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Michiru Yamane
Born September 23, 1963
Kagawa Prefecture, Japan[1]
Genres Classical
Occupations Composer, musician
Instruments Piano
Years active 1988–present

Michiru Yamane (山根 ミチル Yamane Michiru ?, born 1963) is a Japanese video game composer and musician. She is known primarily for her work on the Castlevania series and other Konami games, including Suikoden. Her debut composition was Twinbee (prequel of the released Stinger in the United States). She left Konami in 2008 and became an independent music composer.



Michiru Yamane performed her music from the Castlevania series live on cembalo and - as a surprise act - on pipe organ at the Symphonic Game Music Concert series in Leipzig, Germany in 2006 and 2007.[2]

She will perform her music at "Castlevania - The Concert" on Stockholm, Sweden. February 19, 2010.[3]


Nintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy
  • Nemesis (with Shinya Sakamoto, Yuji Takenouchi, and Tomoya Tomita)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan (with Tomoko Nishikawa)
Mega Drive/Genesis
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Contra: Hard Corps (with Aki Hata and Hiroshi Kobayashi)
  • Rocket Knight Adventures (with Masanori Ohuchi, Aki Hata, Masanori Adachi, and Hiroshi Kobayashi)[4]
  • Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2 (with Akira Yamaoka)
Super Nintendo
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Game Boy Advance
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance ("boss rush" mode track and Vampire Killer 2002 remix only)
  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (with Takashi Yoshida and Soshiro Hokkai)
PlayStation 2
  • Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
Xbox 360
Nintendo DS
  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (with Masahiko Kimura)
  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (with Yūzō Koshiro)
  • Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (with Yasuhiro Ichihashi)


  1. ^ Michiru Yamane's Profile at Castlevania: The Concert Retrieved on 10 December 2009.
  2. ^ Symphonic Game Music Concerts, The Concert Programs
  3. ^ Castlevania: The Concert's Profile at Retrieved on 10 December 2009.
  4. ^ VGMuseum: Rocket Knight Adventures credits. Retrieved on 26 October 2008.

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