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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Nintendo DS)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Credits

General Credits

ScenarioYuji Horii
Game DesignYuji Horii
Character & Monster DesignAkira Toriyama
Music ComposerKōichi Sugiyama
DirectorAkihiro Hino, Jin Fujisawa

Square Enix Co. Ltd. (Development Staff)

Chief Scenario PlannerAtsushi Narita
Chief Event PlannerMasahiro Kataoka
Scenario StaffFuminori Ishikawa, Takeshi Uchikawa, Kenjirou Mori, Misato Zenba
System PlannersNaomi Ozawa, Yoichi Kuroda
Event PlannersMizuki Iizuka, Kyoko Yamazaki, Ayako Yokoyama
Sub Character DesignEiichirō Nakatsu
Technical SupportKoji Aoyama, Hiroyuki Kikkawa

Level-5 Inc. (Development Staff)

Development DirectorKentaro Motomura
Technical DirectorYasuhiro Akasaka
Programming DirectorTakayuki Kobayashi
Battle System ProgrammingYukinori Yamaguchi, Kota Yamashita, Koji Chado
Menu ProgrammingYasuhito Shibuta, Nobuhiro Ogawa
Scenario ProgrammingTakuya Nishimura
Network ProgrammingTakuya Nishimura
Map ProgrammingAtsushi Higuchi, Keiji Adachi
Programming SupportMamoru Itagaki, Usuke Kumagai, Yusuke Hashimoto, Seiji Oota
Main Character ModelsShinya Hayakawa
Main Character MotionYasuyoshi Sasaki, Jun Takahata
Monster ModelsHiroshi Niwa, Eri Yamada
Monster MotionHiroshi Niwa, Eri Yamada
3D Object GraphicsYoshihisa Mikata, Takahiro Koshio
Sub‑Character DesignMiho Tanaka
2D Character GraphicsNoriaki Sonoda, Mitsuhito Masuo
Menu DesignChikami Koori
Event DirectorHiroshi Matsuyama
Event StoryboardsNaotsugu Zushi
Event ScriptsMasahiro Noda, Keitaro Sato, Kyousuke Yoshioka
Visual Effects DirectorYoshiaki Kōya
Visual EffectsMitsuhito Nakajo, Toshinori Yokoyama, Masashi Masuda, Kenichi Tanoue, Jun Itakura
Map Art Design DirectorTakeshi Majima
Map Art DesignJiro Morinaga, Masako Arakawa, Hisami Miyamoto
Map Graphics DirectorKazunari Matsuo
Map Graphics Associate DirectorRyoko Takahashi
Map GraphicsAkari Uchino, Nahoko Kawabata, Yoshiko Fujita, Yuko Nakano, Yūji Soga
Sound EffectsDai Yamanaka, Yumiko Hashizume
Sound Production SupportTomohito Nishiura
Special ThanksTakehiro Fujii, Jun Sonobe, Keiji Noda, Kosuke Nagami, Yudai Oda, Takaharu Takesada, Yoshiaki Kusuda, Takahiro Fujimatsu, Kousuke Uemura, Eiji Ishii, Takayuki Sameshima, Shigeto Suzuki, Naoko Mori, Takafumi Teraoka, Hirokazu Nagai, Akiko Shigeto, Kengo Todaka, Takuzo Nagano, Makoto Shikasho, Sayaka Mizuno, Kazuya Kuranari, Tatsuya Shinkai, Yuichi Murase, Kazunari Akita, Yuka Sonobe, Akihiro Usuki, Noriko Maruya, Yuko Warizaya, Kaoru Takahira, Moe Sudo, Yukiko Harada, Tomoko Hirayabu, Yoko Yasukochi, Chihiro Watanabe, Naoko Mizukami, Miki Murahashi
Test PlayersEriko Hara, Suguru Sato, Shinya Hyakuta, Jun Kirikihira, Ryosuke Miyazaki, Kenichi Kai, Ryuichi Nakagawa, Masahide Fukui, Ryo Yonemitsu, Hidetaka Kajiwara, Kenta Tomiyasu, Hiroki Fujiwara, Seiji Nishiguchi, Toshihiko Matsushita, Yui Sakamoto, Masato Nishikawa, Kosuke Mihara, Yuya Yoshida, Seiji Nakano

Tose Co. Ltd.

Music ProgrammingTose Co. Ltd.
Sound AdvisorsTakumi Hosoyama, Hidenori Miyanaga
Music ProgrammersRyoue Takagi, Masaya Tsunemoto, Eri Yasuda

Additional Company Credits

IllustrationsMasuhiro Tatara & f
Title Logo Designsbold Co. Ltd., Masahiko Fuchikami

Kamikazedouga

Animation ProductionKamikazedouga
DirectorsJunpei Mizusaki, Toshihisa Yokoshima
Art DirectionRie Suzuki
Movie DesignRie Suzuki
Character DesignRie Suzuki
BackgroundTetsuro Kodama, Keita Sakai
Animation DirectorTakanobu Mizuno
3DCGNaoto Oishi, Yuta Matsumoto, Itsune Sugiyama, Satoru Sano, Hideyuki Harano, Takayuki Abe, Mai Nakamura, Akihisa Takada, Taketo Kobayashi, Yasuyuki Watanabe, Mimu Sato
Key AnimationTatsuya Shiraishi, Hiroyasu Oda
Title Logo AnimationMasaki Ishii
Supported bywonderium Inc., DiGi Plannet Co.Ltd., Nac Inc., Sound Box Inc.
Production ManagerTakayuki Sasaki
ManagementShinya Sasahara
Animation ProducerKaori Satake

Square Enix Co. Ltd. (Localisation)

General ManagerKazuhisa Ichigaya
Localisation CoordinatorsShumpei Ueyama, Simon Weisgerber, Yoshiya Hirohama
English TranslatorsOli Chance (Shloc Ltd), Will Blatchley (Plus Alpha Translations), Clare Saracine (Plus Alpha Translations)
French TranslatorsAdeline Guichard, Stéphanie Malabry, Cédric Tannay, Benoît Mergault
Italian TranslatorsMassimiliano Sacchi, Irene Campisi, Lorenzo Turconi, Carmen Freschetti
German TranslatorsGeorg Hund, Angela Hufschmidt, Kai Wichmann, Isabel Sterner
Spanish TranslatorsAurora Ramírez Martínez-Esparza, Carlos Lacasa, Francesc Pedrosa
MSM GmbH Localisation ManagementDirk Sander, Andrea Schröter
Special ThanksReika Osada, Mari Kojima

Square Enix Co. Ltd. (Quality Assurance)

CoordinatorsToshihiro Takemoto, Makiko Nakai, Kento Yokota, Minami Maruyama, Hiroshi Kondo
Technical EngineersTomohito Kohno, Toshimitsu Umezawa, Toyokazu Takehara, Akihiko Nagayama, Tadahiro Kaneko, Shinya Tsukioka, Masakazu Kawanishi, Haruka Suzuki
TestersShinji Hirokawa, Toyokazu Takagi, Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, Susumu Kurihara, Kenji Nishikawa, Akitoshi Yukawa, Katsuya Aiso, Daigoro Yoshino, Youhei Shimabayashi, Kana Yokoyama, Miki Yamaguchi, Momoko Tanaka, Hiroki Sato, Mari Yamazaki, Masahiro Eguchi, Kei Tamura, ...and the entire QA staff
Chief CoordinatorYuuchi Kikumoto
Ratings AdvisorsSueko Kogai, Reiko Kondo
ManagerHideyuki Kato
Senior ManagerYukihiro Shibuya
General ManagerKoji Yamashita

Square Enix Co. Ltd. (Publicity Division)

Corporate ExecutiveKōji Taguchi
Original Publicity ProducerMinako Gotō
Original Publicity TeamNoriko Ozaki, Itsuko Katano

Square Enix Co. Ltd. (Public Relations)

Public Relations DirectorRyoichi Kuramochi
Public Relations AssistantMayumi Takita
Dragon Quest TeamTaichi Inuzuka, Yoshiki Watabe, Noriyoshi Fujimoto, Kaito Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Satō, Chikako Sato, Ryota Aomi

Square Enix Inx.

Senior Quality Assurance ManagerDavid Carrillo (Ribs)
Assistant QA ManagerAaron J. Adams
Senior QA CoordinatorMatthew A. Clift
QA CoordinatorJeremy Goldsmith
Assistant QA CoordinatorJohn Clark
QA AdiminstratorKeith P. Martz
QA AssociateJoshua D. Boden
QA TeamTim Blake, Teresa Curry, Amber Elliott, Matt Fieler, Eddie Kim, Kristina Lee, Matthew Lee, Jesse Blake McCann, Stefanie Okumura, Victoria Oliver, Erika Rodriguez, Stephen Neil Valdez
QA TranslatorTakahiro Soh
Localisation DirectorYutaka Sano
QA DirectorYutaka Sano
PresidentJohn Yamamoto
CEOJohn Yamamoto

Square Enix Ltd.

Chief of QAAndré Woitczyk
Assistant QA ManagersLee Deneini, Dario de Cesare
UK QA Co‑ordinatorVince Sri-Ram
UK QA LeadAlex Chinchen
UK QA TeamHelen Gray, Shailesh Iyer, Haren Patel, Ikechi Emeruwa
French QA Co‑ordinatorThibaut Salembier
French QA LeadKevin Balon
French QA TeamÉlodie Anger, Florian Genthon, Bruno Vala, Fabian Weber, Johan Wyckaert
Italian QA Co‑ordinatorGaetano Fabozzi
Italian QA LeadGiulia Isnenghi
Italian QA TeamMassimiliano Bonatto, Nelson Cerino, Simone Della Fornace, Diego D'Alessandro, Enrico Sette
German QA Co‑ordinatorHoi-yee Leung
German QA LeadMichael Becker
German QA TeamJana Beck, Juliane Hackbarth, Julia Lotzow, Soleiman Mohsseni, Angela Schattner, Christian Wolf
Spanish QA Co‑ordinatorPíndaro Vargas-Farías
Spanish QA LeadCarlos Montoya Lara
Spanish QA TeamVanessa Góngora Jurado, Héctor Lorda Ruiz, Pablo Menéndez Pérez, Patricia Pérez Vera, Marta Torrus Pons
Localisation TeamPierre Gauthier, Elisa Giribaldi, Sina Moelleken, Mariona Pera i de Miguel, Morgan Rusthon
Localisation ProducerAlessandro Bovenzi
Assistant Localisation ProducerDaniel Mellar
Assistant Production ManagerYuko Tomizawa
Senior Production ManagerSeb Ohsan Berthelsen
Senior Creative Services ManagerStéphanie Journau
Assistant Brand ManagerCraig Parker Wood
Senior Brand ManagerAdrian Arnese
European PR ManagerAlex Huhtala
Brand DirectorMakoto Kotaka
Project Co‑ordinationMakoto Kotaka
Digital Communcations ManagerAntonio Marfuggi
Vice‑President ‑ BrandLarry Sparks
Co‑OOsMichael Sherlock, Jürgen Goeldner
PresidentPhil Rogers
CEOPhil Rogers

Nintendo Co. Ltd.

CoordinationYutaka Takehisa, Sakae Yamazaki

Nintendo of America

CoordinationJeff Miller, William Trinen, Chiko Bird, Robert Heiret

Nintendo of Europe

CoordinationTakashi Ebiike, Michaël Hugot, Alexandra Potter

Additional Credits

Special Thanks from Square EnixSugiyama Kobo, Shueisha Inc., Nintendo Co. Ltd., Kaori Okada, Kazumi Hisada
PublishersYoichi Wada, Keiji Honda
General ProducerYukinobu Chida
Executive ProducerYū Miyake
Assistant ProducerShuhei Yamaguchi
ProducerRyutaro Ichimura

Other Games

In addition to this game, the following people are listed as working on other games. No more than 25 people are listed here, even if there are more than 25 people who have also worked on other games.

Jeff Miller, 155 other games
William Trinen, 116 other games
Larry Sparks, 93 other games
David Carrillo, 88 other games
Yutaka Sano, 77 other games
Koji Yamashita, 75 other games
Yukihiro Shibuya, 74 other games
Yoichi Wada, 72 other games
Keiji Honda, 71 other games
Hideyuki Kato, 70 other games
John Yamamoto, 65 other games
Aaron J. Adams, 61 other games
Seb Ohsan Berthelsen, 57 other games
Stéphanie Journau, 56 other games
André Woitczyk, 54 other games
Adrian Arnese, 51 other games
Pierre Gauthier, 49 other games
Michael Sherlock, 42 other games
Phil Rogers, 41 other games
Akira Toriyama, 41 other games
Keith P. Martz, 41 other games
Yukinobu Chida, 40 other games
Yuko Tomizawa, 40 other games
Matthew A. Clift, 38 other games
Jürgen Goeldner, 37 other games

Collaborations

People who have worked on this game have also collaborated on the creation of the following games:

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, a group of 90 people
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, a group of 84 people
Dragon Quest Wars, a group of 78 people
Final Fantasy XIII, a group of 76 people
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation, a group of 67 people
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, a group of 63 people
Rogue Galaxy, a group of 58 people
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, a group of 55 people
Space Invaders Infinity Gene, a group of 54 people
Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors, a group of 52 people
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, a group of 50 people
Front Mission Evolved, a group of 49 people
Lord of Arcana, a group of 45 people
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, a group of 45 people
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, a group of 41 people
Crystal Defenders, a group of 41 people
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, a group of 40 people
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Echoes of Time, a group of 38 people
Professor Layton and the Last Specter, a group of 37 people
Star Ocean: First Departure, a group of 36 people
Fortune Street, a group of 36 people
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, a group of 36 people
Final Fantasy XIV Online, a group of 35 people
Final Fantasy Tactics, a group of 35 people
The Last Remnant, a group of 35 people

Credits for this game were contributed by Patrick Bregger (107389)