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Yuji Naka

Biography

Gaming designer who helped produce a social phenomenon as the lead programmer for Sonic the Hedgehog. He selected not to go to college to be able to concentrate on developing his encoding capabilities. He was the founder and chief executive of his indie video game organization Prope. He and his wife experienced two kids. He and gaming composer Masato Nakamura collaborated around the iconic Sonic the Hedgehog video game.

Quick Facts


Full Name Yuji Naka
Date Of Birth September 17, 1965
Place Of Birth Osaka, Japan
Profession Game Designer
Nationality Japanese
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1After working on Sonic the Hedgehog (1991), he had intended to leave Sega but was convinced to stay and come work with Sega Technical Institute in California by Shinobu Toyoda.
2One of the main minds behind Sonic the Hedgehog, along with character designer Naoto Ohshima, and designer Hirokazu Yasuhara.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dejimon adobenchâ2013Video Game producer
Ivy the Kiwi?2009Video Game producer
Sonic the Hedgehog2006Video Game executive producer - uncredited
Phantasy Star Universe2006Video Game executive producer
Sonic Riders2006Video Game executive producer
Shadow the Hedgehog2005Video Game producer
Sonic Rush2005Video Game producer
Sonic X2003-2005TV Series executive producer - 78 episodes
Feel the Magic XY/XX2004Video Game chief producer
Sonic Advance 32004Video Game producer
Puyo Pop Fever2004Video Game producer
Sonikku hiirôzu2003Video Game producer
Astro Boy2003Video Game chief producer
Sonic Battle2003Video Game producer
Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution2003Video Game producer
Giant Egg: Billy Hatcher no daibouken2003Video Game producer
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut2003Video Game producer: Sonic Adventure DX staff / producer: Sonic Adventure original staff
Sonic Pinball Party2003Video Game producer
Sonic Advance 22002Video Game producer
Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II2002Video Game producer
Sonic Advance2001Video Game producer
Sonic Adventure 22001Video Game producer
Phantasy Star Online Version 22001Video Game producer
Phantasy Star Online2000Video Game producer
Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure1999Video Game producer
Samba de Amigo1999Video Game producer
ChuChu Rocket!1999Video Game producer
Sonic Adventure1998Video Game producer
Burning Rangers1998Video Game executive producer / producer
Sonic R1997Video Game general producer: Sega Enterprises Ltd.
Sonic Jam1997Video Game producer
Christmas Nights Into Dreams...1996Video Game producer
Nights Into Dreams...1996Video Game producer
Sonic & Knuckles1994Video Game producer
Sonic the Hedgehog 31994Video Game producer
Phantasy Star II1989Video Game producer
Super Thunder Blade1988Video Game executive producer - as Muuuu Yuji

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fawful Movie2018based on characters created by filming
Sonic2013Short characters - uncredited
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 12010Video Game character: Sonic the Hedgehog
Ivy the Kiwi?2009Video Game
Sonic Unleashed2008Video Game characters and universe
Sonic to himitsu no ringu2007Video Game characters
Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis2006Video Game as YU2
Shadow the Hedgehog2005Video Game characters and universe
Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution2003Video Game
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut2003Video Game worlds and characters
Sonic X2003TV Series characters
Phantasy Star Generation: 12003Video Game uncredited
Sonic Advance 22002Video Game creator
Sonic Mega Collection2002Video Game video games
Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II2002Video Game source material
Ristar1995Video Game character conception
Sonic Spinball1993Video Game creator
Sonic the Hedgehog1991/IIIVideo Game creator - uncredited
Phantasy Star1988Video Game creator

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis2006Video Game programmer - as YU2
Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure1999Video Game supervisor - as Y. Naka
Sonic 3D Blast1996Video Game advisor
Sonic & Knuckles1994Video Game lead programmer
Sonic the Hedgehog 31994Video Game lead programmer
Sonic the Hedgehog 21992/IVideo Game chief programmer - as YU2
Sonic the Hedgehog1991/IVideo Game programmer - as YU2
Phantasy Star1988Video Game lead programmer / main programmer - as Muuuu Yuji

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ivy the Kiwi?2009Video Game
ChuChu Rocket!1999Video Game
Phantasy Star1988Video Game
Black Belt1986Video Game

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie1996Video production director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Phantasy Star Generation: 12003Video Game special thanks: Sonic Team
Sonic Spinball1993Video Game a special bow to

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Icons2003TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gamers Heart Japan2011Video documentaryHimself

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