A challenging research issue that has been one of growing importance to those working in human-computer interaction are to endow a machine with an emotional intelligence. Thus,emotion recognition technology plays an important role in the research area of human-computer interaction, and it allows a more natural and more human-like communication between human and computer. In this paper, we propose the multimodal emotion recognition system using face and speech to improve recognition performance. The distance measurement of the face-based emotion recognition is calculated by 2D-PCA of MCS-LBP image and nearest neighbor classifier, and also the likelihood measurement is obtained by Gaussian mixture model algorithm based on pitch and mel-frequency cepstral coefficient features in speech-based emotion recognition. The individual matching scores obtained from face and speech are combined using a weighted-summation operation, and the fused-score is utilized to classify the human emotion. Through experimental results, the proposed method exhibits improved recognition accuracy of about 11.25% to 19.75% when compared to the most uni-modal approach. From these results, we confirmed that the proposed approach achieved a significant performance improvement and the proposed method was very effective.