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->[[KonamiCode UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A]]

Konami is a popular Tokyo-based maker of video games, toys and trading cards, founded in 1969 as a jukebox rental and repair business in Osaka, Japan. Konami was one of the leading third-party developers during the NES era, with such best-selling games as ''Gradius'', ''Contra'' and ''Metal Gear''. It is currently the fourth-largest game company in Japan, behind {{Nintendo}}, Sega Sammy and NamcoBandai.

Due to Nintendo's restrictions on third-party licensing during that era, Konami could release only five games per year for the NES. Konami found a way around this by creating a quasi-independent subsidiary known as "Ultra Games", which published the first ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' game, ''Skate or Die'', ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', and an expanded version of ''VideoGame/{{Gyruss}}'', among others. (They made a similar move in Europe with Palcom Software Ltd.) After Nintendo relaxed its standards, Konami closed Ultra in 1992 and absorbed its remaining employees into its American branch. Some of the other Konami staff left that same year to create Creator/{{Treasure}} Co. Ltd. Konami also owned a majority stake in HudsonSoft until making it a wholly owned subsidiary.

In the mid-80s, Konami became famous by one of their {{Classic Cheat Code}}s, dubbed the "KonamiCode". First appearing to US players in the 1986 NES port of ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' and made popular in the 1988 NES port of ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'', it provided the players of the notoriously-diffiicult game with 30 lives, rather than the original 3. Due to the game's popularity, the Konami Code now enjoys a pop-culture status on par with the famous 'XYZZY' keyword from ''Colossal Cave Adventure'' -- mention the 'Konami Code', and it's a sure bet than any console gamer worth his eyeteeth will know ''exactly'' which code you mean.

Fast forward to 2012, Konami's (of North America and Europe; Konami of Japan is doing fine) reputation nose dives into a shockingly low state. While the company avoided the DLC/online pass-related ire that's become all too common in modern gaming, they made up for it with their [[http://www.destructoid.com/jimquisition-konami-224682.phtml abysmal publishing decisions throughout 2011-2012]], which can be summed up as Konami [[TheyJustDidntCare not giving a damn]] to [[EpicFail hilariously awful levels]]. The highlights include [[WhatAnIdiot releasing the Metal Gear Solid HD collection the same day as mega hit Modern Warfare 3]], releasing ''three'' separate ''Franchise/SilentHill'' games within a mere ''three week span'', several games around this time not having enough copies during launch day, the company not advertising games from new franchises at all, switching release dates for games unannounced, and [[PortingDisaster releasing a fatally flawed]] ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' [[PortingDisaster HD port, despite being aware of the port's horrible quality prior to release]] (The ports were done by western devs rather by Konami them selfs). Needless to say, Konami's looking worse than even Capcom in 2012.

[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And their new logo]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks sucks]], too.

In no way related to the [[ShipManteau Konata/Kagami pairing]] of ''LuckyStar'', or to the same-named character from ''Popotan'', or to any kind of "economy".
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!!Konami is responsible for the following video game franchises:
[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/AirForceDelta''
* ''VideoGame/{{Amidar}}''
* ''VideoGame/AntarcticAdventure''
* ''VideoGame/AzureDreams''
* ''{{Badlands}}''
* The {{Bemani}} games:
** ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'', until recently, [[NoExportForYou the only one of the series ever released outside of Japan]].
** ''DanceMasters Dance Masters/Dance Evolution''
** ''VideoGame/{{Beatmania}}''
** ''VideoGame/ParaParaParadise''
** ''[[PopNMusic Pop'n Music]]''
** ''{{Keyboardmania}}''
** ''GuitarFreaks'' & ''Drummania''
* ''VideoGame/BishiBashi''
* ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}''
* ''VideoGame/BrokenHelix''
* ''BrooktownHigh''
* ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}''
* ''VideoGame/CrimeFighters''
* ''CryptKiller''
* ''{{Elebits}}''
* ''VideoGame/EphemeralFantasia''
* ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}''
* ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}''
** ''VideoGame/{{Parodius}}'' which is [[SerialNumbersFiledOff the same series]], but parodied as a CuteEmUp.
** ''VideoGame/{{Otomedius}}'', a combination of ''Gradius'' plot elements and ''Parodius'' sense of humor. Lots of [[FanService girls]], too.
* ''Gungage''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gyruss}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Jackal}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/LivePowerfulProBaseball Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu]]''
** [[/index]]''[[ForeignRemake MLB Power Pros]]''[[index]]
* ''KonamiKrazyRacers''
* ''LightningLegendDaigoNoDaibouken''
* ''VideoGame/LostInBlue'' (known as ''Survival Kids'' in Japan)
* ''LovePlus''
* ''MazeOfGalious''
* ''MeineLiebe''
* ''Franchise/MetalGear''
* ''VideoGame/MetamorphicForce''
* ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'' (made in cooperation with RED Company, the creators of ''SakuraTaisen'')
* ''VideoGame/MysticWarriors''
* ''NeverDead''
* ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}''
* ''Pro Evolution Soccer''/''Winning Eleven''
* ''Project Overkill''
* ''VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures''
* ''VideoGame/RumbleRoses''
* ''VideoGame/RushNAttack''
* ''VideoGame/{{Scramble}}''
* ''ShadowOfDestiny''
* ''Franchise/SilentHill''
* ''VideoGame/SilentScope''
* ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}''
* ''VideoGame/SundayVSMagazineShuuketsuChoujouDaikessen''
* ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders''
* ''VideoGame/ThunderCross''
* ''VideoGame/TimePilot''
* ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial''
* ''VideoGame/TrackAndField''
* ''VideoGame/{{Tutankham}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Twinbee}}''
* ''VideoGame/VandalHearts''
* ''VideoGame/{{Vendetta}}''
* ''VideoGame/ViolentStorm''
* ''VideoGame/YieArKungFu''
* ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders''
[[/index]]

!!Licensed Games:
[[index]]
* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' (arcade game)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Asterix}}'' (arcade game)
* ''BatmanReturns'' (NES and SNES games)
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (Game Boy game)
** ''The Adventures of Batman & Robin'' (SNES game)
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce: The Rise of Hex''
* ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars''
* ''[[ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars Bucky O'Hare]]''
* ''CabbagePatchKids: Adventures in the Park''
* ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolutionMarioMix''
* ''WesternAnimation/DragonBooster''
* ''[[VideoGame/GIJoe G.I.Joe]]'' (arcade version)
* ''VideoGame/TheGoonies''
* ''[[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas The Grinch]]''
* ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}: The Science of Evil''
* ''HiNoTori'' (Famicom and MSX games)
* ''[[Film/KingKongLives King Kong 2]]'' (Famicom and MSX games)
* ''Manga/MirumoDePon''
* ''MonsterInMyPocket'' (NES game)
* ''[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy]]''
* ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsons''
* ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' (NES)
** ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTheArcadeGame'' (Arcade and NES)
** ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTurtlesInTime'' (Arcade and SNES)
** ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTheManhattanProject'' (NES)
** ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTournamentFighters'' (NES, Genesis and SNES)
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''
* ''TopGun'' (NES and Game Boy games)
* ''WesternAnimation/WildWestCowboysOfMooMesa''
* ''VideoGame/{{X-Men}}''
* The ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' video games and Trading Card Game
** ''Videogame/YuGiOhTheSacredCards''
** ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction''
[[/index]]

!!Series produced/sponsored by Konami:

Produced
* ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil'' (Co-Production with Media Works and JCStaff)
* ''FairyMusketeers'' (Co-Production with {{Madhouse}})
* ''Anime/SaintOctober'' (Co-Prodection with StudioComet)
* ''SkyGirls'' (Co-Production with JCStaff)
* ''VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Paradise'' (Outsourced to {{AIC}})
** ''[=TwinBee and WinBee's 1/8 Panic=]'' (Was made before the Twinbee Paradise [=OVAs=] were made; Animating leading outsourced to AIC; With Creator/SpectrumAnimation and DRMovie)
** ''[=Twinbee: The Tulip Coast Story=]'' (Was made shortly before the Twinbee Paradise [=OVAs=] were made; Animating leading outsourced to AIC; With DRMovie)
* ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial ~ Only Love'' (Outsourced to [=AIC A.S.T.A=])
Sponsored
* ''Anime/BombermanJetters'' (HudsonSoft[=/=]StudioDeen)
* ''Anime/DragonautTheResonance'' ({{GONZO}})
* ''Manga/MirumoDePon'' (Shogakukan[=/=]StudioHibari)
* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' (StudioGainax)
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' (WarnerBros[=/=]TMSEntertainment) ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yyn6z25N-M [=Sponsored/funded=] seasons 1 & 2 when the show was under syndication]]; Season 3 is 100% funded by [[FoxKids Fox]])
!!Names associated with Konami:
* Koji Igarashi (co-designer of ''[[CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Castlevania: Symphony of the Night]]'' and current producer of the ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}'' series since 2001's ''Castlevania Chronicles'', as well as ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial 1'''s scenario writer, and programmer of the PC-Engine ports of ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}} II'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Detana!! Twinbee]]'')
** Ayami Kojima (artist of various ''Castlevania'' artwork, though she's done some non-''Castlevania'' stuff as well. No relation to...)
* HideoKojima (lead designer for the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series, as well as ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' and ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}''. Also the producer of the ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders'' series and the ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}'' series, and the drama director of ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Drama Series 1 : Nijiiro no Seishun'')
* Yoshiki Okamoto (designer of the classic arcade games ''TimePilot'' and ''VideoGame/{{Gyruss}}'', before his firing; he would later join {{Capcom}})
* Naoki Maeda (sound director for the ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' series and the producer of a majority of Konami original songs that debuted in DDR)
** Takayuki Ishikawa (aka dj Taka; he is to ''BeatmaniaIIDX'' as Naoki is to DDR)
* Mikio Saito (aka Metal Yuhki ; composer of ''[[CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood Castlevania: Rondo of Blood]]'', and composer and music producer of the ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' series)
* Shingo Takatsuka (nickname "Seabass"; head designer and producer for the ''ProEvolutionSoccer'' series)
* MichiruYamane (composer for many ''Castlevania'' soundtracks)
* AkiraYamaoka (the father of ''Franchise/SilentHill'')
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!!Tropes associated with Konami:

* ClassicCheatCode: [[CaptainObvious Guess]].
* EasterEgg: A lot of Konami's games have these, usually referencing a different game.
* EenieMeenieMinyMoai
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Pentarou, their mascot in the 80s and 90s.
* GoroawaseNumber: The number 573 appears in many of Konami's games in some way.
* IconicLogo: Well, at least the logo on the page image.
* '''KonamiCode'''
* LogoJoke[=/=]ShoutOut: The Infinity Pro Sports logo looks like the old Konami logo.
* StockSoundEffects: Konami's pause jingle that plays in most of the company's 8- and 16-bit games.
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[[quoteright:256:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/konami_logo.png]]

->[[KonamiCode UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A]]

Konami is a popular Tokyo-based maker of video games, toys and trading cards, founded in 1969 as a jukebox rental and repair business in Osaka, Japan. Konami was one of the leading third-party developers during the NES era, with such best-selling games as ''Gradius'', ''Contra'' and ''Metal Gear''. It is currently the fourth-largest game company in Japan, behind {{Nintendo}}, Sega Sammy and NamcoBandai.

Due to Nintendo's restrictions on third-party licensing during that era, Konami could release only five games per year for the NES. Konami found a way around this by creating a quasi-independent subsidiary known as "Ultra Games", which published the first ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' game, ''Skate or Die'', ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', and an expanded version of ''VideoGame/{{Gyruss}}'', among others. (They made a similar move in Europe with Palcom Software Ltd.) After Nintendo relaxed its standards, Konami closed Ultra in 1992 and absorbed its remaining employees into its American branch. Some of the other Konami staff left that same year to create Creator/{{Treasure}} Co. Ltd. Konami also owned a majority stake in HudsonSoft until making it a wholly owned subsidiary.

In the mid-80s, Konami became famous by one of their {{Classic Cheat Code}}s, dubbed the "KonamiCode". First appearing to US players in the 1986 NES port of ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' and made popular in the 1988 NES port of ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'', it provided the players of the notoriously-diffiicult game with 30 lives, rather than the original 3. Due to the game's popularity, the Konami Code now enjoys a pop-culture status on par with the famous 'XYZZY' keyword from ''Colossal Cave Adventure'' -- mention the 'Konami Code', and it's a sure bet than any console gamer worth his eyeteeth will know ''exactly'' which code you mean.

Fast forward to 2012, Konami's (of North America and Europe; Konami of Japan is doing fine) reputation nose dives into a shockingly low state. While the company avoided the DLC/online pass-related ire that's become all too common in modern gaming, they made up for it with their [[http://www.destructoid.com/jimquisition-konami-224682.phtml abysmal publishing decisions throughout 2011-2012]], which can be summed up as Konami [[TheyJustDidntCare not giving a damn]] to [[EpicFail hilariously awful levels]]. The highlights include [[WhatAnIdiot releasing the Metal Gear Solid HD collection the same day as mega hit Modern Warfare 3]], releasing ''three'' separate ''Franchise/SilentHill'' games within a mere ''three week span'', several games around this time not having enough copies during launch day, the company not advertising games from new franchises at all, switching release dates for games unannounced, and [[PortingDisaster releasing a fatally flawed]] ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' [[PortingDisaster HD port, despite being aware of the port's horrible quality prior to release]] (The ports were done by western devs rather by Konami them selfs). Needless to say, Konami's looking worse than even Capcom in 2012.

[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And their new logo]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks sucks]], too.

In no way related to the [[ShipManteau Konata/Kagami pairing]] of ''LuckyStar'', or to the same-named character from ''Popotan'', or to any kind of "economy".
----
!!Konami is responsible for the following video game franchises:
[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/AirForceDelta''
* ''VideoGame/{{Amidar}}''
* ''VideoGame/AntarcticAdventure''
* ''VideoGame/AzureDreams''
* ''{{Badlands}}''
* The {{Bemani}} games:
** ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'', until recently, [[NoExportForYou the only one of the series ever released outside of Japan]].
** ''DanceMasters Dance Masters/Dance Evolution''
** ''VideoGame/{{Beatmania}}''
** ''VideoGame/ParaParaParadise''
** ''[[PopNMusic Pop'n Music]]''
** ''{{Keyboardmania}}''
** ''GuitarFreaks'' & ''Drummania''
* ''VideoGame/BishiBashi''
* ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}''
* ''VideoGame/BrokenHelix''
* ''BrooktownHigh''
* ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}''
* ''VideoGame/CrimeFighters''
* ''CryptKiller''
* ''{{Elebits}}''
* ''VideoGame/EphemeralFantasia''
* ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}''
* ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}''
** ''VideoGame/{{Parodius}}'' which is [[SerialNumbersFiledOff the same series]], but parodied as a CuteEmUp.
** ''VideoGame/{{Otomedius}}'', a combination of ''Gradius'' plot elements and ''Parodius'' sense of humor. Lots of [[FanService girls]], too.
* ''Gungage''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gyruss}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Jackal}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/LivePowerfulProBaseball Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu]]''
** [[/index]]''[[ForeignRemake MLB Power Pros]]''[[index]]
* ''KonamiKrazyRacers''
* ''LightningLegendDaigoNoDaibouken''
* ''VideoGame/LostInBlue'' (known as ''Survival Kids'' in Japan)
* ''LovePlus''
* ''MazeOfGalious''
* ''MeineLiebe''
* ''Franchise/MetalGear''
* ''VideoGame/MetamorphicForce''
* ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'' (made in cooperation with RED Company, the creators of ''SakuraTaisen'')
* ''VideoGame/MysticWarriors''
* ''NeverDead''
* ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}''
* ''Pro Evolution Soccer''/''Winning Eleven''
* ''Project Overkill''
* ''VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures''
* ''VideoGame/RumbleRoses''
* ''VideoGame/RushNAttack''
* ''VideoGame/{{Scramble}}''
* ''ShadowOfDestiny''
* ''Franchise/SilentHill''
* ''VideoGame/SilentScope''
* ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}''
* ''VideoGame/SundayVSMagazineShuuketsuChoujouDaikessen''
* ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders''
* ''VideoGame/ThunderCross''
* ''VideoGame/TimePilot''
* ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial''
* ''VideoGame/TrackAndField''
* ''VideoGame/{{Tutankham}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Twinbee}}''
* ''VideoGame/VandalHearts''
* ''VideoGame/{{Vendetta}}''
* ''VideoGame/ViolentStorm''
* ''VideoGame/YieArKungFu''
* ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders''
[[/index]]

!!Licensed Games:
[[index]]
* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' (arcade game)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Asterix}}'' (arcade game)
* ''BatmanReturns'' (NES and SNES games)
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (Game Boy game)
** ''The Adventures of Batman & Robin'' (SNES game)
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce: The Rise of Hex''
* ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars''
* ''[[ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars Bucky O'Hare]]''
* ''CabbagePatchKids: Adventures in the Park''
* ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolutionMarioMix''
* ''WesternAnimation/DragonBooster''
* ''[[VideoGame/GIJoe G.I.Joe]]'' (arcade version)
* ''VideoGame/TheGoonies''
* ''[[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas The Grinch]]''
* ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}: The Science of Evil''
* ''HiNoTori'' (Famicom and MSX games)
* ''[[Film/KingKongLives King Kong 2]]'' (Famicom and MSX games)
* ''Manga/MirumoDePon''
* ''MonsterInMyPocket'' (NES game)
* ''[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy]]''
* ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''
* ''VideoGame/TheSimpsons''
* ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' (NES)
** ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTheArcadeGame'' (Arcade and NES)
** ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTurtlesInTime'' (Arcade and SNES)
** ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTheManhattanProject'' (NES)
** ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTournamentFighters'' (NES, Genesis and SNES)
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''
* ''TopGun'' (NES and Game Boy games)
* ''WesternAnimation/WildWestCowboysOfMooMesa''
* ''VideoGame/{{X-Men}}''
* The ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' video games and Trading Card Game
** ''Videogame/YuGiOhTheSacredCards''
** ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction''
[[/index]]

!!Series produced/sponsored by Konami:

Produced
* ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil'' (Co-Production with Media Works and JCStaff)
* ''FairyMusketeers'' (Co-Production with {{Madhouse}})
* ''Anime/SaintOctober'' (Co-Prodection with StudioComet)
* ''SkyGirls'' (Co-Production with JCStaff)
* ''VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Paradise'' (Outsourced to {{AIC}})
** ''[=TwinBee and WinBee's 1/8 Panic=]'' (Was made before the Twinbee Paradise [=OVAs=] were made; Animating leading outsourced to AIC; With Creator/SpectrumAnimation and DRMovie)
** ''[=Twinbee: The Tulip Coast Story=]'' (Was made shortly before the Twinbee Paradise [=OVAs=] were made; Animating leading outsourced to AIC; With DRMovie)
* ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial ~ Only Love'' (Outsourced to [=AIC A.S.T.A=])
Sponsored
* ''Anime/BombermanJetters'' (HudsonSoft[=/=]StudioDeen)
* ''Anime/DragonautTheResonance'' ({{GONZO}})
* ''Manga/MirumoDePon'' (Shogakukan[=/=]StudioHibari)
* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' (StudioGainax)
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' (WarnerBros[=/=]TMSEntertainment) ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yyn6z25N-M [=Sponsored/funded=] seasons 1 & 2 when the show was under syndication]]; Season 3 is 100% funded by [[FoxKids Fox]])
!!Names associated with Konami:
* Koji Igarashi (co-designer of ''[[CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Castlevania: Symphony of the Night]]'' and current producer of the ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}'' series since 2001's ''Castlevania Chronicles'', as well as ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial 1'''s scenario writer, and programmer of the PC-Engine ports of ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}} II'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Detana!! Twinbee]]'')
** Ayami Kojima (artist of various ''Castlevania'' artwork, though she's done some non-''Castlevania'' stuff as well. No relation to...)
* HideoKojima (lead designer for the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series, as well as ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' and ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}''. Also the producer of the ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders'' series and the ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}'' series, and the drama director of ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Drama Series 1 : Nijiiro no Seishun'')
* Yoshiki Okamoto (designer of the classic arcade games ''TimePilot'' and ''VideoGame/{{Gyruss}}'', before his firing; he would later join {{Capcom}})
* Naoki Maeda (sound director for the ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' series and the producer of a majority of Konami original songs that debuted in DDR)
** Takayuki Ishikawa (aka dj Taka; he is to ''BeatmaniaIIDX'' as Naoki is to DDR)
* Mikio Saito (aka Metal Yuhki ; composer of ''[[CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood Castlevania: Rondo of Blood]]'', and composer and music producer of the ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' series)
* Shingo Takatsuka (nickname "Seabass"; head designer and producer for the ''ProEvolutionSoccer'' series)
* MichiruYamane (composer for many ''Castlevania'' soundtracks)
* AkiraYamaoka (the father of ''Franchise/SilentHill'')
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!!Tropes associated with Konami:

* ClassicCheatCode: [[CaptainObvious Guess]].
* EasterEgg: A lot of Konami's games have these, usually referencing a different game.
* EenieMeenieMinyMoai
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Pentarou, their mascot in the 80s and 90s.
* GoroawaseNumber: The number 573 appears in many of Konami's games in some way.
* IconicLogo: Well, at least the logo on the page image.
* '''KonamiCode'''
* LogoJoke[=/=]ShoutOut: The Infinity Pro Sports logo looks like the old Konami logo.
* StockSoundEffects: Konami's pause jingle that plays in most of the company's 8- and 16-bit games.
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27th Nov '12 8:28:40 AM DrakeClawfang
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** ''Videogame/YuGiOhTheSacredCards''
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** ''ParaParaParadise''

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** ''ParaParaParadise''''VideoGame/ParaParaParadise''
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* ''Anime/BombermanJetters'' (StudioDeen)

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* ''Anime/BombermanJetters'' (StudioDeen)(HudsonSoft[=/=]StudioDeen)
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** ''[=Twinbee: The Tulip Coast Story=]'' (Was made shortly before the Twinbee Paradise were made; Animating leading outsourced to AIC; With DRMovie)

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** ''[=Twinbee: The Tulip Coast Story=]'' (Was made shortly before the Twinbee Paradise [=OVAs=] were made; Animating leading outsourced to AIC; With DRMovie)
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* ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil'' (Co-Production with MediaWorks and JCStaff)

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* ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil'' (Co-Production with MediaWorks Media Works and JCStaff)



** ''[=TwinBee and WinBee's 1/8 Panic=] (Was made before the Twinbee Paradise [=OVAs=] were made; Animating leading outsourced to AIC; With Creator/SpectrumAnimation and DRMovie)
** ''[=Twinbee: The Tulip Coast Story=] (Was made shortly before the Twinbee Paradise were made; Animating leading outsourced to AIC; With DRMovie)

to:

** ''[=TwinBee and WinBee's 1/8 Panic=] Panic=]'' (Was made before the Twinbee Paradise [=OVAs=] were made; Animating leading outsourced to AIC; With Creator/SpectrumAnimation and DRMovie)
** ''[=Twinbee: The Tulip Coast Story=] Story=]'' (Was made shortly before the Twinbee Paradise were made; Animating leading outsourced to AIC; With DRMovie)



* ''Manga/MirumoDePon'' (StudioHabari)

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* ''Manga/MirumoDePon'' (StudioHabari)(Shogakukan[=/=]StudioHibari)
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* ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil''
* ''Anime/BombermanJetters''
* ''Anime/DragonautTheResonance''

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Produced
* ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil''
* ''Anime/BombermanJetters''
* ''Anime/DragonautTheResonance''
''Anime/BestStudentCouncil'' (Co-Production with MediaWorks and JCStaff)



* ''Manga/MirumoDePon''
* ''Anime/SaintOctober''
* ''SkyGirls''
* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
* ''VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Paradise''
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yyn6z25N-M [=Sponsored/funded=] seasons 1 & 2 when the show was under syndication]]; Season 3 is 100% funded by [[FoxKids Fox]])
* ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial ~ Only Love''

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* ''Manga/MirumoDePon''
''Anime/SaintOctober'' (Co-Prodection with StudioComet)
* ''Anime/SaintOctober''
* ''SkyGirls''
* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
''SkyGirls'' (Co-Production with JCStaff)
* ''VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Paradise''
Paradise'' (Outsourced to {{AIC}})
** ''[=TwinBee and WinBee's 1/8 Panic=] (Was made before the Twinbee Paradise [=OVAs=] were made; Animating leading outsourced to AIC; With Creator/SpectrumAnimation and DRMovie)
** ''[=Twinbee: The Tulip Coast Story=] (Was made shortly before the Twinbee Paradise were made; Animating leading outsourced to AIC; With DRMovie)
* ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial ~ Only Love'' (Outsourced to [=AIC A.S.T.A=])
Sponsored
* ''Anime/BombermanJetters'' (StudioDeen)
* ''Anime/DragonautTheResonance'' ({{GONZO}})
* ''Manga/MirumoDePon'' (StudioHabari)
* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' (StudioGainax)
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' (WarnerBros[=/=]TMSEntertainment) ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yyn6z25N-M [=Sponsored/funded=] seasons 1 & 2 when the show was under syndication]]; Season 3 is 100% funded by [[FoxKids Fox]])
* ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial ~ Only Love''
Fox]])
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* ''VideoGame/BishiBashi''
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Fast forward to 2012, Konami's reputation nose dives into a shockingly low state. While the company avoided the DLC/online pass-related ire that's become all too common in modern gaming, they made up for it with their [[http://www.destructoid.com/jimquisition-konami-224682.phtml abysmal publishing decisions throughout 2011-2012]], which can be summed up as Konami [[TheyJustDidntCare not giving a damn]] to [[EpicFail hilariously awful levels]]. The highlights include [[WhatAnIdiot releasing the Metal Gear Solid HD collection the same day as mega hit Modern Warfare 3]], releasing ''three'' separate ''Franchise/SilentHill'' games within a mere ''three week span'', several games around this time not having enough copies during launch day, the company not advertising games from new franchises at all, switching release dates for games unannounced, and [[PortingDisaster releasing a fatally flawed]] ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' [[PortingDisaster HD port, despite being aware of the port's horrible quality prior to release]]. Needless to say, Konami's looking worse than even Capcom in 2012.

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Fast forward to 2012, Konami's (of North America and Europe; Konami of Japan is doing fine) reputation nose dives into a shockingly low state. While the company avoided the DLC/online pass-related ire that's become all too common in modern gaming, they made up for it with their [[http://www.destructoid.com/jimquisition-konami-224682.phtml abysmal publishing decisions throughout 2011-2012]], which can be summed up as Konami [[TheyJustDidntCare not giving a damn]] to [[EpicFail hilariously awful levels]]. The highlights include [[WhatAnIdiot releasing the Metal Gear Solid HD collection the same day as mega hit Modern Warfare 3]], releasing ''three'' separate ''Franchise/SilentHill'' games within a mere ''three week span'', several games around this time not having enough copies during launch day, the company not advertising games from new franchises at all, switching release dates for games unannounced, and [[PortingDisaster releasing a fatally flawed]] ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' [[PortingDisaster HD port, despite being aware of the port's horrible quality prior to release]].release]] (The ports were done by western devs rather by Konami them selfs). Needless to say, Konami's looking worse than even Capcom in 2012.



* ''Manga/MirumoDePon''



!!Anime series produced/sponsored by Konami:

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* ''FairyMusketeers'' (Co-Production with {{Madhouse}})
* ''Manga/MirumoDePon''


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* ''VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Paradise''
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yyn6z25N-M [=Sponsored/funded=] seasons 1 & 2 when the show was under syndication]]; Season 3 is 100% funded by [[FoxKids Fox]])
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* ''VideoGame/AirForceDelta''
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