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Yuzo Koshiro

Also Known As

  • 古代 祐三
  • Yuzou Koshiro

Game Credits


Project X Zone 2 (2016)   ([Streets of Rage] Series)
The Legend of Oasis (1996)   (Producer)
Beyond Oasis (1994)   (Producer)


Amazing Island (2004)   (Original Concept)


The Scheme (1988)   (Sub Routine)


Sol Cresta (2022)   (Main Composer)
Actraiser: Renaissance (2021)   (Composer / Arranger)
Kira Kira Star Night exa (2021)   (Music Adv. Stage 5)
Streets of Rage 4 (2020)   (Japanese Composer Tracks Produced by Brave Wave Productions)
198X (2019)   (Additional Composers)
SEGA Genesis Mini (2019)   (Theme Music Composed)
A Certain Magical Virtual-On (2018)   (Keyboard)
Etrian Odyssey Nexus (2018)   (Music Composer)
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (2018)   (Recording Director)
Secret of Mana (2018)   (Music Arrangement)
Shenmue I & II (2018)   (Music Composers)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)   (Music Arrangement)
Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 6 (2018)   (Music)
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth (2016)   (Music Composer)
Project X Zone 2 (2016)   (Opening Theme: "All the World's a Stage")
The TakeOver (2016)   (Music by)
Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 5DX+ (2016)   (Music)
7th Dragon III: Code:VFD (2015)   (Music Composer/Arranger)
Etrian Mystery Dungeon (2015)   (Composer)
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (2015)   (Music Composer)
Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 5DX (2015)   (Music)
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (2014)   (Guest Music Composer)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014)   (Music Arrangement)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)   (Music Arrangement)
Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 5 (2014)   (Music)
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (2013)   (Music Composer)
Layton Brothers: Mystery Room (2013)   (Composer/Arranger/Sound Producer)
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (2012)   (Music Composer)
Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012)   (Music Composition)
Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 4 (2011)   (Music)
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City (2010)   (Music Composer)
Gladiator Begins (2010)   (Additional Sound)
7th Dragon (2009)   (Sound)
Half-Minute Hero (2009)   (Composers)
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard (2008)   (Composer)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)   (Music Arrangement)
Etrian Odyssey (2007)   (Composer)
Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 3 (2007)   (Music)
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (2006)   (Composer)
Namco x Capcom (2005)   (Music & Arrangement (作曲/編曲))
Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune 2 (2005)   (Music)
Amazing Island (2004)   (Sound Director)
Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune (2004)   (Music)
Shenmue II (2002)   (Music Composers)
Wangan Midnight: R (2002)   (ANCIENT Corp.)
Car Battler Joe (2001)   (Sound Director)
Cardcaptor Sakura (1999)   (Sound Direction (サウンドディレクション))
ONSIDE Complete Soccer (1997)   (Sound Engineer)
The Legend of Oasis (1996)   (Music Composer)
Zork I: The Great Underground Empire (1996)   (Music)
Manji: PSY Yūki (1995)   (Music (音楽))
Beyond Oasis (1994)   (Music composer)
Robotrek (1994)   (Sound Producer)
Streets of Rage 3 (1994)   (Music Producer )
ActRaiser 2 (1993)   (Sound Composer)
Slap Fight MD (1993)   (Sound Composed by)
Streets of Rage 2 (1993)   (Music)
Batman Returns (1992)   (Sound management)
Batman Returns (1992)   (Sound management)
Eye of the Beholder (1992)   (Music)
Shinobi II: The Silent Fury (1992)   (Sound)
Super Adventure Island (1992)   (Sound)
Shinobi (1991)   (Sound)
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)   (Re-arranging)
Star Wars: Attack on the Death Star (1991)   (Music (音楽))
Streets of Rage (1991)   (Music )
Thrice (1991)   (Music Compose)
ActRaiser (1990)   (Music Composer)
Misty Blue (1990)   (Music (音楽))
The Revenge of Shinobi (1989)   (Music Composer)
Bosconian (1988)   (Music Composer)
The Scheme (1988)   (Music)
Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter (1988)   (Music Composed by)
Legacy of the Wizard (1987)   (Music)
Sorcerian (1987)   (Music composed)
Space Harrier (1987)   (Sound Effector)
Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II (1987)   (Music)
Ys: The Vanished Omens (1987)   (Music Compose)
Xanadu: Scenario II (1986)   (Music)


Streets of Rage Remake (2003)   (Very Special Thanks)


ActRaiser 2 (1993)   (Copyright 1993)
ActRaiser (1990)   (©1990)
Misty Blue (1990)   (Copyright 1990)
The Scheme (1988)   (Staff)
Ys: The Vanished Omens (1987)   (Staff)

Developer Biography

Yūzō Koshiro (古代 祐三) is a Japanese music composer. He was born on 12th December 1967 in Tokyo. He took music lessons from Joe Hisaishi for three years when he was a child, and later self-taught composition. During his high school years he began composing chiptune music on the PC-88.

In 1986 he joined Nihon Falcom and composed music for their well-known games such as Dragon Slayer and Ys series.

In 1988 he began freelancing, and in 1990 founded Ancient with other members of his family. He composed music for games released by the company, including Streets of Rage series. Later he also contributed to the soundtrack of Shenmue (1999).

Last updated: May 15, 2012

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