Kenji Yamazaki

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Kenji Yamazaki
Local 山崎憲司 (やまざき けんじ)
Born October 13, 1965 (Age 48)
Birth Place Unknown
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. Kenji thought it was funny that he was being paid for composing music for games.

Kenji 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
1991-08-30 Kaiketsu Yancha Maru 2: Karakuri Land (FC)
1991-11-01 Ninja Gaiden (GG)
1991-12-20 Mega Man II (GB)
1991-12-20 Paaman Part 2: Himitsu Kessha Madoodan o Taose! (FC)
1991-12-20 Taiyou no Yuusha: Fighbird GB (GB)
1992-??-?? Superman (GEN)
1992-01-11 Taiyou no Yuusha Fighbird (FC)
1992-03-13 Phantasy Star Adventure (GG)
1992-05-22 Hyokkori Hyoutan Jima (GG) (ひょっこりひょうたん島)
1992-12-11 Noobow (GB)
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)
1993-12-20 Undercover Cops Gaiden: Hakaishin Garumaa (GB)
1994-08-26 Appleseed (SFC)
1994-10-28 Dear Boys (SFC)
1995-02-10 The Shinri Game 2 (SFC)
1995-02-24 Super Drift Out (SFC)
1995-04-28 Super Pachinko Taisen (SFC)
1995-06-30 Super Pachinko Wars (GB) (スーパーパチンコ大戦)
1995-08-11 Super Gussun Oyoyo (SFC)
1995-08-25 Go Go Ackman! (GB)
1995-11-17 Logos Panic: Goaisatu (SFC)
1996-05-24 Super Gussun Oyoyo 2 (SFC)
1997-03-28 Kakugo no Susume (PS1) (覚悟のススメ)
1999-02-11 Kyoro-chan no Purikura Daisakusen (PS1)
2005-09-21 S.L.A.I.: Steel Lancer Arena International (PS2)