Yuka Tsujiyoko (辻横 由佳) is a composer for Intelligent Systems, as well as the first and most prolific creator Fire Emblem soundtracks. The first game for which she composed music released outside of Japan was Battle Clash. She also composed music for Tetris Attack and Paper Mario (with Taishi Senda).

She was born Yuka Bamba in Uji, a division of Kyoto, Japan, in Kyoto Prefecture. She 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, Tsujiyoko worked as a computer programmer for a productivity (or non-entertainment) software company. Tsujiyoko was inspired by her favorite artist Pat Metheny and her mentor Hirokazu 'Hip' Tanaka.[1]

Tsujiyoko left full-time employment at Intelligent Systems after scoring the original Paper Mario. She continues to work for the company on a part-time basis.

Tsujiyoko was the composer for every Fire Emblem game through The Blazing Blade. She served as a supervisor on the following game, The Sacred Stones. Under Tsujiyoko's supervision, the game was scored by Saki Haruyama, Yoshihiko Kitamura, and Yoshito Hirano. However, Tsujiyoko was actively involved in scoring the following game, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. She remains an active part of the development of Fire Emblem music. The largest game soundtrack she has composed thus far was for Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, which features 114 tracks.

Tsujiyoko has also contributed to Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with many other composers.



  1. Interview with Yuka Tsujiyoko by RocketBaby

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