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Hirokazu Ando

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Hirokazu Ando in 2018.

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'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 works[edit]

Hirokazu Ando is credited as a composer unless otherwise noted:

Kirby series[edit]

Kirby albums[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

BoxBoy! series[edit]

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

Other selected works[edit]

  • 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)

Trivia[edit]

References