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At EVO 2018, Ishiwatari announced that the next title in the ''Guilty Gear'' series was in development, and formally announced ''[[WorkingTitle "New Guilty Gear"]]'' at EVO 2019. The game's final title would be revealed in November 2019 as ''Guilty Gear -STRIVE-''. ''-STRIVE-'' seeks to reinvent the wheel when it comes to ''Guilty Gear'', rebuilding the series from the ground up in terms of gameplay while also advancing the 2.5D style of ''Xrd'' into a more fluid, cinematic style. ''Guilty Gear -STRIVE-'' is set to release on June 11, 2021.

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At EVO 2018, Ishiwatari announced that the next title in the ''Guilty Gear'' series was in development, and formally announced ''[[WorkingTitle "New Guilty Gear"]]'' at EVO 2019. The game's final title would be revealed in November 2019 as ''Guilty Gear -STRIVE-''. ''-STRIVE-'' seeks to reinvent the wheel when it comes to ''Guilty Gear'', rebuilding the series from the ground up in terms of gameplay while also advancing the 2.5D style of ''Xrd'' into a more fluid, cinematic style. ''Guilty Gear -STRIVE-'' is set to release released on June 11, 2021.


'''Daisuke Ishiwatari''' (born 14 August 1973) is a South African-Japanese [[RenaissanceMan writer, illustrator, programmer, designer, heavy metal musician, king of serving tea]], and [[Music/{{Queen}} Mr. Badguy]] that works for Creator/ArcSystemWorks. His artwork is notable for having a very distinctive rough aesthetic, and his music is known for its intricate guitar work.

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'''Daisuke Ishiwatari''' Daisuke Ishiwatari (born 14 August 1973) is a South African-Japanese [[RenaissanceMan game director, writer, illustrator, programmer, designer, heavy metal musician, king of serving tea]], and [[Music/{{Queen}} Mr. Badguy]] that works for Creator/ArcSystemWorks. His artwork is notable for having a very distinctive rough aesthetic, and his music is known for its intricate guitar work.


When the production rights to the ''Guilty Gear'' franchise were temporarily lost to Creator/{{Sega}} due to the Sega/Sammy merger, Arc System Works went on to create a {{spiritual successor}} in the form of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', where Ishiwatari merely produced the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic soundtrack]]. He also provided the voice of Freed in ''VideoGame/BattleFantasia'', another Arc System Works project.

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When the production rights to the ''Guilty Gear'' franchise were temporarily lost to Creator/{{Sega}} due to the Sega/Sammy merger, Arc System Works went on to create a {{spiritual successor}} in the form of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', ''Franchise/BlazBlue'', where Ishiwatari merely produced the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic soundtrack]]. He also provided the voice of Freed in ''VideoGame/BattleFantasia'', another Arc System Works project.



An often-peddled myth is that he worked for Creator/{{SNK}}, and was one of the main designers and programmers for ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade'' series (due to a designer credited as "Daisuke"). However, Ishiwatari-san was already working for Arc System works as a designer on ''Exector'' [[http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,202591/ by 1995.]]

When the rights to ''Guilty Gear'' were returned to Arc System Works, Daisuke announced that he was working on a new ''Guilty Gear'' game, ''Guilty Gear [=Xrd=] -SIGN-'', which was eventually released in 2014. The Xrd series was the start of a new breed of fighting game thanks to its innovative 2.5D style that managed to nail the look and style of a 2D sprite based anime fighter despite being made with 3D graphics. Arc System Works has since gone on to develop and co-develop respectively ''VideoGame/DragonBallFighterZ'' and ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasyVersus'', both games using the distinct 2.5D anime style codified by ''Guilty Gear Xrd''.

Daisuke announced that the next title in the Guilty Gear series was in development at EVO 2018, and formally announced ''[[WorkingTitle "New Guilty Gear"]]'' at EVO 2019. The game's final title would be revealed in November 2019 as ''Guilty Gear -STRIVE-''. ''-STRIVE-'' seeks to reinvent the wheel when it comes to ''Guilty Gear'', rebuilding the series from the ground up in terms of gameplay while also advancing the 2.5D style of Xrd into a more fluid, cinematic style. ''Guilty Gear -STRIVE-'' is set to release on June 11, 2021.

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An [[UrbanLegendOfZelda often-peddled myth myth]] is that he worked for Creator/{{SNK}}, and was one of the main designers and programmers for ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade'' series (due to a designer credited as "Daisuke"). However, Ishiwatari-san was already working for Arc System works as a designer on ''Exector'' [[http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,202591/ by 1995.]]

When the rights to ''Guilty Gear'' were returned to Arc System Works, Daisuke Ishiwatari announced that he was working on a new ''Guilty Gear'' game, ''Guilty Gear [=Xrd=] Xrd -SIGN-'', which was eventually released in 2014. The Xrd ''Xrd'' series was the start of a new breed of fighting game thanks to its innovative [[TwoAndAHalfD 2.5D 5D]] style that managed to nail the look and style of a 2D sprite based sprite-based anime fighter despite being made with 3D graphics. Arc System Works has since gone on to develop and co-develop respectively ''VideoGame/DragonBallFighterZ'' ''VideoGame/DragonballFighterz'' and ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasyVersus'', both games using the distinct 2.5D anime style codified by ''Guilty Gear Xrd''.

Daisuke At EVO 2018, Ishiwatari announced that the next title in the Guilty Gear ''Guilty Gear'' series was in development at EVO 2018, development, and formally announced ''[[WorkingTitle "New Guilty Gear"]]'' at EVO 2019. The game's final title would be revealed in November 2019 as ''Guilty Gear -STRIVE-''. ''-STRIVE-'' seeks to reinvent the wheel when it comes to ''Guilty Gear'', rebuilding the series from the ground up in terms of gameplay while also advancing the 2.5D style of Xrd ''Xrd'' into a more fluid, cinematic style. ''Guilty Gear -STRIVE-'' is set to release on June 11, 2021.



* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Although Arc System Works developed the series, their publisher at the time Sammy Corporation owned the Guilty Gear IP. When Sammy merged with Creator/{{SEGA}}, the rights to Guilty Gear transferred to Sega Sammy Holdings. Despite this, Arc System Works still managed to self-publish ''Guilty Gear XX Accent Core'' and ''Guilty Gear 2: Overture'', although ''Overture'' lacked the majority of the previous game cast, presumably due to these legal issues. In 2008, Arc System Works debuted the ''Franchise/BlazBlue'' franchise to fill the fighting game void left by ''Guilty Gear'''s absence. ''[=BlazBlue=]'' was very similar gameplay wise to ''Guilty Gear'', albeit different enough to stand on its own. Arc System Works would purchase the rights to ''Guilty Gear'' from Sega Sammy Holdings in 2011, and Daisuke soon afterward began development on what would become ''Guilty Gear Xrd''.
* VocalEvolution: The first time vocals were given to his work was in the 2001 album trilogy ''Guilty Gear X: Rising Force of Gear Image'' by Hiroshi Kitadani of the band ''Lapis Lazuli''. Said vocals ranged from dreamlike, soothing singing to a bit of swagger. In 2007, ''VideoGame/{{Guilty Gear}} 2: Overture'' contained the first vocal character theme in an Arc System Works game, Raven's theme ''Worthless As The Sun Above Clouds'' sung by Junya C. Motomura, another Arc System Works employee. Motomura used a [[GutturalGrowler growling death metal voice]] for the song. Motomura would also sing for ''Black Onslaught'' in 2008's ''VideoGame/{{BlazBlue}}: Calamity Trigger''. Since ''Guilty Gear Xrd'', Ishiwatari's vocal songs are sung by Naoki Hashimoto from the Japanese thrash metal band OUTRAGE, who uses his signature masculine, accented growl. Hashimoto would later return to sing the character themes for ''Guilty Gear -STRIVE-'', as well as on ''Surrogate Life'' for ''VideoGame/{{CHUNITHM}} CRYSTAL''.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Although Arc System Works developed the series, their publisher at the time Sammy Corporation owned the Guilty Gear IP. When Sammy merged with Creator/{{SEGA}}, Sega, the rights to Guilty Gear ''Guilty Gear'' transferred to Sega Sammy Holdings. Despite this, Arc System Works still managed to self-publish ''Guilty Gear XX Accent Core'' and ''Guilty Gear 2: Overture'', although ''Overture'' lacked the majority of the previous game cast, presumably due to these legal issues. In 2008, Arc System Works debuted the ''Franchise/BlazBlue'' franchise to fill the fighting game void left by ''Guilty Gear'''s absence. ''[=BlazBlue=]'' was very similar gameplay wise to ''Guilty Gear'', albeit different enough to stand on its own. Arc System Works would purchase the rights to ''Guilty Gear'' from Sega Sammy Holdings in 2011, and Daisuke Ishiwatari soon afterward began development on what would become ''Guilty Gear Xrd''.
* VocalEvolution: The first time vocals were given to his work was in the 2001 album trilogy ''Guilty Gear X: Rising Force of Gear Image'' by Hiroshi Kitadani of the band ''Lapis Lazuli''.Lapis Lazuli. Said vocals ranged from dreamlike, soothing singing to a bit of swagger. In 2007, ''VideoGame/{{Guilty Gear}} ''Guilty Gear 2: Overture'' contained the first vocal character theme in an Arc System Works game, Raven's theme ''Worthless As The "Worthless as the Sun Above Clouds'' Clouds" sung by Junya C. Motomura, another Arc System Works employee. Motomura used a [[GutturalGrowler growling death metal voice]] for the song. Motomura would also sing for ''Black Onslaught'' "Black Onslaught" in 2008's ''VideoGame/{{BlazBlue}}: Calamity Trigger''. ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCalamityTrigger''. Since ''Guilty Gear Xrd'', Vastedge XT'' and ''Xrd'', Ishiwatari's vocal songs are sung by Naoki Hashimoto from the Japanese thrash metal band OUTRAGE, who uses his signature masculine, accented growl. Hashimoto would later return to sing the character themes for ''Guilty Gear -STRIVE-'', as well as on ''Surrogate Life'' "Surrogate Life" for ''VideoGame/{{CHUNITHM}} CRYSTAL''.


With the rights to ''Guilty Gear'' being returned to him, Daisuke announced that he was working on a new ''Guilty Gear'' game, ''Guilty Gear [=Xrd=] -SIGN-'', which was eventually released in 2014.

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With When the rights to ''Guilty Gear'' being were returned to him, Arc System Works, Daisuke announced that he was working on a new ''Guilty Gear'' game, ''Guilty Gear [=Xrd=] -SIGN-'', which was eventually released in 2014. The Xrd series was the start of a new breed of fighting game thanks to its innovative 2.5D style that managed to nail the look and style of a 2D sprite based anime fighter despite being made with 3D graphics. Arc System Works has since gone on to develop and co-develop respectively ''VideoGame/DragonBallFighterZ'' and ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasyVersus'', both games using the distinct 2.5D anime style codified by ''Guilty Gear Xrd''.

Daisuke announced that the next title in the Guilty Gear series was in development at EVO 2018, and formally announced ''[[WorkingTitle "New Guilty Gear"]]'' at EVO 2019. The game's final title would be revealed in November 2019 as ''Guilty Gear -STRIVE-''. ''-STRIVE-'' seeks to reinvent the wheel when it comes to ''Guilty Gear'', rebuilding the series from the ground up in terms of gameplay while also advancing the 2.5D style of Xrd into a more fluid, cinematic style. ''Guilty Gear -STRIVE-'' is set to release on June 11, 2021.

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!!Games Ishiwatari has composed music for:
*''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' series
*''Franchise/BlazBlue'' series
*''VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising''
*Composed the song "Surrogate Life" for the rhythm game ''VideoGame/{{CHUNITHM}} CRYSTAL''
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!!Tropes associated with Daisuke Ishiwatari and his music:
* EightiesHair: As the page image shows, Ishiwatari possesses a wild head of hair befitting a Japanese heavy metal musician such as himself. In recent years, such as at EVO 2019, he has been appearing with a shorter haircut, though he still likes to grow it out from time to time.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Although Arc System Works developed the series, their publisher at the time Sammy Corporation owned the Guilty Gear IP. When Sammy merged with Creator/{{SEGA}}, the rights to Guilty Gear transferred to Sega Sammy Holdings. Despite this, Arc System Works still managed to self-publish ''Guilty Gear XX Accent Core'' and ''Guilty Gear 2: Overture'', although ''Overture'' lacked the majority of the previous game cast, presumably due to these legal issues. In 2008, Arc System Works debuted the ''Franchise/BlazBlue'' franchise to fill the fighting game void left by ''Guilty Gear'''s absence. ''[=BlazBlue=]'' was very similar gameplay wise to ''Guilty Gear'', albeit different enough to stand on its own. Arc System Works would purchase the rights to ''Guilty Gear'' from Sega Sammy Holdings in 2011, and Daisuke soon afterward began development on what would become ''Guilty Gear Xrd''.
* VocalEvolution: The first time vocals were given to his work was in the 2001 album trilogy ''Guilty Gear X: Rising Force of Gear Image'' by Hiroshi Kitadani of the band ''Lapis Lazuli''. Said vocals ranged from dreamlike, soothing singing to a bit of swagger. In 2007, ''VideoGame/{{Guilty Gear}} 2: Overture'' contained the first vocal character theme in an Arc System Works game, Raven's theme ''Worthless As The Sun Above Clouds'' sung by Junya C. Motomura, another Arc System Works employee. Motomura used a [[GutturalGrowler growling death metal voice]] for the song. Motomura would also sing for ''Black Onslaught'' in 2008's ''VideoGame/{{BlazBlue}}: Calamity Trigger''. Since ''Guilty Gear Xrd'', Ishiwatari's vocal songs are sung by Naoki Hashimoto from the Japanese thrash metal band OUTRAGE, who uses his signature masculine, accented growl. Hashimoto would later return to sing the character themes for ''Guilty Gear -STRIVE-'', as well as on ''Surrogate Life'' for ''VideoGame/{{CHUNITHM}} CRYSTAL''.


With production rights to the ''Guilty Gear'' franchise temporarily lost to Creator/{{Sega}} due to the Sega/Sammy merger, Arc System Works went on to create a {{spiritual successor}} in the form of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', where Ishiwatari merely produced the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic soundtrack]]. He also provided the voice of Freed in ''VideoGame/BattleFantasia'', another Arc System Works project.

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With When the production rights to the ''Guilty Gear'' franchise were temporarily lost to Creator/{{Sega}} due to the Sega/Sammy merger, Arc System Works went on to create a {{spiritual successor}} in the form of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', where Ishiwatari merely produced the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic soundtrack]]. He also provided the voice of Freed in ''VideoGame/BattleFantasia'', another Arc System Works project.


With the recent news of the rights to ''Guilty Gear'' being returned, Daisuke finally announced that he was working on a new ''Guilty Gear'' game, ''Guilty Gear [=Xrd=] -SIGN-''.

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With the recent news of the rights to ''Guilty Gear'' being returned, returned to him, Daisuke finally announced that he was working on a new ''Guilty Gear'' game, ''Guilty Gear [=Xrd=] -SIGN-''.-SIGN-'', which was eventually released in 2014.

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'''Daisuke Ishiwatari''' is a Japanese [[RenaissanceMan writer, illustrator, programmer, designer, heavy metal musician, king of serving tea]], and [[Music/{{Queen}} Mr. Badguy]] that works for Creator/ArcSystemWorks. His artwork is notable for having a very distinctive rough aesthetic, and his music is known for its intricate guitar work.

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'''Daisuke Ishiwatari''' (born 14 August 1973) is a Japanese South African-Japanese [[RenaissanceMan writer, illustrator, programmer, designer, heavy metal musician, king of serving tea]], and [[Music/{{Queen}} Mr. Badguy]] that works for Creator/ArcSystemWorks. His artwork is notable for having a very distinctive rough aesthetic, and his music is known for its intricate guitar work.


An often-peddled myth is that he worked for Creator/{{SNK}}, and was one of the main designers and programmers for ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade'' series (due to a designer credited as "Daisuke"). However, Ishiwatari-san was already working for Arc System works as a designer on ''Executor'' by 1995.

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An often-peddled myth is that he worked for Creator/{{SNK}}, and was one of the main designers and programmers for ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade'' series (due to a designer credited as "Daisuke"). However, Ishiwatari-san was already working for Arc System works as a designer on ''Executor'' ''Exector'' [[http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,202591/ by 1995.
1995.]]


A little known fact: he used to work for a little company called Creator/{{SNK}}, and was one of the main designers and programmers for ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade'' series. The gameplay mechanics of ''The Last Blade'' would later be paid tribute to in the form of [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hakumen]].

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A little known fact: An often-peddled myth is that he used to work worked for a little company called Creator/{{SNK}}, and was one of the main designers and programmers for ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade'' series. The gameplay mechanics of ''The Last Blade'' would later be paid tribute series (due to in the form of [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hakumen]].
a designer credited as "Daisuke"). However, Ishiwatari-san was already working for Arc System works as a designer on ''Executor'' by 1995.


His claim to fame is his work on the cult hit FightingGame series, ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', in which he produced the artwork, wrote the story, and provided its [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic godly soundtracks]]. Oh, and [[DescendedCreator he also provided the voice for its lead character]] (and Ishiwatari's AuthorAvatar), Sol Badguy, as well as his past self, Order-Sol (except in Story Modes, [[AudioAdaptation drama CDs]], and in ''Guilty Gear 2: Overture''; as of ''Xrd'', the switch to Creator/JojiNakata seems to be permanent, as Ishiwatari [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuS-bjRIgjk indicated in]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtTPuCCVYXE an interview]] that ''Accent Core Plus'' would probably be his last time voicing the character). As anyone who's looked at the character list or their respective moves knows, it's evident that he is a major rock enthusiast. His favorite band is Music/{{Queen}}.

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His claim to fame is his work on the cult hit FightingGame series, ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', in which he produced the artwork, wrote the story, and provided its [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic godly soundtracks]]. Oh, and [[DescendedCreator he also provided the voice for its lead character]] (and Ishiwatari's AuthorAvatar), Sol Badguy, as well as his past self, Order-Sol (except in Story Modes, [[AudioAdaptation drama CDs]], and in ''Guilty Gear 2: Overture''; as of ''Xrd'', the switch to Creator/JojiNakata seems to be permanent, as Ishiwatari [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuS-bjRIgjk indicated in]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtTPuCCVYXE an interview]] that ''Accent Core Plus'' would probably be his last time voicing the character). As anyone who's looked at the character list or their respective moves knows, it's evident that he is a major rock enthusiast. His favorite band is Music/{{Queen}}.



With the recent news of the rights to ''Guilty Gear'' being returned, Daisuke finally announced that he was working on a new Guilty Gear game, ''Guilty Gear [=Xrd=] -SIGN-''.

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With the recent news of the rights to ''Guilty Gear'' being returned, Daisuke finally announced that he was working on a new Guilty Gear ''Guilty Gear'' game, ''Guilty Gear [=Xrd=] -SIGN-''.

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With the recent news of the rights to ''Guilty Gear'' being returned, Daisuke has announced that he is finally working on a new one, recently revealed to be ''Guilty Gear [=Xrd=] -SIGN-''.

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With the recent news of the rights to ''Guilty Gear'' being returned, Daisuke has finally announced that he is finally was working on a new one, recently revealed to be Guilty Gear game, ''Guilty Gear [=Xrd=] -SIGN-''.


'''Daisuke Ishiwatari''' is a Japanese [[RenaisanceMan writer, illustrator, programmer, designer, heavy metal musician, king of serving tea]], and [[Music/{{Queen}} Mr. Badguy]] that works for Creator/ArcSystemWorks. His artwork is notable for having a very distinctive rough aesthetic, and his music is known for its intricate guitar work.

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'''Daisuke Ishiwatari''' is a Japanese [[RenaisanceMan [[RenaissanceMan writer, illustrator, programmer, designer, heavy metal musician, king of serving tea]], and [[Music/{{Queen}} Mr. Badguy]] that works for Creator/ArcSystemWorks. His artwork is notable for having a very distinctive rough aesthetic, and his music is known for its intricate guitar work.


'''Daisuke Ishiwatari''' is a Japanese writer, illustrator, programmer, designer, heavy metal musician, king of serving tea, and [[Music/{{Queen}} Mr. Badguy]] that works for Creator/ArcSystemWorks. His artwork is notable for having a very distinctive rough aesthetic, and his music is known for its intricate guitar work.

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'''Daisuke Ishiwatari''' is a Japanese [[RenaisanceMan writer, illustrator, programmer, designer, heavy metal musician, king of serving tea, tea]], and [[Music/{{Queen}} Mr. Badguy]] that works for Creator/ArcSystemWorks. His artwork is notable for having a very distinctive rough aesthetic, and his music is known for its intricate guitar work.

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