Toru Minegishi

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Toru Minegishi
Toru Minegishi.jpg
Born 1975
Shibukawa, Gunma, Japan
Occupation Composer, sound director, musician
Notable work Animal Crossing
The Legend of Zelda series
Super Mario 3D World
Splatoon series

Toru Minegishi (峰岸透, Minegishi Tōru, born 1975) is a composer at Nintendo. He is most well known for his work on The Legend of Zelda and Splatoon series, among others.

Minegishi was responsible for composing the indoor music in Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+ (including most of K.K. Slider's songs), most of which has reappeared in every mainline game in the Animal Crossing series. He stated that composing over 50 tracks from many different genres was a new experience and challenge for him as a composer.[1]


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]

Minegishi worked on the following background music tracks for Doubutsu no Mori:[2]

K.K. Slider songs[edit]

Minegishi composed and arranged 54 K.K. Slider songs as airchecks for Doubutsu no Mori.[1] Kazumi Totaka rearranged and expanded upon them for the live performance versions.[3]

In Doubutsu no Mori+/Animal Crossing[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

  • "Tom Nook at Night"[8]
K.K. Slider songs[edit]

While Doubutsu no Mori e+ added twelve new K.K. Slider songs and three secret airchecks, it has yet to be confirmed that he composed or arranged them other than: