Episode 71: Iku Mizutani: The Man Behind the Music

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Iku Mizutani is well known for his fast-paced NES and Game Boy music on games like Shatterhand, Shadow of the Ninja, and Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. He’s Mike’s favorite composer, and so he was thrilled when he agreed to do an interview with the PTR guys! Join us as we listen to some of Mizutani’s best 8 and 16 bit tracks, and ask him questions about his career, influences, and future plans. This is a show you don’t want to miss!

HUGE thank you to Bryan of Pixelated Audio for helping with translating for Mr. Mizutani.

Thanks to Nathan, Cameron Chiles, Chris Myers, Jeff Leppard, and Nikola Emerson Gutierrez for sending in today’s PixelChat questions. Want to ask Mike and Ed a question of your own? Send an email to pixeltunesradio@gmail.com!

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The Tracklist:

Format: Game Title (System, Year) – Track Title – Composer(s)

1 – Rush N’ Attack (NES, 1987) – “Stage 2”  – Iku Mizutani, Shinya Sakamoto, Satoe Terashima

2 – Shadow of the Ninja (NES, 1990) – “Stage 5”  – Iku Mizutani, Kouichi Yamanishi

3 – Tail ‘Gator (GB, 1991) – “Boss” – Iku Mizutani

4 – Don Doko Don 2 -(FC, 1992) – “Ice Cave” – Iku Mizutani

5 – Shatterhand (NES, 1991) – “Area C” – Iku Mizutani, Kouichi Yamanishi

6 – Chaos World (FC, 1991) – “Battle 1” – Iku Mizutani, Hiroyuki Iwatsuki

7 – Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (SNES, 1994) – “Building” – Iku Mizutani, Kinuyo Yamashita

8 – Tetris Plus (GB, 1997) – “Knossos” – NIS, Kazuo Sawa, Arranged by Iku Mizutani

9 – Dragon Dance (GBC, 2000) – “Final Boss Part 2” – Iku Mizutani, Kinuyo Yamashita

10 – Power Rangers Time Force (GBC, 2001) – “Fable City (Future)” – Iku Mizutani

11 – Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (GBC, 2000) – “Boss” – Iku Mizutani

12 – Action Man: Search for Base X (GBC, 2001) – “Moon Base 1 Boss” – Iku Mizutani


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2 Responses to Episode 71: Iku Mizutani: The Man Behind the Music

  1. Mr. Knight says:

    No questions, I just wanted to thank you guys for highlighting and interviewing Iku Mizutani. He is by far one of my favorite retro game composers. This was an absolutely awesome episode.

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