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Jun Ishikawa

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Jun Ishikawa in 2017

Jun Ishikawa (石川淳 Ishikawa Jun, born 1964) is a senior sound composer at HAL Laboratory and one of the main composers of the Kirby series. Along with frequent collaborator Hirokazu Ando, Ishikawa has composed many of the classic Kirby songs. He is best known for his energetic, electronic-based compositions.

Ishikawa's artistic influences include Paul Mauriat, Isao Tomita, Kraftwerk, Yellow Magic Orchestra, and Brian Eno.[1]

List of works[edit]

Jun Ishikawa in 2018

Kirby series[edit]

Kirby albums[edit]

BoxBoy! series[edit]

  • BoxBoy! (with Hirokazu Ando)
  • BoxBoxBoy! (with Hirokazu Ando)
  • Bye-Bye BoxBoy! (with Hirokazu Ando)
  • BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! (with Hirokazu Ando and Yuuta Ogasawara)

Other selected works[edit]

  • Adventures of Lolo 3
  • New Ghostbusters II
  • HAL's Hole in One Golf
  • HyperZone (with Hirokazu Ando)
  • Arcana (with Hirokazu Ando)
  • Alcahest
  • TV no Tomo Channel: G-Guide for Wii
  • Picross 3D (with Hirokazu Ando and Yasumasa Yamada)

Song credits[edit]

The following are all Kirby songs Jun Ishikawa has been credited for being in charge of:

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

(all music)

Kirby's Adventure[edit]

(Note: Compositions from Kirby's Dream Land)

Kirby Super Star[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

(all music)

  • Opening
  • Title
  • File Select
  • Level Select
  • Grass Land: Stage Select
  • Grass Land (1)
  • Mission Complete
  • Mission Failed
  • Incorrect Path
  • Boss
  • Kirby Dance (Short)
  • Ripple Field: Stage Select
  • Ripple Field: Ocean Waves
  • Ripple Field
  • Ripple Field (3)
  • Sand Canyon: Stage Select
  • Stage: Comical
  • Gourmet Race
  • Desert Stage
  • Cloudy Park: Stage Select
  • Cloudy Park
  • Mini-Game
  • Entrance
  • Defeated
  • Game Over

Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom)[edit]

  • VS. Poppy Bros. Jr.
  • VS. Chef Kawasaki
  • VS. Gryll

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

  • Sub-Game Title
  • 100-Yard Hop
  • Bumper Crop Bump
  • Checkerboard Chase
  • Standings
  • 0² Battle

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kirby Ultra Super Deluxe Original Sound Track[edit]

  • Boss Battle Medley / Electronic ver.

Kirby's Epic Yarn[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

  • Raisin Ruins
  • Sandy Wilds
  • Exotic Pyramid
  • Vestiges of the Ancients
  • Onion Ocean
  • Summer Sands and Cool Waves
  • Water Sliders
  • A Stroll on the Ocean Floor
  • Snowball Scuffle
  • On the Path of Frosty Roadblocks
  • Tumbling Ice
  • Perfect Sledding Weather
  • Freezing Temple
  • Nutty Noon
  • Fierce Winds
  • Defeat
  • Game Over
  • Sleepy Continue
  • Time for a Challenge!
  • Rush to the Goal!
  • Green Greens
  • Ninja Dojo - Title
  • Enter the Ninja Dojo!
  • Ninja Dojo Showdown
  • How Many Did We Hit?
  • Scope Shot
  • Climactic Clash! Robo Dedede
  • Too Bad...
  • Well Done!
  • Congratulations!
  • Distant Halcandra
  • The Long-Desired Land
  • Egg Engines
  • Techno Factory
  • Rush on the Railway Coaster
  • Into the Underground Waterway

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

The Sound of Kirby Café[edit]

  • Gourmet! Carnival / Gourmet Race
  • Teatime Under Sunbeams / Forest/Nature Area
  • Sixty-four / VS. 0²
  • Eating a Meal and Having a Dream / Milky Way Wishes: Staff Credits

Kirby's Blowout Blast[edit]

Kirby Memorial Arrangements[edit]

  • Star Tumble

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

The Sound of Kirby Café 2[edit]

  • The King's Sparkling Full Course

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

  • Through the Tunnel
  • Stage Cleared!
  • Abandoned Beach
  • Welcome to Wondaria
  • Invasion at the House of Horrors
  • Pitch-Black Horror
  • Please Don't Inhale the Cinema Patrons
  • Tilt-and-Roll Kirby
  • Tilt-and-Roll Kirby (Extra Hard)
  • Defeat
  • Pitch-Black Valley
  • Burning, Churning Power Plant
  • Hunted by the Beast

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

  • Birdsong Serenade at the Grand Opening
  • Enter the Ninja Dojo!
  • Ninja Dojo Showdown