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Jun Ishikawa(JP) is a senior sound composer at HAL Laboratory. He was hired in 1990 and has worked on most of the titles of the Kirby franchise, along with a few other titles.

In recent years, Ishikawa has also been the main composer of the BOXBOY series, although he still contributes music and sound regularly to the Kirby series alongside Hirokazu Ando.

Production History

Special Thanks

Song Credits

Kirby's Dream Land

  • Welcome to Dream Land -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Green Greens -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Invincible Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Shooting -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Star Jingle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Clear -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Castle Lololo -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Float Islands -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bubbly Clouds -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Game Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mt. Dedede -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Defeat -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement

Kirby Super Star

  • Title -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Boss Battle -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Peanut Plains -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Cocoa Cave -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Candy Mountain -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Gourmet Race -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Underground Forest Area -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Crystal Field Area -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Boarding the Halberd -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Havoc aboard the Halberd -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • My Friend and the Sunset -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Milky Way Wishes -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Milky Way Wishes: Shooting -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • Vs. Marx -- Composition & Arrangement[1]
  • The Arena: Title -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Credits -- Composition & Arrangement[1]

Kirby's Dream Land 3

  • Opening -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Title -- Composition & Arrangement
  • File Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Music Test -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Pop Star -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Grass Land: Stage Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Grass Land 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Grass Land 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Grass Land 3 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Grass Land 4 (Ground Stage) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ripple Field: Stage Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ripple Field 1 (Ripple Field: Ocean Waves) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ripple Field 2 (Ripple Field) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ripple Field 3 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sand Canyon: Stage Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sand Canyon 1 (Stage: Comical) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sand Canyon 2 (Gourmet Race) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sand Canyon 3 (Desert Stage) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cloudy Park: Stage Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cloudy Park -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Iceberg: Stage Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Iceberg (The Last Iceberg) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Friends 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Friends 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Friends 3 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mini-Game -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Miniboss Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Incorrect Path -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mission Failed -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mission Completed -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Victory -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bonus Jump -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Invincible 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Invincible 2 -- Arrangement
  • Big Boss Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • King Dedede's Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ominous Wind -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hyper Zone 1 (Vs. Dark Matter) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hyper Zone 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cast Montage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Credits -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gooey Lose -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Kirby Lose -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement

Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom)

  • Normal (Vs. Poppy Bros. Jr.) -- Arrangement[3]
  • Very Cool (Vs. Chef Kawasaki) -- Arrangement[3]
  • VS. Gryll -- Composition & Arrangement[4]

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

  • Training -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • World Map -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Planet Popstar -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Mid-boss Room -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Quiet Forest -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Battle Against Comrades: Waddle Dee -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Battle Against Comrades: Adeline -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Battle Against Comrades: King Dedede -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Boss -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Rock Star -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Ruins -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Inside the Ruins -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Aqua Star -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Down the Mountain Stream -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Neo Star Select -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Neo Star -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Shiver Star -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Above the Clouds -- Arrangement[3]
  • Studying the Factory -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Ripple Star -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Miracle Matter -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • 100-Yard Hop -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Bumper Crop Bump -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • Checker Board Chase -- Composition & Arrangement[5]
  • 02 Battle -- Composition & Arrangement[5]

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

  • Vegetable Valley -- Arrangement[4]
  • Orange Ocean -- Arrangement[4]

Kirby Air Ride

  • Air Ride: Machine Passage -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Top Ride: Metal -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • City Trial: Rowdy Charge Tank -- Composition & Arrangement[3]

Kirby: Canvas Curse

  • Ghost Grounds -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Growth Grasses -- Arrangement[3]
  • Machine Mansion -- Arrangement[3]
  • Mad Mechanism -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Spectacle Space -- Arrangement[3]
  • Paint Panic -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Cart Run -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Kracko -- Arrangement[4]
  • Drawcia Soul -- Composition & Arrangement[4]

Kirby: Squeak Squad

  • Squeak Squad Theme -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Vs. Squeak Squad -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Ominous Underworld (Deep Sea Area) -- Composition & Arrangement[4]

Kirby Super Star Ultra

  • Spring Breeze (Title) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Heavy Lobster -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Alternate Corkboard -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • True Arena Showdown -- Arrangement[4]
  • Revenge of the King: Title -- Composition & Arrangement[2]

Kirby Ultra Super Deluxe: Original Soundtrack

  • Boss Battle Medley / Electronic Ver. -- Arrangement

Kirby's Epic Yarn

  • Yin-Yarn -- Composition & Arrangement[6]
  • Mecha Yin-Yarn -- Composition & Arrangement[6]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

  • Invincible -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Signs of Battle (Boss Prelude) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Goal Game -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Aurora Area -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Distant Halcandra -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Techno Factory -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Funky Area -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Pressure Panic (Crusher Challenge) -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Another Dimension (Looming Darkness) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Silence of Another World (Energy Spheres Star Jingle) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Four-Headed Guardian: Landia -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Done In -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Sphere Part Get! -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Continue (Pro Tips) -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • No Bonus -- Arrangement[2]
  • Bonus Complete -- Arrangement[2]
  • Bonus Complete (Perfect) -- Arrangement[2]
  • Green Greens -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Under My Control (Vs. Magolor) -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • The Greatest Warrior in Another World (Galacta Knight) -- Arrangement[4]
  • 100% Clear! -- Composition & Arrangement[2]

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

  • Floral Fields -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Dark Clouds -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Keychain Collection -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Must Dash -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Reflected Laughter -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Cold Odyssey -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Golden Legend -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Mountains in an Angry Sky -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Ripple Red Ambiance -- Sound Effects[2]
  • Ripple Red -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Kirby Fighters -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Moonlight Capital -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Beautiful Prison -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Dedede's Royal Payback -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Sullied Grace -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • The Arena: Title -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • Arena Showdown -- Arrangement[2]
  • Helper's Rest -- Arrangement[2]
  • The True Arena: Title -- Composition & Arrangement[2]
  • True Arena Showdown -- Arrangement[2]
  • Shadow Strike -- Arrangement[2]
  • 3DS Banner -- Composition & Arrangement[2]

Kirby: Planet Robobot

  • Rhythm Code -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Resolution Road -- Arrangement[3]
  • Gorgeous-Go-Round -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Bountiful Star -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Submarine Suburbs -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Gigabyte Grounds -- Arrangement[3]
  • Dried-Up Sea -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Studying the Power Plant -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Sky-High and Smitten -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Loud Locomotive -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Vs. Mini Masher -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Team Kirby Clash -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Time Beeeam! -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Access Ark -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Working Sounds -- Sound Effects[3]
  • Pristine Office March -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • L86 -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Inner Struggle -- Arrangement[3]
  • Crazy Rolling in Money -- Composition (w/Hirokazu Ando), Arrangement[3]
  • Intermezzo Without a Leader -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Meta Knightmare Returns: Title -- Arrangement[3]
  • You Lack Discipline -- Arrangement[3]
  • StreetPass Wins (Normal) -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • StreetPass Wins (True) -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Game Over (The Arena / The True Arena) -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Broken Heart -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • Faded & Flower -- Composition & Arrangement[3]
  • The Greatest Warrior in the Galaxy Ever -- Arrangement[3]
  • Well-Fed Victory -- Arrangement[3]
  • 3DS Banner -- Composition & Arrangement[3]

The Sound of Kirby Café

  • Gourmet! Carnival -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Teatime Underneath Sunbeams Streaming Through Leaves -- Arrangement
  • Sixty-four -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dreaming of Having a Meal -- Composition & Arrangement

Kirby's Blowout Blast

  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement[4]

Kirby Memorial Arrangements

  • Star Tumble -- Arrangement

Kirby Star Allies

  • Friend Puzzle -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Invincible -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • End Commercial! -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Friendly Field -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Reef Resort -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Echo's Edge -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Nature's Navel -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Sacred Square -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Blowing on a Cliff -- Sound Effects[4]
  • A Solitary Resounding Whistle -- Sound Effects[4]
  • Friends and the Sound of Those Crossing Blades -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Wind of the Outer Wall -- Sound Effects[4]
  • Misteen Ocean -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Star Lavadom -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Defeat -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Holy Road -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Holy Shrine -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Puppet Offering -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • La Follia d'amore -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Holy Offering Festival -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Prelude: To the Distant Seas of Stars -- Sound Effects[4]
  • The Last-Contacted Termina -- Sound Effects[4]
  • Memorial Festival -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Calling On, Daroach! (3.0.0.) -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Taranza Sees Right Through You! (4.0.0.) -- Arrangement[4]
  • Susie Will Exterminate! (4.0.0.) -- Arrangement[4]
  • The Three Mage-Sisters... Repay Their Debt! (4.0.0.) -- Arrangement[4]
  • Chasing Our Dreams (3.0.0.) -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Rockabily and Blues (4.0.0.) -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Squeak Squad: Title (3.0.0.) -- Arrangement[4]
  • Taranza, the Master of Puppetry (4.0.0.) -- Composition (w/Hirokazu Ando), Arrangement[4]
  • The Noble Haltmann (4.0.0.) -- Arrangement[4]
  • Nightmare's Battle (4.0.0.) -- Arrangement[4]
  • Vs. Marx (2.0.0) -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • True! Squeak Squad Theme (3.0.0.) -- Composition & Arrangement[4]
  • Bad Boss Brothers (4.0.0.) -- Composition & Arrangement[4]

The Sound of Kirby Café 2

  • Glittering Full Course for the King -- Composition (w/Hirokazu Ando), Arrangement

Interviews

Trivia

  • Since Kirby: Triple Deluxe, the sound tests of the main Kirby games have indicated songs composed by Jun Ishikawa by showing red-colored musical notes.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 https://vgmdb.net/album/888
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 2.38 2.39 2.40 Kirby: Triple Deluxe sound test
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 3.36 3.37 3.38 3.39 3.40 3.41 3.42 3.43 3.44 3.45 3.46 3.47 3.48 3.49 Kirby: Planet Robobot sound test
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 4.36 4.37 4.38 4.39 4.40 4.41 4.42 4.43 4.44 4.45 4.46 4.47 4.48 4.49 4.50 4.51 4.52 4.53 4.54 Kirby Star Allies sound test
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 https://vgmdb.net/album/522
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/wii/kirbysepicyarn/0/5
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