Yuichi Kanatani

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Yuichi Kanatani
Employment history:
Role(s): Composer

Yuichi Kanatani (金谷 裕一) is a former[1] sound composer at Sega AM1, whose first work with Sega was on arcade trivia/game show title Network Taisen Quiz Answer X Answer. He is also noted for breaking the tradition of self-arranging the Yakuza theme "Receive You" (originally composed by Hidenori Shoji) in Yakuza 4.

Some time between 2011 and 2014, he and fellow composer Yuki Takatsuto left Sega to work for Sammy.

Production history



Song credits

Main article: Yuichi Kanatani/Song credits.

Sangokushi Taisen 3

  • Into the Sandstorm — Music & Arrangement
  • Great Men Aim High — Music & Arrangement
  • Battle Mission — Music & Arrangement
  • Absolutely Unstoppable — Music & Arrangement
  • Guidance of Strategist — Music & Arrangement
  • Endless Road of the Lord — Music & Arrangement

Tetris Giant

  • Sweets x Sweets — Music & Arrangement

Yakuza 4

  • Massive Fire — Music & Arrangement
  • Receive and Bite You — Arrangement
  • New Serena — Music & Arrangement

Yakuza: Dead Souls

  • Assailed from All Sides — Music & Arrangement
  • Long Battle — Music & Arrangement


  • Sweets × Sweets (maimai Ver.) — Music & Arrangement
  1. Kanatani's credits in Yakuza games were removed for the Remastered versions, as is customary with former employees