- Name: Hiroshi Takeyasu (竹安弘)
Hiroshi Takeyasu (born July 9th, 1966) is one of the earliest BEMANI artists, working in the original beatmania along with Reo Nagumo and Tomomi Ohta. He was a big contributor to pop'n music, and was the sound director of the first four arcade games. In 2001 he left the pop'n music team to go work as the music producer for DDRMAX2 and DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME. He returned to the pop'n music team again in 2003, where he stayed until his eventual departure from the series altogether.
Prior to working on beatmania, Hiroshi Takeyasu composed music for some of Konami's arcade/NES games, his work dating as far back with the company as the mid-1980's.
Hiroshi hasn't been seen since pop'n music 15 ADVENTURE, and a handful of his songs has been cut from BEMANI games since. However, he still occasionally contributed to the CDs of various BEMANI soundtracks up until 2013, most notably for pop'n music and DanceDanceRevolution.
- HIRO (primary alias)
- apresmidi (with Sanae Shintani)
- The Ebisu Sisters (Sanae Shintani and Hiroyuki Togo)
- POST MODERN
- THE RICHIE SISTERS (name of the vocalists)
- SPIRITUAL RIDE
- THE BALD HEADS
- The Dust Fathers