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Setsuo Yamamoto (山本 節生) is a video game music composer best known for his hard rock style and pathos-driven compositions for the premier Mega Man X title. He joined Capcom in 1992, where his first tracks were for the Final Fight series. Though he is usually credited by just his first name (Setsuo), he has also gone by the aliases Kashira, purple, and most recently Mr. X.

Yamamoto incorporates a lot of instruments in his music, including saxophones, drumsets and his signature "bone guitar" sound.

During the CPS2 era, Yamamoto retained his ties with the Mega Man series and also became a common face in the Street Fighter games and related spinoffs. Other arcade titles he worked on include JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Strider 2, and the Rival Schools series.

In the following decade, Yamamoto took on more executive duties ranging from sound director (for Glass Rose) to sound studio manager (for bit Master studio) and now supports the developers. More often than not, however, his name is now most commonly found under "Special Thanks."

Production HistoryEdit

Song CreditsEdit

Final Fight 2

  • Italy 12:00 PM 2/Japan -- Composition & Arrangement

Mighty Final Fight

  • Round 1 Slum -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Round 3 West Side -- Composition & Arrangement

Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition

  • Capcom Logo -- Arrangement
  • Title -- Arrangement
  • Player Select -- Arrangement
  • VS -- Arrangement
  • Ryu Stage -- Arrangement
  • Winner -- Arrangement
  • Ken Stage -- Arrangement
  • Chun-Li Stage -- Arrangement
  • E. Honda Stage -- Arrangement
  • Here Comes a New Challenger -- Arrangement
  • Bonus Stage -- Arrangement
  • Guile Stage -- Arrangement
  • Zangief Stage -- Arrangement
  • Blanka Stage -- Arrangement
  • Dhalsim Stage -- Arrangement
  • M. Bison Stage -- Arrangement
  • Balrog Stage -- Arrangement
  • Sagat Stage -- Arrangement
  • Vega Stage -- Arrangement
  • Ryu Ending -- Arrangement
  • Ken Ending 1 -- Arrangement
  • Ken Ending 2 -- Arrangement
  • Chun-Li Ending 1 -- Arrangement
  • Chun-Li Ending 2 -- Arrangement
  • E. Honda Ending -- Arrangement
  • Guile Ending -- Arrangement
  • Zangief Ending -- Arrangement
  • Blanka Ending -- Arrangement
  • Dhalsim Ending -- Arrangement
  • Four Devas Ending -- Arrangement
  • Staff Roll -- Arrangement
  • Pause -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Continue -- Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Arrangement
  • Ranking -- Arrangement

Mega Man X

  • Title -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Opening Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Vava 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Vava 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Zero -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Demo -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stage Select 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stage Start -- Arrangement
  • Launcher Octopuld Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Burnin' Noumander Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sting Chameleao Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Armor Armarge Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stage Clear -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Get a Weapon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stage Select 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sigma Stage 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sigma Stage 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sigma Stage 3 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sigma Stage 4 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sigma 1st -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sigma Rebirth -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Sigma 2nd -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dr. Right -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cast Roll -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Staff Roll -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Unused Track "Password" -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Unused Track "Boss 1" -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Unused Track "Sigma Stage 3" -- Composition & Arrangement

X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse

  • Opening 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Opening 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Title -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Password & Demo -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Player Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stage Start -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Wolverine Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Cyclops Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Psylocke Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gambit Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Beast Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Boss -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Stage Clear -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Apocalypse Stage 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Apocalypse Stage 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Apocalypse Demo -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Apocalypse Stage 3 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Magneto Demo -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Omega Red & Juggernaut -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Magneto Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Magneto -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Game Over -- Composition & Arrangement

Street Fighter Alpha (Arcade Version)

  • Adon Stage -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Adon Ending -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Birdie Stage -- Arrangement
  • Birdie Ending -- Arrangement

Mega Man: The Power Battle

  • Player Select -- Arrangement
  • Stage 1 (from Napalm Man's Theme) -- Arrangement
  • Stage 3 (from Guts Man's Theme) -- Arrangement
  • Stage Select (Rockman 3~6) -- Arrangement
  • Stage 5 (from Gemini Man's Theme) -- Arrangement
  • Stage 6 (from Shadow Man's Theme) -- Arrangement
  • Stage Select (Rockman 7) -- Arrangement
  • Stage 7 (from Rockman 7) -- Arrangement
  • Stage 11 (from Junk Man's Theme) -- Arrangement
  • Stage 12 (from Shade Man's Theme) -- Arrangement
  • Stage Wily Machine -- Arrangement
  • Stage Wily Capsule -- Arrangement
  • Ending-Forte -- Arrangement
  • Ending-Blues -- Arrangement

Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Arcade Version)

  • Stage Zangief -- Arrangement
  • Stage Ryu -- Arrangement
  • Stage Birdie -- Arrangement
  • Ending Zangief 1 -- Arrangement
  • Ending Zangief 2 -- Arrangement
  • Ending Ryu 1 -- Arrangement
  • Ending Ryu 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending Birdie -- Arrangement
  • Stage Rolento -- Arrangement
  • Stage Guy -- Arrangement
  • Stage Adon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending Rolento -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending Guy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending Adon 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending Adon 2 -- Composition & Arrangement

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (Arcade Version)

  • Stage Ryu -- Arrangement

Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters

  • Player Select -- Arrangement
  • Centaur Man -- Arrangement
  • Shadow Man -- Arrangement
  • Elec Man -- Arrangement
  • Napalm Man -- Arrangement
  • Gemini Man -- Arrangement
  • Guts Man -- Arrangement
  • Mad Grinder -- Arrangement
  • Wily Machine -- Arrangement
  • Blues Ending -- Arrangement
  • Forte Ending 1 -- Arrangement
  • Forte Ending 2 -- Arrangement

Street Fighter Alpha 2 (PSX Version)

  • Stage Zangief -- Arrangement
  • Stage Ryu -- Arrangement
  • Stage Birdie -- Arrangement
  • Ending Zangief 1 -- Arrangement
  • Ending Zangief 2 -- Arrangement
  • Ending Ryu 1 -- Arrangement
  • Ending Ryu 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending Birdie -- Arrangement
  • Stage Rolento -- Arrangement
  • Stage Guy -- Arrangement
  • Stage Adon -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending Rolento -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending Guy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending Adon 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending Adon 2 -- Composition & Arrangement

Pocket Fighter (Arcade Version)

  • Ryu Ending 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ryu Ending 2 -- Arrangement
  • Ken Ending -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Dan Ending -- Arrangement
  • Gouki Ending -- Composition & Arrangement

Rival Schools

  • Prologue -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Our School Is Ours to Protect! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Today's Number One -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Student Selection -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Match!! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Taiyo Academy High School Rooftop -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Pacific HS Back Gate -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gorin High School Gymnasium One -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gedo High School Backside Construction Site -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Taiyo Academy Junior High Sports Ground -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Drive-in Theater -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gorin High School Seaside Training Camp -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Gedo High School Frontside Riverbed -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Taiyo Academy High School Classroom -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Justice Academy Main Gate -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Justice Academy Library -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Illusory Space -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Breaking News! The Winner -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Hang in There! -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Humiliation of Defeat -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Theme of Taiyo Academy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Theme of Gorin High School -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Theme of Pacific HS -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Theme of Gedo High School -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Theme of Teacher -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Theme of Raizo -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Decisive Battle! Hyo -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Even If Being Brainwashed... -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending 1 - Theme of Love -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending 2 - Theme of Friendship -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending 3 - Theme of Youth -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending 4 - Hope of Taiyo Academy -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending 5 - Gedo High School, A Good Place -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending 6 - Kyosuke's Brotherly Love -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending 7 - Edge's Determination -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Ending 8 - Sakura's Feeling -- Arrangement
  • Ending 9 - Hyo's Anguish -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Fanfare -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Bad Ending -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Staff Roll -- Composition & Arrangement
  • The Fight Continues... -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Taiyo Academy School Anthem -- Composition & Arrangement

Strider 2 (Arcade Version)

  • Theme -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mission Select -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Armed Citadel Invasion 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Armed Citadel Invasion 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Aerial Battleship Pursuit 1 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Aerial Battleship Pursuit 2 -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Throne of God -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Mission Clear -- Arrangement
  • Settlement of Destiny -- Composition & Arrangement
  • Footprints -- Composition & Arrangement

TriviaEdit

  • Setsuo came up with the melody for Central Highway (aka Mega Man X's Opening Stage) while riding his bicycle along the banks of Yodokawa and seeing the sunset in the distance.

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