Tokuro Fujiwara

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Tokuro Fujiwara (藤原 得郎 Fujiwara Tokurō), sometime credited as Professor F or Arthur King, is a Japanese video game designer, involved in the development of many classic Capcom video games. He is best known for creating Ghosts 'n Goblins, Commando, Bionic Commando, and the survival horror games Sweet Home and Resident Evil. He also produced the Mega Man series and worked on the CP System arcade game Strider.[1] He worked as the general manager of the Capcom Console Games Division from 1988 to 1996. After working at Capcom for thirteen years, he left the company to form his own studio, Whoopee Camp, where he would serve as the director of the Tomba! series. He is notorious for making his titles difficult for the average video game player. IGN listed Fujiwara at number 13 in its "Top 100 Game Creators of All Time" list.[2]


  • 1982 - Joins Konami
  • 1983 - Leaves Konami, joins Capcom
  • 1996 - Quits Capcom, establishes Whoopee Camp
  • 1998 - Establishes Deep Space
  • 2005 - Returns to Capcom




-- By the way, At that time, did you have a role model? I mean someone you admired in the field?

Mikami: Mr. Fujiwara

-— He is your master?

M: Yeah. He is scary master for me. Maybe evil master. I still can't compete with him. I'll put myself at his feet. He has some kind of different atmosphere than other people. He is not big or macho and he doesn't raise his voice either but he is really scary. His way is not "Yes or No" only "YES". I learned a lot from him, one big thing I learned from him is "Create freedom inside restriction."


  1. ^ a b The Man Who Made Ghosts’n Goblins: Tokuro Fujiwara Interview, CONTINUE, Vol. 12, 2003
  2. ^ a b 13. Tokuro Fujiwara, Top 100 Game Creators of All Time, IGN


  1. ^ SCEI (1998). "Deep Space Establishment" (PDF). Retrieved June 21, 2007. 
  2. ^ ASOB book. "Biohazard World of Shinji Mikami". Retrieved June 21, 2007. 
  3. ^ Game Junkie. "Tomba Preview". Retrieved August 27, 2007. 
  4. ^ Nes Gbgg. "Tokuro Fujiwara Profile". Retrieved March 16, 2009.