Michiko Naruke


Michiko Naruke (な る け み ち こ) is a Japanese video game composer, known for her work on the Wild Arms series. Michiko Naruke started working for Telenet Japan and Riot, two video game development companies. She then joined Media Vision. She also composed for the game Psycho Dream, the series Tenshi no Uta on PC Engine. and the Smash brothers series.

She has composed more than 400 musics for Wild ARMs. Wild ARMs’ opening and ending themes include lyrics, sung by Machiko Watanabe and Kaori Asoh, respectively. For the 10th anniversary of the series, Nana Mizuki was chosen as a singer. Michiko Naruke’s music is distinguished by the presence of whistles (performed by Naoki Takao).


  • Valis III Original Soundtrack [1990] (co-composer)
  • Tenshi no Uta [1991] (co-composer with Shinobu Ogawa)
  • Psycho Dream [1992]
  • Tenshi no Uta 2: Datenshi no Sentaku [1993] (composer)
  • Tenshi no Uta: Shiroki Tsubasa no Inori [1994] (co-composer with Motoi Sakuraba)
  • Wild ARMs Original Game Soundtrack (en) [1996]
  • Wild ARMs DRAMA vol. 1 (en) [1998] (composer)
  • Wild ARMs: 2nd Ignition Original Soundtrack [1999]
  • Wild ARMs: Advanced 3rd Original Soundtrack [2002]
  • alone the world: Wild ARMs Vocal Collection [2002] (composer)
  • WILD ARMS: 2nd IGNITION ORIGINAL DRAMA [2002] (composer)
  • WILD ARMS: Advanced 3rd ORIGINAL DRAMA [2002] (composer)
  • The Elegy of the Battle [2003] (composer on track 8)
  • Wild ARMs: Alter Code: F Original Score [2004]
  • Wild ARMs: the 4th Detonator Original Score [2005] (co-composer)
  • Wild Arms Complete Tracks [2006]
  • Wild ARMs Music the Best -feeling wind- [2006] (composer)
  • Wild ARMs Music the Best -rocking heart- [2006] (composer)
  • FM Sound Module Maniax [2006] (co-composer, arranger)
  • Wild ARMs: the Vth Vanguard Original Score vol. 1 [2006] (co-composer)
  • Wild ARMs XF: Crossfire [2007] (composer, author)
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl [2007] (arranger on “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Medley”, “Bramble Blast”)
  • RIZ-ZOAWD (co-composer with Hitoshi Sakimoto)

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