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Naoto Ohshima

Biography

Known very best for designing the favorite Dr. Eggman and Sonic the Hedgehog gaming heroes, this one-time Sega Company employee later on founded two additional video game advancement businesses: Artoon and Arzest. Early in his profession, he done Sega’s Phantasy Celebrity gaming. In the first 2000s, he added to or created several video gaming, including Blinx: ENOUGH TIME Sweeper, Blue Dragon, and Vampire Rainfall. He was created and elevated in Japan. Yuji Naka got the initial idea for the Sonic the Hedgehog video game, but Ohshima developed detailed styles for the game’s central personality.

Quick Facts


Full Name Naoto Ohshima
Date Of Birth February 26, 1964
Place Of Birth Japan
Profession Game Designer
Nationality Japanese
Star Sign Pisces

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#Fact
1His alias "Bigisland" is the literal translation of his family name.
2Was the original character designer for the Sonic characters for Sega during the early 1990s
3Left Sega in 1998 due to the failure of the Sega Saturn at the time. He also quit, because in early 1998, Sega reported a loss of $350 million, which made some of the developers worried about loesing their jobs. So a few of the good developers, as well as Naoto, left Sega for different jobs.
4Currently owns Artoon, a small Japanese game developing company. His most recent games are Blinx: The Time Sweeper and Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space for the XBOX.


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Silent Hill 32003Video Game effect program: programmers - as Naoto Oshima
Silent Hill1999Video Game programmer: graphic system - as Naoto Oshima
Sonic Adventure1998Video Game designer: event motion / story event coordinator
Sonic Jam1997Video Game supervisor
Sonic 3D Blast1996Video Game advisor - as Naoto Oshima
Kujaku-Ô1988Video Game game designer - as Big Island

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blinx: The Time Sweeper2002Video Game
Pinobee2001Video Game
Burning Rangers1998Video Game
Christmas Nights Into Dreams...1996Video Game
Nights Into Dreams...1996Video Game
Sonic CD1993Video Game as Naoto Ohshima 'Bigisland'

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sonic2013Short characters - uncredited
Knuckles' Chaotix1995Video Game concept creator
Fatal Labyrinth1991Video Game creator
Sonic the Hedgehog1991/IIIVideo Game creator - uncredited

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sonic Generations2011Video Game original character designer: classic Sonic - uncredited
Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis2006Video Game character designer - as Bigisland
Pinobee2001Video Game character designer
Sonic the Hedgehog1991/IVideo Game character designer - as Bigisland

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yoshi's Island DS2006Video Game senior producer
Yoshi Topsy-Turvy2004Video Game producer

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Phantasy Star1988Video Game artist - as Bigisland

Art Director

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hokuto no Kobushi1989Video Game as Bigisland

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Silent Hill 4: The Room2004Video Game camera programmer - as Naoto Oshima

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sonic Adventure1998Video Game opening movie

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie1996Video production director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
SegaSonic the Hedgehog1993Video Game special thanks - as N. Ohshima

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