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Hirokazu Tanaka

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'''Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka''' (Japanese: '''田中宏和''' but usually credited in hiragana only, born December 13, 1957) is a Japanese composer and musician best known for creating or co-creating various video games by [[Nintendo]]. He is the composer of much the [[list of Japanese opening themes|opening theme]] and [[list of Japanese ending themes|ending theme]] songs used in the [[Pokémon anime]], and he is also currently the president of [[Creatures, Inc.]]
Among the many game soundtracks he composed, the most well known include the music of the {{met|Metroid (series)|Metroid}} series, the {{wb|Mother (series)|EarthBound}} series, {{smw|Mario Bros. (game)|Mario Bros.}}, {{wp|Fire Emblem}}, {{np|Animal Crossing (series)|Animal Crossing}}, the {{wk|Kirby}} series, {{smw|Super Mario Land}}, {{ww|Famicom Wars (game)|Famicom Wars}}, {{smw|Dr. Mario (game)|Dr. Mario}}, {{dk|Donkey Kong (game)|Donkey Kong}}, {{wp|Balloon Fight}}, {{wp|Kid Icarus}}, {{smw|Wrecking Crew}}, and {{wp|Gyromite}}. In addition, he also was instrumental in developing the [[Game Boy Camera]] and the [[Game Boy Printer]].
==Bibliography of Pokémon songs==
==External links==
* [[{{wp:|Hirokazu Tanaka|Article on Wikipedia]]}}
* [ Sporadic Vacuum], Tanaka's personal site (Japanese)
* [ Tanaka's Twitter page] (Japanese)
* [ Artist profile] at OverClocked ReMix
* [ Hirokazu Tanaka @ HearJapan]