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Motoi Sakuraba
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Born August 5, 1965
Akita Prefecture, Japan
Company Wolfteam (1988-1995)
Freelance (1995-present)
Current Position Music Composer
First game Mario Golf (Nintendo)
Latest game Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo)
Twitter MotoisakurabaM

Motoi Sakuraba is a prolific video game composer. He started out on Wolfteam in 1989 until he became freelance in 1995.

He has usually worked on games developed by Camelot, including the Golden Sun, Mario Golf and Mario Tennis series, as well as other franchises such as the Tales and Baten Kaitos series.

Production History

Song Credits

Tales of Phantasia

  • Premonition [Title] -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Decisive -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Stream of Time -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Defiance - Composition Arrangement
  • Harmonious Moment -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Take up the Cross -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hydropolis -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Vigorous Town -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Serene Weather -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Second Act -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sylph -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Olive Village -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sakuraba Solo -- Composition & Arrangement

Mario Tennis

  • Opening - Entrance - Composition & Arrangement
  • Opening - Wario, Waluigi Enter the Scene - Composition & Arrangement
  • Opening - Koopa Enters the Scene - Composition & Arrangement
  • Opening - Let's All Play! - Composition & Arrangement
  • Menu - Composition & Arrangement

Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour

  • Intro Movie - Composition & Arrangement
  • Title Screen - Composition & Arrangement
  • Main Menu - Composition & Arrangement
  • Course Intro 1 - Composition & Arrangement

Tales of the Abyss

  • Prologue -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Place of Relaxation (Fabre Manor) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Crisis -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Arrow Was Shot (Battle 1)-- Composition & Arrangement
  • Victory! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • New World -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Wedge -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fang Which Wants Blood (Boss 1)-- Composition & Arrangement
  • Tartarus -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Oracle - Coercion -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Awkward Justice (Boss 2) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Oracle - Sorrow -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Van -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Port Town -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Oracle - Conspiracy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Distribution Base (Chesedonia) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Royal City of Light (Baticul)-- Composition & Arrangement
  • Kingdom of the Sky -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Meeting -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Shurrey Hills -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Van - Truth -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Scramble -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Akzeriuth Collapse -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Qliphoth -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The City of Guardians (Yulia) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Tartarus Surfacing -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Wyon Mirrored Cave -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Edge of a Decision (Battle 2)-- Composition & Arrangement
  • Guilty, Duty, and... (Overworld 2)-- Composition & Arrangement

Tales of Symphonia

  • Tales of Symphonia -- Composition & Arrangement
  • A Prologue -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lloyd -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Kratos -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Unsatisfied Desire -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Overcome -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Full Force -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Struggle to Survive -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Romany Caravan -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Search a Seal ~Sylvarant~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lloyd ~Ocarina ver.~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Tower -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Confusion -- Composition & Arrangement
  • An Appearance -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Grudge -- Composition & Arrangement
  • On the Tight Rope -- Composition & Arrangement
  • New One World -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Floating in the Air -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Far From Our World (Grand Tethe'alla Bridge) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Kingdom City of Meltokio -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Darkside of Meltokio -- Composition & Arrangement
  • A Selfish Want -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Tethe'alla Castle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Presea -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Zelos -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Walking on Tethe'alla -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Like a Glint of Light -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Acedemy City (Sybak) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Secret From the Blue Sky -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Regal -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Trip on the Ship -- Composition & Arrangement
  • SHINOBI Life (Mizuho)-- Composition & Arrangement
  • Deepest Woods -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dance in the Sunshine -- Composition & Arrangement
  • AVIATORS ~Rhea Bird~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Forgotton City -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Serenade of Elves -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Firing -- Composition & Arrangement
  • A Break Down -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mithos -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Judgement of MANA -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Spirits Whisper -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fighting of the Spirit -- Arrangement (w/Shinji Tamura)
  • The Law of the Battle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The End of a Thought -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Keep Your Guard Up! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Beat the Angel -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Edge of Nowhere -- Composition & Arrangement
  • A Sign -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Be Invoked -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Derris-Kharlan ~appear~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Derris-Kharlan ~fear~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Derris-Kharlan ~shrine~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Derris-Kharlan ~reqiuem~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Keen-edged Blade -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Last Battle ~will~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Last Battle ~Decision~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • It Can Waver and Fight -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Final Destination -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Harmony -- Composition, Arrangement, Piano
  • Revival -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending Staff Roll -- Composition, Arrangement, Piano
  • Thanks for all -- Composition & Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Menu (Super Smash Bros. Melee) -- Arrangement
  • Airship Theme (Super Mario Bros. 3) -- Arrangement
  • Jungle Level Ver.2 -- Arrangement
  • Gourmet Race -- Arrangement
  • Victory Road -- Arrangement
  • Mario Tennis / Mario Golf -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Battle Scene / Final Boss (Golden Sun) -- Composition & Arrangement

Mario Golf: Advance Tour

  • Opening -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Title Screen -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Marion Club -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Entrance -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Main Menu -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hall of Fame -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Marion Club Course -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Good Night -- Composition & Arrangement
  • A Fresh New Day -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Generic Introduction -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lesson Course -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Special Task -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Tournament Introduction -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Marion Club Tournament -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dormie Hole -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Birdie Putt -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Birdie Putt 2 -- Arrangement -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Par Putt -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hole-in-One -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Birdie -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Par -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bogey -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Results -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Experience Gained -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Victory Ceremony -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Match Introduction -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Marion Club Single Match -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lose -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Marion Club Double Match -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Highlight Introduction -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Highlight Replay -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Out and About [Overworld] -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hidden Item -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Field Challenge -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Field Course -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Custom Club Shop -- Composition & Arrangement
  • New Club Jingle -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lucky Country -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Go-Go-Gates Forest -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Palms Club -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Palms Club Course -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Palms Club Tournament -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Palms Club Single Match -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Palms Club Double Match -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dunes Club -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dunes Club Course -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dunes Club Tournament -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dunes Club Single Match -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dunes Club Double Match -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Links Club -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Links Club Course -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Links Club Tournament -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Links Club Single Match -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Links Club Double Match -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Elf's Short Course -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Astonishing Success -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mysterious Letter -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Princess' Castle -- Arrangement
  • Mushroom Tournament -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Invincible -- Arrangement
  • Staff Roll -- Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • The End -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Opening Remix -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement

Tales of Hearts

  • Tales of Hearts -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Thundering Hegira -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Flee ~ Escaping the Forest -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Jaws of Death -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fearsome Pursuer -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Incarose the Sorcerer -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Two Moons -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Oath to the Moon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Radiance of Spirune -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Warm Hometown (Seaville) -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Present World -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mysterious Arms Soma -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hoist the Soma! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Zerom Appears -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Link Out -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Spirune, Like a Flower -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Put Hopes Into Spira! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Wings of Bond, Reinheit -- Composition & Arrangement

Tales of Graces

  • Tales of Graces -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Beyond the Sunlit Trees -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Grasp it With All Your Might -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Raise the Song of Victory -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Requiem of Decay -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Is Filled With Flowers -- Composition, Arrangement, Piano
  • Innocent Eyes -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sophie -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Refreshing Atmosphere -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Progress and the Same Number of Dreams (Green Overworld)-- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Children's Adventure -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Heart Separation -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Imminent Crisis -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Oath -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Blown by the Sea Breeze -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Unrest -- Composition, Arrangement, Piano
  • Unlucky Star -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Different Conflict -- Composition & Arrangement
  • First Benefited -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Protect the Hazard -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sword-Drawing! Grind! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Those Standing in the Way -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Reminiscence -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Conflict -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Over the Waterdrops -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Arrival! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Perplexed Sword -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Pascal's Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • From the Faraway Distance Towards Here -- Composition & Arrangement
  • A Guidance to Victory -- Composition & Arrangement

Beyond the Labyrinth

  • Labyrinth of mist [title] -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lilac mist 8bit -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cleave 8bit -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The trial to wait -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ailing Clouds -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lilac mist -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cleave -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Peaceful [Save Area] -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gate of memory -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Temptation -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Illusional defence -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Illegal hole -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Premonition -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Return to Mind -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hallucination -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Soul to wonder about -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Vacuous pressure -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Decayed edge -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stray -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Clear pace -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Lost One -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Small hope -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Magma -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Magma part2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The deserted world -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Round air -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sad war -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Profusion of flowers -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ask for light -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Triangle shines -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Progresses straight -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Breaking gong -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Beyond the Labyrinth -- Composition & Arrangement
  • End-roll title -- Composition & Arrangement

Kid Icarus: Uprising

Mario Tennis Open

  • Title Screen - Composition & Arrangement
  • Main Menu - Composition & Arrangement
  • Tournament - Composition & Arrangement
  • Tournament Match [World Open] - Composition & Arrangement
  • Match [World Open Set Point] - Composition & Arrangement
  • Tournament Match [World Open Finals] - Composition & Arrangement
  • Singles Trophy Award - Composition & Arrangement
  • Tournament Unlock - Composition & Arrangement
  • Tournament Match [Star Open] - Composition & Arrangement
  • Tournament Match [Star Open Game Point] - Composition & Arrangement
  • Tournament Match [Star Open Match Point] - Composition & Arrangement
  • Tournament Match [Star Open Tiebreaker] - Composition & Arrangement
  • Tournament Match [Star Open Finals] - Composition & Arrangement
  • Doubles Trophy Award - Composition & Arrangement
  • Tournament Match [Champion's Cup Finals] - Composition & Arrangement
  • Final Singles Trophy Award - Composition & Arrangement
  • Final Doubles Trophy Award - Composition & Arrangement
  • Staff Roll - Composition & Arrangement
  • New Unlock - Composition & Arrangement
  • Ring Shot - Composition & Arrangement
  • Galaxy Rally - Arrangement
  • Ink Showdown - Composition & Arrangement
  • Clubhouse - Composition & Arrangement
  • Records - Composition & Arrangement
  • Multiplayer Menu - Composition & Arrangement
  • Mario Stadium Intro - Composition (w/Koji Kondo), Arrangement
  • Mario Stadium - Arrangement
  • Match Point - Composition & Arrangement
  • Mario Stadium [Tiebreaker] - Composition & Arrangement
  • Mushroom Valley Intro - Composition & Arrangement
  • Mushroom Valley - Composition & Arrangement
  • Mushroom Valley [Tiebreaker] - Composition & Arrangement
  • Peach's Palace Intro - Arrangement
  • Peach's Palace - Arrangement
  • Peach's Palace [Tiebreaker] - Composition & Arrangement
  • Bowser's Castle Intro - Arrangement
  • Bowser's Castle - Arrangement
  • Bowser's Castle [Tiebreaker] - Composition & Arrangement
  • Wario Dunes Intro - Composition & Arrangement
  • Wario Dunes - Arrangement
  • Wario Dunes [Tiebreaker] - Arrangement
  • DK Jungle Intro - Arrangement
  • DK Jungle - Arrangement
  • Penguin Iceberg Intro - Composition & Arrangement
  • Penguin Iceberg - Composition & Arrangement
  • Penguin Iceberg [Tiebreaker] - Composition & Arrangement
  • Galaxy Arena - Arrangement
  • Galaxy Arena [Tiebreaker] - Composition & Arrangement
  • Match Lose - Composition & Arrangement
  • Match Victory - Composition & Arrangement
  • Staff Roll (Early Version) - Arrangement [noted: unused]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

  • Theme from Area 6 / Missile Slipstream -- Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

  • Battle! (Team Flare) -- Arrangement
  • The valedictory elegy -- Composition & Arrangement

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

  • Main Titles -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Menu -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stadium Match -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Break Point -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mega Mushroom -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Match Point -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stadium Challenge -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss Challenge -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Network Menu -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Network Stadium -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mega Stadium -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Rally Stadium -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Tiebreak -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Results ~Victory~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Results ~Lose~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • New Item! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Status Menu -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Staff Credits -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending -- Composition & Arrangement

Mario Sports Superstars

  • Channel Menu -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Opening -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sports Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • amiibo - Menu -- Composition & Arrangement

Mario Tennis Aces

  • Tennis Menu -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Tournament Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Marina Stadium -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Point -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Break Point -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Set Point -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Tiebreak -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Results ~Win~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Results ~Lose~ -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Awards -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Opening ~ Story Mode -- Composition & Arrangement
  • World Map -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Piranha Plant Forest -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bask Ruins -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Temple of Bask -Tutorial- -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Temple of Bask -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Snowfall Mountain -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mirage Mansion -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Savage Sea -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Infernal Island -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Wario & Waluigi's Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Final Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Challenge Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Level Up 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Level Up 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Item Get -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Staff Credits -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Nintendo Switch Presentation 2018 Trailer BGM -- Composition & Arrangement