Manaka Kataoka

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Manaka Kataoka
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Occupation Composer
Notable work Wii Fit
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Manaka Kataoka, née Tominaga, (片岡真央, Kataoka Manaka) is a composer at Nintendo. She is known for her work on the Animal Crossing series as well as the soundtrack for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (which she worked on with Yasuaki Iwata).

Works[edit]

Song credits[edit]

Songs are listed by the first game they appeared in, though they may have reappeared in future games. Credits are not necessarily exhaustive and reflect only what can be sourced.

In Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

Kataoka (center right) presenting Machi e Ikō yo Doubutsu no Mori: Mori no Ongakkai with fellow composers Kazumi Totaka and Shiho Fujii and CD planner Saori Okamoto.

In an interview in Volume 182 of Nintendo DREAM, Kataoka explained that she composed the themes for the Marquee and other songs from buildings in the City, "K.K. Sonata"[nb 1] and one of the three invalid songs. She also arranged the track "Shrunk's Dream", featured as a bonus on Machi e Ikō yo Doubutsu no Mori: Mori no Ongakkai and Animal Crossing: Your Favourite Songs - Original Soundtrack.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

  • "Title"[1]
  • "8 AM"[1]
  • "7 PM"[2]
  • "Main Street by Day 1"[2]
  • "Main Street by Day 2"[2]
  • "Main Street by Day 3"[2]
  • "Main Street by Night 1"[nb 2]
  • "Main Street by Night 2"[nb 2]
  • "Main Street by Night 3"[nb 2]
  • Rainy and snowy versions of above themes

Although not confirmed, files in amiibo Festival indicate that Kataoka was also responsible for the following tracks:

In the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

This new arrangement debuted in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and was carried over to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

  • "Outdoors at 7 p.m. (Sunny) / Main Street - Animal Crossing: New Leaf"[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. It can be deduced that Kataoka composed "K.K. Sonata" since in the same interview Kazumi Totaka says she and Shiho Fujii composed K.K.'s new songs, and Fujii says that she composed "K.K. House".
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Rearrangement of daytime Main Street themes.

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