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Creator / Hiroshi Matsuyama

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Hiroshi Matsuyama-san, in his natural environment.

Hiroshi Matsuyama is the CEO of CyberConnect2. He and his company specialize in anime licensed games, Particularly the Naruto franchise (and more recently, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) though more often then not, they tend to be on the better side of the spectrum then most others, and has occasionally produced and directed original properties (Most notably the .hack Conglomerate and Asura's Wrath). His style of game developing is noted for being highly cinematic, yet interactive, especially as he and his company started making not only games for the Seventh Generation of consoles, but also expanding to movie development with the creation of the Sub-studio Sensible Art Innovation, with LieN (Chikayo Fukuda) to compose the music for all of his games.

He is credited as director and head producer for the following projects (Which can be found on the CyberConnect2 page as well):


Other games include:

Games and other entertainment he admires:

  • Anime and manga in general, to the point of having at least 50000 volumes of each as inspiration for the games he creates. In fact, his love for Naruto and Jojos Bizarre Adventure is the main reason he makes the games based on them in the first place.
  • PlatinumGames are a major influence on his style, and has shown immense love for their work, even during the Capcom days.
  • Katsuhiro Harada and Yoshinori Ono are also people he admires as well. They even drink in bars together.
  • Suda51, to the point of being Facebook pals with each other.
  • Hideo Kojima and all his projects.
...and many, many more

Tropes that he utilizes in his projects, as well as what tropes he expresses himself, include: