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Naoki Maeda
前田 尚紀 Maeda Naoki
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BirthplaceOsaka, Japan
BirthdateApril 28
GenderMale
Age48 (DDR 5thMIX-EXTREME 2/STRIKE!)
50 (DDR HOTTEST PARTY 2-DDR II)
Height6'0"
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorAuburn (DDR 5thMIX-EXTREME 2/STRIKE!)

Blonde (DDR HOTTEST PARTY 2)
Gray/Silver (DDR HOTTEST PARTY 3-DDR II)

HobbyManuevering robots, Playing heroic,

Dancing

LikesFreedom, Spicy food,
DislikesJealousy, Silence
First AppearanceDDR 5thMIX


Naoki Maeda, better known as NAOKI (born April 28, 1969), is one of BEMANI's most recognizable artists. Starting off in Konami in 1996, Naoki would later become the sound director of the DanceDanceRevolution arcade series for four years, along with his other work on other BEMANI series. He also became the producer of some recent DDR titles like DanceDanceRevolution MUSIC FIT, as well as a new project named DanceMasters/DanceEvolution. In 2013, he left Konami as a way to start his independent music career.

From his game appearance in Dance Dance Revolution 5thMIX up to DanceDanceRevolution II, he and U1 appears as hidden dancing characters.

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Represents Naoki, the main composer for the DDR series. Naoki Maeda, more commonly called simply Naoki, is a Japanese music composer and producer who works for Konami.