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Junko Tamiya

Junko Tamiya (民谷 淳子) is a former Capcom music composer who studied in the Osaka College of Music during the eighties with several other female video game music composers such as Soyo Oka, Miki Higashino and Yoko Shimomura. After graduating she became part of Capcom's Sound Team. Her co-workers would often call her "Tami-chan" as a nickname during her time at the company.

Junko worked for the company from 1987 to 1990, during which she went by several aliases including Swimmer Tamichan, Gondamin and Gon. During the 80s, in order to prevent their employees from being offered better jobs at other companies, Capcom required their development team members to use aliases in each game's credits. This has made difficult to track down all of Tamiya's work due to her diverse style.

Like all Capcom composers in the 1980s, Tamiya used the audio engine designed by Yoshihiro Sakaguchi for all of her NES games. She would compose the songs on a keyboard using software on the MSX computer, and then convert the music to hex to work with Sakaguchi's engine.

Bionic Commando Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Famicom Commodore 64 (C64)
Bionic Commando Microsoft XBox360
Bionic Commando: Rearmed Microsoft Windows
Final Fight Commodore Amiga Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Super Famicom Arcade Consoles
Little Nemo: The Dream Master Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Famicom
Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Famicom
Strider Hiryū Sega Megadrive / Genesis TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Arcade Consoles