Mamoru Samuragochi has been labeled the modern Beethoven within Japan. It was long believed that Samuragochi was deaf but maintained a brilliant talent for creating musical masterpieces. What Mamoru Samuragochi was most popular for was his soundtracks for the Resident Evil and Onimush titles. Now it has been revealed that this modern Beethoven is nothing more than a scam.
Recently, Mamoru Samuragochi’s ghost writer has been revealed. These true musical masterpieces were done by a part-time music school teacher, Takashi Niigaki. Apparently, this ghost writing has been going on for over two decades. Takashi Niigaki wasn’t able to come forward before due to personal reasons. Though that’s not all for Mamoru Samuragochi as the belief of this composer being deaf is also not 100% true.
Samuragochi revealed to the world that he lost his hearing completely in 1999. It wasn’t until three years ago that the composer had started to regain his ability to hear, something he failed to tell fans. According to his ghost writer, Takashi Niigaki, the whole deaf claims may have been completely false as well. Speaking to ABC News, Takashi Niigaki comments on the subject.
“I’ve never felt he was deaf ever since we met…We carry on normal conversations. At first he acted to me also as if he had suffered hearing loss, but he stopped doing so eventually.”