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Yoko Shimomura (下村 陽子, Shimomura Yōko?, born October 19, 1967) is a Japanese video game composer. She has been described as "the most famous female video game music composer in the world". She has worked in the video game industry ever since graduating from the Osaka College of Music in 1988. From then until 1993, she worked for Capcom, where she composed wholly or in part the scores for 16 games, including Final Fight and Street Fighter II.

From 1993 to 2002 Shimomura worked for Square (now Square Enix), where she composed for a further ten games. While working for Square, she was best known for her work on the soundtrack for Kingdom Hearts, which was her last game for the company before leaving. Starting with Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, she began working as an active freelancer, writing for over a dozen titles.

Her works have gained a great deal of popularity, and have been performed in multiple video game music concerts, including one, Sinfonia Drammatica, that was focused half on her "greatest hits" album, Drammatica: The Very Best of Yoko Shimomura, and half on the music of a previous concert. Music from several of her games have been published as arranged albums and as piano scores.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2011 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original Soundtrack 下村陽子 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 Sing!! Street Fighter II Instrumental Version Compilation 下村陽子 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2011 聖剣伝説 音楽大全集 Compilation Soundtrack 伊藤賢治菊田裕樹下村陽子相原隆行岩田匡治関戸剛祖堅正慶 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 ライブ・ア・ライブ Soundtrack 下村陽子 2
1996 Super Mario RPG Original Sound Version Soundtrack 下村陽子, 近藤浩治 & 植松伸夫 2
1998 Parasite Eve Original Soundtrack Soundtrack 下村陽子 2
1999 Seiken Densetsu / Legend of Mana Soundtrack 下村陽子 2
2002 Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Soundtrack 下村陽子 2
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Soundtrack 下村陽子 1
2007 Kingdom Hearts Complete Soundtrack 下村陽子 1
2007 Seiken Densetsu HEROES of MANA Original Soundtrack Soundtrack 下村陽子 1
2010 Xenoblade Original Soundtrack Soundtrack 下村陽子ACE+清田愛未 2
2010 LAST RANKER Original Soundtrack Soundtrack 下村陽子 1
2010 Radiant Historia Original Soundtrack Soundtrack 下村陽子 1
2010 ラジアントヒストリア オリジナルサウンドトラック Soundtrack 下村陽子 1
2012 KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] Original Soundtrack Soundtrack 下村陽子関戸剛石元丈晴 1

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