Hirokazu Tanaka (田中 宏和) (born December 13, 1957) is a video game music composer who composed the soundtracks of many early games for Nintendo under the name Hip Tanaka, but has been largely inactive in game music since the mid-1990's. He is currently the president of Creatures Inc., which makes the Pokémon trading card game. He's also composed much of the main themes and ending themes of the Pokémon anime series.
- Pokémon (1998): Only the main theme songs and ending theme songs.
Video Game Music:
- Balloon Fight (1984)
- Balloon Kid (1990)
- Duck Hunt (1984, along with Koji Kondo)
- Dr. Mario (1990): "Fever" was the basis of a priceless parody song.
- EarthBound (1994, along with Keiichi Suzuki)
- Famicom Wars (1988)
- Fire Emblem Akaneia (1990)
- Game Boy Camera (1998)
- Gyromite (1985)
- Hogan's Alley (1984)
- Kid Icarus (1986)
- Mario Paint (1992, along with Kazumi Totaka and Ryoji Yoshitomi)
- Metroid (1986): This game wouldn't have been nearly as Nightmare Fuelish as it had been without the haunting (at times dissonant) soundtrack.
- Mother (1989, along with Ritsuo Kamimura, Akio Ohmori and Keiichi Suzuki)
- Stack Up (1985)
- Super Mario Land (1989)
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008, along with many others)
- Tetris (1989): Arrangements of Russian folk songs. Yes, it's all his fault.
- Urban Champion (1984)
- Wild Gunman (1984)
- Wrecking Crew (1985)
- "Tanaka Hirokazu no Uta" (2009)
- And, last, but certainly not least, the FDS jingle. Do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do!!