Yoshinori Kawamoto

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Yoshinori Kawamoto
Local 川元 義徳 (かわもと よしのり)
Born 1965.12.27
Birth Place Yokohama
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases かわげん (Kawagen), Donald Kawagen, DX21 KAWAGEN Y8950

Yoshinori Kawamoto (known as Kawagen) is a Japanese composer and sound designer, known for his work with Namco. He continues to compose video game music to this day, continuing to use the name Kawagen.

In some games, he has been credited as "Donald Kawagen", which might be a reference to the leader of the band Steely Dan, Donald Fagen.

Music Composition


Yoshinori wrote the music in Music Macro Language using a sound engine by an unknown programmer.


Yoshinori used a tracker-like program from Nintendo. The instruments were taken from a Korg M1. Super Batter Up uses a sound engine by Shinya Yamada.


Released Title Sample
1989-??-?? Burning Force (ARC)
1991-12-06 Heisei Tensai Bakabon (FC) (平成天才バカボン)
1991-12-20 Famista '92 (FC) (ファミスタ’92) Voice
1992-02-28 Heisei Tensai Bakabon (GB)
1992-03-27 Super Batter Up (SNES) (スーパー・ファミスタ)
1992-12-08 Wagyan Land 3 (FC) (ワギャンランド3)
1993-03-12 Super Famista 2 (SFC) (スーパー ファミスタ2)
1993-06-25 Smash Tennis (SNES) (スーパー・ファミリー・テニス)
1993-12-22 Yuu Yuu Hakusho (SFC) (幽☆遊☆白書)
1994-??-?? Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (GEN)
1994-03-04 Super Famista 3 (SFC) (スーパーファミスタ3)
1994-12-16 Wagyan Paradise (SFC) (ワギャン・パラダイス)
1994-12-22 Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Special Edition (SFC) (幽☆遊☆白書 特別版) Voice Edit