Yuka Tsujiyoko

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Yuka Tsujiyoko
Yuka Tsujiyoko - 1.jpg
Local 辻横由佳 (つじよこ ゆか)
Born March 21
Birth Place Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Yuka Banba
Yuka Bamba

Yuka Tsujiyoko (born Yuka Banba (馬場 由佳)) is a Japanese composer who is known for her work in the Fire Emblem series.

She started getting involved with music when she studied piano while in preschool. Yuka had never composed music until she was in high school as an assignment. She first started off working at as a computer programmer for a software company, and later started working for one of Nintendo's companies, Intelligent Systems. While at Intelligent Systems, she worked under Hirokazu Tanaka, who was her supervisor. Tsujiyoko said that he was one of her biggest influences as a result. Some of Tsujiyoko's favorite artists include Pat Metheny, Kenny Drew, Akiko Yano, and Kadomatsu Toshiki. She enjoys playing the Hammond organ, as well as reading books, her favorite author being Stephen King.

Tsujiyoko continues to work at Intelligent Systems as a sound supervisor. Though she left the company, she either rejoined or works with them as a freelance composer, as Tsujiyoko stated that she wanted to work on other fields of audio besides video games.

Music Development

NES

The games Yuka worked on used a sound driver by Hirokazu Tanaka. It is unknown if she used the sound engine herself, or if she sent compositions to Hirokazu to implement into the game. His sound engine required music to be entered in 6502 assembly.

SNES

Yuka wrote the music in Kankichi-kun by Nintendo, using Intelligent Systems' variant programmed by Kenichi Nishimaki.

Gameography

Released Title Sample Notes
1990-09-07 Backgammon (FDS) (バックギャモン)
All music except Demonstration and Match Play themes.
1992-03-14 Fire Emblem Gaiden (FC) (ファイアーエンブレム外伝)
1992-10-?? Battle Clash (SNES) (スペースバズーカ)
1993-12-?? Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge (SNES)
1994-01-21 Fire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo (SFC) (ファイアーエンブレム 紋章の謎) With Kenichi Nishimaki and Masaya Kuzume.
1995-10-27 Tetris Attack (SNES)
Yoshi Stage
1996-??-?? BS Yoshi no Panepon (SFC) (ヨッシーのパネポン) Yoshi Stage
1996-05-14 Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu (SFC) (ファイアーエンブレム 聖戦の系譜) With Kenichi Nishimaki.
1996-08-?? Tetris Attack (GB) Yoshi Stage
1998-05-01 Super Famicom Wars (SFC) (スーパー ファミコン ウォーズ) Sound Assist with Atsuko Yamamoto.
1999-09-01 Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (SFC) (ファイアーエムブレム トラキア776) With Atsuko Matsumoto.
2000-08-11 Paper Mario (N64)
2002-03-29 Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi (GBA) (ファイアーエムブレム 封印の剣)
2003-04-25 Fire Emblem (GBA) (ファイアーエムブレム 烈火の剣) With Saki Haruyama.
2004-07-22 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GC) (ペーパーマリオRPG) With Yoshito Hirano.
2004-10-07 Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GBA) (ファイアーエンブレム 聖魔の光石) Sound Supervisor
2005-04-20 Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GC) (ファイアーエンブレム 蒼炎の奇跡) Opening Theme & Digest Music Composition
2005-07-14 Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (GC) (ダンスダンスレボリューション ウィズ マリオ) Ms. Mowz's Song
2007-02-22 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (WII) (ファイアーエンブレム 暁の女神)
2007-08-07 Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (NDS) (ファイアーエムブレム 新・暗黒竜と光の剣) Sound Director
2008-01-31 Super Smash Bros. Brawl (WII) (大乱闘 スマッシュ ブラザーズ エックス) Music Arrangement with various others.
2012-04-19 Fire Emblem: Awakening (NDS) (ファイアーエムブレム 覚醒) Sound Supervisor & Extramap Music Composition
2014-11-21 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (WIIU) Music Arrangement with various others.
2015-06-11 Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (3DS) (ファイアーエムブレムif 白夜王国) Sound Supervisor
2015-06-25 Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest (3DS) (ファイアーエムブレムif 暗夜王国) Sound Supervisor
2015-12-02 Pokemon Picross (3DS) (ポケモンピクロス)
2017-02-02 Fire Emblem: Heroes (IOS) (ファイアーエムブレム ヒーロー‪ズ) With Hiroki Morishita, Sound Supervisor
2017-04-20 Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS) (ファイアーエムブレム エコーズ もうひとりの英雄王) Sound Supervisor
2019-07-26 Fire Emblem: Three Houses (SW) (ファイアーエムブレム 風花雪月) Sound Supervisor

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