Osamu Sato (born April 14, 1960) is... a very strange creator. Specializing in both video games and music, he is well known for his experimental as hell music (most of which can range from a mere 15-30 second loop to 10 whole minutes) and his surreal games which are key targets for Nightmare Fuel and Surreal Horror.
What doesn't help the insanity proposed by Osamu Sato is how much people do not know about him. Many people have speculating things due to many of his works, like he had died at one point (which is false, he has an Instagram which is still updated fairly commonly) or something else. Many people do not know about him at all, making it hard to find concrete evidence about him.
He is most well known for his video game creations, though. To the rate many people only know of him through some of his games, to be exact. However, some games haven't even been located yet and have gone missing, requiring fans to Keep Circulating the Tapes.
List of works created by Osamu Sato
- Objectless (1983)
- Transmigration (1994)
- Equal (1996)
- Linen Sampler (1997)
- LSD and Remixes (1998)
- Lucy in the Sky With Dynamites (1998)
- Objectless (2017)
- All Things Must Be Equal
- All Things Must Be Equal: TYO Edition (2017)
- All Things Must Be Equal: BLN Edition (2018)
- All Things Must Be Equal: 808 Mono Edition (2018)
- Mono (2017)
- Grateful In All Things (2020)
- Transformed Collection (2020)
List of tropes almost always seen in Sato's works
- Arc Symbol: A yellow face with red eyes and horns is seen in many of Sato's games, most notably LSD: Dream Emulator. This face is referred to as Linen by fans, as that's what the symbol is labelled as on the cover of Linen Sampler.
- Amazing Technicolor World: Nearly all of Sato's artwork is colored in bright primary colors.
- Broken Record: Many of Sato's songs have melodies repeated for the entire duration of the song. Taken up a notch with Objectless (1983), which solely contians this.
- Caps Lock: Often seen whenever Sato employs English text, such as the Spotify release of All Things Must Be Equal.
- Mind Screw: And how; most games make little to no sense.
- Minimalistic Cover Art: Objectless (1983)'s cover consists of a solid red background with a blue rectangle containing the album's name and artist in white text.
- Recurring Element: Buddhism is referenced quite a lot in Osamu Sato's games, most prominently within Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-Nou and some of LSD: Dream Emulator.
- Remix Album: A good chunk of Sato's albums can be summed up as this.
- Surreal Horror: To be expected when the guy made LSD: Dream Emulator.
- Surreal Humor: Occasionally, the surreal aspects are used to create comedic situations, such as how T.B.C. from Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-Nou are meant to specialize in co-coordination, but are bad at it.