05 September 2012

Episode 97: Manga

Manga is the focus of Episode 97.  That is, 8-bit and 16-bit era video games based on manga (Japanese comics).  Wow, what a ton of unheard titles the boys discovered in preparation for this episode.  Brent and Rob narrow it down to some nice tracks for your "duguh duguh duguh" and "brrrrrrrruhh" listening pleasure.  Full track listing below.

Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Sakigake!! Otokojuku: Shippu Ichi Gou Sei - Haruki Adachi - Ending - TOSE/Bandai - Famicom - 1989

Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: 98-Shiki Kidou Seyo! - unknown - gameplay - Advance Communication/Ma-Ba - Mega Drive - 1992

Kingyo Chuuihou! Tobidase! Game Gakuen - Yasuyuki Suzuki - Flag Game - Jaleco - Super Famicom - 1994

Akazukin ChaCha - Kazuya Suyama - Battle - Landwarf/Tomy - Super Famicom - 1996

Mouryou Senki Madara 2 - Tappi Iwase, Miki Higashino, Hirofumi Taniguchi - A Short Ensemble~Sky's Blueness, Tears and You - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken - Noboru Yamane - Credits - WinkySoft/Cobra Team - Super Famicom - 1993

Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: 98-Shiki Kidou Seyo! - unknown - Title Screen - Advance Communication/Ma-Ba - Mega Drive - 1992

Susano Oh Densetsu - Takahito Abe - Dungeon 1 - Alfa System/Hudson - PC Engine - 1989

Rokudenashi Blues: Taiketsu! Tokyo Shitennou - M2, Kyomoe - Battle with Onizuka - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

Super Bikkuriman - Tomoyuki Hamada - Devil Zeus - Tom Create/Bec - Super Famicom - 1993

Mouryou Senki Madara - Konami Kukeiha Club - Fighting Human's Way - Konami - Famicom - 1990

Bari Bari Densetsu - unknown - gameplay - Taito - PC Engine - 1989

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon - Aki Hata - Stage 5, Area A: Arctic - Angel Studios/Ma-Ba - Mega Drive - 1994

Wedding Peach - Masafumi Ogata, Noriko Yamamoto - End of Game - Shimada Kikaku/KSS - Super Famicom - 1995

Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension - Takano, Nakajima, Tonkupon, Chatrita - Happy By (Staff Roll) - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1996


  1. I actually saw Rob's pics on instagram, I've never been to the website for the gallery. Btw, did they have the Street Fighter 2 pinball there, and if so, did either of you play it? I've never seen one in person and I'm curious how well SF2 translates to pinball.

    Mouryou Senki Madara 2 game focus!

  2. Awesome episode, it's great to learn more about a genre of games I don't really have any experience with.

    I wonder if any of those are really good games that I should try playing

  3. AAAAAAA literally all my happy feels at Fighting human's way, definitely one of my favorite NES tracks.

    Anywho, a Japanese site I frequent has Mouryou Senki MADARA's composers as Sukenomiya Fujio and Nazonazo Suzuki. IDK if they are pennames or something, but... it's something more specific than Kukeiha Club??

    1. Oh, really? Well, Nazonazo Suzuki is Katsuhiko Suzuki, who would later work at Treasure. And Sukenomiya Fujio is Atsushi Fujio. Actually, those two both worked on Rollergames together. Anyway, what website is that?

    2. ...Actually, on Moby Games (which usually takes credits from the staff rolls of games), it shows that those two are only credited with "Sound" (which is sound design), while the Kukeiha Club is credited with "Music" (Which would be the actual compositions), so it seems that they were not the composers, although they may have been, but there's nothing indicating that. Also, on any official record release that contains music from this game, no specific composer is ever listed. So unfortunately, the credit must remain a mystery.

    3. http://www21.atwiki.jp/gamemusicbest100/pages/2130.html

      It's a site that stemmed off of 2ch that runs a lot of best VGM polls every now and again for different categories, and the wiki has listings for OSTs for a bunch of games.

      But yeah, I guess this shall remain a mystery for now, then... :(

  4. Hello from Florida!
    I'm pretty new to the podcast and I'm already getting so many Duguh Duguhs out of it. Thank you for the smooth Susano O Densetsu jam as well as the very orchestral Sky's Blueness.
    I'm gonna explore the backlog of previous episodes now to discover more Duguhs!