|Birthday||December 12, 1967|
|Job||Composer, voice actor, singer|
Takenobu Mitsuyoshi (光吉 猛修, Mitsuyoshi Takenobu) is a Japanese composer and voice actor. At Sega, he composed the soundtracks for several games, including Daytona USA (for which he also sang), Virtua Fighter 2, Virtua Fighter Kids, Virtua Fighter 3, and Shenmue.
As a voice actor, he provided the voice of Akira Yuki in the first Virtua Fighter, and Kage-Maru in every game in the original series. He also sang "Ai ga Tarinaize" the second opening theme for the Virtua Fighter anime, and "Ai wa Tsuienai" the theme song of pachislot spinoff title CR Virtua Fighter which was later incorporated into Virtua Fighter 5 R and Final Showdown as a special ending theme.
Mitsuyoshi is also a member of the defunct B-univ with former Sega composer Koichi Namiki, with whom he produced two arrange albums based on the Virtua Fighter series. Additionally, Mitsuyoshi has produced two vocal albums based on the second and third games of the series.
Roles in Virtua Fighter
- Virtua Fighter (1993) - Akira, Kage-Maru
- Virtua Fighter 2 (1994) - Kage-Maru
- Virtua Fighter 3 (1996) - Kage-Maru
- Virtua Fighter 4 (2001) - Kage-Maru
- Virtua Fighter 5 (2006) - Kage-Maru
In other games
- Sega Superstars (2004) - Kage-Maru
- Project X Zone 2 (2015) - Kage-Maru
|Virtua Fighter Series|
|Main Series||Virtua Fighter (Remix) • 2 • 3 • 4 (Evolution, Final Tuned) • 5 (R, Final Showdown)|
|Related Games||Virtua Fighter Animation • Virtua Fighter Kids • Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series • GG Portrait • Fighters Megamix • Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary • Virtua Quest|
|Characters||Akira Yuki • Pai Chan • Lau Chan • Wolf Hawkfield • Jeffry McWild • Kage-Maru • Sarah Bryant • Jacky Bryant • Dural • Siba • Shun Di • Lion Rafale • Aoi Umenokoji • Taka‑Arashi • Lei‑Fei • Vanessa Lewis • Brad Burns • Goh Hinogami • Eileen • El Blaze • Jean Kujo|
|Other Media||Virtua Fighter (comic book) • Virtua Fighter (anime)|