Personnel Listing - System Development Division (SDD)

The personnel database is a collection of Nintendo or Nintendo related personnel profiles from all over the world. Much of the information gathered from the personnel comes through extensive research and analysis. The driving force behind this section was to showcase the large talent pool of developers working on Nintendo games. It is far bigger than the three or four men that appear on stage during the annual E3 convention shows. Please credit our website if you plan on borrowing any material. As with all of our sections and features, stay tuned for regular updates. Please enjoy the plethora of content and be encouraged to submit any additional information to our public forums.

Currently tracking 120 active employees at SD Division.


Name Entry Position Division Office Recent Works
- Executive -
Masaru Shimomura 1983 General Manager SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3 4 5
- Production -
Shinya Kawada 1995 General Manager SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Tomohiro Kawase 1999 Deputy Manager SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Takeshi Shimada 1995 Deputy Manager SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Kouichi Kawamoto 1999 Group Manager SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Tomoaki Kuroume 1990 Group Manager SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Kiyoshi Mizuki 1999 Group Manager SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Yasunari Nishida 1987 Group Manager SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Masaru Nishita 1993 Group Manager SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Kazunobu Shimizu 1986 Group Manager SD Division Kyoto, Japan
- Design -
Daiji Imai 2005 Project Leader SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Hiroyoshi Oda 2012 Project Leader SD Division Kyoto, Japan Nintendo TVii (1)
Masahiro Imaizumi 2003 Project Leader SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Noriko Kitamura 1994 Project Leader SD Division Kyoto, Japan Band Brothers P (15)
Megumi Kurata 2006 Project Leader SD Division Kyoto, Japan Photo Dojo (7)
Kazuto Nakaya 2008 Project Leader SD Division Kyoto, Japan Nintendo eShop (3)
Eiichi Shirakawa 1999 Project Leader SD Division Kyoto, Japan Internet Channel U (10)
Toshiaki Suzuki 1994 Project Leader SD Division Kyoto, Japan Wii Street U (17)
Fumihiko Tamiya 2003 Project Leader SD Division Kyoto, Japan Wii U Chat (5)
Munetaka Tsuda 2011 Project Leader SD Division Kyoto, Japan Wii U Internet Channel (1)
Hideo Hatayama 1999 Planner SD Division Kyoto, Japan Band Brothers P (14)
Masamichi Sakaino 2004 Planner SD Division Kyoto, Japan Mii Maker (8)
Kanako Tsugihashi 2006 Planner SD Division Kyoto, Japan Mii Maker (4)
Takatomo Nukui 2007 Coordinator SD Division Kyoto, Japan
- Art -
Yosuke Fujino 2009 Graphic Artist SD Division Kyoto, Japan Miiverse (4)
Shinya Fujiwara 2008 Graphic Artist SD Division Kyoto, Japan Brain Age: Concentration Training (5)
Yu Kitai 2008 Graphic Artist SD Division Kyoto, Japan Miiverse (4)
Satoshi Furukawa 2001 Graphic Artist SD Division Kyoto, Japan Face Raiders (8)
Eriko Kimura 2007 Graphic Artist SD Division Kyoto, Japan Photo Dojo (4)
Yusuke Ota 2010 Graphic Artist SD Division Kyoto, Japan AR Games (1)
Ryosuke Suzuki 2008 Graphic Artist SD Division Kyoto, Japan Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (3)
Yasushi Matsubara 1993 Graphic Artist SD Division Kyoto, Japan How The Economy Works DSl (12)
Tadashi Matsushita 2001 Graphic Artist SD Division Kyoto, Japan Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (8)
- Technology -
Takashi Endo 1995 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (13)
Yasushi Ida 1996 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (15)
Yasuki Tawaraishi 1996 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (10)
Takuya Maekawa 1997 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (10)
Shunsaku Kitamura 1997 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (16)
Makoto Takano 2004 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (9)
Toshikazu Kitani 2004 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (8)
Atsushi Masaki 2004 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (10)
Kenji Nishida 2002 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Junpei Otani 2006 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (7)
Yasuhiro Yoshiaki 2007 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (5)
Kazuhiro Nishizawa 2008 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (4)
Motoi Tanaka 2001 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Yasutoshi Maegawa 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Hisahiko Takeuchi 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Tomohiro Nakatani 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Hiroshi Mitsui 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Takashi Yoneyama 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Yasutoshi Maegawa 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Daisuke Yamatoki 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Atsushi Kobata 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Soei Sato 2012 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (2)
Yoshiyuki Sawada 2011 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Kart 8 (4)
Naoki Ikeda 2010 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Wii U (1)
Kimitaka Inaba 2006 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Tomodachi Life (3)
Yoji Kamikawa 2003 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Nintendo TVii (3)
Kyohi Kang 2013 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Shunsaku Kato 2005 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2
Masayoshi Matsuoka 2009 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3
Sho Nagata 2008 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Ryu Nguyen 2010 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Takeshi Nishikawa 2007 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Wii U (3)
Masayoshi Oki 2006 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Yoichi Oshima 2004 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Kohei Ozeki 2008 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Kart 8 (3)
Tetsuya Sasaki 1999 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Wii U Internet Channel (10)
Yasuyuki Tahara 1994 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Everybody's General Knowledge TV (6)
Eiji Tokunaga 2007 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3
Nobutaka Torigoe 2008 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Nintendo 3DS (4)
Kazuyoshi Toriyama 2004 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Hiroto Yada 2000 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Shunpei Yasuda 2009 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1
Hiroaki Adachi 2011 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2
Ryoma Aoki 2008 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1
Tsutomu Araki 2005 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3 4
Kuniharu Fujikawa 2011 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1
Mizuki Fujisawa 2010 Network Programmer SD Division Tokyo, Japan 1
Hiroshi Funaya 2008 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3
Teruhiko Goda 2010 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2
Takayuki Hama 2011 Network Programmer SD Division Tokyo, Japan 1 2
Minoru Hatamoto 2004 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3 4 5
Yusuke Inoue 2007 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3 4 5
Koji Kawahara 2005 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3
Taisuke Kawahara 2006 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3 4
Takeshi Kawasaki 2011 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3
Masayuki Kimura 2011 Network Programmer SD Division Tokyo, Japan 1 2 3
Nobuhito Koganezawa 1987 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan SwapNote (12)
Taketo Konno 2013 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1
Takashi Kubota 2010 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3
Yuki Mitsui 2013 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1
Kenichi Miura 2012 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2
Yurika Mizutani 2012 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1
Masahiro Nagao 2012 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1
Hajime Nakao 2013 Network Programmer SD Division Tokyo, Japan 1
Yu Nishikawa 2010 Network Programmer SD Division Tokyo, Japan 1 2 3
Akira Okazaki 2013 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1
Tetsu Okubo 2012 Network Programmer SD Division Tokyo, Japan 1 2
Takao Ohara 1988 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Super Smash Bros. Brawl (5)
Keishi Ohno 2011 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1
Toshiaki Omori 2007 Network Programmer SD Division Tokyo, Japan Kid Icarus: Uprising (3)
Seiji Shibaguchi 2010 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2
Masaki Shikata 2007 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NNID Account System (7)
Hirokazu Shimaoka 2013 Network Programmer SD Division Tokyo, Japan 1 2
Kimihiko Shimomura 2012 Network Programmer SD Division Tokyo, Japan 1 2
Kojiro Taguchi 2013 Network Programmer SD Division Tokyo, Japan 1
Kenichi Takemoto 2008 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3
Jun Taneou 2008 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Nintendo eShop (2)
Kazuhiro Wabe 2008 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3
Masatoshi Yamazaki 2010 Network Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3 4 5
Tomohiro Fujii 2008 Game Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Brain Age: Concentration Training (2)
Yuichiro Ito 2004 Game Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Brain Age: Concentration Training (9)
Yoshihiro Iwasa 2008 Game Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Brain Age: Concentration Training (3)
Toshikazu Jin 2011 Game Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Brain Age: Concentration Training (1)
Yoshinori Katsuki 1991 Game Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Sleep Clock (13)
Shinji Kitahara 2003 Game Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (8)
Naonori Ohnishi 2007 Game Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Mii Maker (3)
Kazuki Yoshihara 2004 Game Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (16)
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