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Yuka Tsujiyoko (辻横 由佳 Tsujiyoko Yuka) is a Japanese video game music composer for Nintendo. She is the music composer for the Fire Emblem video game franchise, which was not released outside Japan until 2003, and several other Intelligent Systems developed games. She also scored the Super Scope games Battle Clash and its sequel Metal Combat: Falcon’s Revenge. Other games she scored are Paper Mario and its sequel The Thousand-Year Door, and part of Tetris Attack.

She was born Yuka Bamba in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Tsujiyoko studied piano when she was in a preschool. She composed her first original composition when she was in high school as an assignment for her music class. Tsujiyoko attended Osaka Electric Communications Junior College, and she majored in electronic engineering. Before she entered Intelligent Systems (an internal video game developer for Nintendo), Tsujiyoko worked as a computer programmer for a productivity (or non-entertainment) software company. The largest game soundtrack she composed was for the Super Famicom game Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu, composed of 114 tracks. She works at Intelligent Systems part-time, and formerly worked there full-time. She was first known in the United States for scoring Paper Mario, with Taishi Senda. She left Intelligent Systems as a full-time employee after scoring Paper Mario. Tsujiyoko was inspired by her favorite artist Pat Metheny. Her mentor is Hirokazu ‘Hip’ Tanaka. Tsujiyoko did not score Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, but she supervised the score.


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  • myrmidon_mamori

    Behold, the woman responsible for the amazingness of Fire Emblem soundtracks!

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Aqwf

    Fire Emblem <3

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • OrangeVision

    Wow. Is that really her?

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • iPowers

    Go back to Paper mario. Quit doing fire emblem

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • DanDLionRO

    Fire emblem music forever <3

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
  • redgrave9

    Amazing composer. Paper Mario is one of the only soundtracks that I actually enjoy listening by itself.

    5 Sep 2012 Reply
  • iPowers

    This woman is a god. She's definitely one of the best video game composers. The Paper Mario soundtracks are my life.

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Mizutori

    The lack of plays is depressing. D:

    25 Apr 2012 Reply
  • iPowers

    Does anyone know Why she didn't work on the soundtrack for Super Paper mario? If anyone can write on my page and tell me why that'd be great! :)

    28 Sep 2011 Reply
  • PokeBaal

    Paper Mario OST <3

    21 Nov 2010 Reply
  • MasterDAero

    lol whut profile picture

    14 Aug 2010 Reply
  • LurkerOfQuotes

    Fuckyes Fire Emblem OST.

    9 Aug 2010 Reply
  • iPowers

    This girl is amazing. She's made the Paper Mario music, some of the most epic music ever in the history of Nintendo. This girl is a legend. She wrote my childhood and i'll never forget this girl. :)

    28 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Taren

    Paper Mario soundtrack <3

    27 Jul 2010 Reply
  • sheepareevil

    "Koji Kondo gets way too much credit for Nintendo music." False, Koji Kondo can never get enough credit. of course the more unsung heroes deserve more credit then they get, but don't blame koji for that.

    30 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Skeetulz

    Her Paper Mario music...(L)

    28 Apr 2010 Reply
  • henriquee_t88

    @batatshi - If you are able to find one single picture of her, we would be most grateful, seriously.

    25 Feb 2010 Reply
  • CrashRHCP

    check out this new group made especially for retrogamers. Join our aliance!

    22 Feb 2010 Reply
  • batatshi

    Guy? It's..she :). Why you people adding picture of her albums as her photo? Don't you think it's pathetic?

    18 Feb 2010 Reply

    According to the wikipedia page, apparently so.

    27 Dec 2009 Reply
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