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Manaka Kataoka
Company Nintendo (since 2006)
University Kobe University
Current Position Music Composer
First game Wii Fit
Latest game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass

Manaka Kataoka (maiden name Manaka Tominaga) is a composer who works for Nintendo. She has worked mainly of games on the Animal Crossing and The Legend of Zelda franchises, including titles such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Production History

Song Credits

Wii Fit

  • First Setup Intro - Composition & Arrangement
  • Balance Test Intro - Composition & Arrangement
  • Balance Game Intro 1 - Composition & Arrangement
  • Balance Game Intro 2 - Composition & Arrangement
  • Results 1 - Composition & Arrangement
  • Results 2 - Composition & Arrangement
  • Caution - Composition & Arrangement

Animal Crossing: City Folk

  • The City (Intro) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The City (Morning) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The City (New Hour) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The City (Day) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The City (Evening) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The City (Night) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The City (Raining) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The City (Snowing) -- Composition & Arrangement

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

  • File Select -- Arrangement
  • The Final Exam -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hyrule Castle Town -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hyrule Castle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Ceremony Begins -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Princess Zelda Appears -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Princess Zelda's Theme -- Arrangement
  • Princess Zelda's Theme (Ver. 2) -- Arrangement
  • Sneaking about the Castle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sword Training -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Battle #1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Clear Fanfare -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Adventuring -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fanfare of the Spirit Tracks -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Tears of Light in the Dark Realm -- Composition & Arrangement

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

  • Title -- Composition & Arrangement
  • 12 a.m. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • 2 a.m. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • 3 a.m. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • 5 a.m. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • 6 a.m. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • 7 a.m. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • 8 a.m. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • 9 a.m. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • 10 a.m. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • 11 a.m. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • 7 p.m. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • 8 p.m. -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Island (Day) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Island (Night) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Town Tree -- Composition & Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

  • Battle! (Champion) / Champion Cynthia -- Arrangement
  • Outdoors at 7 p.m. (Sunny) / Main Street -- Arrangement

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Main Theme -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • Opening -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Beast Inhabiting the Castle -- Arrangement
  • Sheikah Tower -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mysterious Old Man -- Arrangement
  • Shrine of Trials: Start -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Battle (Shrine) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Great Plateau -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Guardian's Line of Sight -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Old Man's Identity -- Arrangement
  • The Story of Calamity Ganon -- Composition (w/Hajime Wakai & Koji Kondo), Arrangement (w/Hajime Wakai)
  • The King of Hyrule's Wish -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • Landing on the Ground -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Field (Day) -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • Battle (Field) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Riding (Day) -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • Talus Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Great Fairy: Revival -- Composition (w/Hajime Wakai & Koji Kondo), Arrangement (w/Hajime Wakai)
  • Field (Night) -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • Riding (Night) -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • Field (Freezing Cold) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • House -- Arrangement
  • Mini-Game: Snowball Bowling -- Composition (w/Yasuaki Iwata), Arrangement (w/Yasuaki Iwata)
  • Notts's Chirping -- Arrangement
  • Recital at Warbler's Nest -- Arrangement
  • Field (Scorching Heat) -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • Abandoned North Mine -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Field (Intense Heat) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dress Up -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Yiga Clan Hideout -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Arrogant Master Kohga -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Master Kohga Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Minigame: Test of Will -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lost Woods -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Possessed Naydra -- Composition (w/Hajime Wakai), Arrangement
  • Servant of the Sacred Spring -- Composition (w/Hajime Wakai), Arrangement
  • Omen of the Blood Moon -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • Recovered Memory -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Link's Memories: "Subdued Ceremony" -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Link's Memories: "Blades of the Yiga" -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • Link's Memories: "A Premonition" -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • Link's Memories: "To Mount Lanayru" -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • Link's Memories: "Father and Daughter" -- Arrangement
  • Link's Memories: "Slumbering Power" -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Link's Memories: "Zelda's Awakening" -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo & Takeshi Hama), Arrangement
  • Zelda's Wish -- Arrangement
  • Guardian Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hyrule Castle: Ganon's Roar -- Arrangement
  • Hyrule Castle -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • Dark Beast Ganon Appears -- Arrangement
  • Dark Beast Ganon Battle -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • Staff Roll -- Composition (w/Yasuaki Iwata, Hajime Wakai & Koji Kondo), Arrangement (w/Yasuaki Iwata & Hajime Wakai)
  • To Tarrey Town -- Arrangement
  • Tarrey Town Wedding -- Arrangement
  • Wasteland -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mini-Game: Horseback Archery -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lord of Satori Mountain -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sheikah Slate: Upgrade -- Arrangement
  • Get Fanfare (Sheikah Slate) -- Arrangement
  • A Korok Appears -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The First Location -- Composition & Arrangement

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass

  • Trial of the Sword Clear -- Arrangement
  • Master Sword ~ The Deku Tree's Congratulations -- Composition (w/Takeshi Hama), Arrangement
  • Champion Urbosa's Song -- Arrangement
  • Monk Maz Koshia -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Recovered Memory (The Champions' Ballad ver.) -- Arrangement
  • The Champions' Ballad Ending -- Composition (w/Yasuaki Iwata), Arrangement (w/Yasuaki Iwata)
  • Displaying the Picture -- Arrangement