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Ryu☆ (中原龍太郎, Nakahara Ryutaro, born on October 1, 1979 in Fukuoka, Japan) is a composer for KONAMI's Bemani series of rhythm games. Other pseudonyms he's frequently found under are Ryu* (used until he composed Be quiet), 青龍 (Seiryuu) (used for the songs waxing and wanding and Time to Air), HHH (when collaborating with VJ Halka and dancer Dai) and Kraken (used for the song Do it!! Do it!!).
It should be noted that he is referred to as simply Ryu as well.

His first appearance was in beatmania IIDX 4th style with the track starmine. He (along with kors k) won a musicianship trial held by KONAMI, whose winners would get their composition featured in aforementioned game. He returned with a remix of dj TAKA's track Abyss in beatmania IIDX 9th style. From that point on, he regularly wrote tracks for various games of KONAMI's Bemani series and composed music for beatmania IIDX, Dance Dance Revolution, Jubeat and pop'n music. He also became a part of Beatnation Records and works as a freelance musician. His first album, starmine, has been released on October 15, 2009.

For a more complete list of his compositions, see his profile page on the Beatnation Records website.

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