Kazunaka Yamane

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Kazunaka Yamane
Kazunaka Yamane - 1.jpg
Local 山根 一央 (やまね かずなか)
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases K. Yamane, Kazunaka Y., Kazu Yamane, Kazuyoshi Yamane, Yamane, 山根 一史 (Kazufumi Yamane), らさある やまね (Rasaaru Yamane), Lasalu Yamne, Mr. Yamane, YAM.

Kazunaka Yamane (better known as Kazuyoshi Yamane) is a Japanese video game musician. He is best known for composing the Double Dragon series of games for Technos. He is also known for such gems as The Combatribes and Henshin Ninja Shadow Force. It appears he worked on a few games by Hot-B as well.

Most of the music he wrote was used in beat-em-ups, and highly favored the electric guitar.

Music Development


For Double Dragon, he used Michiya Hirasawa's sound driver.


He created MIDI files, possibly in Logic. He then ran them through a blue box provided by Nintendo, and then used Nintendo's MP2K sound driver.


In Technos, he used Michiya Hirasawa's sound driver. For President no Sentaku, he used a sound driver by Sugisan.


For Slam Dragon, he used a sound driver by Masayoshi Ueki.


For Super Double Dragon, he used a sound driver by Robert C. Ashworth.


Released Title Sample Notes
1987-??-?? Seimei Wakusei M36: Ikiteita Mother Brain (MSX) (生命惑星M36: 生きていたマザーブレイン)
1987-??-?? Super Runner (MSX2) With Satoru Miki
1987-??-?? Double Dragon (ARC) (ダブルドラゴン)
1987-10-27 Hoshi o Miru Hito (FC) (星をみるひと) Composer?
1988-??-?? U.S. Championship V'Ball (ARC) (V'BALL)
1988-??-?? Double Dragon II: The Revenge (ARC) (ダブルドラゴンⅡ ザ・リベンジ)
1988-??-?? China Gate (ARC)
1988-04-08 Double Dragon (NES) (ダブルドラゴン)
1988-10-01 Double Dragon (SMS) (ダブルドラゴン) Composer?
1988-10-18 The Black Bass (NES) (ザ・ブラックバスⅡ) Composer?
1989-04-25 River City Ransom (NES) (ダウンタウン熱血物語) Special Thanks
1989-08-?? Double Dragon (GB) (ダブルドラゴン)
1989-08-21 Shingen the Ruler (NES) (武田信玄2)
1989-10-?? Block Out (ARC) (ブロックアウト)
1989-11-10 Super Spike V'Ball (NES) (V'BALL)
1989-12-22 Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES) (ダブルドラゴンⅡ ザ・リベンジ)
1989-12-?? After Burner (NES) Arranger?
1990-??-?? The Combatribes (ARC) (コンバットライブス)
1990-03-02 President no Sentaku (FC) (プレジデントの選択)
1992-10-16 Super Double Dragon (SNES) (リターン・オブ・双截龍)
1992-12-23 The Combatribes (SNES) (コンバットライブス)
1993-??-?? Shadow Force (ARC) (変身忍者シャドーフォース)
1993-08-19 Double Yakuman Jr. (GB)
1993-09-17 Double Yakuman II (GB)
1994-01-?? Super Double Yakuman (SFC) (スーパーダブル役満)
1994-04-29 Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka (SFC) (新・熱血硬派くにおたちの挽歌)
1994-09-30 Keiba Eight Special 2 (SFC)
1996-04-12 Slam Dragon (PS1)
1997-03-14 Super Double Yakuman II (SFC)
2002-11-22 Doki Doki Cooking Series 1: Komugi-Chan no Happy Cake (GBA)
2003-03-14 Doki Doki Cooking Series 2: Gourmet Kitchen: Suteki na Obentou (GBA) With Kazuo Sawa
2003-11-14 Double Dragon Advance (GBA) (ダブルドラゴン アドバンス) Original Music
2017-01-30 Double Dragon IV (PS4) (ダブルドラゴンIV)
Unreleased Block Out (NES) Composer?

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