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Ryo Nagamatsu (永松 亮, Nagamatsu Ryo) is a Japanese music composer working for Nintendo.[1] For his debut role, he composed several songs for Wii Play. He is also known for composing many of the songs found in Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 8, and the Splatoon series, as well as the entire soundtracks to The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Tri Force Heroes.[1][2]

Ryo Nagamatsu
Native name 永松 亮
Born (1982-10-25) October 25, 1982 (age 35)
  • Composer
  • arranger
Instruments Piano
Years active 2006–present


Video games
Year Title Role Co-worker
2006 Wii Play Composition/arrangement Shinobu Tanaka
2007 Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree Composition/arrangement
2008 Mario Kart Wii Composition/arrangement Asuka Ohta
2009 Wii Sports Resort Composition/arrangement
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Composition/arrangement Shiho Fujii and Kenta Nagata
2010 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Composition/arrangement Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo
2012 Nintendo Land Composition/arrangement
2013 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Composition/arrangement
2014 Mario Kart 8 Composition/arrangement Atsuko Asahi, Shiho Fujii, and Yasuaki Iwata
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Arrangement Various others
2015 The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Composition/arrangement
2016 Mario Party: Star Rush Voice acting Various others
2017 Tank Troopers Composition/sound effects
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Composition/arrangement (reused) Various others
Splatoon 2 Composition/arrangement Toru Minegishi and Shiho Fujii


  1. ^ a b Greening, Chris. "Ryo Nagamatsu Profile". Game Music Online. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ryo Nagamatsu". Kyoto Report. Retrieved 9 May 2015.