Manabu Takehara
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Manabu Takehara

Current employee of Nintendo Company Limited, having worked mainly in the development department during his time with the company.

Takehara is a native resident of Japan. After graduating from Tokyo Zokei University, he worked for several other game companies before officially joining Nintendo in 2011, initially working as a Graphic Artist for the Entertainment Analysis & Development Division.


Work History

Nintendo Co., Ltd.
May 2011 - Present

Square Co., Ltd.
May 2003 - May 2011

Equnoxe Digital Entertainment Inc.
April 2000 - February 2003

BA, Faculty of Visual Design
Tokyo Zokei University
Fall 1993 - Spring 1997

Notable Works

  • Mario Kart 8 (2014) - 3D Designer
  • Nintendo Land (2012) - 3D Designer
  • Final Fantasy XIII (2009) - 3D Designer
  • Kingdom Hearts II (2005) - 3D Designer
  • Spyro: Enter The Dragonfly (2002) - 3D Designer

Profile: Manabu Takehara / 西川 圭介
Author: Kyoto Ninja
Source: Game Credits. Facebook Japan. Nintendo Japan Homepage. Kyoto Report Investigative Methods.
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