Chikako Kamatani

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Chikako Kamatani
Local 鎌谷 千佳子 (かまたに ちかこ)
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Tarnya, Chikako, ターニャ (Tarnya)
Website Unknown

Chikako Kamatani (best known by her alias Tarnya) is a Japanese composer and sound designer who has made significant musical contributions to Sega. She graduated music college before joining Sega. Kamatani is currently married to former Sega composer Kazuhiko Nagai.

Music Development


Chikako wrote the music in assembly on a PC-98 computer which was then converted to Sega's sound engines made by various sound programmers.


Released Title Sample Notes
1989-??-?? California Games (SMS)
1989-??-?? OutRun 3-D (SMS)
1989-02-10 Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (GEN) (アレックス キッド 天空魔城)
1989-03-21 Phantasy Star II (GEN) (ファンタシースターⅡ 還らざる時の終わりに) Sound Effects
1989-09-09 Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf (GEN) (尾崎直道のスーパーマスターズ) Sub-Staff
1989-11-25 Mystic Defender (GEN) (孔雀王Ⅱ 幻影城)
1990-11-?? E-SWAT (SMS)
1990-12-15 G-LOC: Air Battle (GG) (ジーロック)
1991-01-?? Danan: The Jungle Fighter (SMS)
1991-01-?? Gain Ground (SMS)
1991-05-?? Golden Axe Warrior (SMS)
1991-08-30 Sports Talk Baseball (GEN) (プロ野球スーパーリーグ’91)
1991-12-?? G-LOC: Air Battle (SMS)
1991-??-?? Pyramid Magic (SMD) (ピラミッドマジック)
1991-??-?? Pyramid Magic III (SMD) (ピラミッドマジックⅢ)
1991-??-?? Pyramid Magic Special (GEN) (ピラミッドマジックスペシャル)
1991-12-?? G-LOC: Air Battle (SMS)
1992-05-29 Quiz Scramble Special (MCD) (クイズスクランブル スペシャル)
1992-??-?? Teddy Boy Blues (SMD) N/A Sound Effects
1993-03-26 Doraemon: Gozans and the Seven Dream Thieves (GEN) (ドラえもん 夢泥棒と7人のゴザンズ) Sound Assist
2001-03-21 Pinobee: Wings of Adventure (GBA) (ピノビィーの大冒険)
2004-10-30 Oshare Majo: Love and Berry (ARC)