Wataru Hokoyama Net Worth

Wataru Hokoyama Net Worth is
$13 Million

Wataru Hokoyama Biography

Wataru Hokoyama (?? ?, Hokoyama Wataru, born August 24, 1974 in Aizu, Fukushima, Japan) is a Japanese composer, conductor, and orchestrator based in Hollywood, California. He left his birth nation of Japan at the age of 16 to attend the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. He later attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and the USC Thornton School of Music. His works include the original scores for Bean Cake, Ocha Cups for Christmas, One, Afrika, and Soul Sacrifice.In 2008, Hokoyama composed, orchestrated, and conducted all the music for the video game Afrika. The soundtrack was released in Japan. The music was awarded Best Original Video Game Score by The Hollywood Music Awards 2008. Movie Music UK has the only review of the soundtrack and gave it 4.5/5.0, saying "Hokoyama has left a strong impression with the wonderful music he has composed. This is a soundtrack you cannot pass up." In 2009, Hokoyama provided a few orchestral cues for cutscenes in Resident Evil 5. It was his second video game project.More recently, Hokoyama again provided some additional orchestral cues for Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble. Following that, Hokoyama then co-composed, orchestrated, and conducted the music for the PlayStation Vita game, Soul Sacrifice. He was assisted on the project by the well known composer, Yasunori Mitsuda. He would later rejoin Mitsuda to help compose new music for the sequel Soul Sacrifice Delta. Also in 2013, he contributed some music and co-orchestrated the soundtrack to the PlayStation 4 game, Knack.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Date Of BirthAugust 24, 1974
Place Of BirthAizu, Fukushima, Japan
Height5' 6¼" (1.68 m)
ProfessionComposer, Music Department, Soundtrack
Star SignVirgo

Interesting Facts

1Wataru is discreetly known for his psychic abilities, and he has clients for his private reading/healing/coaching sessions among celebrities and corporate executives in U.S. and Asia.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive MediaAfrika (2008)



Life in Color2015/I
Knack2013Video Game
Soul Sacrifice2013Video Game
Kinect Disneyland Adventures2011Video Game music composer: Pyramind Studios
Afrika2008Video Game
The Making of Dark Fantasy2006Video documentary short
Kami no hidarite akuma no migite2006
The Document of 'God's Left Hand, Devil's Right Hand'2006Video documentary short
Miracle Planet2004TV Series documentary
The Kabuki Joint2003Short
Ocha Cups for Christmas2002Short
The Best Picture Show2001Short
Bean Cake2001Short

Music Department

Kinect Disneyland Adventures2011Video Game conductor: Skywalker Sound
Ace Combat: Joint Assault2010Video Game conductor: orchestra BGM / music arranger: orchestra BGM / orchestrator: orchestra BGM
Biohazard 52009Video Game orchestrator: additional music
Miracle Planet2004TV Series documentary music arranger
Me and My Old Man2001Short conductor
Dungeons & Dragons2000orchestrator
Halo: The Master Chief Collection2014Video Game conductor
Knack2013Video Game conductor
Soul Sacrifice2013Video Game conductor
Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack2012Video composer: additional music / orchestrator


Biohazard 52009Video Game music: "Pray", "An Emergency", "A Big Despair", "Wind of Madness", "Deep Ambition", "Plan of Uroboros" / performer: "Pray", "An Emergency", "A Big Despair", "Wind of Madness", "Deep Ambition", "Plan of Uroboros" / writer: "Pray", "An Emergency", "A Big Despair", "Wind of Madness", "Deep Ambition", "Plan of Uroboros"
Stories2007Video arranger: "Satogekishi" / performer: "A Gift From My Son" / writer: "A Gift From My Son", "Satogekishi"

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