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Mahito Yokota (横田 真人, Yokota Mahito) is a Japanese music composer and orchestrator who works for the video game development company Nintendo.[1] He is most known for his collaborations with Koji Kondo in the Super Mario Galaxy series, along with Super Mario 3D World.[2][3][4] Prior to joining Nintendo in 2003, Yokota served as an audio director at Koei.

Mahito Yokota
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Yokota in 2017
Background information
Native name
横田 真人
  • Composer
  • orchestrator
Years active1998–present
Associated acts


All works listed below were composed by Yokota unless otherwise noted.

Year Title Notes
1998 Sangokushi Sousouden
1999 Saiyuki: Journey West sound effects
2000 Kessen sound director
2001 Kessen II
2002 Dynasty Tactics
Crimson Sea
2003 Dynasty Warriors 4 with various others
2004 Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
2006 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess orchestration
2007 Super Mario Galaxy with Koji Kondo
2008 Wii Music with Kenta Nagata and Toru Minegishi
2010 Super Mario Galaxy 2 with Ryo Nagamatsu and Koji Kondo
2011 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 3DS adaptation of the original score
Super Mario 3D Land with Asuka Hayazaki and Takeshi Hama
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword with Hajime Wakai, Shiho Fujii and Takeshi Hama
2012 New Super Mario Bros. U with Shiho Fujii
2013 New Super Luigi U
Super Mario 3D World with Toru Minegishi, Yasuaki Iwata and Koji Kondo
2014 Mario Kart 8 sound support
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U arrangements with various others
Pikmin Short Movies collection of short CGI films, composed with Hajime Wakai
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker with Naoto Kubo
2015 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D 3DS adaptation of the original score
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash music supervision, along with Koji Kondo
2016 Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge music supervision, along with various others
2017 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sound support, along with Takahiro Watanabe
Arms sound support, along with various others
Super Mario Odyssey sound management
2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate main theme recording management


  1. ^ Greening, Chris. "Mahito Yokota Profile". Video Game Music Online. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Iwata Asks: Super Mario Galaxy 2". Nintendo. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  3. ^ Watts, Martin. "Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo Discuss Their Involvement with Super Mario 3D World". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Interview with Super Mario Galaxy composers Koji Kondo and Mahito Yokota". Music 4 Games. Archived from the original on August 22, 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2014.