Konami Computer Entertainment Japan, Inc.

Moby ID: 4352

  • Konami JPN - Also known as
  • Konami Computer Entertainment Japan Co., Ltd. - Original company name.

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Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (コナミコンピュータエンタテインメントジャパン, KCEJ) was established in April 1996 when the 5th development division of KCE Osaka was spun off. The company was merged with KCG Aoyama in 1998, and KCE Shinjuku in 1999, at which point it was divided into two distinct studios.

KCEJ West consisted of the original Osaka studio and the Aoyama studio, and was well known as Hideo Kojima's home and the creator of the Metal Gear Solid, Zone of the Enders, and Boktai series. The studio was also deeply involved in the beatmania and Guitar Freaks franchises.

KCEJ East consisted of the Shinjuku studio, and primarily worked on anime and manga license-based titles. They were best known for their work on the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, but also created a handful of original titles such as 7 Blades, and Ephemeral Fantasia.

KCEJ as a whole was merged back into Konami Corporation on April 1, 2005, along with a number of other Konami subsidiaries. Kojima's Osaka studio was spun back off as Kojima Productions the following month.

Credited on 100 Games from 1997 to 2023

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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - Master Collection Version (2023 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Windows...)
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Master Collection Version (2023 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4...)
Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Version (2023 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4...)
Zone of the Enders 1: HD Edition (2013 on PlayStation 3)
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner HD Edition (2013 on PlayStation 3)
Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection (2011 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Now)
Metal Gear Solid: HD Edition (2011 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS Vita...)
Dance Dance Revolution X (2008 on PlayStation 2, Arcade)
Dance Dance Revolution: SuperNOVA2 (2007 on PlayStation 2, Arcade)
Metal Gear: 20th Anniversary (2007 on PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PSP)
Negima!?: 3 Jikanme - Koi to Mahō to Seikaiju Densetsu! (Engeki-ban) (2006 on PlayStation 2)
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Tag Force (2006 on PlayStation 2, PSP)
Dance Dance Revolution: SuperNOVA (2006 on PlayStation 2, Arcade)
beatmania (2006 on PlayStation 2)
Genso Suikoden V (Genteiban) (2006 on PlayStation 2)
Shaman King: Legacy of the Spirits - Sprinting Wolf (2005 on Game Boy Advance)
Shin Bokura no Taiyō Gyakushū no Sabata (2005 on Game Boy Advance)
Ape Escape 3 (2005 on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3)
Yu-Gi-Oh!: Nightmare Troubadour (2005 on Nintendo DS)
Gantz: The Game (2005 on PlayStation 2)

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April 1996

Company established.

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