Masayoshi Ishi

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Masayoshi Ishi
Masayoshi Ishi - 01.jpg
Local 伊師 正好 (いし まさよし)
Born 1963-02-02
Birth Place Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Chamy, Chamy.Ishi, T's Music

Masayoshi Ishi (better known as Chamy Ishi) is a Japanese composer and sound designer. He started working for T's Music around 1991, and continues to work for them to this day.

Ishi got his start in music during high school when he saw YMO and was subsequently fascinated by music on computers. In 1989, he started playing keyboards and worked on programming. He has also performed with many artists, both in Japan and overseas. He has also worked with artists under his label Sweet II The Soul Label.

It appears his first game was the Genesis version of OutRun, which he worked on with Shinichiro Sato, and composed the Genesis-exclusive song Step On Beat. Ishi and Sato have worked on many projects together since.

Masayoshi has worked on several popular series of games including Reel Fishing, Cooking Mama, and Mario Party. In 2012, Ishi started receiving less music composition credits, and instead started to be more of a music director.

Audio Development


For OutRun, Ishi used the banked Z80 version of Sega's SMPS.


Released Title Sample Notes
1991-08-09 OutRun (GEN)
With Shinichiro Sato.
1992-10-23 Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna (ROM2) (銀河お嬢様伝説ユナ) Dream Girl, Show Me: Music and Arrangement
1995-03-24 Tempo (32X) (テンポ)
1995-03-24 Zen-Nippon Joshi Pro Wrestling: Queen of Queens (PCFX) (全日本女子プロレス クイーンオブクイーンズ) BGM & SE Production: Composition & Arrangement with Yasutaka Hatade.
1995-11-02 F1 Challenge (SAT) (F-1 ライブインフォメーション) With Shinichiro Sato, Yasutaka Hatade, and Munetaka Sakamoto.
1996-10-10 Reel Fishing (PS1) (フィッシュ アイズ)
1997-06-27 Willy Wombat (SAT) (ウィリーウォンバット)
1997-10-30 Ronde (SAT) (RONDE〜輪舞曲〜) With Michihiro Nomura.
1998-04-29 Super Tempo (SAT) (スーパーテンポ)
1998-08-06 Wachenröder (SAT) (バッケンローダー) With Satoshi Miyashita.
1998-11-27 July (DC) (ジュライ) With Tomomitsu Matsushita and Koji Tominaga.
1999-01-14 Evil Zone (PS1) (封神領域エルツヴァーユ With Yasutaka Hatade, Satoshi Miyashita and Michihiro Nomura.
1999-10-21 Kaeru no Ehon: Nakushita Kioku o Motomete (PS1) (かえるの絵本 ~なくした記憶を求めて~)
1999-12-02 Virtua Striker 2 (DC) (バーチャストライカー2 バージョン2000.1) With Hiroyuki Hamada and Maki Morrow.
2000-01-27 Reel Fishing II (PS1) (フィッシュアイズⅡ) With Yasutaka Hatade and Tomoyuki Hamada.
2000-08-10 Gungriffon Blaze (PS2) (ガングリフォン ブレイズ) With Yasutaka Hatade.
2001-02-22 Reel Fishing: Wild (DC) (フィッシュアイズ・ワイルド) With Tomoyuki Hamada and Satoshi Miyashita.
2002-10-29 Virtua Striker 2002 (ARC) With Hidenori Shoji, Hiroyuki Hamada, Shinichiro Sato, and Yasutaka Hatade.
2004-09-09 Blood Will Tell (PS2) (多罗罗) With Yasutaka Hatade and Shinichiro Sato.
2005-07-21 Devil Kings (PS2) (戦国BASARA) Sound: T's Music: Music
2005-11-15 Sonic Rush (NDS) (ソニックラッシュ) With Hideki Naganuma and Hiroyuki Hamada.
2006-03-23 Cooking Mama (NDS) (クッキングママ)
2006-11-13 Yoshi's Island DS (NDS) (ヨッシーアイランドDS) With Yutaka Minobe.
2007-02-08 Cooking Mama: Cook Off (WII) T's Music LTD.: Music
2007-03-21 Bomberman Story DS (NDS) (ボンバーマンストーリーDS) Sound Editor
2007-12-04 Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends (NDS) (クッキングママ 2) Composer?
2008-07-08 Devil May Cry 4 (W32) (デビルメイクライ4) With Rei Kondo and Satoshi Miyashita.
2009-01-22 Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekidou (WII) (涼宮ハルヒの激動) Sound: Composer with Satoshi Okubo and Toshiki Aida.
2009-08-18 Spectrobes: Origins (WII) With Rei Kondo and Toshiki Aida.
2009-10-20 Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop (NDS) (クッキングママ3)
2009-11-03 We Cheer 2 (WII) (ウィーチア ダンシングスピリッツ!)
2010-07-29 Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes (PS3) (戦国BASARA3) Music & Sound: T's Music: Music with Rei Kondo, Yasutaka Hatade, and Sara Sakurai.
2011-06-13 Wii Play: Motion (WII) (Wiiリモコンプラス バラエティ) T's MUSIC Co.,Ltd.: Music
2011-11-16 Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic (NDS) (クッキングママ4)
2012-03-02 Mario Party 9 (WII) (マリオパーティ9) Music Director
2012-05-22 Dragon's Dogma (PS3) (ドラゴンズドグマ) Music Production: T's MUSIC Co.,Ltd. - Music: Music Composer with Rei Kondo.
2012-05-22 Dragon's Dogma (X360) (ドラゴンズドグマ) Music Production: T's MUSIC Co.,Ltd. - Music: Music Composer with Rei Kondo.
2013-10-25 Wii Party U (WIIU) (WiiパーティU) Music Director
2014-03-14 Yoshi's New Island (3DS) (ヨッシー New アイランド) T's Music Co., Ltd.: Music
2014-11-06 Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop (3DS) (クッキングママ わたしのスイーツショップ) T's MUSIC Co., Ltd.: Music with Sara Sakurai and Satoshi Okubo.
2015-03-12 Mario Party 10 (WIIU) (マリオパーティ10) Music Director
2016-10-07 Mario Party: Star Rush (3DS) (マリオパーティ スターラッシュ) Music Director
2017-11-10 Mario Party: The Top 100 (3DS) (マリオパーティ100 ミニゲームコレクション) With Sara Sakurai.
2018-10-05 Super Mario Party (SW) (スーパー マリオパーティ) Music Director
2020-03-31 Cooking Mama: Cookstar (SW) T's MUSIC Co., Ltd.: Music with Sara Sakurai and Satoshi Okubo.
2020-06-05 Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (SW) (世界のアソビ大全51) Music Director
2021-10-29 Mario Party Superstars (SW) (マリオパーティ スーパースターズ) Music Director


Ishi usually goes by the name Chamy Ishi or variations thereof. The etymology of this name is unknown.

In his first credited work, OutRun, he is credited by his employer, T's Music, along with Shinichiro Sato.

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