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This a list consisting of music composers and arrangers of the Super Smash Bros. series, which mainly consist of music staff of Nintendo, HAL Laboratory, Bandai Namco, and freelance musicians. Except for Grant Kirkhope and Toby Fox, all composers are from Japan, having worked at various companies there.

Please note that this does not include Bandai Namco composers from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which can be found here.

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ACE (TOMOri/CHiCO)

Main article: ACE (music group)

The ACE group has provided music arrangements in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Ultimate, as well as composers for the Xenoblade games.

Akari Kaida

Akari Kaida (born 10 January 1974) is a game composer who is known for composing for the Mega Man and Luminous Arc series. She has arranged a few tracks in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

  • Escape (Metroid) -- Arrangement
  • Coliseum Series Medley (Fire Emblem series) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Akihiro Honda

Akihiro Honda

Akihiro Honda (JP: 本田 晃弘) is a game composer and sound designer who is best known for his work in the Metal Gear series. Until 2014, Honda was an in-house staff member at Konami's sound department. He is currently employed at Cygames as of 2015. He has provided music arrangement tracks in Brawl and Ultimate.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • MGS4 ~ Theme of Love ~ Smash Bros. Brawl Version -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Fortress Boss (Super Mario Bros. 3) -- Arrangement
  • Death Mountain (The Legend of Zelda) -- Arrangement
  • Battle! (Elite Four) / Battle! (Solgaleo / Lunala) (Pokémon Sun / Pokémon Moon) -- Arrangement
  • Destiny (Ablaze) (Fire Emblem Awakening) -- Arrangement

DLC

  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses Main Theme (JP) -- Arrangement
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses Main Theme -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Arata Iiyoshi

Arata Iiyoshi is a composer, known for the music from the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon and Beatmania series. He arranged some themes for Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • The Dark World (A Link to the Past) -- Arrangement
  • White Land (F-Zero) -- Arrangement
  • Skyworld (Kid Icarus) -- Arrangement

Asuka Hayazaki

Main article: Asuka Hayazaki

Hayazaki is an in-house composer at Nintendo who is known for the Zelda and Mario series.

Asuka Ito

Main article: Asuka Ito

Asuka has rearranged two tracks from Pilotwings Resort in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. She left Nintendo in 2014 and now resides in Los Angeles where she worked mostly on independent and Hong Kong films, primarily collaborating with composer Nathan Wang. She sometimes work on Japanese productions as well.

Atsuko Asahi

Main article: Atsuko Asahi

Notable for her work in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Mario Kart 8, Asahi has provided a few arrangements in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Daisuke Matsuoka

Main article: Daisuke Matsuoka

Matsuoka has rearragned two tracks from Find Mii II in Smash Bros. 4.

Grant Kirkhope

Main article: Grant Kirkhope

Best known for his work in the Rareware-era games on the Nintendo 64 and later Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Kirkhope rearranged the "Spiral Mountain" track for the Banjo-Kazooie DLC in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Confirmed by Masahiro Sakurai, Kirkhope is the series' first-ever "overseas" composer. Sakurai said that despite concerns over his "language barrier", the soundtrack "fits perfectly".[1] He is one of the only two non-Japanese musicians, next to Toby Fox (see below), to work in the Smash Bros. series music.

Hajime Wakai

Main article: Hajime Wakai

Wakai is a music composer and sound supervisor best known for his work in The Legend of Zelda series.

Hideaki Kobayashi

Hideaki Kobayashi (HIDE-AKI; also known as Kobayashi Hidetoshi) is a game composer at SEGA, where he has worked mostly on the Phantasy Star and Sonic the Hedgehog series. He was born on October 18, 1973 in Tokyo, Japan. Kobayashi has arranged the "Midna's Lament" track in Ultimate.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Midna's Lament (Twilight Princess) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

HIDE+HIDE

HIDE+HIDE is a duo name of Japanese music composers, Hideki Ishigaki and Hideki Onoue. As part of Japan's Heart Label, their work is notable for their ancient-style Japanese music. In gaming, the duo have provided two tracks in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. They are among the music performers in Super Mario 3D World, and Ishigaki alone performed in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

  • King Dedede's Theme Ver. 2 (Kirby's Dream Land) -- Arrangement
  • Glory of Heracles -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Hideki Sakamoto

Hideki Sakamoto

Hideki Sakamoto is a game composer and the CEO of noisycroak Co., Ltd. He has worked on the Tokuiden and echocrome series, among other titles.

Notoriously, he composed Lifelight, the main theme for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as has also provided various arrangements for the series.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

  • Main Theme / Underworld Theme (The Legend of Zelda) -- Arrangement
  • The Great Cave Offensive (Kirby Super Star) -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Lifelight -- Composition & Arrangement (performed by Abby Trott)
  • Lifelight (JP) -- Composition & Arrangement (performed by Erina Koga)
  • Main Theme Piano Solo -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Galeem / Dharkon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fire Emblem Theme (Heroic Origins) -- Arrangement
  • Main Theme (Pikmin) -- Arrangement
  • Snake Man Stage (Mega Man 3) -- Arrangement
  • Starker / Wicked Child (Castlevania) -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (DLC)

  • Vs. Klungo (Banjo-Tooie) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Hirokazu Ando

Main article: Hirokazu Ando

Hirokazu Ando is a staff member at HAL Laboratory's sound department who has composed and arranged all music in the original Super Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo 64, and providing music in its GameCube sequel. Ando has provided music for the Kirby franchise which was also created by Masahiro Sakurai, and has continued to compose music for the series since Sakurai's departure. With a total of 56 tracks, including victory themes and additional music (60 if counting the Smashing...Live! arrangements), Ando has composed and arranged more music than any other composer in the series.

Hirokazu Koshio

Hirokazu Koshio (born June 2, 1980) is a Japanese composer at Taito's Zuntata sound group who has arranged the "Wii Shop Channel" track in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Koshio often goes by COSIO (spoof of CASIO), COSIOSTONE, Jupiter-B, and E.G.G. (Everything Get Grove).

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

  • Wii Shop Channel -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Hirokazu Tanaka

Main article: Hirokazu Tanaka

Tanaka has composed various Nintendo Entertainment System games who is now the president of Creatures Inc. of the Pokémon series. He has arranged numerous tracks starting from Brawl.

Hiroki Morishita

Main article: Hiroki Morishita

Morishita is a staff member of Intelligent Systems where he worked on Fire Emblem Fates, and arranged some tracks in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He's the only series' composer to arrange a soundtrack from a mobile game (Fire Emblem Heroes).

Hiroshi Yamaguchi

Main article: Hiroshi Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi is a staff member of PlatinumGames who worked on gmaes such as Bayonetta and Star Fox Zero. He has arranged the "Map Page / Bonus Level" track from Donkey Kong Country in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Jun Fukuda

Jun Fukuda (born June 9, 1974) is a game composer and sound designer who usually works alongside Masafumi Takada on various titles, including No More Heroes. Fukuda has arranged the "Butter Building" track in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Butter Building (Kirby's Adventure) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Jun Senoue

Jun Senoue is a SEGA composer and the current sound director of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, having worked on many of the titles of the franchise. He arranged some themes for Brawl and Ultimate, including "Angel Island Zone", which notoriously remains the only Sonic arrangement in the series to date.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Angel Island Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog 3) -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Mega Man 4 Medley -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Kazumi Totaka

Main article: Kazumi Totaka

Keigo Ozaki

Keigo Ozaki (born October 15, 1982) is a composer and sound designer who works at Game Arts. As such, he has arranged some music tracks in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. This is one of his few music works in his game career.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Shadow Dragon Medley -- Arrangement
  • WarioWare, Inc. -- Arrangement
  • Go K.K. Rider! (Animal Crossing) -- Arrangement
  • Clu Clu Land -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Keiichi Okabe

Keiichi Okabe (born May 26, 1969) is a Japanese composer and sound designer at Monaca who has worked on several anime series and video games, notably the Tekken games and NieR: Automata. Okabe has worked on a few arrangements in Smash 4 and Ultimate.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

  • Dark World / Dark World Dungeon (A Link to the Past) -- Arrangement
  • Ashley's Song (JP) Ver. 2 (WarioWare: Touched!) -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Ground Theme (Super Mario Bros. 2) -- Arrangement
  • Flash Man Stage (Mega Man 2) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Keisuke Ito

Keisuke Ito (born January 19, 1975) is a game composer at noisycroak Co, Ltd. He is known for his works in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon spin-off series, among other games. He provided orchestral arrangements for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which are composed by fellow noisycroak CEO, Hideki Sakamoto.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Galeem -- Arrangement
  • Dharkon -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Kenichi Okuma

Kenichi Okuma is a game composer and arranger who worked on a few tracks in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Pokémon Gym / Evolution (Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue) -- Arrangement
  • Flat Zone 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gyromite -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Kenji Ito

Kenji Ito

Kenji Ito (born July 5, 1968) (a.k.a. Itoken) is a Japanese game composer and musician best known for his work in the SaGa and Mana games from the Final Fantasy series, as well as the Culdcept franchise. Ito provided various arrangements for the Super Smash Bros. series.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Space Armada (Star Fox) -- Arrangement
  • Attack (Fire Emblem) -- Arrangement
  • Title (Kid Icarus) -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

  • Mute City Ver. 3 (F-Zero) -- Arrangement
  • Super Hoop (Wii Fit) -- Arrangement
  • Culdcept -- Composition & Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Beginning (Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse) -- Arrangement

Trivia

  • He left college early before starting his career.

External link(s)

Kenji Yamamoto

Main article: Kenji Yamamoto

Best known for his work in the Metroid series, Yamamoto has arranged tracks in Brawl and Smash Bros. Wii U.

Kentaro Ishizaka

Kentaro Ishizaka

Kentaro Ishizaka is a Japanese composer who was hired by HAL Laboratory to provide several arrangement soundtracks for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He has also worked on the techno unit "Natchan PEAK" as Kentaro Yanagi. To date, Ishizaka has not worked on any other projects since Brawl.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Opening (Super Smash Bros. Melee) -- Arrangement
  • Underground Theme (Super Mario Bros.) -- Arrangement
  • Waluigi Pinball (Mario Kart DS) -- Arrangement
  • Title (3D Hot Rally) -- Arrangement
  • Jungle Level (Donkey Kong Country) -- Arrangement
  • Boss Theme Medley (Kirby series) -- Arrangement
  • Corneria (Star Fox) -- Arrangement
  • Star Wolf (Star Fox 64) -- Arrangement
  • Pokémon Center (Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue) -- Arrangement
  • Unfounded Revenge / Smashing Song of Praise (Mother 3) -- Arrangement
  • You Call this a Utopia?! (Mother 3) -- Arrangement
  • Winning Road - Roy's Hope (The Binding Blade) -- Arrangement
  • Stage Clear / Title (Pikmin) -- Arrangement
  • Town Hall and Tom Nook's Store (Animal Crossing: Wild World) -- Arrangement

Trivia

External link(s)

Kohta Takahashi

Kohta Takahashi (born October 5, 1972) is a game composer who is known for the Ridge Racer series. Takahashi has arranged one track in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

  • Title (Metroid) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Koji Hayama

Koji Hayama (born August 4, 1965) is a game composer and songwriter who is best known for the Super Robot Wars and Ape Escape video game franchises. Hayama provided arrangements in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Underground Theme (Super Mario Land) -- Arrangement
  • 0² Battle (Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards) -- Arrangement
  • Balloon Trip (Balloon Fight) -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

  • Battle! (Wild Pokémon) (Pokémon Diamond / Pokémon Pearl) - Arrangement
  • Minor Circuit (Punch-Out!!) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Koji Kondo

Main article: Koji Kondo

Koji Kondo is a longtime sound designer and music composer at Nintendo, best known for the Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda franchises. Kondo has worked on one arrangement for three Super Smash Bros. games, which are all from the Mario franchise.

Kumi Tanioka

Kumi Tanioka

Kumi Tanioka is a game composer and pianist who is a former Square Enix music staff member. Tanioka is best known for her work in the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles sub-series, and also worked in Mario Sports Mix. She has provided several track arrangements in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

  • Plaza / Title (Animal Crossing: City Folk / Animal Crossing: Wild World) -- Arrangement
  • Jogging / Countdown (Punch-Out!!) -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Snakey Chantey (Donkey Kong Country 2) -- Arrangement
  • Molgera (The Wind Waker) -- Arrangement
  • Main Menu (Wii Fit) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Maasa Miyoshi

Main article: Maasa Miyoshi

Miyoshi is a newly-employed composer at Nintendo who worked on the "Main Theme (Luigi's Mansion)" arrangement in Ultimate.

Mahito Yokota

Main article: Mahito Yokota

Best known for his work in Super Mario Galaxy, Yokota provided the "Star Wolf's Theme / Sector Z" arrangement from Star Fox 64 in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. He is also the recording manager for the main themes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Maki Kirioka

Maki Kirioka

Maki Kirioka is a composer and sound editor. Kirioka is a former staff member at Konami's KCE Japan Sound Team division and Procyon Studio. She has worked on titles like Zone of the Enders and the Tokimeki Memorial Drama series. Aside from composing video games, she is also a songwriter. She has provided arrangements to some tracks in the Super Smash Bros. series.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

  • Wii Fit Plus Medley -- Arrangement
  • Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! Medley -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Title Theme (Animal Crossing: Wild World) -- Arrangement
  • Duck Hunt Medley -- Arrangement
  • Area 1 (Dragon Spirit) -- Arrangement
  • Bathtime Theme (nintendogs) -- Arrangement
  • Noisy Notebook (Snipperclips) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Manabu Namiki

Manabu Namiki

Manabu Namiki (born September 13, 1971) is a composer and sound director at M2, where he has worked on titles like Kokuga. Namiki has worked on two medley arrangements in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

  • Duck Hunt Medley -- Arrangement
  • Wrecking Crew Medley -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Manaka Kataoka

Main article: Manaka Kataoka

Kataoka is a Nintendo composer who worked on the Animal Crossing games and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He has provided a few arrangements in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Manami Kiyota

Main article: Manami Kiyota

Kiyota is known for her work in the Xenoblade games. She has made arrangements in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Ultimate.

Masaaki Iwasaki

Masaaki Iwasaki (better known as Koremasa) is a freelance game composer and sound editor. He was formerly a colleague of Shogo Sakai at Data East, and as such he has assisted with sound effect production on some of the games composed by Sakai at HAL Laboratory; those include Mother 3, Super Smash Bros. Brawl (where he arranged two Mario tracks), Kirby Mass Attack and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Ground Theme 2 (Super Mario Bros.) -- Arrangement
  • Chill (Dr. Mario) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Masafumi Takada

Main article: Masafumi Takada

Takada has currently arranged 14 tracks (excluding a Japanese alternate song) in the entire series. He also worked on Kid Icarus: Uprising which Masahiro Sakurai also worked on.

MASAKI

Masaki Mori (alias: MASAKI) is a composer from Taito, working for the ZUNTATA unit. He has provided one arrangement for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Staff Credits (Kirby's Dream Land) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Masami Ueda

Main article: Masami Ueda

Ueda is a former PlatinumGames staff member who is now a freelancer as of 2018. Before his departure, he worked on the Bayonetta games and arranged three tracks in Ultimate (two before his freelance-era).

Masashi Hamauzu

Masashi Hamauzu

Masashi Hamauzu (born September 20, 1971) is a Japanese composer and arranger who has worked for Square Enix from 1996 until 2010, where he scored titles like Final Fantasy XIII. Afterwards, Hamauzu went to form his own company, MONOMUSIK. He has arranged two tracks for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

  • Green Greens Ver. 2 (Kirby's Dream Land) -- Arrangement
  • Stage Select (Pikmin 2) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Masato Coda

Main article: Masato Kouda

A staff member of Design Wave Co. Ltd., Kouda has been providing arrangements in the Smash Bros. series since Brawl. He is credited as Masato Coda since Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U where his tracks featured the performance of RiRiKA. His recent works include Fire Emblem Fates and Hey! Pikmin.

Michiko Naruke

Michiko Naruke is a Japanese game composer known for the Wild Arms series. Naruke has arranged numerous tracks in the Super Smash Bros. series. She works through her unit Naru2 Co., Ltd.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Bramble Blast (Donkey Kong Country 2) -- Arrangement
  • Ocarina of Time Medley -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

  • Full Steam Ahead (Spirit Tracks) -- Arrangement
  • Cut Man Stage (Mega Man) -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Bloody Tears / Monster Dance (Castlevania II: Simon's Quest) -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (DLC)

  • Mad Monster Mansion (Banjo-Kazooie) -- Arrangement
  • Let's Go to Seoul! (FATAL FURY 2) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Michiru Yamane

Michiru Yamane (born September 23, 1963) is a freelance game composer. Formerly employed at Konami, she was one of the main composers of the Castlevania series until her departure from the company at 2008. Yamane has provided two arrangements for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

  • Saria's Song / Middle Boss Battle (Ocarina of Time) -- Arrangement
  • Fight 1 (Fire Emblem Gaiden) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Minako Hamano

Main article: Minako Hamano

Hamano is known for his work in the Metroid series. His most recent music work is in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. He arranged the "Sector 1" track in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Motoi Sakuraba

Main article: Motoi Sakuraba

Sakuraba has composed 15 music arrangements for the series. Outside of Smash, he is the composer of various Mario sports games, and is the lead composer of the other Sakurai-headed game, Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Naoto Kubo

Main article: Naoto Kubo

Kubo is known for his work in Super Mario Odyssey including the "Jump Up, Super Star!" song. He has arranged the "Napalm Man Stage" soundtrack from Mega Man 5.

Nobuko Toda

Nobuko Toda

Nobuko Toda (born November 18, 1972) is a Japanese composer, orchestrator, and score producer who is known for working on the Metal Gear Solid series. Toda worked at Konami's sound division from 2004 until 2010, where she went to work at FILM SCORE LLC. Toda has worked on arrangements in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

  • Egg Planet (Super Mario Galaxy) -- Arrangement
  • Menu (Melee): Ver. 2 -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Snake Eater (Metal Gear Solid 3) -- Arrangement
  • Bomb Man Stage (Mega Man) -- Arrangement
  • Fire Man Stage (Mega Man) -- Arrangement
  • Crash Man Stage (Mega Man 2) -- Arrangement
  • Title Theme (Wii Sports Club) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Nobuo Uematsu

Main article: Nobuo Uematsu

Knwon for his work in the Final Fantasy games, Uematsu has composed the main theme for Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Noriyuki Iwadare

Main article: Noriyuki Iwadare

Iwadare is known for his work in the Phoenix Wright and Grandia games, as well as one of the composers of Kid Icarus: Uprising. He arranged numerous tracks within the Smash Bros. series.

RiRiKA

Rika Hanasaki (known as RiRiKA) (born December 26, 1984) is a Japanese pop singer and actress who has performed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, in tracks arranged by Masato Coda.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

  • Bathtime Theme (nintendogs) -- Performer
  • Bathtime Theme (Vocal Mix) (nintendogs) -- Performer
  • Light Plane (Pilotwings) -- Performer
  • Light Plane (Vocal Mix) (Pilotwings) -- Performer

External link(s)

Ryo Nagamatsu

Main article: Ryo Nagamatsu

Nagamatsu is a Nintendo music composer who worked on the Zelda series, Mario Kart 8, and Splatoon 2. He arranged some orchestral tracks in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Ryoji Yoshitomi

Main article: Ryoji Yoshitomi

Yoshitomi is a composer and sound designer who worked on many Game Boy Advance games such as WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!. He arranged the "WarioWare Medley" in Brawl.

Seiji Momoi

Seiji Momoi (born July 6, 1967) is a game composer who works at Studio PJ. Momoi has worked on two projects directed by Masahiro Sakurai, being Meteos and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Main Theme (Star Fox) -- Arrangement
  • Pokémon Main Theme -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Shinji Ushiroda

Main article: Shinji Ushiroda

A former Konami staff member, Ushiroda has worked on the recent Donkey Kong games and Miitopia. He provided the "Vampire Killer" from Castlevania in Ultimate.

Shogo Sakai

Main article: Shogo Sakai

Sakai is a sound staff member at HAL Laboratory where he has provided music in Melee, and was the lead composer in Brawl.

Shohei Tsuchiya

Shohei Tsuchiya (born June 6, 1979 as Tachiya Syouhei) is a game composer at Taito's Zuntata sound team, and a former staff at From Software. He has worked on the Dariusburst series, among other titles. Shohei has arranged two tracks in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Ultimate.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

  • Kapp'n's Song (Animal Crossing: New Leaf) -- Arrangement
  • The Mysterious Murasame Castle -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Splattack! (Splatoon) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Shota Kageyama

Main article: Shota Kageyama

Best known for the Pokémon series, Kageyama has arranged 12 tracks since starting in Brawl.

Soshi Abe

Main article: Soshi Abe

Abe is a Nintendo staff member who worked on arrangements in Ultimate.

Tadashi Ikegami

Main article: Tadashi Ikegami

Ikegami is a staff at HAL Laboratory who provided two orchestrated arrangements in Melee.

Takahiro Nishi

Takahiro Nishi (born January 31, 1970) is a sound director and composer who worked at Game Arts. He was the music director of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Kid Icarus: Uprising, two projects headed by Masahiro Sakurai.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Dialga / Palkia Battle at Spear Pillar! (Pokémon Diamond / Pearl) -- Arrangement
  • Mona Pizza's Song (WarioWare: Twisted!) -- Arrangement
  • Mona Pizza's Song (JP) (WarioWare: Twisted!) -- Arrangement
  • Environmental Noises (Pikmin) -- Arrangement
  • Theme of Tara (Metal Gear) -- Arrangement

Kid Icarus: Uprising

External link(s)

Takenobu Mitsuyoshi

Takenobu Mitsuyoshi is a game composer and vocal performer at Sega, known for working on the Virtua Fighter and Daytona series. Mitsuyoshi has arranged and performed the "F-Zero Medley" track in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • F-ZERO Medley -- Arrangement, Lyrics, Vocals

External link(s)

Takeshi Kuramochi

Takeshi Kuramochi (born August 11, 1981) is a Japanese composer and businessman who is a former staff member at Konami, where he worked on the Castlevania series among other titles. He is the founder and president of IZENE Corporation and its subsidiary INSPION STUDIO. He has worked on several arrangements in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which most are based on the Fire Emblem series.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Big Blue (F-ZERO) -- Arrangement
  • Under This Banner (Mystery of the Emblem) -- Arrangement
  • Advance (Mystery of the Emblem) -- Arrangement
  • Beyond Distant Skies - Roy's Departure (The Binding Blade) -- Arrangement
  • Id (Purpose) (Fire Emblem Awakening) -- Arrangement
  • Cross Your Heart (Haunted Castle) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Takuto Kitsuta

Main article: Takuto Kitsuta
Kitsuta arranged two tracks from Super Smash Bros. Melee during his HAL Laboratory years until moving to Creatures Inc. where he worked on various Pokémon games.

Tetsuya Shibata

Tetsuya Shibata (born October 24, 1973) is a game composer and sound director who is best known for his work in the Monster Hunter and Devil May Cry franchises. Shibata's music work is focused on jazz, classic, and rock.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

  • Ground Theme / Underground Theme (Super Mario Bros.) -- Arrangement
  • The Great Sea / Menu Select (The Wind Waker) -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Prelude (Ablaze) (Fire Emblem Awakening) -- Arrangement
  • Lost Painting (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) -- Arrangement
  • Wrecking Crew Medley -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Toby Fox

Toby Fox

Toby Fox (born October 11, 1991) is an American game developer and composer widely known for his work in the hit indie game Undertale. Fox has rearranged the "MEGALOVANIA" music track from the game in Ultimate, which is available after the Sans Mii Fighter costume was purchased. Next to Grant Kirkhope, he is the series' only other composer who is not from Japan; he's also the first U.S.-born citizen to do such.

In addition, Fox was also the main composer of Game Freak's Little Town Hero, along with Hitomi Sato. He also composed one track for Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (DLC)

  • MEGALOVANIA (UNDERTALE) -- Composition & Arrangement

Pokémon Sword and Shield

  • Battle! (Battle Tower) -- Composition & Arrangement

Trivia

  • Fox has actually played Ultimate with director Masahiro Sakurai at his house, to which Sakurai praised his skills and said that he's "probably the strongest" of all his visitors.
    • Fox himself stated on Twitter that he was "shocked" about the mentioning of his visit during the Nintendo Direct September 2019 Presentation. Additionally, he expressed that despite lacking a translator and his poor Japanese-speaking skills, "...[it] was one of the most surreal (and fun) experiences of my life..."
      • Interestingly, Fox had a similar 'language-barrier' concern as Sakurai himself during his approach to Kirkhope's arrangement of "Spiral Mountain"; both works were released on the same day.

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Tomoko Sasaki

Tomoko Sasaki is a Japanese composer, writer, and voice actress known for the Tokyo Heidi web series, who she and her sister Wakaba have starred in. Sasaki has arranged three lyrical tracks in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. She is a former staff member at Sega.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Ashley's Song (WarioWare: Touched!) -- Arrangement
  • Ashley's Song (JP) (WarioWare: Touched!) -- Arrangement, Vocals
  • 2:00 a.m. (Animal Crossing) -- Arrangement

Trivia

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Tomoya Ohtani

Tomoya Ohtani is a game composer from Sega, best known for being one of the main composers of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Ohtani has also worked on the Mario & Sonic Olympics crossover sub-series, and arranged the "Bomb Bomb Blush" track from Splatoon in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Bomb Bomb Blush (Splatoon) -- Arrangement

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Toru Minegishi

Main article: Toru Minegishi

Best known for the Zelda and Splatoon games, Minegishi has arranged a soundtrack in Brawl and Smash Bros. 4.

Toshiyuki Sudo

Main article: Toshiyuki Sudo

Sudo arranged a few tracks in Brawl and Smash Bros. for Wii U. He recently worked on the music for NES Remix games and Nintendo Labo.

Tsukasa Masuko

Tsukasa Masuko (born April 3, 1963) (aka macco) is a game composer who worked for Tecmo and Atlus, currently employed at M's Factory. He has worked on the Megami Tensei series and Magical Starsign, among other titles. He arranged two tracks in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U each.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Song of the Storms (Ocarina of Time) -- Arrangement
  • Ending (Metroid) -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

  • Butter Building Ver. 2 (Kirby's Adventure) -- Arrangement
  • Nintendo Land Medley - Arrangement

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Yasuaki Iwata

Main article: Yasuaki Iwata

Yasuaki is an in-house Nintendo composer who worked in Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He arranged the "Battle (Island Kahuna)" track from Pokémon Sun and Moon in Ultimate.

Yasufumi Fukuda

Yasafumi Fukada is a freelance game composer and sound designer who arranged three tracks in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He is also one of the composers for the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Luigi Circuit (Mario Kart 64) -- Arrangement
  • Mute City (F-Zero) -- Arrangement
  • Encounter (Metal Gear Solid) -- Arrangement

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Yasunori Mitsuda

Main article: Yasunori Mitsuda

Mitsuda is an orchestrator and composer who worked on some arrangements in Brawl and Smash Bros. 4. He also worked in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Yasushi Asada

Yasushi Asada is a video game composer and a staff member at noisycroak. Asada has composed music for the Guitadora and Castlevania series, and he arranged a few tracks in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Many of his arrangements of Castlevania Judgment and Castlevania: Harmony of Despair are featured in Ultimate as well.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Brinstar Depths (Metroid) -- Arrangement
  • Battle! (Trainer) (Pokémon Sun / Pokémon Moon) -- Arrangement
  • Ice Man Stage (Mega Man) -- Arrangement
  • Out of Time (Castlevania) -- Arrangement
  • Divine Bloodlines (Castlevania: Rondo of Blood) -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (DLC)

  • Gaia (SAMURAI SHODOWN) -- Arrangement
  • Main Theme from Metal Slug -- Arrangement

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Yoko Shimomura

Main article: Yoko Shimomura

Shimomura is best known for her work in the Mario RPG series, notably the Mario & Luigi games. She is also the composer in the Kingdom Hearts games, and the main composer in Xenoblade Chronicles. She arranged tracks in the Smash Bros. series since Brawl.

Yoshino Aoki

Yoshino Aoki

Yoshino Aoki is a game composer and vocalist who is a former Capcom staff member where she worked in various Mega Man games. She later went to establish Unique Note with Tetsuya Shibata (see above), where she worked on titles like Final Fantasy XV. Aoki has arranged two tracks in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Main Theme (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild) -- Arrangement
  • Garden of Hope (Pikmin 3) -- Arrangement

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Yoshito Sekigawa

Main article: Yoshito Sekigawa

A staff member of Intelligent Systems, Sekigawa arranged two Castlevania tracks, and one from Code Name: S.T.E.A.M..

Yu Shimoda

Yu Shimoda is a game composer who is a member at Taito's ZUTANA sound team. Previously at Inti Creates, Shimoda worked on some Japan-only Nintendo DS games, as well as Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he re-arranged his own "We're Robots (Willy Stage 2)" track from 9. He's also a guitarist and keyboardist.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • We're Robots (Willy Stage 2) (Mega Man 9) -- Composition & Arrangement

External link(s)

Yumi Takahashi

Main article: Yumi Takahashi

Takahashi has worked on music of some Nintendo 3DS titles, as well as Nintendo Labo. She arranged the "Gravity Man Stage" track from Mega Man 5 in Ultimate.

Yuka Tsujiyoko

Main article: Yuka Tsujiyoko

Notable for the Fire Emblem series, Tsujiyoko has arranged two tracks each in Smash Bros. for Wii U and Ultimate. He was a staff member at Intelligent Systems before becoming a freelancer.

Yusuke Takahama

Yusuke Takahama is a composer at Target Entertainment that originally worked for Data East, on titles like the Digital Pinball series. While currently he doesn't work on many video game projects, he has still contributed arrangements for the Super Smash Bros. series. Takahama has arranged the most tracks in the series out of any freelance composers, with a total of 17 tracks.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Credits (Super Smash Bros.) -- Arrangement
  • Castle / Boss Fortress (Super Mario World / SMB3) -- Arrangement
  • Mario Circuit (Super Mario Kart) -- Arrangement
  • Tal Tal Heights (Link's Awakening) -- Arrangement
  • Vs. Ridley (Super Metroid) -- Arrangement
  • Main Theme (Star Fox 64) -- Arrangement
  • Fire Field (F-ZERO) -- Arrangement
  • Tunnel Scene (X) -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

  • Athletic Theme / Ground Theme (New Super Mario Bros. 2) -- Arrangement
  • Shadow Man Stage (Mega Man 3) -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong Jr. Medley -- Arrangement
  • Vs. Ridley (Super Metroid) -- Arrangement [note: different arrangement from the Brawl version]
  • Metal Man Stage (Mega Man 2) -- Arrangement
  • Opening Stage (Mega Man X) -- Arrangement
  • Galaga Medley -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (DLC)

  • Tarkun and Kitapy (FATAL FURY 2) -- Arrangement
  • The London March (FATAL FURY 2) -- Arrangement

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Yutaka Iraha

Yutaka Iraha is a composer and sound designer at Game Arts who worked in the Grandia games. He worked on the "Hyrule Field Theme" track in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Song Credits

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Hyrule Field Theme (Ocarina of Time) -- Arrangement

External link(s)

Yuzo Koshiro

Main article: Yuzo Koshiro

Koshiro is a freelance composer who arranged many tracks in the Smash Bros. series, as well as one of the composers in Kid Icarus: Uprising another projected headed by Sakurai.

Frequent collaborators

Many of the Smash Bros. composers and arrangers have frequently worked in two or more titles. Musicians who have only worked in one game are not included which can be found below.

Composer/arranger Super Smash Bros.
(1999; N64)
Super Smash Bros. Melee
(2001; GCN)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
(2008; Wii)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
(2014; 3DS/Wii U)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
(2018; NS)
ACE (TOMOri Kudo/CHiCO) No No No Yes Yes
Akihiro Honda No No Yes No Yes
Asuka Hayazaki No No Yes Yes; Wii U No
Hajime Wakai No No Yes Yes No
Hideki Sakamoto No No No Yes Yes; theme composer
Hirokazu Ando Yes; all music Yes No No No
Hirokazu Tanaka No No Yes Yes Yes
Hiroki Hashimoto No No No Yes Yes
Hiroyuki Kawada No No No Yes Yes
Jun Senoue No No Yes No Yes
Junichi Nakatsuru No No No Yes Yes
Katsuro Tajima No No No Yes Yes
Kazumi Totaka No No Yes Yes; Wii U Yes
Keiichi Okabe No No No Yes Yes
Keiki Kobayashi No No No Yes; theme composer Yes
Kenji Ito No No Yes Yes Yes
Kenji Yamamoto No No Yes Yes; Wii U No
Koji Hayama No No Yes Yes; Wii U No
Koji Kondo No No Yes Yes; Wii U Yes
Kumi Tanioka No No No Yes Yes
LindaAI-CUE No No No Yes Yes
Maki Kirioka No No No Yes; Wii U Yes
Manami Kiyota No No No Yes; Wii U Yes
Masafumi Takada No No Yes Yes Yes
Masato Coda No No Yes Yes (all with RiRiKA) Yes
Michiko Naruke No No Yes Yes Yes
Motoi Sakuraba No No Yes Yes Yes
Nobuko Toda No No No Yes Yes
Noriyuki Iwadare No No Yes Yes Yes
Rio Hamamoto No No No Yes Yes
Ryo Nagamatsu No No No Yes Yes
Shogo Sakai No Yes Yes No No
Shohei Tsuchiya No No No Yes Yes
Shota Kageyama No No Yes Yes Yes
Tetsuya Shibata No No No Yes Yes
Torine No No No Yes Yes
Toru Minegishi No No Yes Yes No
Toshiyuki Sudo No No Yes Yes No
Tsukasa Masuko No No Yes Yes; Wii U No
Yasunori Mitsuda No No Yes Yes No
Yoko Shimomura No No Yes Yes Yes
Yoshihito Yano No No No Yes Yes
Yuji Masubuchi No No No Yes Yes
Yuka Tsujiyoko No No Yes Yes; Wii U Yes
Yusuke Takahama No No Yes Yes Yes
Yuzo Koshiro No No Yes Yes Yes

Single-game collaborations

This is the list of composers who have made arrangements to a single Smash Bros. game. The original Super Smash Bros. is the only game to lack a single-collaborate composer, Hirokazu Ando, as he also worked on Melee.

Composer/arranger Super Smash Bros. Melee
(2001; GCN)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
(2008; Wii)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
(2014; 3DS/Wii U)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
(2018; NS)
Akari Kaida No No Yes (Wii U) No
Arata Iiyoshi No Yes No No
Asuka Ito No No Yes (Wii U) No
Atsuko Asahi No No Yes (Wii U) No
Daisuke Matsuoka No No Yes No
Grant Kirkhope No No No Yes
HIDE+HIDE (Hideki Ishigaki/ Hideki Onoue) No No Yes (Wii U) No
Hideki Kobayashi No No No Yes
Hirokazu Koshio No No Yes (Wii U) No
Hiroki Morishita No No No Yes
Hiroshi Okubo No No Yes (Wii U) No
Hiroshi Yamauchi No No No Yes
Jesahm No No Yes No
Jun Fukada No Yes No No
Keigo Ozaki No Yes No No
Keisuke Ito No No No Yes
Kenichi Okuma No Yes No No
Kentaro Ishizaka No Yes No No
Kohta Takahashi No No Yes (Wii U) No
Maasa Miyoshi No No No Yes
Mahito Yokota No No Yes No (recording manager)
Manabu Namiki No No Yes (Wii U) No
Manaka Kataoka No No Yes (Wii U) No
Masaaki Iwasaki No Yes No No
MASAKI (Masaki Mori) No No No Yes
Masami Ueda No No No Yes
Masashi Hamauzu No No Yes No
Michiru Yamane No No Yes (Wii U) No
Minako Hamano No Yes No No
Mitsuhiro Kitadani No No No Yes
Naoto Kubo No No No Yes
Nobuo Uematsu No Yes (theme composer) No No
RiRiKa (Rika Hanasaki) No No Yes No
Ryo Watanabe No No Yes No
Ryoji Yoshitomi No Yes No No
Saki Kasuga No No Yes (Wii U) No (sound effects)
Seiji Momoi No Yes No No
Shinji Ushiroda No No No Yes
Soshi Abe No No No Yes
Tadashi Ikegami Yes No No No
Takafumi Sato No No No Yes
Takahiro Nishi No Yes No No
Takenobu Mitsuyoshi No No No Yes
Takeshi Kuramochi No No No Yes
Taku Inoue No No Yes No
Takuto Kitsuta Yes No No No
Toby Fox No No No Yes
Tomoko Sasaki No Yes No No
Tomoya Ohtani No No No Yes
Yasuaki Iwata No No No Yes
Yasufumi Fukuda No Yes No No
Yasushi Asada No No No Yes
Yoshino Aoki No No No Yes
Yoshinori Kawamoto No No No Yes
Yoshito Sekigawa No No No Yes
Yu Shimoda No No No Yes
Yu Sugimoto No No No Yes
Yumi Takahashi No No No Yes
Yusuke Kudo No No No Yes
Yusuke Yamauchi No No No Yes
Yutaka Iraha No Yes No No

Trivia

References

External links

See also

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