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Keiji Inafune

Also Known As

  • 稲船 敬二
  • Kenji Inafune
  • Keiji Shininafune
  • Inafuking
  • Inafking

Game Credits


Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (2014)   (CEO)
Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance (2005)   (General Manager)


Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (2016)   (Executive Producer / Action Supervisor)
Dead Rising 2 (2016)   (Executive Producer)
ReCore (2016)   (Executive Producer)
Mighty Gunvolt (2015)   (Executive Producer)
Azure Striker Gunvolt (2014)   (Executive Producer / Action Supervisor)
Mugen Souls Z (2014)   (comcept Inc.)
Mugen Souls (2013)   (Producers)
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011)   (Executive Producer)
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (2011)   (Executive Producers)
Dead Rising 2 (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Dead Rising 2: Case 0 (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (2010)   (Executive Producer )
Lost Planet 2 (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Mega Man 10 (2010)   (Producers)
Super Street Fighter IV (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (2009)   (Executive Producer)
Bionic Commando (2009)   (Executive Producer)
Street Fighter IV (2009)   (Executive Producer)
Mega Man 9 (2008)   (Producers)
Mega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Mega Man Star Force 3: Red Joker (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Kabu Trader Shun (2007)   (Executive Producer (エグゼクティブプロデューサー))
Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker X Ninja (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker X Saurian (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Mega Man ZX Advent (2007)   (Producers)
Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Dead Rising (2006)   (Producer)
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Mega Man Powered Up (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Mega Man Star Force: Dragon (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Mega Man Star Force: Leo (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Mega Man Star Force: Pegasus (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Mega Man ZX (2006)   (Producers)
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Resident Evil: Deadly Silence (2006)   (Producer)
Resident Evil: Director's Cut (2006)   (Producers)
Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX (2006)   (Producers)
Street Fighter: Alpha - Anthology (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team DS (2005)   (Producer)
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel (2005)   (Producer)
Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar (2005)   (Producer)
Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Gregar (2005)   (Producer)
Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Mega Man Zero 4 (2005)   (Producers)
Resident Evil 4 (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Shadow of Rome (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Capcom Fighting Evolution (2004)   (Executive Producer)
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (2004)   (Producer )
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman (2004)   (Producer)
Mega Man Zero 3 (2004)   (Producers)
Onimusha 3: Demon Siege (2004)   (Producer)
Mega Man: Battle Chip Challenge (2003)   (Producer)
Mega Man Battle Network 3: Blue Version (2003)   (Producer)
Mega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon (2003)   (Producer)
Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red Sun (2003)   (Producer)
Mega Man: Network Transmission (2003)   (Producer)
Mega Man Zero 2 (2003)   (Producer)
Onimusha: Blade Warriors (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Mega Man Battle Network 3: White Version (2002)   (Producer)
Mega Man Zero (2002)   (Producer)
Mega Man Battle Network (2001)   (Producer)
Mega Man Battle Network 2 (2001)   (Producer)
Onimusha: Warlords (2001)   (Producer)
Mega Man Legends 2 (2000)   (Producer )
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne (1999)   (Producer)
Mega Man & Bass (1998)   (Producer)
Resident Evil 2 (1998)   (Promotion Producer)
Mega Man Battle & Chase (1997)   (Producer)
Mega Man Legends (1997)   (Producer)
Mega Man X4 (1997)   (Producer)
Mega Man 8: Anniversary Edition (1996)   (Producer)


Mighty No. 9 (2016)   (Designer Participants)
Soul Sacrifice: Delta (2014)   (Conceptor)
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (2014)   (Conceptor)
Mugen Souls (2013)   (Character Designers)
Soul Sacrifice (2013)   (Conceptor)
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne (1999)   (Game Concept)
Mega Man X3 (1995)   (Director (uncredited))
Mega Man X2 (1994)   (Director (uncredited))
Mega Man X (1993)   (Planners)
Wily & Right no RockBoard: That's Paradise (1993)   (Special Designer)
Mega Man 4 (1991)   (Planner)
Mega Man 3 (1990)   (Sub Planning)
Disney's DuckTales (1989)   (Director and Graphic Design)


Mighty No. 9 (2016)   (Conceptor)
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (2006)   (Original Story)


Mugen Souls Z (2014)   (Character Designers)
Mega Man Powered Up (2006)   (Boss Character Designer)
Rockman Complete Works: Rockman (1999)   (Character Design)
Mega Man 7 (1995)   (Object Designer)
Mega Man X3 (1995)   (Graphic Designers (uncredited))
Mega Man X2 (1994)   (Graphic Designers (uncredited))
Breath of Fire (1993)   (Object Staff)
Mega Man 6 (1993)   (Object Designer)
Mega Man X (1993)   (Object Designers)
Gold Medal Challenge '92 (1992)   (Designer)
Mega Man 5 (1992)   (Object Design)
Buster Bros. (1991)   (OBJ)
Mega Man 4 (1991)   (Special Designer)
Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (1991)   (Character Designers (uncredited))
Mega Man 3 (1990)   (Character Designer)
Mega Man 2 (1988)   (Character Designer)
Mega Man (1987)   (Character Design)


Mugen Souls (2013)   ('ATTOUTEKI HERO')


Resident Evil 2 (1998)   (Promotion Producer)


Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory (2013)   (comcept Inc.)
Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 (2012)   (comcept Inc.)
Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django (2004)   (Development Cooperation)
Mega Man 5 (1992)   (Adviser)


La-Mulana 2 (2018)   (Special Thanks)
Mighty Gunvolt: Burst (2017)   (Special Thanks)
Furi (2016)   (Very Special Thanks to)
Ninja Senki DX (2016)   (Special Thanks)
Fat Chicken (2014)   (Thanks)
Mega Man Unlimited (2013)   (Special Thanks)
Mega Pony (2013)   (Special thanks to)
Dark Void (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Dark Void Zero (2010)   (Extra Special Thanks)
Final Fight: Double Impact (2010)   (We would like to offer special thanks to)
MotoGP 09/10 (2010)   (Special Thanks)
Bionic Commando (2009)   (Special Thanks)
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop (2009)   (Special Thanks)
Mega Man Rocks! (2009)   (Special Thanks)
Bionic Commando: Rearmed (2008)   (Special Thanks To)
Eragon (2006)   (Eragon Nintendo DS Team Special Thanks)
Final Fight: "Streetwise" (2006)   (Very, Very Special Thanks)
Mega Man X8 (2004)   (Special Thanks)
Mega Man X7 (2003)   (Special Thanks)
Mega Man Xtreme 2 (2001)   (Special Thanks)
Mega Man X5 (2000)   (Special Thanks)
Mega Man Xtreme (2000)   (Special Thanks)
Rockman Complete Works: Rockman (1999)   (Special Thanks (スペシャルサンクス))
Mega Man & Bass (1998)   (Special Thanks Capcom)
Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters (1996)   (Special Thanks)
Mega Man 6 (1993)   (Special Thanks (スペシャルサンクス))
Mega Man 5 (1992)   (Special Thanks (スペシャルサンクス))
Mega Man 4 (1991)   (Special Thanks (スペシャルサンクス))

Developer Biography

In 1987, Keiji Inafune graduated from college. Looking for a job as an animator, he was hired by Capcom. At first he was to work on Street Fighter, but he got pulled off of that team, and re-assigned to a new project team responsible for Rockman (Megaman in the US). His job was to design all of the characters and the instruction booklet.

The first Rockman sold more than expected, but still did poorly. Capcom did not want to continue on with a second one. The Rockman team was to develop Pro Yakyū? Satsujin Jiken! (translation: Professional Baseball Murder Mystery), but they wanted to develop another Rockman. After the team begged to continue, Capcom agreed, but they had to develop Pro Yakyū? Satsujin Jiken! on time. After spending 20 hours a day developing both games at the same time, eventually they met their goal in creating both games. The Rockman II took off, due to its better graphics, better music, and more enemies.

Rockman continued on to be successful, and Keiji Inafune (often credited in games as Inafking) became known as the father of Rockman. There are now 40 titles under the Rockman trademark.

He worked as the General Manager of Capcom Production Studio 2 and senior corporate officer for Capcom. He is also the producer of the Rockman and Onimusha series of games.

At the end of 2010, after 23 years of working at Capcom, Inafune left the company. He has since launched a company named Comcept.

Last updated: Mar 30, 2019

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