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Kenta Nagata(JP) is a game composer and sound director at Nintendo. Initially working in the Nintendo EAD department, he has usually worked on the Mario Kart and New Super Mario Bros. series, as well as other titles such us The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. He has taken on the position of sound director since around the Wii era.

It is speculated that he got married to fellow Nintendo composer Shinobu Nagata, although that information hasn't been proven true yet.

Production History

Special Thanks

Song Credits

Mario Kart 64

  • Opening Title -- Composition (w/Soyo Oka), Arrangement
  • 3 Raceways / Wario Stadium -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Moo Moo Farm / Yoshi Valley -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Koopa Troopa Beach -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Kalimari Desert -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Toad's Turnpike -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Frappe Snowland / Sherbet Land -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Choco Mountain -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bowser Castle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • D.K.'s Jungle Parkway -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Banshee Boardwalk -- Composition (w/Soyo Oka), Arrangement
  • Rainbow Road -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Battle Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Result (1st Place ~ 4th Place) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Result (5th Place ~ 8th Place) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Result (VS & Battle) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Star Power -- Arrangement
  • Trophy Presentation (1st Place ~ 3rd Place) -- Arrangement
  • Trophy Presentation (4th Place ~ 8th Place) -- Arrangement
  • Credits -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Star Grid Fanfare (Grand Prix & VS) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Star Grid Fanfare (Time Attack & Battle) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Final Lap Fanfare -- Arrangement
  • Goal in Fanfare (1st Place) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Goal in Fanfare (2nd Place ~ 4th Place) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Goal in Fanfare (5th Place ~ 8th Place) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement

1080° Snowboarding

  • Vacant Lives -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Work Your Body -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dance! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • This is a Test -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Golden Forest -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Grasp Power! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Blue Flame -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Call Me -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Half Pipe -- Composition & Arrangement
  • db -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lost -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Give it to Me -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Review -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Winner -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Vacant Lives (1080º Mix) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • White Out -- Composition & Arrangement
  • jz -- Composition & Arrangement

Doubutsu no Mori / Animal Crossing

  • Title -- Composition & Arrangement[1]

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

  • Title -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • The Great Sea -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Dragon Roost Island -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Aryll's Theme -- Composition & Arrangement[3]

The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition

  • Menu -- Arrangement

Nintendo Sound Selection vol.1 Peach <Healing Music>

  • Aryll's Theme -- Composition, Guitar
  • Title (Animal Crossing) -- Composition, Bass

Nintendo Sound Selection vol.2 Koopa <Loud Music>

  • Fortress Boss (Super Mario Bros. 3) -- Bass
  • Oni Fortress -- Bass

Super Mario 64 DS

  • 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 Luigi <B - Side Music>

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

Big Brain Academy

  • Title -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Registration -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Homeroom -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Test -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Results -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Results (Fail) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Options -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Versus -- Composition & Arrangement

Link's Crossbow Training

  • Channel Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Title Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stage Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Results -- Composition & Arrangement

Touch Generations Soundtrack

  • Nintendogs Theme - Live Ver. (nintendogs) -- Bass

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

  • World 1 Map -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Ground BGM -- Arrangement[4]
  • Underground BGM -- Arrangement[4]
  • Castle Boss Battle -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Game Over -- Arrangement[4]

Mario Kart 7

  • Title -- Composition & Arrangement[5]

Mario Kart 8

DLC

  • Wii Wario's Gold Mine -- Arrangement[6] 
  • GC Baby Park -- Arrangement[6] 
  • 3DS Neo Bowser City -- Arrangement[6] 
  • GBA Ribbon Road -- Arrangement[6]
  • Big Blue -- Arrangement[6]

Gallery

Interviews

Trivia

References

  1. https://vgmdb.net/album/2043
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 https://vgmdb.net/album/19867
  3. https://vgmdb.net/album/2043
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 https://www.ymm.co.jp/p/detail.php?code=GTP01085336&dm=d#song
  5. https://vgmdb.net/album/55417
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 https://vgmdb.net/album/51219
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