Hiroshi Watanabe (Cranky)
This page is for the artist that goes by the alias of Cranky. For the beatmania artist who goes by aliases such as QUADRA, DJ FX, and nite system, please see Hiroshi Watanabe.
- Name: Hiroshi Watanabe (渡辺洋)
- Birthday: November 29th
- Homepage: http://www.feline-groove.com/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/_cranky
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/felinegroove
Hiroshi Watanabe, also known as Cranky, is a long-time music creator and one of the oldest names in the Be-Music Source community. Exposed to several genres like classical, rock, and fusion at an early age, he participated in various musical activities throughout his youth. However, it was the sound of Juliana's Tokyo that opened his eyes to the potential of electronic music. Hiroshi plays around with many genres, but his forte is rave, Euro, and orchestra music.
Hiroshi started producing Be-Music Source files around the turn of the millennium and quite a few of them have become quite popular among the community, including conflict which many see as an anthem of BMS. It was also around this time that he launched the label Feline Groove, which he now manages alongside vocalist and wife Pico.
In recent years, Hiroshi has made several appearances in a variety of rhythm games. Many of both his older and newer works like Party 4U and JULIAN have also been licensed to these games as well.
- maimai general director Masaru Kohayakawa (コハD) cites Hiroshi as the reason why he started to license BMS songs into the series. This trend would later find its way into other music games such as SOUND VOLTEX, GROOVE COASTER, and CHUNITHM.
- Hiroshi was the sound director of NAOKI's mobile rhythm game SEVEN's CODE.
- cranky / Cranky
- Queen P.A.L.
|GO BACK 2 YOUR RAVE (Cranky Remix)||nora2r||jubeat plus / REFLEC BEAT plus||-||-||✓|
|conflict||siromaru + cranky||SOUND VOLTEX III GRAVITY WARS||-||✓||✓|
|Help me, ERINNNNNN!! -Cranky remix-||ビートまりお × Cranky||SOUND VOLTEX III GRAVITY WARS||-||-||✓|
|JULIAN||Queen P.A.L.||SOUND VOLTEX IV HEAVENLY HAVEN||-||✓||✓|
|Libera me||Cranky||SOUND VOLTEX IV HEAVENLY HAVEN||-||✓||✓|
|LECTORIA||Cranky||SOUND VOLTEX VIVID WAVE||-||✓||✓|
|ouroboros -twin stroke of the end-||Cranky VS MASAKI 「グルーヴコースター」より||(天下一音ゲ祭)||-||✓||✓|
- Feline Groove (2001, with Morrigan)
- 月輝 -Tu:Ki- (2002, with Morrigan)
- ツキガタリ -月輝継- (2002)
- Feline Groove II (2003, with Morrigan)
- History One (2003, with Morrigan)
- Speedster (2004, with EarBreaker)
- Rave-Slave (2004)
- Feline Groove III (2007, with Morrigan)
- Concerto (2008, with Pico)
- History Two (2008, with Morrigan)
- Feline Groove ～春～ (2009, with Morrigan)
- Feline Groove ～秋～ (2009, with Morrigan)
- Feline Groove N (2010, with Morrigan)
- Feline Groove IV (2011, with Morrigan)
- Rave-SLave 2017 (2017)
- Rave-SLave 2018 (2018)
- Rave-SLave 2019 (2019)
- Duello (2018, with t+pazolite)