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Birth Name: ไธ‹ๆ‘ ้™ฝๅญ

Age: 53, born 19 October 1967

Country of origin: Japan


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Play Like A Girl (11 items)
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Description: Japanese video game composer. She has been described as "the most famous female video game music composer in the world". She has worked in the video game industry ever since graduating from the Osaka College of Music in 1988. From then until 1993, she worked for Capcom, where she composed wholly or in part the scores for 16 games, including Final Fight and Street Fighter II. From 1993 to 2002 Shimomura worked for Square (now Square Enix), where she composed for a further ten games. While working for Square, she was best known for her work on the soundtrack for Kingdom Hearts, which was her last game for the company ... (more)
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sh56 rated this 10/10 2 months, 4 weeks ago
shotswerefired added this to a list 2 years, 3 months ago
Play Like A Girl (11 music items)

"It's funny how the most famous female video game composers are from supposedly rampant 'patriarchial' societies. Yoko thrived in that environment and created some of the most memorable themes in vgm history. None more so than her now legendary SFII score. Just as you get memes tributing Warren Spector along the lines of "He made Deus Ex (I couldn't believe it)!" The same bewilderment applies to Yoko for the music in Street Fighter. Not content for being just that lady who wrote Guile's theme, "


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