'''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:
* AstralFinale: Most of his games have GrandFinale set in space.
* 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}}."
** He has a fondness for "cute babes."
** He often responds to "When will we see..." questions with "Next week... in gaming magazines/Nintendo Direct."
** Since nearly all of Platinum's games is published and owned by an outside company, every time someone asks him to port one of his games to another console, he replies, "Ask [company name]." You'll know he's messing with them if they ask him to port a game exclusive to one console to a competing console.
** 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]].
* InsufferableGenius: He's a talented programmer for sure, but his short temper on his Twitter posts kind of makes him look like a dick.
* JerkassHasAPoint: While he may not be ''nice'' about how he phrases his opinions, he usually is justified in the positions he takes.
* MathematiciansAnswer: Don't expect Kamiya to elaborate or be 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.
* 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.
* RecurringBoss: Another favorite trope of his. Includes every boss in ''Devil May Cry'' save [[FinalBoss Mun]][[SequentialBoss dus]], Orochi and Waka in ''Ōkami'', 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."]]
** Pretending he's never heard of the Sega Dreamcast on purpose, sometimes even acting as though he doesn't know what Sega itself is. [[note]]He's obviously fooling around considering that Resident Evil 2 had a Dreamcast version.[[/note]]
--> "Dream... what? What... cast?"
* UnexpectedShmupLevel: Yet another personal touch of his.