'Deaf' composer Samuragochi says he's sorry for deceiving

Mar 7, 2014

'Deaf' composer Samuragochi says he's sorry for deceiving

by Mizuho Aoki

A month after the shocking revelation by his ghostwriter, the supposedly “deaf” composer Mamoru Samuragochi apologized Friday for deceiving people with his lies. However, the 50-year-old from Hiroshima Prefecture flatly denied composer Takashi Niigaki’s claim that he is not deaf, saying he is preparing ...

Feb 9, 2014

Samuragochi's shameful deception

What are fans of the supposedly deaf composer Mamoru Samuragochi to make of the revelation that another composer has ghostwritten more than 20 classical music scores credited to Samuragochi for the past 18 years?

Noted deaf composer admits his music was ghostwritten

Feb 5, 2014

Noted deaf composer admits his music was ghostwritten

Mamoru Samuragochi, a deaf composer of classical music and soundtracks for video games, had someone else write his pieces for more than 10 years, including his best-known score, “Hiroshima Symphony,” a lawyer representing him said Wednesday. Samuragochi, 50, dubbed a modern Beethoven by the ...