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Yoko Shimomura

Also Known As

  • 下村 陽子

Game Credits


Legend of Mana (2021)   (Music)
Kingdom Hearts III: Re:Mind (2020)   (Music)
Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)   (Instruments / Vocals)
Streets of Rage 4 (2020)   (Japanese Composer Tracks Produced by Brave Wave Productions)
Xuan-Yuan Sword VII (2020)   (Music Composed by)
Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn (2019)   (Final Fantasy XV Lead Composer)
Kingdom Hearts III (2019)   (Music)
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition (2018)   (Music)
Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition (2018)   (Music)
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + B... (2018)   (Music)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)   (Music Arrangement)
Egglia: Legend of the Redcap (2017)   (Music Composers)
Final Fantasy XV: Assassin's Festival (2017)   (Final Fantasy XV Lead Composer)
Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus (2017)   (Final Fantasy XV Lead Composer)
Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis (2017)   (Final Fantasy XV Lead Composer)
Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto (2017)   (Final Fantasy XV Lead Composer)
Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (2017)   (Music)
Kingdom Hearts HD II.8: Final Chapter - Prologue (2017)   (Music)
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's... (2017)   (Music)
Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV (2017)   (Final Fantasy XV Lead Composer)
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (2017)   (Music)
Final Fantasy XV (2016)   (Music)
Kingdom Hearts: Unchained χ (2016)   (Music)
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (2015)   (Music)
Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming (2014)   (Musical Artists)
Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX (2014)   (Music)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014)   (Music Arrangement)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)   (Music Arrangement)
Terra Battle (2014)   (Music)
Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX (2013)   (Music)
Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX (2013)   (Music)
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (2013)   (Music)
Demons' Score (2012)   (Azazel Composer)
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (2012)   (Music)
The 3rd Birthday (2010)   (Composers)
Final Fight: Double Impact (2010)   (Music / Sound)
I Wanna Be the Boshy (2010)   (Super Mario RPG)
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (2010)   (Music)
Kingdom Hearts: Re:coded (2010)   (Music)
Radiant Historia (2010)   (Music)
Xenoblade Chronicles (2010)   (Music)
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (2009)   (Music)
Little King's Story (2009)   ('Bolero' (M. Ravel) Arrangement by)
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)   (Music)
Kingdom Hearts: Coded (2008)   (Music)
Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories (2008)   (Music)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)   (Music Arrangement)
Front Mission (2007)   (Music)
Heroes of Mana (2007)   (Music)
Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner (2006)   (Composers)
Kingdom Hearts II (2005)   (Music)
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2005)   (Music)
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (2004)   (Music)
Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition (2003)   (Sound)
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)   (Music)
Kingdom Hearts (2002)   (Music)
Legend of Mana (1999)   (Music)
Parasite Eve II (1999)   (Square "Parasite Eve" Original Music)
Parasite Eve (1998)   (Music)
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)   (Music)
Tobal No.1 (1996)   (Production Assistant)
Front Mission (1995)   (Music)
Live a Live (1994)   (Music Composer)
Breath of Fire (1993)   (Music Composer)
The Punisher (1993)   (Music Compose)
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition (1992)   (Sound)
Street Fighter II Turbo (1992)   (Sound)
Varth: Operation Thunderstorm (1992)   (Sound)
Buster Bros. (1991)   (Sound)
The King of Dragons (1991)   (Music Composer (uncredited))
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991)   (Sound Design)
Code Name: Viper (1990)   (Music Composer (uncredited))
Disney Adventures in the Magic Kingdom (1990)   (Sound Composer (uncredited))
Final Fight (1990)   (Music)
Nemo (1990)   (Sound Composer)
Final Fight (1989)   (Music / Sound)
Samurai Sword (1988)   (Sound (サウンド))


198X (2019)   (Special Thanks)


The King of Dragons (1991)   (Game Masters)

Developer Biography

Yoko Shimomura graduated from university planning on being a music teacher. Her interest in video games took her interest away from this career when she sent in some music to a few video game companies. Eventually Capcom would be interested in her work and interviewed her. She eventually got working on games in the Street Fighter series. She was part of the crew that developed Breath of Fire, this sparked interest from Square to hire her into their music composing group. She then decided to leave Capcom to join Square. Here, she would compose games like Live A Live and Super Mario RPG, as well as games like Parasite Eye and Kingdom Hearts.

Today, she is a freelance musician, but she mostly works on series of games that she has composed in the past, such as the Mario and Luigi series of games (it is a spiritual sequel of Mario RPG), and the Kingdom Hearts series of games.

Last updated: Oct 27, 2006

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