Michiko Naruke is a Japanese video game music composer best known for the Wild ARMs series and its distinctive Wild West flavor of music. Before this, she worked with Telenet Japan and Wolfteam, and was the primary composer of the Tenshi No Uta series.
Video Game Music
- Noora to Toki no Koubou: Kiri no Mori no Majo (2011)
- Psycho Dream (1992)
- The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road (2008, along with Hitoshi Sakimoto)
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008, along with many others): Arranged two songs originally by other composers. Both arrangements strongly resemble her Wild ARMs style.
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (2014, along with many others): Again arranged two more songs by other composers.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, along with many others): Again arranged two more songs by other composers.
- Tenshi No Uta (1991, along with Shinobu Ogawa)
- Tenshi No Uta 2: Datenshi no Sentaku (1992)
- Tenshi No Uta: Shiroki Tsubasa No Inori (1994, along with Motoi Sakuraba)
- Valis III (1990, along with other composers)
- Wild Arms (1996): The soundtrack that made her well-recognized in video game music in the West. It's soundtrack pulls at the heartstrings. It is also a very long soundtrack — below is only a little bit of it.
- Samples: "Adlehyde Castle", "Alone in the World", "Battle Demon", "Battle Sieg", "Courage", "Critical Hit!", "Funeral Procession", "Hope", "Into the Wilderness" (with video), "Knight Quarters", "Marsh Where the Migrant Birds Gather", "Morning of the Journey", "The Power Which Supports the World", "Rudy's Companions", "To the End of the Wilderness ~To A New Journey ~", "Town Theme", "Wh-What?".
- Wild Arms: Alter Code F (2004): Rearranged her own 1996 original soundtrack for the Enhanced Remake.
- Samples: "A Mere Test of Ability".
- Wild Arms: 2nd Ignition (1999): As good as the first game's soundtrack, but with a lot more energy and jazz. Also at least as long.
- Samples: "Atomic Arms", "Battle vs. Liz and Ard", "Battle vs. Lord Blazer", "Before the Final Battle", "The Calm During the Storm", "Dungeon - Chapel", "Dungeon - Exploring 1", "Dungeon - Front Battle 2", "Dungeon - Surprised 2", "Field - The Barren Lands", "First Ignition", "Guild Galad", "I'm Back - A Song", "Knight Blazer", "Operation ARMS", "Resistance Line" (with video), "The Town to the Western Winds", "Valeria Château", "Western Village", "You'll Never Be Alone No Matter Where You Go" (with video).
- Wild Arms Advanced 3rd (2002)
- Wild Arms: The 4th Detonator (2005, along with Masato Kouda, Nobuyuki Shimizu and Ryuta Suzuki): Michiko Naruke didn't return for Wild Arms: The Vth Vanguard, which was composed by Masato Kouda.