Mikio Saitō

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Mikio Saitō
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Local 斎藤 幹雄 (さいとう みきお)
Born April 22
Birth Place Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases メタルユーキ (Metal Yuhki), メタルゆうき (Metal Yuuki), S.E.Yuhki, M. Saitoh, Mikio Saitou, Heavy Metal S, Sonomanma Saito, Buichi Saitoh

Mikio Saitō (known by his alias Metal Yuhki) is a Japanese composer and sound designer. He got his start in the game industry at Tecmo around 1985, working on several of their titles including Super Star Force, Gemini Wing, and Captain Tsubasa II. He composed mainly for the company's arcade and NES games. In 1991, he left Tecmo and started working at Konami. His magnum opus for Konami was Tokimeki Memorial. He also worked as an audio producer for Tokimeki Memorial 2. This was because during the game's development, many of the developers left, leaving him with more audio duties for the game.

Saito left Konami around 2021 and started working as a professor at the Nagoya International Technical Vocational University's Faculty of Engineering.

Music Development


1)I compose it and write it to the score. 2)I convert score into a cord for exclusive sound drivers. 3)I input a cord by the text editor of the game development computer.

4)Text code→To assemble→To Link→Binary code.

Saitō used a sound engine created by Yoshiaki Inose, one of the main game programmers at Tecmo. Vic Tokai contracted Tecmo for sound for Chester Field.


Mikio only composed the music to two Sega Master System games; both only released in Japan for the Mark III. He programmed his own sound driver in Z80 assembly language and wrote the music in binary data.


Released Title Sample Notes
1985-??-?? Gridiron Fight (ARC) (グリダイアンファイト)
1985-??-?? Pinball Action (ARC) (ピンボールアクション)
1986-11-11 Super Star Force: Jikuureki no Himitsu (FC) (スーパースターフォース 時空歴の秘密)
1986-07-30 Solomon's Key (NES) (ソロモンの鍵) Ending Theme
1986-??-?? Tee'd Off (ARC) (ティードオフ) With Michiharu Hasuya.
1987-??-?? Gemini Wing (ARC) (ジェミニウイング)
1987-??-?? Tecmo Bowl (ARC)
1987-07-30 Chester Field: Ankoku Kami e no Chousen (FC) (チェスター・フィールド 暗黒神への挑戦) With Michiharu Hasuya.
1988-??-?? Ninja Gaiden (ARC) (忍者龍剣伝)
1988-03-25 Argos no Juujiken (SM3) (アルゴスの十字剣) With "Strong Shima".
1988-04-17 Solomon no Kagi: Oujo Rihita no Namida (SM3) (ソロモンの鍵 王女リヒタの涙) Arranged Michiharu Hasuya's score from Solomon's Key (ARC).
1989-??-?? Wild Fang (ARC) (ワイルドファング)
1990-07-20 Captain Tsubasa Vol II: Super Striker (FC) (キャプテン翼II スーパーストライカー)
1990-10-31 Gemini Wing (X68)
1991-??-?? Super Pinball Action (ARC) (スーパーピンボールアクション)
1991-??-?? Strato Fighter (ARC) (雷牙) With Mitsuhito Tanaka.
1991-??-?? Thunder Cross 2 (ARC) (サンダークロスII)
1992-01-?? Kaminari Kishi Riot (ARC) (雷軋斗)
1992-02-28 Detana!! TwinBee (PCE) (出たな!!ツインビー) With Kiyoshi Murai.
1992-12-04 Tecmo World Cup Super Soccer (PCCD) (テクモワールドカップ スーパーサッカー)
1992-12-18 Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou (PCCD) (グラディウスII)
1993-10-29 Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (PCCD) (悪魔城ドラキュラX 血の輪廻) With Akira Souji, Keizo Nakamura, and Tomoko Sano.
1993-12-17 Martial Champion (PCCD) (マーシャルチャンピオン) With Seiya Murai.
1994-05-27 Tokimeki Memorial (PCCD) (ときめきメモリアル)
1994-12-09 TwinBee Taisen Puzzle Dama (PS1) (ツインビー対戦ぱずるだま)
1999-11-25 Tokimeki Memorial 2 (ROM2) (ときめきメモリアル2)
2008-11-20 Otomedius G (X360) (オトメディウスG)

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