Shinobu Nagata

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Occupation Composer, musician
Notable work Animal Crossing series
Luigi's Mansion
Super Mario Sunshine
Mario Kart DS

Shinobu Nagata, née Tanaka, (永田しのぶ, Nagata Shinobu) is a composer at Nintendo. Aside from the Animal Crossing series, she has worked on Super Mario Sunshine and the Mario Kart series.

Nagata composed the event music for Doubutsu no Mori and Animal Crossing, and returned to the series for the Welcome amiibo update to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, as well as Animal Crossing: New Horizons.


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 Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

Nagata worked on the following background music tracks for Doubutsu no Mori:[1]

  • "Cherry Blossom Festival" (changed in Animal Crossing)
  • "Radio Exercises"[2]
  • "Ball Toss" (Sports Fair)
  • "Footrace"
  • "Tug-o-War"
  • "Moon Viewing" (changed in Animal Crossing)
  • "Halloween"
  • "Toy Day"[3]
  • "1 Hour Until the New Year"
  • "30 Minutes Until the New Year"
  • "10 Minutes Until the New Year"
  • "5 Minutes Until the New Year"
  • "Happy New Year!"[4]
  • "New Year's Party"
  • "New Year's Morning"
  • "New Year's Day"
  • "New Year's Wish" (changed in Animal Crossing)
  • "Mr. Resetti"[nb 1]
  • "Get Fanfare"
  • "Chased by Bees"
  • "Stung by Bees"
  • "Debt Complete!"
  • "Every Fish!"
  • "Every Insect!"

In Doubutsu no Mori+ and Animal Crossing[edit]

The following tracks were added in Doubutsu no Mori+:

Although Shinobu Nagata was still credited for "Event BGM" in Animal Crossing, given that Kazumi Totaka is known to have composed some of the new event themes for the localization[4] it remains unclear if Nagata was responsible for the other new themes.

In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

Despite her work reappearing in Doubutsu no Mori e+, Nagata did not appear in the credits.

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

Nagata is listed in the credits for Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo but not the original New Leaf, meaning she composed new music for either the campground, Animal Crossing Puzzle League, or both.

In New Horizons[edit]

Nagata was credited for the following tracks on the official soundtrack release for New Horizons:[5]

Nagata was also credited for the following tracks on the second soundtrack:[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nagata was also credited for the Rescue Service theme in New Horizons, an arrangement of Resetti's theme.
  2. Spring Blossoms is a cover of the Cherry Blossom Festival theme from Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+, which was changed for the international release. The theme was used as an invalid song in Doubutsu no Mori e+, and its aircheck, virtually identical to the original, debuted as a secret song in Animal Crossing: Wild World.