- Name: Shoichiro Hirata (平田祥一郎)
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/sho1hrt
Shoichiro Hirata (born 1969) is a former Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo employee who worked for the company, contributing music both in and out of BEMANI. He was a frequent contributor to beatmania IIDX and DanceDanceRevolution during his tenure, and also did a few songs for pop'n music.
Shoichiro Hirata left KONAMI in 2003 to work at Hello! Project and avex group, but temporarily returned as a commissioned artist in 2006 and 2007 to write some new songs for BEMANI. He then composed a single song for KONAMI's Walk It Out! game for the Nintendo Wii that was later transferred into DanceDanceRevolution Classroom Edition, and lately has composed music for the Tokimeki Restaurant (ときめきレストラン☆☆☆) mobile game.
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- Shoichiro Hirata composed Hyper Glide and Let's Go Now for KONAMI's PlayStation fitness game MARTIALBEAT2.
- Outside of BEMANI, Shoichiro has contributed a few tracks recently to both SEGA's maimai and CAPCOM's CROSSxBEATS.