'''Hideki Kamiya''' is a Japanese game designer best known for his incredibly blunt nature and his critically acclaimed action games, which tend to cram together ludicrous amounts of stylistic insanity and razor sharp action gameplay. Formerly of Clover Studios, a subdivision of Creator/{{Capcom}} until it was shut down, he now works with other former Clover staff at Creator/PlatinumGames.

He is also well known for practising his English language skills on his [[https://twitter.com/PG_kamiya Twitter account,]] which is to say, that's where he trolls his fans mercilessly (and [[BerserkButton berates and blocks people for asking stupid or repetitive questions]]).

!!Games directed by Kamiya:
* ''Scalebound'' (TBA)
* ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' (2013)
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' (2009)
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' (2006)
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' (2003)
* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' (2002)
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' (1998)

He was also the Japanese voice actor for Godot in ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Gyakuten Saiban 3]]''.

!!Tropes that apply to Hideki Kamiya
* AuthorAppeal: ''VideoGame/SpaceHarrier'' is one of his favorite games. ''Bayonetta'' and ''The Wonderful 101'' had stages emulating the game.
** The first phase of the Mundus fight in the original ''Devil May Cry'' is also a rail shooter-esque stage.
* BadassBoast: People on Website/{{Twitter}} will often ask him why he is so awesome. His response:
--> "Lions don't learn how to hunt."
* BerserkButton: ''Do not'' [[https://twitter.com/PG_kamiya/status/392998045006049280 ask him repeated questions.]] Also, ''do not'' ask him about the ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' games other than the first one,[[note]]Since he had no involvement in its sequels.[[/note]] ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}'', [[note]]Since he's not the game's director.[[/note]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking or]] ''Anime/KillLaKill''.[[note]]This also expands to Platinum Games producer and translator JP Kellams. Seriously, don't ask anyone there about ''Kill la Kill''.[[/note]]
* BrutalHonesty:
** He's not afraid to call out people who ask him dumb questions.
** A Kotaku writer asked him if he read a particularly controversial Kotaku article about him and his stance on PC gaming. His response: [[https://twitter.com/PG_kamiya/status/288816739297419265 "Do you eat shit?"]]
* CatchPhrase: "Ask {{your mom}}."
** Also has a fondness for "cute babes."
** He often responds to "When will we see..." questions with "Next week... in gaming magazines/Nintendo Direct."
** Whenever people ask him about ''Bayonetta 2'' (which is often), he posts this exact tweet word for word:
* ChallengeGamer: Many of his favorite video games are NintendoHard {{arcade game}}s, such as the original ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' and ''Space Harrier''. He's pretty damn good at them, too.
* DoingItForTheArt: [[https://twitter.com/PG_kamiya/status/379302161101774848 This is all that needs to be said.]]
* ForeignLanguageTirade: The last thing you'll see from his account if he decides to block you for being annoying or an [[{{Jerkass}} asshole]].
* OverlyLongGag: Has been known to link to his other tweets if he gets questions he's been asked already. Often these linked tweets will contain ''more'' linked tweets, eventually culminating in an answer if you follow the link trail long enough.
* MathematiciansAnswer: Don't expect Kamiya to get elaborate or specific if you ask him something. This is understandable since he's most probably constantly busy with a project, and has more than enough tweets to respond to.
* RecurringBoss: Another favorite trope of his. Includes Nelo Angelo in Devil May Cry, Orochi & Waka in Okami, Jeanne in Bayonetta, and Prince Vorkken in The Wonderful 101.
* RunningGag: When asked about information while he's under a non-disclosure agreement that prevents him from answering:
--> [[https://twitter.com/PG_kamiya/status/210188560739999744 "Thanx all, but if I keep talking, ninjas from Kyoto will force me to commit ritual suicide, so forgive me until there is new, official info."]]