Shu Takumi

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Shu Takumi
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Takumi in January, 2011.
Native name 巧 舟
Born (1971-05-02) May 2, 1971 (age 44)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Video game designer, game director, game producer
Years active 1994[1]-present

Shu Takumi (巧 舟 Takumi Shū) is a Japanese video game developer working at Capcom who is the main developer of the core Ace Attorney series, serving as director and scriptwriter for each game.[2] In addition, he provided the Japanese voice for Phoenix Wright throughout the series and composed the song "Guitar's Serenade," for the video game Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney.


Shu Takumi joined Capcom in 1994 along with Hideki Kamiya. His first game was Gakkou no Kowai Uwasa: Hanako-san ga Kita!! (学校のコワイうわさ 花子さんがきた!!).[3] In 1998, Capcom assigned him to cooperate with Shinji Mikami to release Resident Evil 2. After the commercial success of Dino Crisis, Capcom asked their developers to bring a new sequel to this game. Takumi asked them to work in the sequel as a director. Capcom accepted his request. Like its predecessor, Dino Crisis 2 received a positive response from critics, and it was a commercial success. In 2001, Takumi decided to continue creating games in the visual novel genre. Therefore, he created Ace Attorney. He also is the creator of the stand-alone game Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective. Takumi was not involved in the development of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies due to concentrating his efforts on Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.


Shu Takumi is credited in the following games:


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  2. ^ a b Sheffield, Brandon (23 August 2010). "Q&A: Ghost Trick's Shu Takumi On Crafting Mysteries And Strong Characters". Gamasutra. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
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  4. ^ a b c Kleinberg, Dante (6 June 2010). "Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective archived preview". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
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  6. ^ Gantayat, Anoop (19 October 2010). "Layton and Ace Attorney Team Up on 3DS". IGN. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  7. ^ Ashcraft, Brian (13 February 2014). "Capcom Is Making a New Ace Attorney". Kotaku. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 

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