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Jun Ishikawa

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Jun Ishikawa
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Jun Ishikawa in 2017
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Born 1964
Role(s) Sound Composer
Employer(s) HAL Laboratory
Notable works Many Kirby game soundtracks (starting with Kirby's Dream Land)
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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)

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

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

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]

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

The Sound of Kirby Café[edit]

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]

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
  • INTERNAL STRUGGLE

Trivia[edit]

References