Kenji Yamazaki

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Kenji Yamazaki
Local 山崎 憲司 (やまざき けんじ)
Born October 13, 1965
Birth Place
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg

Kenji Yamazaki' is a Japanese composer. He started off working on music for games at age 25 while he was still in school as a part-time job, but he eventually started to do it professionally. He worked primarily for Tamtex, Micronics, and Biox. His first work was for the second Kaiketsu Yancha Maru game. Yamazaki thought it was funny that he was being paid for composing music for games.

Yamazaki still composes music for games to this day, mostly for mobile phones.

Music Composition


Kenji used a Yamaha SY77 keyboard to play back his music. He used a Roland MC-300 to sequence the music. Then, he wrote the music down on sheet music paper and sent it to the developers. It was then programmed into the game by Hiroto Nakamura.


Released Title Sample Notes
1991-08-30 Kaiketsu Yancha Maru 2: Karakuri Land (FC) (怪傑ヤンチャ丸2 からくりランド)
1991-11-01 Ninja Gaiden (GG)
1991-12-20 Mega Man II (GB)
Music arranged by Hiroto Nakamura.
1991-12-20 Paaman Part 2: Himitsu Kessha Madoodan o Taose! (FC) (パーマン PART2 秘密結社マドー団をたおせ!)
1991-12-20 Taiyou no Yuusha: Fighbird GB (GB) (太陽の勇者ファイバード) Music arranged by Hiroto Nakamura.
1992-12-?? Superman (GEN)
1992-01-11 Taiyou no Yuusha Fighbird (FC) (太陽の勇者ファイバード) Music arranged by Hiroto Nakamura.
1992-03-13 Phantasy Star Adventure (GG) (ファンタシースターアドベンチャー)
1992-05-22 Hyokkori Hyoutan Jima (GG) (ひょっこりひょうたん島)
1992-12-11 Noobow (GB) (ぬ~ぼ~)
1993-03-30 Kaiketsu Yancha Maru 3: Showdown! Solingen (FC) (怪傑ヤンチャ丸3 対決!ゾウリンゲン)
1993-05-26 Superman: The Man of Steel (GG) Music arranged by Jason Page.
1993-05-26 Superman: The Man of Steel (SMS)
1993-12-20 Undercover Cops Gaiden: Hakaishin Garumaa (GB) (アンダーカバーコップス外伝 破壊神ガルマァ) Music arranged by Hiroto Nakamura.
1994-08-26 Appleseed (SFC) (アップルシード)
1994-10-28 Dear Boys (SFC) (ディアボーイズ)
1995-02-10 The Shinri Game 2 (SFC) (ザ心理ゲーム2)
1995-02-24 Super Drift Out (SFC) (スーパードリフトアウト)
1995-04-28 Super Pachinko Taisen (SFC) (スーパーパチンコ大戦)
1995-06-30 Super Pachinko Taisen (GB) (スーパーパチンコ大戦)
1995-08-11 Super Gussun Oyoyo (SFC) (すーぱーぐっすんおよよ)
1995-08-25 Go Go Ackman! (GB) (ゴーゴーアックマン)
1995-11-17 Logos Panic: Goaisatu (SFC) (ロゴスパニック ご・あ・い・さ・つ)
1996-05-24 Super Gussun Oyoyo 2 (SFC) (すーぱーぐっすんおよよ2)
1997-03-28 Kakugo no Susume (PS1) (覚悟のススメ)
1999-02-11 Kyoro-chan no Purikura Daisakusen (PS1) (キョロちゃんのプリクラ大作戦)
2000-12-14 Doraemon 3: Makai no Dungeon (PS1) (ドラえもん3 魔界のダンジョン)
2001-12-21 Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer - Misaki to Yume no Tenshi-tachi (GBA) (機動天使エンジェリックレイヤー みさきと夢の天使達)
2002-11-04 Phantom Crash (Xbox) Musicians
2005-09-21 S.L.A.I.: Steel Lancer Arena International (PS2)
2012-05-24 Elminage Gothic (PSP)
2015-02-24 Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (PS4) Sound Designers
2016-10-26 Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 (PS4)