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Masaya Matsuura biography

Masaya Matsuura (松浦 雅也, Matsuura Masaya -born June 16, 1961) is a musician and video game designer based in Tokyo, Japan. He majored in Industrial Society at Ritsumeikan University. Matsuura-san has worked extensively with music and images throughout his career.

He was part of J-Pop band, PSY • S (サイズ) (or PSYCHOLOGICAL S) and was the first Japanese musician ever to release a CD-Rom. Masaya Matsuura has also been credited with inventing the modern music video game with Vib Ribbon and Parappa the Rapper. The latter game he developed with his studio NanaOn-Sha and illustrator Rodney Alan Greenblat.
Music albums:

Masaya Matsuura has released 10 music albums with PSY•S, 4 "best of" albums with PSY•S, and 1 solo album.[2] All albums were released under the Sony Music label.

1985 - Different View
1986 - PIC-NIC
1987 - Collection (Compilation)
1988 - Mint-Electric
1989 - Atlas
1990 - Signal
1991 - Two Hearts
1991 - Holiday
1992 - Two Sprits Live PSY'S Best Selection (Live)
1993 - Window
1994 - Home Made
1994 - Emotional Engine
1996 - Two Bridge (Compilation)
1998 - Brand New Diary + Another Diary (Compilation)
1989 - Sweet Home (Solo album)

Utilities and Non-games:

The Seven Colors (1993, Mac)
TOOL-X (1994, Mac)
Tunin'Glue (1996, Mac)


Metamor Jupiter (1993, PC Engine CD) as music composer
PaRappa the Rapper (1996, PS1)
UmJammer Lammy (1999, PS1)
Vib-Ribbon (1999, PS1)
Rhyme Rider Kerorican (2000, Bandai WonderSwan)
PaRappa the Rapper 2 (2002, PS2)
Mojib-Ribbon (2003, PS2)
Vib-Ripple (2004, PS2)
Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop (2005, Nintendo DS)
Musika (2007, iPod)
Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 2 (2007, Nintendo DS)
Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 3 (2007, Nintendo DS)
Major Minor's Majestic March (2008, Wii)
WinTa (2010, iPhone)
Big Hug (2011, iPhone, iPad)