Hirokazu Ando

Hirokazu Ando (安藤浩和 Ando Hirokazu, born December 19, 1969) is a senior sound composer at HAL Laboratory, one of the main composers of the Kirby series, and the composer of Super Smash Bros.. He is best known for his collaboration with Jun Ishikawa and his recent preference for acoustic themes and orchestrated pieces in games such as Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Hirokazu Ando in 2018.

Hirokazu Ando's artistic influences include classical pianist Claude Debussy, Ryuchi Sakamoto of the band Yellow Magic Orchestra, Dragon Quest composer Koichi Sugiyama, and Jun Ishikawa.[1] On his songs, he plays live bass, ukelele, and melodica.

List of worksEdit

Hirokazu Ando is credited as a composer unless otherwise noted:

Kirby seriesEdit

Kirby albumsEdit

Super Smash Bros. seriesEdit

BoxBoy! seriesEdit

  • BoxBoy! (with Jun Ishikawa)
  • BoxBoxBoy! (with Jun Ishikawa)
  • Bye-Bye BoxBoy! (with Jun Ishikawa)
  • BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! (with Jun Ishikawa and Yuuta Ogasawara)

Other selected worksEdit

  • HyperZone (with Jun Ishikawa)
  • Arcana (with Jun Ishikawa)
  • Picross 3D (with Jun Ishikawa and Yasumasa Yamada)
  • Picross 3D: Round 2 (with Shogo Sakai and Megumi Ohara)

Song creditsEdit

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The following are all Kirby songs Hirokazu Ando has been credited for being in charge of:

Kirby's Dream Land 2Edit

Kirby 64: The Crystal ShardsEdit

  • Opening
  • Waddle Dee?
  • Waddle On!
  • Art Attack
  • Adding Adeleine
  • Dark Dedede
  • A Reluctant Ally
  • On to Rock Star
  • Desert Desserts
  • All Washed Up
  • Hot Waddle Dawdle
  • Ripple Rescue
  • Fare...well?
  • Darkness Calls
  • Crystal Clear! ~ Project K-64

Kirby Air RideEdit

Kirby's Epic YarnEdit

Kirby's Return to Dream LandEdit

Kirby's Dream Collection Special EditionEdit

Kirby: Triple DeluxeEdit

  • Last-Minute Hero
  • The World to Win
  • Flowered Sectonia's Defeat
  • One of the Miracles
  • Royal Warp
  • A Well-Earned Rest
  • Soul of Sectonia
  • Soul of Sectonia's Defeat
  • Staff Credits
  • Kirby Perfect!

Kirby and the Forgotten LandEdit

  • Kirby and the Mysterious Vortex
  • Invasion of the Destroyed Town
  • A Trip to Alivel Mall
  • VS. Dangerous Beast
  • The Wondaria Dream Parade
  • Waddle Dee Town
  • Waddle Dee's Weapons Shop
  • Admiring the Figure Collection