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Manami Matsumae

Manami Matsumae (松前 真奈美, Matsumae Manami) is a Japanese video game music composer. She previously worked for Capcom, where she worked on titles such as SonSon II, Dynasty Wars, U.N. Squadron, Mercs, Magic Sword, and Carrier Air Wing. She is best known, however, for composing the music for the original Mega Man, including its iconic "Game Start" jingle. Matsumae was known during her days at Capcom by her maiden name, Manami Gotoh (後藤 真奈美, Gotoh Manami), but was usually credited by her alias, Chanchacorin.

Following her departure from Capcom in 1991, she became a freelance composer. The soundtracks she worked on afterwards include the Derby Stallion series, Game Boy titles developed by Sunsoft, and other games such as The Adventures of Lolo, Another Bible, Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions, Jade Cocoon 2, and Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors. She also married fellow musician, Kimitaka Matsumae (originally part of Sega's S.S.T. Band), with whom she worked with on Othello World and Jade Cocoon 2.

In recent years, Matsumae has returned to the Mega Man series via Inti Creates, serving as a guest arranger for some of its album releases, and joining several other former Mega Man composers in creating the Robot Master themes for Mega Man 10. She has also contributed to the soundtracks of indie titles such as Shovel Knight, rainblocks, and Mighty No. 9.

In July 2015, it was announced that Matsumae would be working on her first original solo album, in addition to a tribute album featuring arrangements by her.

Dynasty Wars TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Arcade Consoles
Final Fight Commodore Amiga Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Super Famicom Arcade Consoles
Magic Sword: Heroic Fantasy Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Super Famicom
Mega Man Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Famicom
Mega Man 10 Nintendo Wii
Mega Man 2 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Famicom
Shovel Knight Microsoft Windows
U.N. Squadron Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Super Famicom Arcade Consoles