Yoshiro Kimura

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Yoshiro Kimura
木村 喜朗
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Born (1969-11-07) November 7, 1969 (age 54)
Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
OccupationVideo game designer
OrganizationOnion Games

Yoshiro Kimura (木村 喜朗, Kimura Yoshirō, born November 7th, 1969) is a Japanese video game designer. He has founded two independent video game companies and currently develops games at Onion Games, which he also runs. In addition, he is a world traveler, having visited numerous countries at different times of his life[1].


Yoshiro Kimura began his career at Square, following this he joined Love-de-Lic, founding Punchline on 27th December, 2002[2], where he served as president until 2005. He worked under contract as a producer for Marvelous Entertainment from 2006, Joining Grasshopper Manufacture in 2010[3] as its Chief Creative Officer[4], leaving in August 2011. Following this, he formed the independent developer, Onion Games, where he serves as president and game designer/director.


  • Romancing SaGa 2 (1993) Map creation and checking
  • Romancing SaGa 3 (1995) Battle map design
  • Moon: Remix RPG Adventure (1997) Game design, scenario
  • L.O.L.: Lack of Love (2000) Assistant game design
  • Chulip (2002) Director, scenario
  • Rule of Rose (2006) Concept, CG movie director, storyboard design
  • No More Heroes (2007) Producer
  • Little King's Story (2009) Producer, director
  • No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (2010) Producer
  • Shadows of the Damned (2011) Executive producer
  • Dandy Dungeon (2016) Director, scenario
  • Million Onion Hotel (2017) Director, game designer
  • Black Bird (2018)

In the media



  1. "A Game Without Killing: The Story of Moon's 22-Year Journey to Leave Japan".
  2. "Punchline company profile" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2006-07-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  3. "Harvest Moon and Little King's Story Creators Join Grasshopper".
  4. "Wada and Kimura transfer to Grasshopper Manufacture" (in Japanese).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)

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