Masami Yone

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Masami Yone
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Local 米 政美 (よね まさみ)
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg

Masami Yone is a Japanese composer and sound designer who works at Nintendo's Planning and Development Division, and has been with the company since 1999. His name can usually be found in Nintendo's handheld games like the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS.

Yone started off working on working on Korokoro Kirby, as well as the Game Boy ports of the Super Mario Bros. series. He is best known for his work in the Rhythm Heaven series of games, where he usually serves as an audio director, composer, and arranger. His work on Rhythm Heaven (NDS) won the sound category for the 2009 CEDEC Awards. While he did not compose or arrange music for Rhythm Heaven Megamix (NDS), he did serve as a director of the game.

Music Development


Masami used Nintendo's MP2K sound engine.


Released Title Sample Notes
1997-??-?? BS F-Zero Grand Prix (SFC)
1999-04-30 Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (GBC) (スーパーマリオブラザーズデラックス) With Yuichi Ozaki.
2000-08-23 Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble (GBC) (コロコロカービィ) With Takuya Maekawa and Yuichi Ozaki.
2001-03-21 Super Mario Advance (GBA) (スーパーマリオアドバンス) With Kenichi Nishida.
2004-03-18 The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (GC) (ゼルダの伝説 4つの剣+) With Koji Kondo, Asuka Hayazaki, Akito Nakatsuka, and Kent Nagata.
2004-12-02 Daigassou! Band Brothers (NDS) (大合奏!バンドブラザーズ) Sound Director
2005-05-19 Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (NDS) (東北大学未来科学技術共同研究センター川島隆太教授監修 脳を鍛える大人のDSトレーニング) Sound Director
2005-06-16 DS Rakubiki Jiten (NDS) (DS楽引辞典)
2006-01-26 English Training: Have Fun Improving Your Skills (NDS) (英語が苦手な大人のDSトレーニング えいご漬け) Barbara Theme Song
2006-08-03 Rhythm Tengoku (GBA) (リズム天国) Multiple audio roles.
2008-03-13 DS Bimoji Training (NDS) (DS美文字トレーニング) With Toshiyuki Sudo.
2008-07-31 Rhythm Heaven (NDS) (リズム天国ゴールド) Various roles with various others.
2011-07-21 Rhythm Heaven Fever (WII) (みんなのリズム天国) Various roles with various others.
2015-06-11 Rhythm Heaven Megamix (3DS) (リズム天国 ザ・ベスト+) Various roles with various others.
2021-12-03 Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain (SW) (やわらかあたま塾 いっしょにあたまのストレッチ)

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