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Masato Kouda (甲田 雅人) is a video game music composer formerly employed by Capcom best known for his work on the Devil May Cry and Monster Hunter series.

Like Akari Kaida and Naoaki Iwami, Kouda's first role with the company was for Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness and he originally dealt with CPS2 titles (as well as their arranged versions). He would later work again with Takayuki Iwai on Darkstalkers 3 (in lieu of Hideki Okugawa) and would succeed Yuki Iwai's role in the VS. series for Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes.

With the start of the sixth console generation, Kouda eventually became involved with the Devil May Cry series, becoming a colleague of Tetsuya Shibata in the process. Though he left the company shortly after the release of Devil May Cry 2 (and a few tracks for Resident Evil Outbreak), he still produced the foundation for the soundtrack of its Monster Hunter series, utilizing a mixture of classical and regional instrumental styles. He contributed to the series actively up until Monster Hunter Freedom 2 and was last seen working with Yuko Komiyama on one of the themes of Monster Hunter 3.

Following his departure from Capcom, Kouda has become a regular contributor to the Wild Arms series (starting with Wild Arms 4) and member of the Star Onions (with Naoshi Mizuta). In late 2007 he founded Design Wave, a Tokyo-based music studio which includes himself and former Capcom sound employees Atsushi Mori, Masakazu Sugimori and Kento Hasegawa. Since then he has worked on titles such as Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Ignition Entertainment's El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron.

Production HistoryEdit

Song CreditsEdit

Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness

  • VS. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Colonial Satellite -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gawaine Ending 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gawaine Ending 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • You Face a New Opponent -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Warlock Theme 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Santana Ending -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cast Ending -- Composition & Arrangement

Street Fighter Alpha (PSX and Saturn Versions)

  • Opening Demo -- Guitars, Acoustic Piano
  • Ryu Ending -- Guitars
  • Nash Stage -- Guitars, Acoustic Piano
  • Chun-Li Stage -- Acoustic Piano
  • Chun-Li Ending -- Acoustic Piano
  • Adon Stage -- Guitars
  • Adon Ending -- Guitars
  • Guy Stage -- Guitars
  • Guy Ending -- Guitars
  • Gouki Stage -- Guitars
  • Gouki Ending -- Acoustic Piano
  • Continue -- Acoustic Piano
  • Ken Stage -- Guitars
  • Ken Ending -- Guitars, Acoustic Piano
  • Sodom Stage -- Guitars
  • Sodom Ending -- Guitars
  • Birdie Stage -- Guitars, Acoustic Piano
  • Birdie Ending -- Guitars
  • Sagat Ending -- Guitars, Acoustic Piano
  • Vega Stage -- Guitars, Acoustic Piano
  • Dan Stage -- Guitars, Acoustic Piano
  • Staff Roll 1 -- Guitars, Acoustic Piano
  • Staff Roll 2 -- Guitars, Acoustic Piano
  • Ranking Display 1 -- Guitars
  • Ranking Display 2 -- Guitars

Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters

  • Dive Man -- Arrangement
  • Stone Man -- Arrangement
  • Pharaoh Man -- Arrangement
  • Neo Parts Reclaim -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Escape -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Duo Ending 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Duo Ending 2 -- Composition & Arrangement

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (PSX and Saturn Versions)

  • Versus -- Arrangement
  • Stage Morrigan -- Arrangement
  • Stage Lei-Lei -- Arrangement
  • Stage Donovan -- Arrangement
  • Stage Felicia -- Arrangement
  • Victory Theme -- Arrangement
  • Show Time -- Arrangement
  • Here Comes a New Challenger -- Arrangement
  • Stage Devilot -- Arrangement
  • Continue -- Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Arrangement
  • Ranking 1 -- Arrangement
  • Ranking 2 -- Arrangement
  • Dan's Saikyo-Ryu Puzzle Dojo -- Arrangement
  • I Want You to Know (Theme Song of Sakura) -- Arrangement

Darkstalkers 3 (Arcade Version)

  • VS. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Feast of the Damned -- Arrangement
  • Demitri Winning Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Demitri Ending Theme.1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Demitri Ending Theme.2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Story Demo.1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Green Scream -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Aulbath Winning Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Aulbath Ending Theme.1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Aulbath Ending Theme.2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • War Agony -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Concrete Cave -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gallon Winning Theme.1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gallon Winning Theme.2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gallon Ending Theme.1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gallon Ending Theme.2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Here Comes a New Challenger -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Red Thirst -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Anakaris Winning Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Anakaris Ending Theme.1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Anakaris Ending Theme.2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fetus of God -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jedah Winning Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jedah Ending Theme.1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jedah Ending Theme.2 -- Composition & Arrangement

Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes

  • Player Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • VS. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Theme of War Machine -- Arrangement
  • Theme of Hulk -- Arrangement
  • Win -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Theme of Gambit -- Arrangement
  • Theme of Spider-Man -- Arrangement
  • Theme of Venom -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ranking -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Variable Cross -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Theme of Chun-Li -- Arrangement
  • Theme of Zangief -- Arrangement
  • Continue -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Theme of Morrigan -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Theme of Rockman -- Arrangement
  • Ending -Gambit- -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending -Venom- -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending -Morrigan- -- Arrangement
  • Ending -Rockman 1- -- Arrangement
  • Ending -Rockman 2- -- Arrangement
  • Staff Roll -- Composition & Arrangement

Devil May Cry

  • Public Enemy (Generic Battle 1) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Flock Off! (Griffon Appearance ~ Battle) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • ST-05 (Green Garden) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • ST-06 (Underwater Stage) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • ST-07 (Coliseum) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • EV-16 (Swearing on Father's Name) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Karnival (Nighttime Old Castle Stage ~ Plasma Appearance) -- Composition & Arrangement (w/Masami Ueda)
  • EV-22 (Scheme) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • EV-23 (Demon Emperor Mundus Appearance) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • EV-24 (Mother's Payback) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • EV-25 (Awakening) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Legendary Battle (Demon Emperor Mundus Battle 1 - Sky) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • EV-26 (Dante Falls to the Ground) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Legendary Battle Ver. 2 (Demon Emperor Mundus Battle 2 - Ground) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • EV-27 (Demon Emperor Mundus' Collapse) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • ST-10 (Demon Emperor Mundus Battle 3 - Underground) -- Composition & Arrangement

Devil May Cry 2

  • Heads or Tails (Staff roll) -- Composition & Arrangement (w/Tetsuya Shibata) [NOTE: Kouda did the second half; Shibata did the first]

Chaos Legion Drama Digest

  • now I see - Theme music of Siela -Piano ver.- -- Arrangement, Piano

Resident Evil Outbreak

  • Laying it on the Line (Suspended Battle) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Of Wisdoms, Truths, and Tyrants (Decision Scenario) -- Composition & Arrangement

Monster Hunter 2

  • Song of Beginning -- Composition
  • The Song Dedicated to Life -- Composition & Arrangement

Monster Hunter Freedom 2

  • Monster Hunter Portable 2nd -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Roaring Dragon Bares Its Fangs / Tigrex -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Tyrant of Hellfire / Akantor -- Composition & Arrangement
  • One Who Succeeds Life -- Composition & Arrangement

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

  • Awakening Chapter ~ The Song That Keeps the Soul -- Composition & Arrangement (w/Tadayoshi Makino)

Rockman 10 Image Soundtrack

  • Close to the End -- Arrangement

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