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Yuji Naka

Also Known As

  • Muuuu Yuji
  • Yūji Naka

Game Credits


Balan Wonderworld (2021)   (Director)
Rodea the Sky Soldier (2015)   (Producer)
Rodea the Sky Soldier (2015)   (Producer)
Digimon: All-Star Rumble (2014)   (Producer)
Monster Manor (2013)   (Producer)
Wii Play: Motion (2011)   (Producer)
Let's Catch (2009)   (Producer)
Let's Tap (2008)   (Producer)
Phantasy Star Universe (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.24 - Last Bronx: Tokyo Bangaichi (2006)   (Executive Supervisor)
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.25 - Gunstar Heroes: Treasure Box (2006)   (Executive Supervisor)
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.26 - Dynamite Deka (2006)   (Executive Supervisor)
Sonic Riders (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Puyo Puyo Fever 2 (2005)   (Chief Producer)
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (2005)   (Chief Producer)
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.19 - Fighting Vipers (2005)   (Executive Supervisor)
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.20 - Space Harrier 2: Space Ha... (2005)   (Executive Supervisor)
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.21 - SDI & Quartet: Sega ... (2005)   (Executive Supervisor)
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.23 - Sega Memorial Selection (2005)   (Executive Supervisor)
Shadow the Hedgehog (2005)   (Producer)
Sonic Rush (2005)   (Producer)
Astro Boy (2004)   (Chief Producer)
Feel the Magic XY/XX (2004)   (Chief Producer)
Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst (2004)   (Chief Producer)
Puyo Pop Fever (2004)   (Producer)
Sonic Advance 3 (2004)   (Producer)
Sonic Mega Collection Plus (2004)   (Producer)
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (2003)   (Producer)
Phantasy Star Online: Episode III - C.A.R.D. Revol... (2003)   (Producer)
Sonic Adventure DX (Director's Cut) (2003)   (Producer)
Sonic Battle (2003)   (Producer)
Sonic Heroes (2003)   (Producer)
Sonic Pinball Party (2003)   (Producer)
Phantasy Star Online: Episode I & II (2002)   (Producer)
Sonic Advance 2 (2002)   (Producer)
Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 (2001)   (Producer)
Puyo Pop (2001)   (Producer)
Sonic Advance (2001)   (Producer)
Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)   (Producer)
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (2001)   (Producer)
Phantasy Star Online (2000)   (Producer)
Samba De Amigo (2000)   (Producer)
Samba de Amigo ver. 2000 (2000)   (Producer)
ChuChu Rocket! (1999)   (Producer)
Sonic The Hedgehog Pocket Adventure (1999)   (Produce)
Burning Rangers (1998)   (Producer)
Sonic Adventure (1998)   (Producer)
Sonic Jam (1997)   (Producer)
Sonic R (1997)   (General Producer)
Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams... (1996)   (Producer)
NiGHTS into Dreams... (1996)   (Producer)
Sonic & Knuckles (1994)   (Producer)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994)   (Producer)
Phantasy Star II (1989)   (Produced by)
Super Thunder Blade (1988)   (Executive Producer)
Space Harrier (1986)   (Produced by)


SHOT2048 (2021)   (By)
Sonic: Gems Collection (2005)   (Chief Producer)
Sonic Mega Collection (2002)   (Producer)
ChuChu Rocket! (1999)   (Director)
Sonic R (1997)   (Supervisor)
Space Harrier (1986)   (Screenplay by)


Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams... (1996)   (Programmers)
NiGHTS into Dreams... (1996)   (Lead Programmer)
Sonic & Knuckles (1994)   (Lead Programmer)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994)   (Lead Programmer)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992)   (Chief Programmer)
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)   (Program)
Ghouls 'N Ghosts (1989)   (Genesis Conversion (uncredited))
Phantasy Star II (1989)   (Programmed by)
Phantasy Star (1987)   (Lead Programming)
Spy vs Spy (1986)   (Lead Programming)
F16 Fighting Falcon (1985)   (Programmer)


Sonic The Hedgehog Pocket Adventure (1999)   (Superviser)


Superdimension Iliad (2012)   (Thanks to)
NiGHTS into Dreams... (2008)   (Special Thanks)
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.17 - Phantasy Star: Generation:2 (2005)   (Special Thanks (パッケージスペシャルサンクス))
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.11 - Hokuto no Ken (2004)   (Special Thanks)
Virtua Quest (2004)   (Special Thanks)
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.1 - Phantasy Star: Generation:1 (2003)   (Special Thanks (スペシャルサンクス))
Sega Smash Pack 2 (2000)   (Special Thanks)
Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball (1993)   (A Special Bow To)
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom (1990)   (Special Thanks)
Space Harrier 3-D (1988)   (Special Thanks)


Sonic 3D Blast (1996)   (Advisors (SOJ))

Developer Biography

Yuji Naka (中 裕司) was born 17th September, 1965 and is the head of Sonic Team. He joined SEGA in the mid-eighties when Namco wouldn't hire him because he didn't have a college degree. His first project was Girl's Garden, an action game for the SG-1000. It was written in collaboration with Hiroshi Kawaguchi. After that, Naka worked on a number of Mark III titles, including the first two Phantasy Star games.

He achieved his status as SEGA's Shigeru Miyamoto for his programming work on Sonic the Hedgehog and masterminding a number of other major SEGA titles, including NiGHTS Into Dreams and Phantasy Star Online. In early games he was often credited as "YU2" (in reference to Yu Suzuki) and "Muuu Yuji".

He left SEGA in May 2006 to found independent developer PROPE, Ltd..

Last updated: Oct 28, 2016

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