Kenta Nagata

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Kenta Nagata

Kenta Nagata (Nicknamed "gon" in 1080° Snowboarding) is a Japanese composer that works for Nintendo. He is proficient with the piano and bass but also plays guitar.

Nagata joined Nintendo in 1996[1]. In the Mario franchise, he is most notable for his works in Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Super Mario 64 DS and Mario Kart 7, as well as serving as Sound Director for New Super Mario Bros. Wii, New Super Mario Bros. 2, and Mario Kart 8. It is speculated he married fellow Nintendo composer Shinobu Tanaka over the course of his employment[citation needed].

Other works include some tracks for Pokémon Stadium, Animal Crossing and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and the entirety of Big Brain Academy.

Song Credits[edit]

Mario Kart 64[edit]

  • Title — Composition & Arrangement
  • Circuit — Composition & Arrangement
  • Farm — Composition & Arrangement
  • Beach — Composition & Arrangement
  • Desert — Composition & Arrangement
  • Highway — Composition & Arrangement
  • Snow — Composition & Arrangement
  • Mountain — Composition & Arrangement
  • Castle — Composition & Arrangement
  • Jungle — Composition & Arrangement
  • Obake — Composition & Arrangement
  • Rainbow — Composition & Arrangement
  • Battle — Composition & Arrangement
  • Select — Composition & Arrangement
  • Result #1 (Win) — Composition & Arrangement
  • Result #2 (Lose) — Composition & Arrangement
  • Result #3 (VS & Battle) — Composition & Arrangement
  • Star — Arrangement
  • Prize #1 (1st~3rd) — Composition & Arrangement
  • Prize #2 (4th~8th) — Composition & Arrangement
  • Staff Roll — Composition & Arrangement
  • Start Grid #1 (GP & VS) — Composition & Arrangement
  • Start Grid #2 (Time Attack & Battle) — Composition & Arrangement
  • Final Lap — Composition & Arrangement
  • Goal in #1 (1st) — Composition & Arrangement
  • Goal in #2 (2nd~4th) — Composition & Arrangement
  • Goal in #3 (5th~8th) — Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over — Composition & Arrangement

Nintendo Sound Selection Vol.1: Healing Music[edit]

  • Aryll's Theme — Composition, Guitar
  • Title — Composition, Bass

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Nintendo Sound Selection Vol.2: Loud Music[edit]

  • Fortress Boss — Bass
  • Among the Demons — Bass

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

  • Waking Up -- Arrangement
  • Big Mario -- Arrangement
  • Balloon Mario -- Arrangement
  • Fire Yoshi -- Arrangement
  • Owl Fly -- Arrangement
  • Rabbit -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Intro -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sunshine Isles -- Arrangement
  • Rec Room -- Arrangement
  • Hide and Boo Seek -- Arrangement
  • Loves Me -- Arrangement
  • Luigi's Casino -- Arrangement
  • Puzzle Panel -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Slots Shot -- Arrangement
  • Wanted! -- Arrangement
  • Sort Or' Splode -- Composition & Arrangement

Nintendo Sound Selection Vol.3: B-Side Music[edit]

  • Epona's Song — Arrangement
  • K.K. Soul — Bass

Touch! Generations Sound Track[edit]

  • Nintendogs Theme - Live Ver. — Bass

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

  • World 1 Map — Composition & Arrangement
  • Overworld BGM — Arrangement
  • Underground BGM — Arrangement
  • World 2 Map — Composition & Arrangement [citation needed]
  • World 3 Map — Composition & Arrangement [citation needed]
  • Snow Overworld BGM — Arrangement [citation needed]
  • World 5 Map — Composition & Arrangement [citation needed]
  • World 6 Map — Composition & Arrangement [citation needed]
  • World 7 Map — Composition & Arrangement [citation needed]
  • World 8 Map — Composition & Arrangement [citation needed]
  • Volcano Overworld BGM — Composition & Arrangement [citation needed]
  • Volcano Underground BGM — Arrangement [citation needed]
  • World 9 Map — Composition & Arrangement [citation needed]
  • Castle Boss BGM — Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over — Arrangement

Mario Kart 7[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Mario Kart 8[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.squareenixmusic.com/composers/nintendo/nagata.shtml Kenta Nagata's profile on Square-Enix music

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