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Resident Evil, Onimusha Composer Admits He's A Fraud

Well, this isn't good news.

According to a report in the Japan Times, one of the country's most noted composers is a fraud.

It's Resident Evil and Onimusha composer Mamoru Samuragochi, who has admitted that over the past decade, someone else has been writing his arrangements. This includes what he dubbed his best achievement, a piece called "Hiroshima Symphony," dedicated to those who lost their lives in the 1945 atomic explosion.

Samuragochi's lawyer informed everyone that the "modern Beethoven" is apologetic. He "deeply regrets" his actions and he calls them "totally inexcusable." He didn't even write the piece entitled "Sonatina for Violin," which will be featured at the Winter Olympics this month. Samuragochi is deaf, so that's how the comparison to Beethoven came about...but obviously, he ain't no Beethoven.

He decided to admit everything after NHK aired a documentary featuring Samuragochi touring the tsunami-devastated Tohuku region of Japan. He met with survivors and was even shown composing a requiem for a little girl who lost her mother. Faking that is just plain sick, so maybe that's what finally pushed him to confess.

Like I said, not good.

Tags: mamoru samuragochi, onimusha composer, resident evil composer

2/5/2014 10:59:51 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

JackC8
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 11:18:17 AM
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Nothing says "deeply apologetic" quite like speaking through your lawyer.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 11:24:46 AM

HA.

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ZettaiSeigi
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 11:52:47 AM

That was so unacceptable, particularly that stunt with using the tsunami survivors. Wow. Just wow.

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Bonampak
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 12:25:18 PM

With what he did with both the Hiroshima & Tsunami survivors, he actually makes Milli Vanilli look good in comparison.

BTW, in regards to the Resident Evil games, this guy only 'composed' music from the Dual-Shock version of RE1,

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 12:15:39 PM
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Wow, I wonder if he plans to name the real talent and give them credit.

Perhaps it's not a big surprise though in Japan where proxy performances and fictional talent are common.

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tes37
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 12:28:18 PM
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Confessing is always better than waiting to get caught. The punishment is usually lighter. Even though coming clean is the right thing to do, I will be removing all the Samuragochi posters from my walls

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Underdog15
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 1:25:35 PM

lol Don't forget that one on your ceiling above your bed. I know I forgot to take down mine.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 1:59:24 PM

Sarcasm or do such posters exist?

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tes37
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 6:19:21 PM

LOL. Sarcasm of course. This is the first time I've heard the guys name. I know Underdog was joking too. If there were any posters on my wall, they wouldn't be male.

Edit: The person in the poster and not the poster itself, if that makes sense. If not, I'll try again later

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 6:35:52 PM

I actually believed you tes. Not sure if that says more about me as a person or you :)

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tes37
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 7:11:29 PM

If it says anything, it doesn't mean we have to listen. ;)

Yeah that was corny. That's what happens when you corner people and also why you're on my friend's list. I miss your humor LV. :(

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Knightzane
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 12:51:53 PM
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Resident Evil had music?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 6:36:14 PM

Um ya...the early games have awesome soundtracks.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 1:17:18 PM
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Instead of the Modern Beethoven, he could be called the Modern Milli Vanilli!

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Lone Wanderer
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 5:00:24 PM
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Typical. This is exactly what was going on with the real Beethoven in the 18th century. Ludwig van Beethoven was a fraud. Yep this is reality your brain tells you, everytime you read something like this. Reality=Everything amazing, fantastical, intriguing, inspiring that you see, yeah flush that all down the toilet. This is the real world. You know,lame. "Ignorance would be bliss, had I a such a mind."

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Alejandro562
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 9:58:56 PM
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Publicity stunt i think.

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Doomsquirrel
Sunday, February 09, 2014 @ 3:23:52 PM
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I heard the scandal was about him not being deaf like he claims, not over him having a ghostwriter for his music.

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