Shota Nakama


Shota Nakama (Japanese Guest) — Producer, Composer and Guitarist

Shota Nakama, born and raised in Okinawa, Japan, is a Boston-based music producer and arranger. He is the head of soundtrec, his music and live production company. Under his direction, soundtrec has worked on internationally acclaimed video game projects such as Final Fantasy, God Eater, and Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as hit anime series like The Rising of the Shield Hero, and Little Witch Academia, to name a few. He was also in charge of orchestral score production and recording supervision for Triumphant Heart, the 2018 album by legendary guitarist Jason Becker, and Suzy, Graham Bonnett's timeless ballad.

Shota's live concert project Video Game Orchestra (VGO) combines his favorite symphonic rock style with video game music. Receiving worldwide popularity, VGO has toured globally in places like the United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, and Mexico. In addition to performing its concert series, VGO's has been featured in the official concerts of notable video game franchises such as Final Fantasy XV, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Devil May Cry.

Shota's producing ability led to directing Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Concert, which gained over 5 million views on YouTube. Subsequently, he became the first Japanese person to produce a concert by MARVEL by working on their first online concert. Most recently, Shota has produced the official My Hero Academia concert and the world premiere of Sonic Symphony, the official Sonic the Hedgehog concert, at the Brazil Game Show in Sao Paulo.