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Staff Credits

Producer

  • Yoshio Sakamoto
Yoshio-Sakamoto

Sakamoto as of 2014.

Yoshio Sakamoto is the producer of the Tomodachi series, and is generally considered its creator. He has worked on Tomodachi Collection, Tomodachi Life, and Miitomo. Outside of Japan, Sakamoto is known for his work on the critically acclaimed Metroid series, and also served as director of games such as Balloon Fight for the NES in 1986.

In his early life, Sakamoto was as a pixel artist. After being noticed by Nintendo veteran Gunpei Yokoi, however, he was hired as part of Nintendo's R&D1 division, designing the graphics for the Game & Watch port of Donkey Kong Jr.. After the dissolution of Nintendo R&D in 2003, Sakamoto became general manager of Nintendo's SPD division as part of group #1, before being promoted to deputy manager of the entire subdivision in 2012.

Directors

  • Noriyuki Sato
  • Ryutaru Takahashi
Ryutaru Takahashi

Takahashi during an interview.

Rytaro Takahashi is an employee at Nintendo, and the director of the Tomodachi series as of Tomodachi Collection. He also worked on Tomodachi Life and Miitomo. Besides the Tomodachi series, Takahashi is mostly known for his work in the WarioWare series of games as its director, and has worked for Nintendo's SPD division during his time at Nintendo. As of 2015, he now works as part of Nintendo's EPD division, following the merging of Nintendo EAD and Nintendo SPD.

Program Director

  • Takua Yokota

Programming

  • Manoru Nigawa
  • Masonouri Unno
  • Takoru Unedo
  • Masaki Wada
  • Satoshi Komatsu
  • Hayaru Soma
  • Go Mimura
  • Takafumi Masaoka

Design Director

  • Mai Okamoto

Graphic Design

  • Mikio Mishima
  • Fumiko Miyamoto
  • Nako Okomoto
  • Sachiko Ikeda
  • Kyohei Seki
  • Ryoko Yamazi
  • Ami Makino
  • Kosei Kitamura
  • Io Kurihama
  • Yasuhiro Takao
  • Akari Hishinigurma
  • Arisa Yanagi
  • Takuto Gochito
  • Asako Shibata
  • Naoki Yamata
  • DAG Inc.

Music

  • Daisuke Matsuka
  • Asoka Inu

Sound Effects

  • Ryu Tamura

Sound Programming

  • Takahishi Fujita

Sound Supervisor

  • Kenji Yamamoto

Songs

  • Ryoko Yamazaki

Voices

  • Soutaru Fujikawa
  • Haruna Sato
  • Ichiaka

Artwork

  • Ryosuke Hirayama

Manual Editing

  • Kiyomi Itani

Technical Support

  • Hitoshi Kobayashi
  • Jin Ikeda
  • Kazuyoshi Toriyama
  • Shoichi Nomura

Mii Support

  • Tsuyoshi Watanabe

Network Support

  • Ippei Oggiwara

North American Localization Management

  • Nate Bihldorf
  • Reiko Nimoiya

North American Localization

  • Rich Comegeys
  • Owen Cooney
  • Audrey Drake

Testing and Quality Assurance

  • NOA Product Testing
  • NOE Quality Assurance

Special Thanks

  • Shiho Yasuda
  • Naomo Kato

Superviser

  • Katsua Yamano

General Producer

  • Shinya Takahashi

Executive Producer

  • Satoru Iwata