Michiru Yamane

aka: Chiruchiru Yamane, 山根 ミチル
Moby ID: 48258

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Michiru Yamane (山根 ミチル) was born September 23rd 1963 in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. She begun taking piano lessons as a child and at age 11 composed her first song. After graduation from high school, and later Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, she joined Konami in 1988 and worked on many soundtracks for their games. Her best-known work, however, may be her work with the Castlevania series, beginning in 1994 with Castlevania Bloodlines and continuing through her departure.

In 2008, she left Konami and is now a freelance music composer, not only composing for video games but also writing her own classically-influenced compositions.

Credited on 63 games

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9 Years of Shadows (2023, Windows) Music Composition
Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls (2019, iPhone) Music by
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (2019, Windows) Composers/Arrangers
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (2019, PlayStation 4) Music Composer
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (2018, Windows) Music
Amplitude (2016, PlayStation 3) 'Unfinished Business'
NightCry (2016, Windows) Music
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore (2015, PlayStation 4) Composers
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014, Wii U) Music Arrangement
Skullgirls (2013, Windows) Composers
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (2012, Windows) And finaly, gratitude for JPN support & friendship
I Wanna Be the Boshy (2010, Windows) Probably more... (check the .txt file!)
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (2008, Nintendo DS) Music Composer
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008, PlayStation 3) Voice-Over Editors
beatmania IIDX 14: GOLD (2008, PlayStation 2) New Songs Composers, Remixers & Arrangers
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (2007, PSP) Music Composer/Arrenger
I Wanna Be The Guy: The Movie - The Game (2007, Windows) Original Music Composers (uncredited)
Parodius: Portable (2007, PSP) Sound Design
Elebits (2006, Wii) Music Composers
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (2006, Nintendo DS) Composer

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