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Hirokazu Ando
Hirokazu Ando
Born 1969
Company HAL Laboratory (since 1991)
Current Position Composer
First game HyperZone
Latest game Kirby Star Allies

Hirokazu Ando(JP) is a veteran composer from HAL Laboratory. He has worked prominently in the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. franchises, being Kirby's Adventure and the first Super Smash Bros. among his most prominent works. He often works with fellow composer Jun Ishikawa.

Production History

Special Thanks

Song Credits

Kirby's Adventure

  • Drawing Song -- Arrangement
  • Title Screen / Demo -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Vegetable Valley (Plains Stage) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Invincible Stage -- Arrangement
  • Level 1 Map Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Underground Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Level Cleared Dance -- Arrangement
  • Ice Cream Island (Sea and Ship Stage) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Level 2 Map Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Museum and Warp Star Place -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Butter Building (Castle Stage) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Forest Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Level 3 Map Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Grape Garden (Cloud Stage) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Crane Fever (Bonus Stage) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Level 4 Map Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Yogurt Yard (Mountain Stage) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Arena Stage (Egg Bonus Stage) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Level 5 Map Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Orange Ocean (Underwater Stage) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Level 6 Map Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Rainbow Resort (Dream and Cold Stage) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Level 7 Map Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Green Greens (Black & White (Game Boy) Plains Stage) -- Arrangement
  • Level 8 Map Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Final Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending Demo -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement

Kirby's Dream Course

  • Introduction -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Title -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Star Card -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Learn the Rules -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Duel on the Dream Course -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dream Land -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Before You Start... -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The First Hole -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Over Water -- Arrangement
  • Cloudy Mountain Peaks -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Space Valley -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jigsaw Plains -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Green Fields -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Tricky Stuff -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Castles of Cake -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Iceberg Ocean -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Scorecard -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ride to the Sky -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Victory! -- Arrangement
  • High Scores -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Showdown with Dedede -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dedede is Getting Closer! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Continue or Give Up -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fall! -- Arrangement
  • Fanfare -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hole in One! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement

Kirby's Dream Land 2

  • Title Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • World 5: Red Canyon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cloudy Park -- Composition & Arrangement

Super Smash Bros.

  • Opening -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Peach's Castle Stage -- Arrangement
  • Kongo Jungle Stage -- Arrangement
  • Hyrule Castle Stage -- Arrangement
  • Planet Zebes Stage -- Arrangement
  • Yoshi's Island Stage -- Arrangement
  • Dream Land Stage -- Arrangement
  • Sector Z Stage -- Arrangement
  • Saffron City Stage -- Arrangement
  • Invincibility -- Arrangement
  • How to Play -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Menu Screen -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Training Mode -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Character Introduction Screen -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Challenger Appears -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mario Victory -- Arrangement
  • Donkey Kong Victory -- Arrangement
  • Link Victory -- Arrangement
  • Samus Victory -- Arrangement
  • Yoshi Victory -- Arrangement
  • Kirby Victory -- Arrangement
  • Fox Victory -- Arrangement
  • Pikachu Victory -- Arrangement
  • Captain Falcon Victory -- Arrangement
  • Ness Victory -- Arrangement
  • Versus Battle Results Display -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Reward -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Character Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Meta Crystal -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bonus Game -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bonus Game Failure -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Duel Zone -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Continue -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Final Destination -- Composition & Arrangement
  • All Clear -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Credits -- Composition & Arrangement

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

  • Opening -- Composition & Arrangement
  • What! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • I'll Go, Too -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Eek! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mix Me In, Too -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Whoa!! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • I'll Come Along With You -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Alright, On To The Next -- Composition & Arrangement
  • I'm Hungry -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Idiot of the Sea -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Major Specialization -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Overnight Detective -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bye-Bye -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Final Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The End - Staff -- Composition & Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Melee

  • Kongo Jungle -- Arrangement
  • Yoshi's Story -- Arrangement
  • Yoshi's Island -- Arrangement
  • Green Greens -- Arrangement
  • Corneria -- Arrangement
  • Poké Floats -- Arrangement
  • Big Blue -- Arrangement
  • EarthBound -- Arrangement
  • Flat Zone -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Battle Theme -- Arrangement
  • Mach Rider -- Arrangement
  • Mother 2 -- Arrangement
  • Final Destination -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Menu -- Composition & Arrangement
  • How to Play -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Trophy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending -- Composition & Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Melee Smashing... Live! Live Orchestra Music

  • Planet Corneria -- Arrangement
  • Original Medley -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement (w/Shogo Sakai)
  • Yoshi's Story -- Arrangement
  • Green Greens -- Arrangement

Kirby Air Ride

  • Celestial Valley -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Forest Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Green Greens -- Arrangement
  • Fountain of Dreams -- Arrangement
  • Sky -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Water -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Float Islands -- Arrangement
  • City Trial: Runaway Charge Tank -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stadium: Drag Race -- Arrangement

Kirby: Squeak Squad

  • Plains Area 2 ["Vegetable Valley" from Kirby's Adventure] -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sea Area ["Ice Cream Island" from Kirby's Adventure] -- Composition & Arrangement

Kirby Ultra Super Deluxe: Original Soundtrack

  • Milky Way Wishes: Credits / Orchestra Ver. -- Arrangement

Kirby's Epic Yarn

  • Green Greens -- Arrangement
  • Ice Cream Island -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Battleship Halberd -- Arrangement

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

  • Magolor, the Distant Traveler (File Select) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Green Greens / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Ver. (Lor Starcutter) -- Arrangement
  • Cookie Country (Title Theme) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Adventure Begins -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bring on the Super Ability -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Through the Forest -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Caving (Peaceful Place) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Exciting! Boss Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Oasis Area -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Happy Mambo -- Arrangement
  • Sky Waltz -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sky Tower -- Composition & Arrangement
  • A Dream of Clouds (Grape Garden) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Clash! Midboss Tower (King Dedede's Theme) -- Arrangement
  • Grand Doomer -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Unlock -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Challenge Results -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Steel Hometown (Steel Station) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Underworld -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dangerous Dinner -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Halcandra Volcano (Volcano Area) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Infinite Power -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Into Another Dimension -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Clear Dance (Stage) (Short) -- Arrangement
  • Clear Dance (Stage) -- Arrangement
  • Fly! Kirby (Another Dimension) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Theater / Sound Test -- Arrangement
  • Waddle Dee Tank -- Arrangement
  • Chef Kawasaki -- Arrangement
  • True Arena -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Road to Victory (The Arena) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Arena Results -- Composition & Arrangement
  • C-R-O-W-N-E-D -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ultimate Clear -- Arrangement
  • File Select 3 -- Composition & Arrangement

Kirby's Dream Collection

  • Title -- Arrangement
  • Menu -- Arrangement
  • Kirby's History -- Composirion (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • Magolor Race -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dark Magolor Race -- Composition & Arrangement

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

  • Sun, Sky, Dreamstalk -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Walking to a Flowery Coup! -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • Choose the File -- Arrangement
  • Green Greens -- Arrangement
  • Hypernova Inhale -- Arrangement
  • Sun Stone Get! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Cave in the Sky -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Tilting the World -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Chasing Down the Miniboss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fine Fields Prairie -- Composition & Arrangement
  • A Forest Hike -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Invincible -- Arrangement
  • Bouncing Boss Battle -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • Grand Sun Stone -- Arrangement
  • Grand Sun Stone Get! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Under the Sunshine -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Toy Rhythm -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Spring Smash Factory -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sky at Sunset -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Silver Snow Story -- Arrangement
  • Spinning Jungle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mysterious Trap -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Grand Sun Stone Dance (Short) -- Arrangement
  • Grand Sun Stone Dance -- Arrangement
  • Kirby Fighters: Fight Begins -- Arrangement
  • Four-Way Fight in Coo's Forest -- Arrangement
  • Kirby Fighters: Last Fight Begins -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dedede's Drum Dash: Green Greens -- Arrangement
  • Dedede's Drum Dash: Gourmet Go Go -- Arrangement
  • Dedede's Drum Dash: Dedede's Theme -- Arrangement
  • Dedede's Drum Dash: Distant Traveler -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dedede's Drum Dash: Results -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Not Enough Sun Stones -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Adventure Begins (Arrangement) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Majestic Flora -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hypernova All-Stars -- Arrangement
  • Taranza, the Master of Puppetry -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • Revenge of the Enemy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Divine Beauty -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • Queen Sectonia Defeated -- Composition & Arrangement
  • She Who Holds the Stars -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fatal Blooms in Moonlight -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Last-Minute Hero -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • The World to Win -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • Queen Sectonia Final Form Defeated -- Composition & Arrangement
  • FLOWERED -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • One of the Miracles -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • Royal Warp -- Arrangement
  • A Well-Earned Rest -- Arrangement
  • Soul of Sectonia -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • Soul of Sectonia Defeated -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Credits -- Arrangement
  • 100% Clear! -- Arrangement

Kirby Fighters Deluxe

  • Main Theme -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • Ability Selection -- Arrangement
  • Jingle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Team DDD (Very Hard) -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • Results -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Credits -- Composition & Arrangement

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe

  • Main Theme -- Arrangement
  • How to Play -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stage 1: Floral Fields -- Arrangement
  • Stage 4: Bouncing Boss Battle -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • Stage 5: City -- Arrangement
  • Bonus Stage: C-R-O-W-N-E-D -- Composition & Arrangement
  • C-R-O-W-N-E-D: Ver. 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jingle -- Arrangement
  • Trophy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Credits -- Composition & Arrangement

Kirby: Planet Robobot

  • The Revolving Star is a Planet -- Composition & Arrangement
  • First Contact -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Planet of Wonders: Popstar -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Patched Plains -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Venturing into the Mechanised World -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Re: Green Greens -- Arrangement
  • Metal Invasion -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Pink Ball Activate! (Robobot Armor) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Steel Beat -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Green Laboratory -- Arrangement
  • Lovely Yellow Va-Va-Vrooms -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Residence Laboratory -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Code Cube Get! -- Arrangement
  • Overload Ocean -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Rainbow Tower Entrance (SFX) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Complex Laboratory -- Arrangement
  • My Happy Sweet Time -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Now Loading -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Theme of the Haltmann Company -- Composition & Arrangement
  • VS. The Wicked Company -- Composition & Arrangement
  • "Well then, I will return" -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sky Blue Flight -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Indeed, Core Kabula -- Arrangement
  • Stage Clear -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Clouds Park -- Arrangement
  • Rhythm Route -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Outrow Driver -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Neon Laboratory -- Arrangement
  • "Sometimes I just find myself singing it out loud" -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Tridimensional Cannon: D.D.D. -- Arrangement
  • 93-Billion Cries -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Code Cube Get! (Short) -- Arrangement
  • Toy Box -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mother's Caption -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Kirby 3D Rumble -- Arrangement
  • VS. Mega Masher -- Arrangement
  • Memorial Theater -- Arrangement
  • Haltmann Works Company HQ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Instruction that Forgot Love -- Composition & Arrangement
  • President Haltmann Defeated (SFX) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Sound of the Returning to Devastation -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Return of Meta Knight -- Arrangement
  • Final Takeoff -- Composition & Arrangement
  • VS. Star Dream -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • Fatal Error -- Composition & Arrangement
  • First Cry of a Newborn Star -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Vagrant Counting Song of Retrospection -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Pink Ball Revolution! One Last Shot -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Scream of Shell -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Heart Planet -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Memories: I Won't Forget Our Memories -- Composition & Arrangement
  • No Regrets, Right? -- Composition & Arrangement
  • With a Comrade in Arms... -- Arrangement
  • The Revolving Complete Planet -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Combat Strength Measurement Planet -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • Reproduction of Darkness -- Arrangement
  • Soul 0 System -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • Soul 0 System (Part 2) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Restored Earth -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Pocket Diary -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Noble Haltmann: Previous Night's Last Recital -- Composition & Arrangement

The Sound of Kirby Café

  • A Freshly Green Café Terrace -- Arrangement
  • Plenty of Butter Building -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sunset Tower -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Honey is Sweet, the Blooming is Lovely -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Café De Planet -- Composition & Arrangement

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

  • Prologue -- Arrangement
  • Ordeal! (Orchestral) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ordeal! (Electric Orchestra) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Tougher Boss -- Arrangement
  • Approaching Last Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Town (Final) -- Composition & Arrangement

Kirby's Blowout Blast

  • Mt. Dedede -- Arrangement
  • Boss Battle -- Arrangement
  • Last Stage -- Arrangement
  • The Adventure Begins -- Composition & Arrangement

Kirby Star Allies

  • Title Screen -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Main Menu -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Let's Be Friends (Intro) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Starfall: A Rude Awakening (Opening) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dream Land -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Green Gardens -- Arrangement
  • Advice -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Donut Dome -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Honey Hill -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Picture Piece Acquired -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Clash at Castle Dedede -- Arrangement
  • Swole Dedede Scuffle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gallery -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fake Credits Rewind -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Planet Popstar -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stage Clear -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Results -- Arrangement
  • Friend Star -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jambastation -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gatehouse Road -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Eastern Wall -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dream Palace -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dream Friend Unlocked -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Prayer Song to God (Francisca & Flamberge Battle) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Inner Sanctum -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Zan Partizanne Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Escape from Jambastation -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Starlight Heroes -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Puzzle Room 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Planet Caverna -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Planet Frostak -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Around Jambandra Base -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Big Switch Complete -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Unlock -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jambandra Base (Map) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jambandra Base -- Arrangement
  • Void Termina Battle (Phases 1-4) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Final Push -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending Cutscene -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Kirby's Curtain Call (Staff Roll) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ability Room -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Patched Plains (Piano) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dream Friend Bandana Waddle Dee (2.0.0.) -- Arrangement
  • Dream Friend King Dedede (2.0.0.) -- Arrangement
  • Dream Friend Meta Knight (2.0.0.) -- Arrangement
  • Dream Frends Rick, Kine & Coo (2.0.0.) -- Arrangement
  • Dream Friend Marx (2.0.0.) -- Arrangement
  • Dream Friend Gooey (2.0.0.) -- Arrangement
  • Friends' Curtain Call (Staff Roll 2) -- Composition (w/Jun Ishikawa), Arrangement
  • Morpho Knight Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Void Termina (Walking Phase) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Void Termina (Innards Phase) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Void Termina (Flying Phase) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Void Termina (Soul Phase) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Ultimate Choice: Game Clear -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Crazy Mischief in the Stars (Gourmet Race) (2.0.0.) -- Arrangement
  • Dark Matter Battle Remix (2.0.0.) -- Arrangement
  • Hyper Zone 1 Remix (2.0.0.) -- Arrangement
  • Credits -- Composition & Arrangement

Interviews

Trivia

  • Since Kirby: Triple Deluxe, the sound tests of the main Kirby games have indicated songs composed by Hirokazu Ando by showing blue-colored musical notes.