Kimitaka Matsumae

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Kimitaka Matsumae
Kimitaka Matsumae - 1.jpg
Local 松前 公高 (まつまえ きみたか)
Born June 13, 1969
Birth Place Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg

Kimitaka Matsumae is a Japanese composer, arranger, keyboardist, and is the husband of Manami Matsumae, a prolific composer in the video games industry. He works for the music company Toiro Music.

Little is known about Kimitaka. He attended Chiba University, but then dropped out. In the mid-1980s, he formed the band Kidorikko and later left the group shortly after the release of their first album, Seregance na JOY due to creative and musical differences. In addition, he has also worked on other media, such as anime, solo work and preloaded ringtones.

He entered the game music industry around 1991, and appears to have left around 2009. However, he returned in 2021 when he worked on the opening and ending theme to the Switch game Cotton Reboot!.

Music Composition

Game Boy

For his work on Sanrio Carnival, Kimitaka used a sound driver by Katsuhiro Hayashi.


Kimitaka composed the music in Music Macro Language in HAL Laboratory's variant of Nintendo's Kankichi-kun sound driver. The instruments were taken from the Korg M1 and other various synths he owned at the time.


Released Title Sample Notes
1991-03-29 Down Load 2 (ROM2) (ダウンロード2) With Suguru Yamaguchi.
1991-05-11 Sanrio Carnival (GB) (サンリオ カーニバル) "Sound Composer Brother"
1992-04-05 Othello World (SFC) (オセロ ワールド) With Manami Matsumae.
1993-05-?? Vegas Stakes (SNES) (ラス・ベガス・ドリーム)
1993-??-?? Space Beserker (LA)
1994-05-14 Theatre Wars: Goraku no Dendou (3DO) (シアターウォーズ 娯楽の殿堂)
1994-10-21 Bonk's Revenge (GB) (GB原人2)
1994-??-?? Burning Soldier (3DO)
1995-??-?? Kileak: The DNA Imperative (PS1) (キリーク・ザ・ブラッド)
1995-12-?? Vegas Stakes (GB)
The 2020; Arranged by Manami Matsumae.
1995-12-29 Epidemic (PS1) (KILEAK, THE BLOOD 2)
1996-12-20 G-O-D: Mezameyo to Yobu Koe ga Kikoe (SFC) (G・O・D 目覚めよと呼ぶ声が聴こえ) With Yuichi Matsuzaki and Manami Matsumae.
1997-02-28 Super Bomberman 5 (SFC) (スーパーボンバーマン5) Sound and Music Arranger/Programmer
1998-10-15 Yarudora Series Vol. 3: Sampaguita (PS1)
1999-05-27 BeatMania Append Gottamix (PS2) (ビートマニア APPEND GottaMix) With various others.
1999-10-28 Engacho! for WonderSwan (WS) (えんがちょ!for ワンダースワン) With Suguru Yamaguchi and Manami Matsumae.
2001-03-29 BeatMania IIDX 4th Style: New Songs Collection (PS2) (ビートマニアⅡDX 4th Style) With Toshiyuki Kakuta, Hiroyuki Togo, and napakick.
2001-07-05 Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland (PS2)
2002-06-20 Phantom Crash (XBOX) (ファントムクラッシュ) Sound Designer with Akihiko Hirama.
2003-11-06 Siren (PS2) (サイレン) With Hitomi Shimizu and Gary Ashiya.
2007-07-12 Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors (WII) (ドラゴンクエストソード 仮面の女王と鏡の塔) Sound Effects
2009-02-25 Exit 2 (X360) With Yoshiyuki Usui, Naohisa Taniguchi, Suguru Yamaguchi, and Hideki Takahagi.
2009-07-23 Katamari Forever (PS3) (塊魂トリビュート) Remixer and Producer
2021-02-25 Cotton Reboot! (SW) (コットン リブート!) Arrange Version Sound Staff: Opening/Ending