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Tomonobu Itagaki

Also Known As

  • 板垣伴信

Game Credits


Devil's Third (2015)   (Representative Director / Chief Technical Officer)
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Ninja Gaiden II (2008)   (Producer)
Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2 (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Dead or Alive 4 (2005)   (Producer and Director)
Ninja Gaiden Black (2005)   (Producer)
Ninja Gaiden (2004)   (Producer)
Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball (2003)   (Producer)
Dead or Alive 3 (2001)   (Producer & Director)
Dead or Alive 2 (2000)   (Producer and Director)
Dead or Alive (1996)   (Producer)


Dead or Alive: Ultimate (2004)   (Producer and Director)
Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball (2003)   (Game Design)


Tecmo Super Bowl (1993)   (Graphic Engineer)


Kagero: Deception II (1998)   (Character Motion Special Thanks)


Dead or Alive: Ultimate (2004)   (Setting)


Ninja Gaiden II (2008)   (Drunken Skeleton Performed by)


Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time (2020)   (Supreme Advisor)
Super Swing Golf (2006)   (Adviser)


Halo 3 (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Trapt (2005)   (Special Thanks )
Tecmo Super Bowl III: Final Edition (1994)   (Special Thanks)
Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special Edition (1994)   (Special Thanks)


Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly - Director'... (2004)   (Special Adviser)

Developer Biography

Tomonobu Itagaki is considered the mastermind behind the Dead or Alive series. He was with Tecmo as Creative Officer and also the leader of the development team Team Ninja until an official announcement on 14th May 2008 where he announced to sue the company for unlawful acts as unreasonable and disingenuous statements made towards him by Tecmo president Yoshimi Yasuda, claiming damages in total of 148 million yen. It also said that he would leave the company on 1st July 2008.

Last updated: Jun 03, 2008