User:Brainy J/Hiroyuki Kanno
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|Born||8 May 1968|
|Died||19 December 2011(aged 43)|
|Other names||菅野 洋之, 剣乃ゆきひろ|
Hiroyuki Kanno (菅野ひろゆき Kanno Hiroyuki), aka Yukihiro Kenno (剣乃ゆきひろ Kenno Yukihiro), was a Japanese game creator who was also the founder and CEO of the game company Abel. He passed away on December 19, 2011 due to cerebral infarction and brain hemorrhage. He worked on many well-known visual novels, including Kono Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shōjo YU-NO, Desire, Xenon, and Eve Burst Error. 
Attended Chuo University
After serving as CEO of Elf, he formed Abel in December 1997.
"One of the most influential figures in visual novel history, Kanno Hiroyuki was the man behind such revolutionary titles as DESIRE, EVE burst error, and YU-NO, as well as the founder of visual novel studio AbelSOFTWARE. He passed away in late 2011, and now his work has been immortalized in a fantastic memorial box set." http://www.jlist.com/product/PCG0354
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- "Eve & YU-NO Creator Dead at 37". AnimeNation. December 26, 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
- "『十次元立方体サイファー』の菅野ひろゆき氏に直撃！ - ファミ通.com". Famitsu (in Japanese). 2 February 2007. Retrieved 12 May 2013.