Mari Yamaguchi

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Mari Yamaguchi
Local 山口 真理 (やまぐち まり)
Born 19??-08-19?
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Mari

Mari Yamaguchi is a former Capcom sound designer who created music and sound effects for games during the SNES era. She is best known for her work on the Mega Man series, as she composed the music for Mega Man 5 and was among those who returned to do a Robot Master theme for Mega Man 10. She was also a member of Alph Lyla, Capcom's in-house band, during her employment.

She studied at the Osaka School of Music. In 1993, she became a freelancer and moved to Tokyo.

Audio Development


As with most of Capcom's other composers in this era, Yamaguchi made use of Yoshihiro Sakaguchi's sound driver, entering the music in a custom Music Macro Language.


On U.N. Squadron (SNES) and Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (SNES), Yamaguchi used a sound driver designed by Toshio Kajino. The subsequent SNES games she worked on used an upgraded driver programmed by Yoshihiro Sakaguchi and Yasushi Ikeda.


Released Title Sample Notes
1991-07-26 U.N. Squadron (SNES) Sound Design
1991-10-04 Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (SNES) (超魔界村) Composer
1992-11-20 The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse (SNES) Composer
1992-12-04 Mega Man 5 (NES) (ロックマン5 ブルースの罠?!) Composer
1993-04-03 Breath of Fire (SNES) Composer
1993-05-22 Final Fight 2 (SNES) Composer
1993-06-12 Street Fighter II (TG16) Music Design
2010-03-01 Mega Man 10 (PSN) Composer