Manami Matsumae

aka: Manami Ietel, Manami Gotoh, Chanchacorin Manami, M. Gotoh, 松前 真奈美

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Manami Matsumae (松前 真奈美) was born Manami Gotoh (後藤 真奈美) on December 25th 1964. After graduating from the Osaka University of Arts in 1987, she was almost immediately hired by Capcom to compose sound for their games. It was there that Manami composed her most well-known soundtrack, for the first installment in the Mega Man series. She also worked on the soundtracks for other Capcom arcade games, such as Magic Sword and U.N. Squadron.

She left Capcom in 1990 to marry fellow music composer Kimitaka Matsumae. She then became a freelance music composer, a job she continues to this day. She has handled the soundtracks for most of SunSoft's later Game Boy games, as well as the Derby Stallion series and various other games. She even returned to the Mega Man series to work on the classic series' 10th installment.

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The Good Life (2021, Windows) Heart Warming Message Performers
Kira Kira Star Night exa (2021, Arcade) Music Adv. Stage 8
Battle Axe (2021, Windows) Music
Smelter (2021, Windows) Theme Song
Mighty Gunvolt: Burst (2017, Nintendo 3DS) Music
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (2017, Nintendo Switch) Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
Mighty No. 9 (2016, Windows) Lead Composer
Shovel Knight (2014, Windows) Credits
AXRIA Retro World (2012, Windows) Music
Abobo's Big Adventure (2012, Browser) Original Game Music (uncredited)
Final Fight: Double Impact (2010, Xbox 360) Music / Sound
Mega Man 10 (2010, Xbox 360) Music Composers
Mega Man 2 (2009, iPhone) Sound Programmer
I Wanna Be The Guy: The Movie - The Game (2007, Windows) Original Music Composers (uncredited)
Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors (2007, Wii) Music Composers
Final Fight One (2001, Game Boy Advance) Music & Sound Effects
Engacho! for WonderSwan (1999, WonderSwan) Music & Sound Effects
Derby Stallion 99 (1999, PlayStation) Music Composer
Rockman Complete Works: Rockman (1999, PlayStation) Sound Programmer
Derby Stallion (1999, SEGA Saturn) Music

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