Masanori Akita (秋田 真典 Akita Masanori?) is a Japanese video game music composer who formerly worked at Konami. He arranged various classic Castlevania themes for Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles.


Masanori worked at Konami for 18 years as a composer, where he developed music for many home games and pachinko/pachislot machines. Games he was involved in include: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Winning Eleven 2009, Time Hollow, Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles, as well as many Yu-Gi-Oh! titles for diverse systems of the era.

He left the company in 2017 and is currently working at IZENE Inc. and in the sound production studio INSPION, where he produces music for a variety of fields.

He currently resides in the city of Yokohama, Japan.

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