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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 opening theme and ending theme songs used in the Pokémon anime, but he is also currently the president of Creatures, Inc.

Among the many game soundtracks he composed, the most well known include the music of Metroid, EarthBound, Mario Bros., Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, Super Mario Land, Famicom Wars, Dr. Mario, Donkey Kong, Balloon Fight, Kid Icarus, Wrecking Crew, and Gyromite. In addition, he also was instrumental in developing the Game Boy Camera and the Game Boy Printer.

Bibliography of Pokémon Songs

Original series

Advanced Generation series

Diamond and Pearl series

Best Wishes series

XY series

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