Katsura Hashino

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Katsura Hashino
Native name
橋野 桂
OccupationGame director and producer
Notable work
Persona series
TitleDirector of Studio Zero

Katsura Hashino (Japanese: 橋野 桂) is a Japanese video game director and producer, best known for working on the Persona role-playing game series by Atlus. Inside the company, Hashino served as director of P-Studio, formed to help manage the Persona series, as well as Studio Zero, which he formed in 2017 to work on other styles of games.


Hashino made his debut as a director with the 1999 Dreamcast game, Maken X.[1] He has directed or produced over a dozen games in the Persona series.[2] In addition to Persona, Hashino was the director and producer on Catherine in 2013.[3] In 2017, Hashino formed a new internal division at Atlus called Studio Zero, beginning work on a new game titled Project Re Fantasy.[4][5]


Year Title Role
1994 Shin Megami Tensei If... Designer
1995 Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner
1999 Maken X Director
2003 Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
2004 Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
2005 Trauma Center: Under the Knife Producer
2006 Persona 3 Director, producer
2007 Persona 3 FES
2008 Persona 4
2009 Persona 3 Portable Producer
2011 Catherine Director, producer
Persona 4 Golden Producer
2012 Persona 4 Arena
2013 Dragon's Crown
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
2014 Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
2015 Persona 4: Dancing All Night
2016 Persona 5 Director, producer
2019 Catherine: Full Body Producer


  1. ^ "橋野 桂 [プロデューサー&ゲームディレクター] | スタッフ Voice". 2015-05-30. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  2. ^ "Precious Moments, Hype and High School: A Conversation with 'Persona 5' Director Katsura Hashino". Waypoint. 2017-04-04. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  3. ^ "Catherine is twenty-hours long, has multiple endings - Gematsu". Gematsu. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  4. ^ "Longtime Persona director hands off series after more than a decade". Polygon. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  5. ^ Stenbuck, Kite. "Katsura Hashino gives more insights on Project Re FANTASY in Dengeki interview | RPG Site". www.rpgsite.net. Retrieved 2018-05-04.