Yoko Shimomura

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Name: Yoko Shimomura (下村 陽子, Shimomura Yōko)
Also Known As: Shimo-P, midiplex
Occupation: Composer, arranger, pianist
Medium: Music
Official Website(s): http://midiplex.com/
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Yoko Shimomura (下村 陽子, Shimomura Yōko) is a Japanese composer and pianist primarily known for her work in video games.[1] Early on, she was a recurring composer for Capcom (and was part of their in-house jazz band Alph Lyla), and then for Squaresoft, and more recently a freelance composer. She is probably best known for composing the music for the Kingdom Hearts series, as well as the music for the Super Mario Bros. RPG games, starting with Super Mario RPG (while at Squaresoft) and the entire Mario & Luigi series since.[2]

Notable Work


Shinomura is highly esteemed by fans of video game music, many hailing her as a "genius" or "wizard".[3][4][5] While some of the games themselves and their developers may face harsh criticism, Shinomura's music is invariably praised, sometimes hailed as a bright spot in an otherwise underwhelming game.

Fan Works

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Fan Art