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|“||When we sampled in front of the mic, I spoke a number of times. I wasn't any good and completely failed.||„|
Minako Hamano is a Japanese composer of video game music working for Nintendo. She has composed music for Super Metroid, Metroid Fusion, Metroid: Zero Mission, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Metroid: Samus Returns. For Samus Returns, Hamano was a sound coordinator rather than a composer, although some of her previous Metroid tracks have been remixed in the game, and she is additionally credited as an original composer. Her claim to fame was being a composer for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.
Hamano was only 24 years old during the development of Super Metroid. She originally recorded a voice for Samus Aran during the Game Over sequence, but it had sounded too sexual and was removed. Hamano composed the SA-X Appears track in Fusion.
|“||We used the voice more carefully. When she dies, Hamano did the voice, but it sounded too sexual so we couldn't use it.||„|
HAMANO Minako - Sound
- Birthday: June 28, 1969
- Hometown: Kyoto City
- Masterpieces: Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
- Duties and Content: BGM composition
- Favorite Films and Music: Le Grand Bleu (The Big Blue) was beautiful. I also wanted to see Bonobono.
- Secret of Samus that only I know: Nothing different. (Also, Samus's voice...)
- Clear Time: About 3:30 (Also about 98%)
- Super Metroid (with Kenji Yamamoto)
- Metroid Fusion (with Akira Fujiwara)
- Metroid: Zero Mission (with Kenji Yamamoto)
- Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (special thanks)
- Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (with Kenji Yamamoto and Masaru Tajima)
- Metroid: Samus Returns (sound coordination, original Metroid music)
- Famicom Tentei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shoujo
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
- Galactic Pinball
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
- Pokémon Puzzle Challenge
- Mario Kart: Super Circuit
- Wario World
- Daigasso! Band Brothers
- Tetris DS
- Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
- Brain Age2: More Training in Minutes a Day!
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Jam with the Band
- Wario Land: Shake It!
- Donkey Kong Country Returns