December 06, 2021


The Ongaku is a resource for videogame music news and information, founded on March 20, 2008.

The website's multimedia projects include game-inspired music albums and Blu-ray documentaries filmed in the United States and Japan.


Send inquiries to theongaku [at] protonmail [dot] com.


JERRY has contributed articles since 2008 for publications such as Gamasutra,, Siliconera and He has reported from major industry events including the Tokyo Game Show, Game Developers Conference and E3 Expo.

HSU is a professional Ruby on Rails developer. He oversaw the website's 2020 renewal, optimizing code for desktop and mobile usage. In 2021, he designed the site's dark theme mode, facilitating late night usage.

YOSHI is a professional translator and musician. His English to Japanese translation is featured on the site and on subtitles for associated documentaries. His arranged music, designated under his artist name Pocket Groovy, is featured on the IWADON: Hiroyuki Iwatsuki Tribute Album, Hydorah Arranged Tracks, Splatterhouse: Butchered cover album, and Rokko Chan Soundtracks.


The site's projects include:

IWADON: Hiroyuki Iwatsuki Tribute Album, published by Game Music 4 All. Hydorah Arranged Tracks, published by Locomalito. Splatterhouse: Butchered by Various Artists, published by Howard Drossin. Rokko Chan Soundtracks, published by King Soukutu. Blu-Ray documentaries include the FAMI-MODE Blu-ray and the Mega Ran Japan Tour.


The site receives legal counsel from David Gulbransen, a Chicago area attorney with practice areas in information technology law, intellectual property law, and business law. He is a graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law where he served on Law Review and as a Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium Fellow.


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