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Yoko Shimomura (born October 19, 1967) has been composing in the video game music industry since the late 1980s. Early on, she was a recurring composer for Creator/{{Capcom}} (and was part of their in-house jazz band Alph Lyla), and then for [[Creator/SquareEnix Squaresoft]], and more recently a freelance composer. She is probably best known for composing the music for the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series, as well as the music for the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' RPG games, starting with ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' (while at Squaresoft) and the entire ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' series since.

Contrary to popular belief, Shimomura did ''not'' compose ''VideoGame/MegaMan6''. The soundtrack for that game was composed by ''Yuko Takehara'' instead.
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!!Video Game Music
* ''VideoGame/The3rdBirthday'' (2010, along with Creator/TsuyoshiSekito and Creator/MitsutoSuzuki)
* ''VideoGame/AdventuresInTheMagicKingdom'' (1990)
* ''AdventureQuiz 2: Capcom World'' (1990, along with Creator/ManamiMatsumae, G. Morita, Creator/YoshihiroSakaguchi, H. Takaoka and Creator/JunkoTamiya)
* ''VideoGame/{{Black Knight and White Devil}}'' (2017, with Creator/ShotaKageyama)
* ''VideoGame/BlockBlock'' (1991, along with Creator/MasakiIzutani)
* ''VideoGame/{{Breath of Fire|I}}'' (1993, along with Creator/MinaeFujii, Creator/YasuakiFujita and Creator/MariYamaguchi)
* ''VideoGame/BusterBros'' (1991, along with Creator/TamayoKawamoto)
* ''VideoGame/{{CHUNITHM}}'' (2015, along with various others. Only composed the track "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=323TEBoBvKs Tango Rouge]]")
* ''VideoGame/CodeNameViper'' (1990, along with Creator/YoshihiroSakaguchi)
* ''F1 Dream'' (1989)
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' (2016)
* ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' (1989, along with Creator/YoshihiroSakaguchi)
* ''VideoGame/FrontMission'' (1995, along with Creator/NorikoMatsueda)
* ''VideoGame/GargoylesQuest'' (1990)
** Samples: [[https://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_851775&p=9DF5EBF00A5CE4D5 OST]].
* ''VideoGame/HatarakuChocobo'' (2000)
* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMana'' (2007)
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' (2002)
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' (2004)
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII '' (2005)
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2''(2009)
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' (2010, along with Creator/TakeharuIshimoto and Creator/TsuyoshiSekito)
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded'' (2009)
** ''Kingdom Hearts Re:coded'' (2011)
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'' (2012, along with Creator/TakeharuIshimoto and Creator/TsuyoshiSekito)
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfDragons'' (1991)
* ''VideoGame/LastRanker'' (2010)
* ''VideoGame/LegendOfMana'' (1999): Her debut for the ''VideoGame/WorldOfMana'' series, which had previously been composed only by Creator/KenjiIto and Creator/HirokiKikuta.
** Samples: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4J4ZQP7Nq0 Earth Painting]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXSuAPqmSbo Song of Mana]]" (sung by AnnikaLjungberg in [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Swedish]]), "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqqTFqYLjMg To the Sea]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdxoZyhwy8I The Wind Sings of a Journey]]".
* ''VideoGame/LittleKingsStory'' (2008, along with YutakaMinobe)
* ''VideoGame/LittleNemoTheDreamMaster'' (1990)
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogs_syP2lHY Samples]]
* ''VideoGame/LiveALive'' (1994): Her first game for Creator/SquareSoft. ''VideoGame/{{Breath of Fire|I}}'' before was published in North America by Square Soft, but she composed that for Creator/{{Capcom}} who developed it.
* ''VideoGame/LuminousArc2'' (2008, along with Creator/YoshinoAoki, Creator/AkariKaida and Creator/ShunsukeNakamura)
* ''VideoGame/MahjongSchool: The Super O Version'' (1990, along with Creator/MasakiIzutani)
* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'':
** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'' (2003): Her return to composing ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' RPG music.
*** Samples: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mxxIgVqaXc Preparing for Travelling]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQEf2Cy_TlA Come On!]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH79b2u12XM Come On, Again!]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k525PqOGWAI Hoohoo Village]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsjmjvtjTOU Fawful, Cackletta]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYjk9TGkMcU Oho Oasis]].
** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' (2005)
** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' (2009)
*** Samples: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_aSs4nCKeg Fawful's Theme]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUwPaoJO-l0 Grasslands, All the Way]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leCx-K8eLG0 Okey Dokey!!]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzk9D_PBbeg Short Break in Mushroom Town]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P71u74PzcI8 The Wind is Blowing at Cavi Cape]].
** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' (2013)
*** Samples: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3x8PjIuTxU Your Dream Adventure!]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B43bXrRVPFE Victory in the Dream World]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_1UHTh9s9c Break at Pi'illo Castle]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_QCLz_bECc The Law of Pajamaja]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrAYVhPU-9g The Final Antasma Battle]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUmmCDyB0EI Sacred Somnom Woods]].
** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam'' (2016)
* ''VideoGame/MizushimaShinjiNoDaikoushien'' (1990)
* ''VideoGame/MonsterKingdom: Jewel Summoner'' (2006, along with Creator/ShinjiHosoe, Creator/KenjiIto, Creator/MasaharuIwata, Creator/TsukasaMasuko, Creator/YasunoriMitsuda, Creator/TakahiroOgata, Creator/HitoshiSakimoto, Creator/AyakoSaso, Creator/YasuyukiSuzuki)
* ''VideoGame/MushihimeSama'' (2004/2006; Double Arrange Album soundtrack, again along with Creator/ShinjiHosoe, Creator/AyakoSaso and even Creator/KotaHoshino)
* ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'' (1998)
* ''VideoGame/PopNMusic Carnival (13)'' (2005, along with many others)
* ''VideoGame/PopNMusic The Movie (17)'' (2009, along with many others)
* ''VideoGame/ThePunisherCapcom'' (1993, along with Creator/IsaoAbe, Creator/ToshioKajino, Creator/SyunNishigaki and Nobu. Oouchi)
* ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'' (2010)
** Samples: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzQq3-9nhKA "Radiant Blue"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZF-YQ8DCJc&feature=related "Mechanical Kingdom."]]
* ''Samurai Sword'' (1988)
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII: The World Warrior'' (1991): Credited as Pii♪. She composed nearly the entirely soundtrack, with the exception of Sagat's theme and the Round Start and New Challenger jingles, which were composed by IsaoAbe
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG: Legend of the Seven Stars'' (1996): She would later return to compose the music for the ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' RPG series.
** Samples: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61WtOdq-_bU Fight Against Monsters]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF3uxLtMuF4 Going Shopping in Ripple Town]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmhEmNOo0Jc Grandpa and the Delightful Tadpoles]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZaxo5t0OFc Still the Road is Full of Danger]]".
* ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' (2008, along with many others)
* ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U]]'' (2014, along with many others)
* ''{{Tobal}} No. 1'' (1996, along with Creator/MasashiHamauzu, Creator/KenjiIto, Creator/YasuhiroKawakami, Creator/NorikoMatsueda, Creator/YasunoriMitsuda, Creator/JunyaNakano and Creator/RyujiSasai)
* ''{{Varth}}: Operation Thunderstorm'' (1992, along with Creator/MasakiIzutani and Creator/ToshioKajino)
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' (2010, along with [[Creator/ACEPlus ACE+]], Creator/ManamiKiyota and Creator/YasunoriMitsuda): She wrote a tenth of the 91 track soundtrack, including the now classic ''Main Theme'', which is considered one of the best works in her entire career. Creator/YasunoriMitsuda returned only to compose the ending song, but Shimomura borrowed some of his signature style associated with past ''Xeno'' soundtracks. And, since ''Xenoblade'' is far more of a PlanetaryRomance than previous ''Xeno'' games, her compositions also bear ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' influence.
** Samples: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNR-wsFAfiU Main Theme]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoIHue3g69c Prologue B]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYkmn347wsY Colony 9]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tp_ICa6hDo Hometown]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUKzFYUGbg0 Time to Fight!]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0DE5zyRI6U Unfinished Battle]]".
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