Tomoya Ohtani

Tomoya Ohtani (大谷 智哉, Ōtani Tomoya, born July 1, 1974, in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese composer and record producer who works for video game company Sega, most notably as a sound director for the Sonic the Hedgehog series since the mid–2000s.[1][2][3][4][5][6] Ohtani also performs live musical pieces from the Sonic series on bass guitar, often alongside fellow Sega musician Jun Senoue.[2]

Tomoya Ohtani
大谷 智哉
Born (1974-07-01) July 1, 1974 (age 46)
Tokyo, Japan
  • Composer
  • record producer
  • multi-instrumentalist
  • bassist
Years active1999–present
LabelsWave Master, Sega
Associated acts


Year Title Notes
1999 ChuChu Rocket!
2000 Roommania #203 with various others
Skies of Arcadia sound effects
2001 Sakura Taisen 3
Sonic Adventure 2 with Jun Senoue, Fumie Kumatani, and Kenichi Tokoi
2002 Space Channel 5: Part 2 with Naofumi Hataya and Kenichi Tokoi
2003 Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg with Mariko Nanba
2004 Sonic Heroes "Stage 11: Hang Castle"
2005 The Rub Rabbits! voice acting
Shadow the Hedgehog with various others
2006 Sega Rally 2006 "Steppin' Pedal"
Sonic the Hedgehog with various others
2007 Sonic Rush Adventure with Seirou Okamoto and Mariko Nanba
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams "Clashing Cerberus"
2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl supervision
Sonic Unleashed with various others
2009 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games with various others
2010 Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll with Mariko Nanba
Sonic Colors with various others
2011 Sonic Generations arrangements with various others
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games with various others
2012 Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure with Takahito Eguchi and Naofumi Hataya
2013 Sonic Lost World
Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper
2014 Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax with various others
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U supervision
2015 Sonic Runners
2016 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with various others
2017 Sonic Forces with Takahito Eguchi, Naofumi Hataya, and Kenichi Tokoi
2018 Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise sound effects with various others
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrangement of "Bomb Rush Blush [Splatoon]"[7]
2019 Team Sonic Racing with Jun Senoue, Tee Lopes, and Hidekuni Horita
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 with various others


  1. ^ "Tomoya Ohtani profile #1". Wave Master. Archived from the original on August 4, 2004. Retrieved July 14, 2015.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ a b Greening, Chris. "Tomoya Ohtani Profile". Video Game Music Online. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  3. ^ Greening, Chris. "Tomoya Ohtani Interview: Sonic Music for a New Generation". Video Game Music Online. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  4. ^ Napolitano, Jayson. "A Look Back At Sonic Unleashed With Lead Composer Tomoya Ohtani". Original Sound Version. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  5. ^ "『ソニック25周年』振り返りAct 1". (in Japanese). Sega. April 22, 2016. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "Sonic Runners OST Vol. 2 released!". Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  7. ^ Wong, Alistair. "Vega Stage, Bomb Rush Blush, And Brinstar Depths Get Arranged For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate". Siliconera. Retrieved November 28, 2018.