, 2020 10:14 PM
Denies Japanese war crimes, denies LGBTQ rights, etc. I hate having to support him even indirectly through something like buying the Dragon Quest games. No way of him ever leaving the Dragon Quest series though so I guess we'll have to wait until he dies to get a new compser.

haydenluvsanime | Sep 28, 2020 11:19 PM

haydenluvsanime | Aug 22, 2020 7:38 PM
ideon and rayearth have such great soundtracks

BrainPowerdKino | Feb 24, 2018 2:30 AM
Living legend.

AshitaNoJonas | Feb 1, 2018 9:41 AM
So the music in Ideon was made by the same guy who does the soundtracks in Dragon Quest? That's just too awesome.

Hadal | Sep 9, 2016 12:08 PM
The music in Ideon is powerful.

Unowen | Feb 8, 2016 11:16 AM
Really great stuff.

kusushi | Feb 23, 2013 8:49 AM
Great composer. great musician.
yeah I know him as "Big boss of game music."

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