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[[caption-width-right:193:[[TrueCompanions Best best friend!]] [[LostInTranslation Everything in great harmony!]] nananananana!]]

Hyadain is a [[WidgetSeries Japanese]] singer, arranger, {{composer|s}} and music producer, well known for his work on game music, with often very liberal (and frequently hilarious) interpretations of characters in the games. He posts all his work on both [[http://www.nicovideo.jp/user/1374465 Nicovideo]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/user/hyadain2525?blend=1&ob=4 Youtube]].

His most famous works are probably the various songs he did for ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'' (6 out of 8 Robot Masters, so far), where each Robot Master sings a song basically professing his love to Mega Man (except for Bubbleman, who's just incredibly lonely, and Heatman...who just seems to be a giant man-slut). He also has a large number of songs that are arrangements of various ''DragonQuest'' songs (and as a bit of trivia, his nickname is derived from the Japanese spell name of "[[AnIcePerson Kacrack]]"). He also sang a good number of covers of old anime songs. He does all the voices himself, using computer editing to make the female voices.

He eventually revealed [[http://ameblo.jp/hyadain/ on his blog]] that [[SecretIdentity he is in fact]] '''Kenichi Maeyamada''', a professional composer in the Japanese music industry, which [[IKnewIt was suspected by a good many of us]] due to the incredible quality of his work. He signed under the management Stardust Promotion, which also the home of Natsuko Aso and Music/MomoiroCloverZ, sources of his main works and his biggest hits. Because of his distinct [[EarWorm happy upbeat musical]] style, his works often involves various IdolSinger, such as the two mentioned above, Music/AKB48, [=YuiKaori=] and Koharu Kusumi of Music/HelloProject, 9nine, Dempagumi Inc. and Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku. He has worked on a LOT of Japanese anime theme songs, including te 10th opening for Manga/OnePiece, "Share the World", and remarkably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xxnp0Q1GYQ Nichijou]]'s theme where he actually made his names among foreign fans. He switches between a good number of styles, though the majority of his songs are intended to be funny or cutesy, with [[HurricaneOfPuns lots of puns everywhere else]]. he can also do heart-wrenching ballads and darker-themed songs.

His [[http://maeyamada.com/ professional website]] lists his complete discography outside of his game music arrangements.

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!!His work provides examples of:

* AlbumIntroTrack: ''20112012'' is opened by a track titled [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming "19802011"]], it's all SpokenWordInMusic and delivered in the style of OpeningNarration, described Hyadain's biography.
* AlterEgoActing: The name Hyadain is only used when he both creates and writes the song and for his internet pseudonym; when he only composes ''or'' writes the song, he uses his real name.
** There is also Hyadaruko, the female vocals often heard in many of his songs, although in the music videos were played by female actress (such as Natsuko Aso in "Kataomoi-C" and Akari Hayami of Momoiro Clover in "Jyojyo Yuujo"), they're actually [[CrossDressingVoices his voice]].
* AnimeThemeSong: and how, his professional job started back even before his viral youtube hits, also noted for his eccentric upbeat tunes in his works, to name a few in the early days, " “Don’t Go Baby” of Manga/InitialD, "Tan Tan Taan!" and "Happy Happy Sunday" of Manga/KirarinRevolution, "Perfect-area Complete!" of [[LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts Bakatest]] to the recent Manga/{{Bakuman}} opening.
** And eventually he managed to become a regular in annual anime music festival, Animelo after his ''real'' debut as singer in Nichijou themes.
* AuthorAppeal: [[EveryoneIsGay Gay]], [[HurricaneOfPuns puns]], and [[WidgetSeries weird idols]].
* AutoTune: He's a god at this stuff.
* BigBrotherMentor: He happens to be a faithful music mentor figure for Natsuko Aso, Momoiro Clover Z, and Ebichu, in a friendly way as if they were [[TrueCompanions companions]]. There were an instance when a member jokingly punched him and complained "I want more singing parts!". He even wrote several songs based on their life and their gimmicks.
** ... and [[EducationMama helped to do their school homework]].
** In a live concert of Momoclo, [[SoProudOfYou he shed in tears]] when his song were being performed.
* BigOlEyebrows
* CallBack: Each of the ''Mega Man 2'' songs (excluding the first, for reasons about to be made fairly obvious) contains a brief sample of the song that came before it towards the end of them, with varying degrees of subtlety.
** Almost all of his song for Music/MomoiroCloverZ features call back to each other and works like above. Apparently he loves doing kind of things like this.
* ChildProdigy: He is a true genius in music, he began playing the piano at age four and first composed with a synthesizer in middle school and [[CrazyAwesome only needed a single day to complete a song]].
* {{Chiptune}}: In some number of his songs, "Ano Hi no Boku He" opened with chiptune.
** The track "Hyadain Quest" is a chiptune {{Medley}} song of his hits.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF3XwRsYeb0 His opening song]] for the Japanese version of ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures''. Not surprising since it's for, well, [[CaptainObvious a show based on Pac-Man.]]
* ChristmasInJapan: His "Xmas? I don't know such a thing!!" is about being alone on Christmas.
* ChristmasSongs: again, "Xmas? I don't know such a thing!!" and Momoclo's "Santa-San". Bonus points that both share many public domain Christmas carols all over the place, as the latter is recycled from the former and filled with many MythologyGag. To add the hilarity, his music video features many [[CameoProp Momoclo's props]].
* CoolHat
* DarkerAndEdgier: very noticeable in recent Hyadain songs, such as theme for Manga/KurokoNoBasuke, "Start It Right Away" and for Manga/{{Bakuman}}, "23:40" both feature downer lyrics and drastic arrangement changes from [[MoodWhiplash his usual style]].
** Taken into extreme in Momoclo's ''Hai to Diamond'', heavy ballad, partly despair lyrics and misplaced vocals, contrast to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwMuHy8t_Vk his]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7z9M0vFPbI songs]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCwI7y0Oy5Q back]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCRlKdMnPLI then]] (when they called it Hyadain-Era Momoclo) even the fans thinks "seriously is this a Hyadain's doing?".
* DontLookAtMe: He doesn't like to be looked at when he is doing the recording.
* EveryoneIsGay: The ''Mega Man 2'' series of songs.
* EpicInstrumentalOpener: Momoclo's "Overture" and Ebichu's "Ebichure"
* GenreSavvy: He knows what fans wants when writing song for idol groups, He often leaves parts obviously intended for fans chant or known as wotagei, in example Dempagumi's "W.W.D", Momoclo's "Mouretsu", and Ebichu's ""Houkago Getabako Rock 'n' Roll MX".
* GratuitousEnglish: His English seems ''pretty'' good, but that's not saying a whole lot.
* HoYay: Invoked, as good number of his songs (particularly his series of Mega Man songs, but also his Goemon and Final Fantasy 4 tracks) basically turns some or all of the characters gay. [[http://youtu.be/26IPBZAfsbE He has also done a song about two good friends, one of whom has just gotten a girlfriend, who ''may'' have feelings for each other.]]
** Eloquently put by a certain Youtube commenter...
*** Crashman - Flaming homo.
*** Flashman - Romantic homo.
*** Quickman- Unsure/Coming out of the closet.
*** Metalman - Bisexual, but appears to prefer girls (we think).
*** Bubbleman - Lonely (desperate for anyone).
*** Heatman - Horny PIMP Daddy who apparently wants as much ass as possible. Sexuality? Well... we know he likes girls, at least, [[EveryoneIsBi but...]]
** LesYay- [[invoked]]Barbariccia in his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' video.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Popped out almost everywhere his songs, this becomes one of his [[AuthorAppeal trademark]].
* IMinoredInTropology: He is a major... [[DidntSeeThatComing in sociology]].
* LarynxDissonance
* LetsDuet: No, not with hyadaruko, really, a number of his songs in ''20112012'' are duet song with several musicians and seiyuus.
** SoloDuet: Any songs with Hyadaruko fall into this trope, but played straight in "Start It Right Away". In the music video, however, the answer part is played by someone named Hyad.
* LuckyCharmsTitle: Many of his songs feature a ☆ star symbol somewhere else, to name a few, "Hyadain no Kakakata☆kataomoi-C", "Koko☆Natsu", "Shooting☆Smile" and "Happy☆Happy Sunday!".
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Justified as he uses a digital voice modifier.
* {{Medley}}: His "Hyadain Quest" and "Momoiro Kohaku Da Z!", a medley song for Momoiro Clover Z in Kohaku 2012 performance.
* NeverTrustATitle: "Samba De Toriko" isn't a samba, and has nothing to do with ''Manga/{{Toriko}}''...
* PopStarComposer
* RailEnthusiast: He's a founder of Stardust Train Club, a community of train lovers from his agency.
* RecordProducer: Specifically mentioned, he is an Idol producer. He was a producer for Natsuko Aso and Momoiro Clover Z and responsible for bringing their untarnished energetic and cheerful reputation. Now he is handling Dempagumi Inc.
* SequelSong: The boy that suffers unrequited love in "Kataomoi-C" finaly get a girlfriend in "Riajuu".
* ShoutOut: As a Youtube commenter puts it:
-->"I still love the fact that even after Hyadain got into the anime business, he still abuses the Yaranaika meme to no end."
** In Dhalsim's portion of the "World Warrior" song, you can clearly hear the lyric "[[Manga/OnePiece Gomu Gomu no Mi]]". Also, Zangief's section borrows one of the original Tetris background melodies.
* SingerNamedrop: It's even dropped in the title.
* SongStyleShift: This is how most of his works become distinctively fun, Momoiro Clover Z's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUoy582ePlQ "Mirai Bowl"]] is a good example.
* SongParody: "Kataomoi-C" self parodied ''two'' times in ''20112012'' album, first is "Kataomoi-F" which is basically a TruckDriversGearChange vocals from C to F (the pun on the title, duh), and "Kataomoi-Bon" sung by [[DrunkenSong a drunk man in Karaoke outlet]].
* SpokenWordInMusic: Also one of his trademark.
* StupidSexyFlanders: A lot of people don't know that the "sexy woman" is actually just Hyadain with a voice program (likely to be Melodyne).
* StopAndGo: "Xmas? I don't know such a thing!!".
* SummonBackupDancers: Many of his music videos.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Hamigaki".
* TakeThat: He is currently producing [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything another six color-coded idol group]], Dempagumi.Inc, and created most of their singles. This is an obvious take that to Momoiro Clover Z's management after he had a problem with them.
* TitleByNumber: His first album is titled ''20112012'', a reference to many of his major works that started in 2011.
* TitleThemeTune: Hyadain is an expert in this, he is responsible for respective idol's main theme songs that listener will unlikely forget, The lyrics tend to [[ExpositoryThemeTune describe what kind of idols they are]] and [[ListSong list the members]].
** Primary examples are Momoclo's "Kaitou Shojo" and "Z Densetsu" (the latter are the updated theme after the group lineup change), Ebichu's "Ebizori Diamond" and Dempagumi's "W.W.D".
** Actually this practice has been carried out throughout since his Youtube mixing days, almost all of his youtube remixes lyrics are ExpositoryThemeTune.
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