Joe Asanuma

Also Known As

  • J. Asanuma
  • 浅沼穣
  • Jo Asanuma

Game Credits


Final Zone (1990)   (Business Works)
Granada (1990)   (Business Works)
Sol-Feace (1990)   (Business Works)
Zan: Yasha Enbukyoku (1990)   (Business Works)


Dark Kingdom (1994)   (Executive Producer)
Tenshi no Uta: Shiroki Tsubasa no Inori (1994)   (Producer)
Anett Futatabi (1993)   (Producer (プロデューサー))
Arcus I・II・III (1993)   (Producer (プロデューサー))
Devastator (1993)   (Produce)
Hiōden II (1993)   (Producer (プロデュース))
Neugier: Umi to Kaze no Kōdō (1993)   (Producer)
Arcus Odyssey (1991)   (Producer)
Zan: Kagerō no Toki (1989)   (Producers (制作))
Time Gal (1985)   (Producer)
Cobra Command (1984)   (Producer)
Revenge of the Ninja (1984)   (Producer)


Star Ocean: First Departure (2008)   (Director)
Star Ocean (1996)   (Director)


Arcus (1988)   (Support (協力))


Earnest Evans (1991)   (Thanks)
Sol-Feace (1990)   (Special Thanks to)


Arcus Odyssey (1991)   (Business Works)
Dino Land (1991)   (Business Work)
Granada (1990)   (Business Works)

Developer Biography

Joe Asanuma was a director, business person, and producer at Wolfteam, and was involved with most of their games.

When Tales of Phantasia was in production, Eiji Kikuchi , the head of the Riot division of Telenet was transferred to Wolfteam to direct Tales of Phantasia. Usually Joe Asanuma would direct Wolfteam's games, he protested. In the middle of development, he persuaded many of Wolfteam's staff to join him in his own gaming company. After Tales of Phantasia was completed and released, Joe Asanuma founded Tri-Ace with Yoshiharu Gotanda , and Masaki Norimoto . Their first release (Star Ocean) was directed by him. Joe initially was the president of Tri-Ace, but in 1998, he left the company, and his whereabouts today are unknown.

Last updated: Mar 27, 2006