Kenichi Kamio

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Kenichi Kamio
Local 神尾 憲一 (かみお けんいち)
Born c. September 7, 1972
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases K. Kamio, Ken-ichi Kamio, K.K

Kenichi Kamio is a Japanese musician who has been professionally involved with music since the 1980's. He has composed music for many types of media including television, movies, and video games.

Kamio, inspired by Nino Rota, taught himself to compose music when he was young. At age 17, he studied under composer Hiroshi Yatura. He later moved to Tokyo and made a living playing piano and composing for commercials and events. Later, his melodious phrases in film music gained him a reputation and he was called "Crying Kamio". He has received many requests from unique directors, including the film "Onibi" (directed by Rokuro Mochizuki), which won the 5th place in the top ten Japanese films of KINEJUN. Starting in the late 80's, companies such as Taito contracted Kenichi to compose music for several of their video games.

Kamio currently operates his own music company, Light Link Music. He and his company specialize in music and sound for various types of media including film, television, stage productions, and video games. In addition, Kamio has written and directed for various musicals. In 2011, he received the JASRAC International Award for his work on the animation "Barbapapa Sekai wo Mawaru".

Music Development


Kenichi wrote the music on sheet music paper and then sent it to Taito, which was programmed into the game by Kiyoshi Kusatsu, using his own sound driver.


Released Title Sample Notes
19??-??-?? Tactical: Tank Corps DX (PC98)
1989-06-23 Valis II (TG16) (ヴァリスII)
1990-??-?? Aa Eikou No Koushien (ARC) (嗚呼栄光の甲子園)
1991-??-?? Phalanx (X68) (ファランクス)
1991-05-18 G-Arms: Operation Gundam (GB) (SDコマンド戦記 G ARMS オペレーションガンダム)
1991-10-05 Karakuri Kengoden Musashi Lord: Karakuri Jin Shissouru (FC) (からくり剣豪伝ムサシロード からくり人はしる!) Verified by composer.
1991-12-20 Bakushou Jinsei Gekijou 3 (FC) (爆笑!!人生劇場3) Arranged by Kiyoshi Kusatsu.
1992-01-18 SD Gundam SD Sengokuden 2: Tenka Touitsuhen (GB) (SDガンダム SD戦国伝2 天下統一編)
1992-04-25 Hyokkori Hyoutanjima: Nazo no Kaizokusen (FC) (ひょっこりひょうたん島 なぞのかいぞくせん)
1992-09-04 SD Sengokuden 3: Chijou Saikyouhen (GB) (SDガンダム SD戦国伝3 新SD戦国伝 地上最強編)
1993-03-05 Bubble Bobble: Part 2 (NES) (バブルボブル2)
Arranged by Kiyoshi Kusatsu.
1993-05-28 Bubble Bobble: Part 2 (GB) (バブルボブル2)
1993-07-09 Kamen Rider SD: Shutsugeki!! Rider Machine (SFC) (仮面ライダーSD 出撃!!ライダーマシン)
1993-08-20 Kamen Rider SD: Hashire! Mighty Riders (GB) (仮面ライダーSD 走れ!マイティライダーズ)
1994-01-?? Super Chase H.Q. (GB)
1994-09-16 Dunk Kids (GG) (ダンク キッズ)
1994-09-30 Pro Yakyuu GG League (GG) (プロ野球GGリーグ)
1994-10-07 CRW Metal Jacket (PC98)
1994-??-?? World Series Baseball '95 (GG) (野茂英雄のワールドシリーズベースボール)
1995-02-10 Kidou Senshi Gundam: Cross Dimension 0079 (SFC)
1995-03-24 SD Gundam: Winner's History (GG) (SDガンダム ウィナーズ ヒストリー)
1995-07-14 Tatakae! Pro Yakyuu Twin League (GG) (闘え! プロ野球ツインリーグ)
1995-11-27 Puzzle de Pon (ARC)
1995-12-15 Shounin yo, Taishi o Dake!! (SFC)
1996-??-?? Breakers (NG)
1996-02-28 Neo Drift Out (ARC)
1997-??-?? Pop 'N Pop (ARC)
1998-07-02 Koikiatsu Boy (GB) (高気圧ボーイ)
1998-12-16 Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Monsters (GB) (遊戯王デュエルモンスターズ)
1999-07-08 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters II (GB) (遊戯王デュエルモンスターズII 闇界決闘記)
1999-12-10 Densha de Go! (GBC) (電車でGO!)
1999-12-22 Countdown Vampires (PS1)
2000-06-29 Rainbow Islands: Putty's Party (WS) (レインボーアイランド パティーズ☆パーティ!)
2000-12-08 Densha de Go! 2 (GBC) (電車でGO!2)
2000-12-22 Kawaii Pet Shop Monogatari 2 (GB) (かわいいペットショップ物語2)
2002-12-06 Sylvania Families 4: Meguru Kisetsu no Tapestry (GBA) (シルバニアファミリー4 めぐる季節のタペストリー)

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