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Junko Tamiya

Also Known As

  • 民谷 淳子
  • Swimmer Tamichan
  • Tamie
  • GON
  • Gonzou
  • Gondamin
  • Strong Tami
  • J. Tamiya

Game Credits


Final Fight: Double Impact (2010)   (Music / Sound)
I Wanna Be The Guy: The Movie - The Game (2007)   (Original Music Composers (uncredited))
Bionic Commando (1992)   (Music Composer (uncredited))
Code Name: Viper (1990)   (Music Composer (uncredited))
Final Fight (1990)   (Music)
Little Nemo: The Dream Master (1990)   (Music Composer)
Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (1990)   (Music Director)
Final Fight (1989)   (Music / Sound)
Strider (1989)   (Sound Designer (uncredited))
Sweet Home (1989)   (Music)
1943 Kai (1988)   (Music (uncredited))
Bionic Commando (1988)   (Music)
Gun.Smoke (1988)   (Sound)


Street Fighter III: Third Strike - Online Edition (2011)   (Special Thanks)


Bionic Commando: Rearmed (2008)   (The Original Bionic Commando NES Team)

Developer Biography

Junko Tamiya (民谷 淳子, TAMIYA Junko) is a Japanese composer who scored a number of NES games as well as a few movies.

She studied in the Osaka College of Music during the eighties with several other female video game music composers such as Soyo Oka and Miki Higashino. After graduating, she became part of Capcom's Sound Team and worked with Capcom from 1987 until 1992. She created several soundtracks for their games.

So many aliases were used for her credit. She explains this: "As I remember, some are named by myself, but others are given by members of the sound team. We enjoyed our inspiration at that time and named. It might have been one of the pleasures when the work was completed."

The NES version of the Bionic Commando music, produced and composed by Tamiya (under the pseudonym "Gondamin"), is very highly praised for its militaristic compositional element. Two songs from the Arcade versions are used in some areas.

She, as of November 2020, lives in Nara Prefecture in Japan.

Last updated: Nov 05, 2020

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