Hideo Yoshizawa

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Hideo Yoshizawa (吉沢 秀雄?, Yoshizawa Hideo) is a video game director, screenwriter, and producer.[1][2][3] Prior to being employed by Namco, he worked for Tecmo and was involved in the original Ninja Gaiden trilogy for the Nintendo Entertainment System under the name "Sakurazaki".

As of April 2016, Yoshizawa has left Bandai Namco Studios and is now working freelance.[4] On January 10th 2017, Henshin announced that they had signed Yoshizawa on board their upcoming animated film adaptation of Klonoa as an executive producer. [5]

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  1. ^ 佐藤和也 (22 December 2008). "10年の時を経て登場したリマスター版と気になる今後は…?--Wii「風のクロノア」吉沢秀雄氏インタビュー". GameSpot Japan (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Klonoa Now And Then: Hideo Yoshizawa Returns To Phantomile". Siliconera. 20 March 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Ashcraft, Brian (June 2009). "What Tecmo Used To Do To Easy Games….". Kotaku Australia. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Hideo Yoshizawa". Twitter (in Japanese). Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  5. ^ https://kitsu.io/posts/8679365
  6. ^ Leone, Matt. "Ninja Gaiden developer reunion". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved January 26, 2015.