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Michiko Naruke

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Native name  成毛美智子 (なるけ みちこ)
Years active  1990–present
Genres  Video game music
Instruments  Keyboards
Role  Musical composer
Occupation(s)  Composer
Name  Michiko Naruke

Albums  Wild Arms: 2nd Ignition O, Wild ARMs Complete Tracks, Wild Arms: Advanced 3rd Origin, Wild Arms Music the Best ‑rock, Wild Arms albums
Similar People  Kaori Asoh, audio fidelity, Christopher Lee Getman, DragonAvenger, Jovette Rivera

Record labels  King Records, Aniplex

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Michiko Naruke (なるけ みちこ, Naruke Michiko) (born 1967) is a Japanese video game music composer, well known for her work in the Wild Arms series.


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Composing career

She used to work for Telenet Japan and Riot, but many people who worked for these two companies left, and along with Naruke, later started working for Media.Vision. She has composed music for games outside of the Wild ARMs series, such as Psycho Dream on the Super Famicom and the Tenshi no Uta series on the PC Engine. While it was speculated that Naruke composed under the psudonym "Hassy" for the @MIDI albums, the composer herself has stated that Hassy is a separate individual (Hiroya Hatsushiba).

She has made a number of songs for Media.Vision's Wild ARMs series. Occasionally, the main theme and ending theme of the Wild ARMs songs will contain lyrics, formerly being sung by Machiko Watanabe and Kaori Asoh. Most recently, for the tenth anniversary, a new vocalist has been introduced, Nana Mizuki. Her compositions in the Wild ARMs series include her signature whistling parts, whistled by Naoki Takao. Naruke has composed more than 400 songs for the Wild ARMs series. However, during the development of Wild ARMs: The 4th Detonator, Naruke fell ill, marking the first time in the Wild ARMs series that she did not compose the entire soundtrack.

In an interview for Wild ARMs: Piece of Tears, Naruke revealed items which she values, including her keyboard and rhythm machine, a pamphlet of Jerry Goldsmith, a figure of Kurokishi from "Gingaman", an original score of Bach, and a memorial vinyl disc.

Video games

  • Legion (1990) - composition with Hiroto Otsubo, Shinobu Ogawa, and Takaharu Umezu
  • Dekoboko Densetsu: Hashiru Wagamanma (1990) - arrangement with Hiroto Otsubo, Minoru Yuasa, and Shingo Murakami
  • Valis III (Mega Drive) (1991) - arrangement with Takaharu Umezu and Minoru Yuasa
  • High Grenadier (1991) - composition with Takaharu Umezu
  • Tenshi no Uta (1991) - composition with Shinobu Ogawa
  • Mirai Shounen Conan (1992) - composition
  • Psycho Dream (1992) - composition
  • Tenshi no Uta II: Datenshi no Sentaku (1993) - composition
  • Wild Arms (1996) - composition
  • Wild Arms 2 (1999) - composition
  • Wild Arms 3 (2002) - composition
  • Wild Arms Alter Code: F (2003) - composition
  • Wild Arms 4 (2005) - composition with Masato Kouda, Nobuyuki Shimizu, and Ryuta Suzuki
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008) - arrangements of "Ocarina of Time Medley" and "Bramble Blast"
  • The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road (2008) - composition of "RIZ-ZOAWD!" and "My Home on the Hills"
  • Noora to Toki no Koubou: Kiri no Mori no Majo (2011) - composition
  • Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming (2011) - composition with many others
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (2014) - arrangements with many others
  • Zombie Tokyo (2015) - composition with Noriyuki Iwadare
  • Other

  • FM Sound Module Maniax (2006) - composition with many others
  • Griotte no Nemuri Hime ~FEL ARY LU EN TINDHARIA~ (2009) - composition with many others
  • Feedback (2013) - composition
  • Feedback 2nd (2013) - composition
  • Feedback 3rd (2013) - composition
  • Feedback 4th. (2014) - composition
  • Game Music Prayer II (2014) - composition with many others
  • THE LEGEND ARTISTS Otakara Hakken! (2014) - composition with many others
  • Feedback 5th. (2014) - composition
  • Feedback 6th. (2014) - composition
  • References

    Michiko Naruke Wikipedia

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