Jiro Ishii

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Jiro Ishii
Notable work
428: Shibuya Scramble

Jiro Ishii (イシイジロウ, Ishii Jirō) is a Japanese video game developer and television and anime producer. He is best known for directing the live-action visual novel 428: Shibuya Scramble, producing the adventure video game Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, and creating the original concept for the anime short Under the Dog which was funded on Kickstarter.


Jiro Ishii started his career working on early PC games at Data East. He got a job at Chunsoft in 2000. In 2008, he directed 428: Shibuya Scramble, a live-action visual novel which earned a perfect score from Famitsu magazine, only the ninth game ever to do so. He moved to Level-5 to write and direct Time Travelers in 2012. Finally, he left to go freelance in 2015.[1]


Video games[edit]

Release Title System Role(s)
1987 Imitation City PC-88 Creator
1993 Night Slashers Arcade
1997 Little Lovers PC
1998 Little Lovers 2nd. Yui PC
1999 Little Lovers: She So Game PlayStation
2002 Fushigi no Dungeon: Fūrai no Shiren Gaiden: Onna Kenshi Asuka Kenzan Dreamcast Game balance
2002 Kamaitachi no Yoru Game Boy Advance Director (GBA port)
2004 3年B組金八先生 伝説の教壇に立て! PlayStation 2 Director
2006 Banshee's Last Cry: Niwango version mobile phone, web Producer
2007 Imabikisō PlayStation 3 Producer
2008 428: Shibuya Scramble Nintendo Wii Director, writer
2009 Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Nintendo DS Producer
2010 TRICK × LOGIC PlayStation Portable Producer
2012 Time Travelers Nintendo 3DS Director, writer
2013 Devil Station mobile phone Director, world concept
2015 Monster Strike Nintendo 3DS Story project structure
2019 Project Sakura Wars (working title) PlayStation 4 Story structure


Release Title Role(s)
2009 Canaan Producer
2012 Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life Episode 7 screenwriter
2015 Monster Strike Story, project composition
2016 BBK/BRNK Series composition, screenplay
2016 Under the Dog Original concept

Film and television[edit]

  • The Arrival of Spring for a Shogi Girl (女流棋士の春, Joryuu kishi no haru) - director[2]
  • Another - production manager


  1. ^ "Time Travelers Director And 999 Producer Jiro Ishii Goes Freelance - Siliconera". 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ "女流棋士の春 The Arrival of Spring for A Shogi Girl" – via Amazon.

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