Jun Senoue

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Jun Senoue
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Senoue (left) performing with Johnny Gioeli in London in 2010
Background information
Native name
瀬上 純
Born (1970-08-02) August 2, 1970 (age 49)
Matsushima, Miyagi, Japan
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Composer
  • guitarist
Instruments
Years active1993–present
LabelsWave Master
Associated acts
Websitejunsenoue.com

Jun Senoue (瀬上 純, Senōe Jun, born August 2, 1970 in Matsushima, Miyagi) is a Japanese video game composer and musician. He works for Sega. He is known for his music in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. He is also the songwriter and lead guitarist for the band Crush 40. Crush 40 has also created songs to many Sonic games.

Biography[change | change source]

Senoue was born on August 2, 1970 in Matsushima, Miyagi, Japan. He started playing piano at the age of three. He moved to Panama when he was 12 years old. In Panama, he became dedicated to rock music after being watching MTV.[1][2] He started to teach himself to play the electric guitar when he was 15 years old.[3] He created his first original band recording when he was 17 years old.[3]

He graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University with a degree in economics in 1993.[2] After that, Senoue sent demo tapes to Namco and Sega. Sega hired him.[1] His first project with Sega was on Dark Wizard. He arranged a medley of the game's music for its staff roll.[4]

Works[change | change source]

Video games
Year Game Notes
1993 Dark Wizard ending theme arrangement
1994 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 with various others
Game no Kanzume arrangements
Formula One World Championship: Beyond the Limit with various others
Sonic & Knuckles
1995 J. League Victory Goal
Metal Head with Teruhiko Nakagawa
Sega International Victory Goal
F1 Challenge sound effects
In the Hunt with Masahiro Ito (Sega Saturn version)
1996 J. League Victory Goal '96
Sega Worldwide Soccer 97 with Seirou Okamoto
Sonic 3D Blast with Tatsuyuki Maeda (Sega Genesis version)
Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition with Richard Jacques, Kenichi Tokoi, and Tomonori Sawada
1997 J. League Victory Goal '97
Sega Worldwide Soccer 98
1998 Sega Rally 2 composed "Soul on Desert"
Sonic Adventure with Fumie Kumatani, Kenichi Tokoi, and Masaru Setsumaru
2000 NASCAR Arcade
2001 Sonic Adventure 2 with Tomoya Ohtani, Fumie Kumatani, and Kenichi Tokoi
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
2003 Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukuro! 2
Sonic Heroes with various others
2005 Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukuro! 3
Shadow the Hedgehog with Yutaka Minobe, Mariko Nanba, and Tomoya Ohtani
2006 Sega Rally 2006 with various others
Sonic Rivals sound supervisor
2007 J. League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 5
OutRun 2 SP with Mitsuharu Fukuyama
Burnout Running played guitars
Sonic Rivals 2 sound supervisor
Nights: Journey of Dreams sound effects
2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl "Angel Island Zone" arrangement
Sonic Unleashed vocal track coordinator
2009 Sonic and the Black Knight various others
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii) arrangements with Teruhiko Nakagawa
2010 Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll vocal track coordinator
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
Sonic Free Riders Composed "Free"
2011 Sonic Generations with various others
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
2012 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II
2013 Soccer Tsuku: Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou!
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games arrangements with various others
2014 Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax with various others
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U supervisor
2015 Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition with various others
2016 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Yakyuu Tsuku!! guitars
2017 Sonic Mania audio engineer
Sonic Forces recording coordinator and guitars
2018 Puyo Puyo Champions arrangements
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate "Mega Man 4 Medley" arrangement[5]
2019 Team Sonic Racing with Tomoya Ohtani, Tee Lopes, and Hidekuni Horita
Solo albums/other
Year Album Notes
2000 Thrill of the Feel as Sons of Angels
2003 Crush 40 as Crush 40
2005 Ready! with Junko Noda
2009 Ted Poley's Greatestits Vol. 1 provided "Takoyaki Rock"
The Works
The Best of Crush 40: Super Sonic Songs as Crush 40
2012 Rise Again
Live!
2015 2 Nights 2 Remember
2016 The Works II
2019 The Works III
Crush 40: Driving Through Forever as Crush 40

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Greening, Chris. "Jun Senoue Profile". Video Game Music Online. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Parminder Gill (April 10, 2005). "Jun Senoue's Biography". Archived from the original on April 8, 2008. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Style Factory interview with Jun Senoue". Archived from the original on January 3, 2008. Retrieved January 27, 2008.
  4. Senoue, Jun (February 9, 2016). "I didn't compose any. I made a "medley" for its end roll, that was all I did for that". Retrieved February 9, 2016.
  5. Carter, Chris. "Oh man this Mega Man 4 medley from the new Smash Bros. by a Sonic composer is something else". Destructoid. Retrieved 28 November 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]