General Yamamoto Rip off thread

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Post by kei17 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:40 pm

matt0044 wrote:Why is this such a common thing in Japan?
Yamamoto is obivoulsy a special case, which is why he got banned from musical composition.
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Post by Attitudefan » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:38 am

Huh, interesting. I mean, that song is such a classic, how could he not have been caught for so long?
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Post by ThunderPX » Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:56 am

I don't think you can really be "caught" in that case, as it's a traditional folk song that nobody quite knows the origin of. In other words, it isn't copyrighted. :P

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Post by damn » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:09 pm

kei17 wrote:A similar thing happened with Mother 2 aka EarthBound on SNES, too. Its music had a lot of pieces inspired by the Beatles and such, which probably is the reason why it took long to be re-released in the Western market though it have been ported and re-released for several times without any problems in Japan.
Hmmm...I really don't think so
Mother 2/Earthbound(as well as the other Mother games) sampled the music...like seconds of it or so(which is very different to what Yamamoto does where most of the time he steals a huge part of the song or the whole song itself)
The Mother games got ported once before the Wii U release in Japan I believe(which was the Mother 1+2 Release for the GBA)
And I don't think that's the reason Nintendo didn't re-release it to the west earlier cuz Mother 2 not being on the Japanese Wii Virtual Console is pretty weird

Personally IMO the reason Nintendo doesn't bring the other games out of Japan is cause they just want to kill the series for some reason...and the only reason they even finally re-released Earthbound was cause the Wii U was failing pretty hard

And there's been lots of games which have sampled(or stolen) music in them that were released in the past....so I dunno
I'm not sure why Nintendo hasn't released Mother 1 and 3 outside of Japan...considering it would cost them nothing to put them in the Virtual Console...and I very much doubt it's music rights....considering the clowns that are running Nintendo right now(Iwata and Reggie) I'm not surprised though

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Post by VegettoEX » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:39 pm

Your analysis of Nintendo is not only grossly off-base (in no rational world does Nintendo release a Virtual Console port of Earthbound with the sole purpose/hope of saving the system's sales), but is mostly irrelevant to the greater conversation here.
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Post by TheOverlyMadHatter » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:04 pm

This might be a bit of a stretch, but...

Dynasty Warriors 3, The Men of Intelligence

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, Final Decisive Battle

Also, does anyone know what Yamamoto is up to these days? Is he still in composition?

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Post by garnetjester » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:13 pm

I think he's still arranging music but he doesn't compose anymore.
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Post by jjgp1112 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:10 am

And now in the irony of ironies, a song from the Xenoverse soundtrack clearly borrows certain parts from Yamamoto's "An Elegant Early Afternoon" from the Kai soundtrack. For comparison's sake:

Xenoverse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... j5F4#t=509
Kai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqrhS26 ... C07831FD6A
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Post by DBZAOTA482 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:59 am

jjgp1112 wrote:And now in the irony of ironies, a song from the Xenoverse soundtrack clearly borrows certain parts from Yamamoto's "An Elegant Early Afternoon" from the Kai soundtrack. For comparison's sake:

Xenoverse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... j5F4#t=509
Kai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqrhS26 ... C07831FD6A
That was in Burst Limit, which came out about a year before Kai.
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Post by ShinGaijin » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:59 am

One month...is it necroposting ? :think:

Fuji TV aired some Kai footage with Yamamoto's music two days ago http://youtu.be/eWTMQXN-A1U?t=20s
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Post by Xeogran » Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:44 pm

I miss Yamamoto myself. Atleast during these days Toei "cared" about Kai.

On the other note, why does Xenoverse still have some of his BGMs here and there? Seems strange.

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Post by dropper » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:10 am

Did they remove Kenji's music from J Legend Biography for Nintendo 3DS? I know Super Butouden 2 for SFC was in there, not sure if he did music for any other titles included.

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Post by kei17 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:07 pm

dropper wrote:Did they remove Kenji's music from J Legend Biography for Nintendo 3DS? I know Super Butouden 2 for SFC was in there, not sure if he did music for any other titles included.
It was left as-is. It's probably because the game is a domestic release.
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Post by DBZAOTA482 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:38 pm

DarkPrince_92 wrote:
Krax wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSeldKAqM-w Toto - Stranger in Town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al2cVwk0sv8 Cell Games Theme from Budokai
Nice find. That's so weird.
They sound almost nothing to me. But then I'm biased since it's my favorite song in Budokai so that makes me and Krax natural enemies now.
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DBZGTKOSDH wrote:... Haven't we already gotten these in GT? Goku dies, the DBs go away, and the Namekian DBs most likely won't be used again because of the Evil Dragons.
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Post by Krax » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:33 am

DBZAOTA482 wrote:
DarkPrince_92 wrote:
Krax wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSeldKAqM-w Toto - Stranger in Town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al2cVwk0sv8 Cell Games Theme from Budokai
Nice find. That's so weird.
They sound almost nothing to me. But then I'm biased since it's my favorite song in Budokai so that makes me and Krax natural enemies now.
It was my favorite song too :(

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Post by DarkPrince_92 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:28 pm

Eh... I don't know about this one. Vague similarities, but both tracks sounds like a lot of things I might have heard.
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