Yukihiko Kitahara

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Yukihiko Kitahara
Yukihiko Kitahara - 1.jpg
Local 北原 幸憩 (きたはら ゆきひこ)
Born Unknown
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Y. Kitahara, Baron Kitahara, レッドバロン (Red Baron), Ten

Yukihiko Kitahara is a Japanese composer. He originally worked for Data East and TAD Corporation. He is best known for his soundtracks for Cabal and Toki. It appears he left the game industry around 1989.

Audio Development


For his arcade music, he either used or had his music arranged into Michiya Hirasawa's sound driver, as confirmed by the text found in the game's audio engine. This was also verified by Akira Sakuma.


Yukihiko either used or had his music converted to a sound driver by Michiya Hirasawa.


Released Title Sample Notes
1980-??-?? Samurai (ARC)
1985-??-?? Metal Clash (ARC) (メタルクラッシュ)
1985-??-?? Pro Yakyuu Nyuudan Test Tryout (ARC) (プロベースボールスキルトライアウト)
1985-??-?? Shootout (ARC) (シュートアウト)
1986-??-?? Express Rider (ARC) (ウエスタンエクスプレス)
1986-??-?? Last Mission (ARC) (ラストミッション)
1988-09-?? Cabal (ARC) (カベール)
1989-??-?? Toki (ARC) (Juju伝説)
1989-06-21 Tokimeki SESIL (PC98)
1989-08-11 Moulin Rouge Senki: Melville no Honoo (FC) (ムーランルージュ戦記 メルヴィルの炎)
1989-??-?? Cabal (AMI) Arranged by Pierre-Eric Loriaux.
1989-??-?? Cabal (AST) Arranged by Pierre-Eric Loriaux.
1990-06-?? Cabal (NES) Arranged by David Wise.
1991-07-19 Toki (NES) Arranged by Noboru Koshinaka.
1991-12-29 Ultraman Club 3: Mata Mata Shiyutsugeki!! Ultra Kyoudai (FC) (ウルトラマン倶楽部3 まだまだ出撃!!ウルトラ兄弟) With Michiya Hirasawa and Tsukushi Sasaki.
1991-??-?? Toki (AMI) Arranged by Pierre-Eric Loriaux.
1991-??-?? Toki (AST) Arranged by Pierre-Eric Loriaux.
1991-??-?? Toki (C64) Arranged by Keith Tinman.
1991-??-?? Toki: Going Ape Spit (GEN) (Juju伝説) Arranged by Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki, and Morihiko Akiyama.
1992-12-25 Ultraman Club: Kaijuu Dai Kessen!! (FC)
1992-??-?? Toki (LYNX) Arranged by Matt Scott.
Unknown Adrenaline Connection (PC88) (アドレナリン・コネクション)
Unknown Proserpina (PC) (プロセルピナ)
Unknown Tokimeki SECIL (PC88) (ときめきセシル)

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In Toki (ARC), while there is a "Kitahara" listed in the game's credits, this is actually the designer Haruki Kitahara. Yukihiko is credited as TEN., as confirmed by Akira Sakuma in the Tweet linked above. Sakuma explains that it is short for Tennou (通称 = Alias or Nickname).