Hiroyuki Kanno (game designer)

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Hiroyuki Kanno
Native name
菅野 洋之(Kanno Hiroyuki)
Born(1968-05-08)May 8, 1968
DiedDecember 19, 2011(2011-12-19) (aged 43)
Cause of deathCerebral infarction and Intracerebral hemorrhage
Other namesYukihiro Kenno (剣乃 ゆきひろ, Kenno Yukihiro)
Alma materHosei University

Hiroyuki Kanno (菅野 ひろゆき, 8 May 1968 - 19 December 2011) was a Japanese video game designer who wrote and directed erotic adventure games and visual novels starting in the 1990s. Some of his most well-known games include Xenon, Desire, Eve Burst Error (at C's Ware) and YU-NO (at ELF Corporation), which had a major influence on the genre. He was friends with Ryu Umemoto, who often worked closely with him and composed music for the games. In December 1997, he founded Abel corporation and became its CEO. In 2011, Kanno died due to cerebral infarction and brain hemorrhage.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Abel Founder Hiroyuki Kanno Passes Away". Adriasang. December 26, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "YU-NO/EVE Game Creator Hiroyuki Kanno Passes Away". Anime News Network. December 26, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2018.

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