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Manabu Yamana

Also Known As

  • 山名 学
  • M. Yamana

Game Credits


Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Towe... (2007)   (Production Executive)


Pokémon Café Mix (2020)   (Game Designer)
Pokémon Battle Trozei (2014)   (Director)
Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure (2011)   (Director)
Pokémon Battle Revolution (2006)   (Director)
Pokémon Trozei! (2005)   (Director)
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (2005)   (Director)
Pokémon Colosseum (2003)   (Directed by)
Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi (1995)   (Direction)
Dragon Quest V: Tenkū no Hanayome (1992)   (Director)
Otogirisō (1992)   (Development Director (開発監督))
Dragon Warrior IV (1990)   (Director)
Dragon Warrior III (1988)   (Director)
Super Drinker (1983)   (By)


Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi (2001)   (Director of Programming)
Dragon Warrior VII (2000)   (Director of Programming)
Dragon Warrior III (1996)   (Main Program)
Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi (1995)   (Main Program)
Dragon Warrior IV (1990)   (Chief Programmers)
Dragon Warrior III (1988)   (Programmer)
Dragon Warrior II (1987)   (Programmers)
Dragon Warrior (1986)   (Programmed by)
Midnight Building (1983)   (Copyright 1983 by)

Developer Biography

Manabu Yamana (山名学, born 8th June 1965) is a Japanese game designer and programmer from Tokyo. After having worked on MSX and PC-88 computer games during his high school years, he joined Chunsoft while attending college. He was one of the programmers for Dragon Quest games. In 1992, he founded Heart Beat and led the development of several Dragon Quest installments. After the company's dissolution in 2002, he went on to found Genius Sonority.

Last updated: May 16, 2012