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Kazuyuki Hoshino

Also Known As

  • Kazuyoshi Hoshino

Game Credits


Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (2016)   (Character Supervisors)
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (2014)   (Character Supervisors)
NiGHTS into Dreams... (2008)   (Creative Supervisors)


Puyo Puyo Tetris (2014)   (Project Manager)
Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)   (Player Character Designers)
Knuckles' Chaotix (1995)   (Original Character Concept)
Sonic CD (1993)   (Special Stage Designers)


Sonic Mania (2017)   (Animation Supervisors)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016)   (Senior Art Director)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016)   (Senior Art Director)
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (2014)   (Character Supervisors)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games: So... (2013)   (Senior Art Director)
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (2011)   (Senior Art Director)
Sonic CD (2011)   (Character Designer)
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (2007)   (Art Director)
Sonic Rivals 2 (2007)   (Art Supervisors)
Shadow the Hedgehog (2005)   (Art Director)
Sonic Adventure DX (Director's Cut) (2003)   (Character Designers)
Sonic Heroes (2003)   (Art Director)
Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)   (Art Director)
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (2001)   (Art Director)
Sonic Adventure (1998)   (Character Designers)
Sonic Jam (1997)   (Artist)
Sonic R (1997)   (Additional Artwork)
Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams... (1996)   (Visual Designers)
NiGHTS into Dreams... (1996)   (Character Designer)
Sonic 3D Blast (1996)   (Artists (SOJ))
Knuckles' Chaotix (1995)   (Character Designer)
Panic! (1993)   (Graphic Design Assistants (グラフィックデザイン助っ人))
Sonic CD (1993)   (Character Designer)
Quiz Scramble Special (1992)   (Graphic)
Awogue (1991)   (Designer)


Sonic Heroes (2003)   (Story Board Designers)

Creative Services

Sonic Mania (2017)   (Director of Creative Services)
Sonic CD (1993)   (Illustrations)

Customer/Technical Support

Sonic: Lost World (2013)   (Project Support)
Burning Rangers (1998)   (Internet Support)


Puyo Puyo Chronicle (2016)   (Project Support)
Sonic Runners (2015)   (Project Support)
Puyo Puyo Tetris (2014)   (Project Support)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014)   (Supervisors (Original Games))
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)   (Supervisors (Original Games))
Sonic: Lost World (2013)   (Project Support)


Sonic: Generations (2011)   (Special Thanks)
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Sonic and the Black Knight (2009)   (Special Thanks)
Wacky World of Sports (2009)   (Special Thanks)
Sonic: Unleashed (2008)   (Special Thanks)
Sonic: Gems Collection (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Teddy Boy Blues (1992)   (Special Thanks to)


Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed (2012)   (CS2 R&D)
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (2010)   (CS2 R&D)
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (2010)   (CS2 R&D)
Sonic Rivals (2006)   (Art Supervisors)

Developer Biography

Hoshino's first gig with Sonic Team was as the character designer for Sonic CD, in which he introduced such fan favorites as Amy Rose and the ever badass Metal Sonic. He was also one of the main character designers in NiGHTS, and since Sonic Adventure has been the series art director. He hangs out with Iizuka at Sonic Team USA, where the two continue to play the most pivotal roles in determining the direction of the series.

Last updated: Jan 19, 2005