Michiru Yamane (山根 ミチル Yamane Michiru?) is a Japanese video game music composer. She is primarily known for her work on the Castlevania series and other Konami games, including Suikoden. Her debut composition was TwinBee (prequel of Stinger, as it was renamed in the United States).
Michiru Yamane performed her music from the Castlevania series live on cembalo at the fourth Symphonic Game Music Concert in Leipzig, Germany on August 23, 2006. She also played A Toccata into Blood Soaked Darkness on a giant pipe-organ at the Press Start video game music concert and Wood-Carved Partita in Leipzig. She left Konami in 2008 and became an independent music composer. She also appeared at Castlevania: The Concert and played an arrangement of "Dance of Pales" on the piano.
Castlevania production roles
- Castlevania: Bloodlines - Principal composer
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Principal composer
- Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance - Produced "Boss Rush" mode tracks (Dark Door, Knight Head and VK2K2) only
- Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow - with Takashi Yoshida and Soshiro Hokkai
- Castlevania: Lament of Innocence - Principal composer
- Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - with Masahiko Kimura
- Castlevania: Curse of Darkness - Principal composer
- Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin - with Yuzo Koshiro
- Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles - Not principal composer, Nocturne and Mournful Nocturne only
- Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - with Yasuhiro Ichihashi
- Pachislot Akumajo Dracula Original Soundtrack - Not principal composer, some of her Curse of Darkness and Dracula X Chronicles works were used in this soundtrack
- Pachislot Akumajo Dracula II Original Soundtrack - Reinlich only, with Takeshi Kuramochi
- Detana!! TwinBee
- Contra: Hard Corps
- Rocket Knight Adventures
- Elder Gate
- The Sword of Etheria
- Rumble Roses
- Suikoden III
- Suikoden IV
- Suikoden V
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
- Soundtracks - Contains Castlevania soundtracks composed by Michiru Yamane.
- Music (category) - Contains Castlevania music composed by Michiru Yamane.