Nerd Noise Radio

Channel 2 - C2E5: ”Nihon Dake De”

September 22, 2021

Today’s Broadcast is C2E5, for Theme Thursday, September 23rd, 2021. Today’s Theme is music from games only available in Japan, on a program we’re calling “Nihon Dake De” (loosely translated: “Only in Japan”)!


Track Number - Track - Game - System - Composer - Selected by - Timestamp


01) Greeting - 00:00:00

02) Saturn - Star Cruizer - Sharp X68000 - Toshiya Yamanaka - St. John

Music - 00:00:03

Introduction - 00:02:49

Conversation - 00:04:57

03) Stage 1 - Madō King Granzort - SuperGrafx - Norihiko Yamanuki - Hugues

Music - 00:10:30

Conversation - 00:12:50

04) Torrid City - Metal Stoker - PC Engine - Hiroto Saitō, and/or Nozomu Takahashi - St. John

Music - 00:17:33

Conversation - 00:19:43

05) Knock You Down - Live-A-Live - Super Famicom - Yoko Shimomura - Hugues

Music - 00:24:57

Conversation - 00:27:05

Belated “Top of the Show” Business - 00:30:45

06) I’ll Introduce - Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Toitsusen - Mega Drive - St. John

Music - 00:41:35

Conversation - 00:44:07

07) I Wanna Close to You - Misty Blue - PC88 (OPNA) - Yuzu Koshiro - Hugues

Music - 00:47:47

Conversation - 00:50:33

08) Fu-Ten / Mojibri Unkorashu - Mojib-Ribbon - PS2 - Masaya Matsuura* - St. John

Music - 00:54:57

Conversation - 00:57:23

09) Title - Nakayama Miho no Tokimeki High School - Famicom Disk System - Nobuo Uematsu* - Hugues

Music - 01:02:05

Conversation - 01:03:42

10) Level 1 Warning - Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake - MSX (SCC) - Masahiro Ikariko, Mutsuhiko Izumi, Yuko Kurahashi, Tomoya Tomita, Kazuhiko Uehara, Yuji Takenouchi, and/or Tsuyoshi Sekito - St. John

Music - 01:08:29

Conversation - 01:10:44

11) Springdale 2040 Night - Yo-Kai Watch 4 - Nintendo Switch - Kenchiro Saigo - Hugues

Music - 01:14:42

Conversation - 01:17:38

12) Stage 4 - Chip Chan Kick - PCFX - Hitoshi Sakimoto and/or Masaharu Iwata - St. John

Music - 01:21:06

Conversation - 01:23:06

13) Remain - Psychic Detective Series vol. 3: Aya - FM Towns / Mega CD - Yasuhito Saito - Hugues

Music - 01:26:18

Conversation - 01:28:45

14) A Refined Enchanted Cave - Chaos Seed: Fusui Kairoki - Saturn - Yasunori Shiono, Katsuhiro Hayashi, and/or Yukio Nakajima *

Music - 01:31:25

Conversation - 01:34:14

Housekeeping Cycle

Next Episode - 01:36:05

Special Announcement - 01:36:58

Our other shows - 01:37:42

Zero4 Champ II Discussion - 01:40:33

Sign-off - 01:42:32

15) Track 11 - Zero4 Champ II - PC Engine (CD) - Takeshi Ijima and/or Katsuhiro Hayashi - Hugues

Music - 01:42:46

16) Blooper Reel - 01:44:43


Total Episode Runtime: 01:46:38


Retro Game Club can be found here:


You can also follow Retro Game Club on Facebook @retrogameclubpodcast and on Twitter @rgcpodcast.


Hugues’ blog can be found here:


As promised in the episode, here are the links to the [now out of date] “all call” with the TG16 miniseries story included, as well as each of the three episodes:


June 2020 Special Announcement:


C1E47a: “Turbotastic”:


C1E47b: “The Little Engine that Could”:


C1E47c: “Tidal Wavetable, aka ‘The Continuing Adventures of Buzz Lightyear’”:


And a surprise bonus: In the episode, I had mentioned how wild the Chip Chan Kick track gets when you reverse it. Well, so, here is a sound file with the track in both directions, backward first, and then forward. It is taken from an Archive SUPER BONUS four-part series called “Back to Front - the 100” featuring each track from both C1E52 “Backtracks” -AND- the supplemental Channel F “F-isode” “Backtracks - the OTHER 50”, where each track is featured in both directions (backward first). If this sounds interesting, go find them on, along with the other six Backtracks-related SUPER BONUSES out there:


And if you haven’t heard the actual proper Backtracks Episodes, you can find them here:


C1E52: “Backtracks”


Channel F: “Backtracks - The OTHER 50!”


You can find Nerd Noise Radio on Facebook and on Twitter each @NerdNoiseRadio. There are also two Facebook Groups: Nerd Noise Radio “Easy Mode” where we just have general video game and nerd fun, or for the gearheads among you, Nerd Noise Radio “Expert Mode” where we deep dive sound hardware, composer info, and music theory. 


You can find the blog at Where we sometimes share additional show notes, and inside info. You can also find Nerd Noise Radio on, where we have remixes and super bonuses only available there (such as a music-only alternative version of today’s show).


Nerd Noise Radio is also a member of the Retro Junkies community, which can be found at And we are a member of the VGM Podcast Fans community on Facebook. St. John is also the admin of the Podcasters of Des Moines Facebook group, which features a number of other podcasters and great programs from the greater Des Moines area.


Thanks for listening! Join us again in October for a very special Channel 1 with an incredible theme, and someone other than St. John at the helm. Also, this episode will be one half of a two part collaboration with another esteemed VGM podcast... and wherever you are…..Fly the N!!



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