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Hirokazu Ando

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Hirokazu Ando
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Hirokazu Ando in 2018
Born March 2, 1969
Role(s) Sound Composer
Employer(s) HAL Laboratory
Notable works Many Kirby game soundtracks (starting with Kirby's Adventure)
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Hirokazu Ando (安藤浩和 Ando Hirokazu, born March 2, 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, Ryuichi 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]

Hirokazu Ando is also the voice of Magolor, Taranza (starting with his mask in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe and carrying over to future games), and Void Termina (Phase 4, with Shinya Kumazaki, Yuuta Ogasawara, and Yumi Todo).[3]

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)

Song credits[edit]

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

Kirby's Adventure[edit]

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

(all music)

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy)[edit]

(all music)

  • Opening
  • Title
  • Select (1)
  • Explanation
  • Dedede
  • Normal
  • A Little More
  • Clear
  • Resting (1)
  • Hard
  • Half Time
  • Danger
  • Very Hard!
  • Resting (2)
  • Kirby Dance
  • Super Hard
  • Viewing Records
  • Insane!
  • Select (2)
  • VS
  • Win
  • Lose
  • Beginning Now
  • 10 Seconds Left
  • Congratulation (1)
  • Congratulation (2)
  • Congratulation (3)
  • Challenge

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

  • 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 Ride[edit]

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kirby Ultra Super Deluxe Original Sound Track[edit]

Kirby's Epic Yarn[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Kirby Fighters Deluxe[edit]

(all music)

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe[edit]

(all music)

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe[edit]

Kirby's Blowout Blast[edit]

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]


Yuuta Ogasawara, Hirokazu Ando, and Yuki Shimooka posing for a photo in an issue of Nintendo Dream magazine. Note Ando wearing one of his many chicken shirts.