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Yuka Tsujiyoko

Yuka Tsujiyoko (辻横 由佳) is the composer for the Fire Emblem video game series, which was never to be released outside Japan until 2003. She also scored Metal Combat, Battle Clash, Paper Mario, and part of Tetris Attack. She was born in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. She is known for her fine music. Therfore, she rivals Koji Kondo, Nobuo Uematsu and Kouichi Sugiyama. Tsujiyoko studied piano when she was in a preschool. She composed her first original composition when she was in high school, and that was her assignment for her music class. Tsujiyoko attended Osaka Electric Communications Junior College, and she majored in electronic engineering. Before she entered Intelligent Systems, Tsugiyoko worked as a computer programmer for a productivity (or non-entertainment) software company. The largest game soundtrack she composed was for the emulation-popular Super Famicom game Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu, composed of 114 tracks. She works at Intelligent Systems part time, and formerly worked there full time. She left Intelligent Systems as full time employee after scoring Paper Mario. Tsujiyoko was inspired by her favorite artist Pat Metheny. Her mentor is Hirokazu 'Hip' Tanaka.

Video Game Soundtracks