Manami Matsumae

A founding member of the Brave Wave music label, Manami Matsumae’s catchy music has touched the hearts of gamers since December 1987, when CAPCOM released the original Mega Man for the Nintendo Entertainment System, ushering in one of that company’s longstanding and most recognizable gaming icons. Since then, Matsumae has worked on dozens of game soundtracks, most notably Shovel Knight and Mighty No. 9. She has most recently worked with Brave Wave on original standalone songs and collaborative game soundtracks, penetrating the borders of her home country of Japan to reach new audiences and touch the hearts of gaming music fans in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.