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Yoshiharu Gotanda

Game Credits


Star Ocean: Second Evolution (2008)   (Game Director)
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (2006)   (Director)
Star Ocean: Blue Sphere (2001)   (Director)


Star Ocean: Anamnesis (2018)   (Scenario Concepts)
Infinite Undiscovery (2008)   (Original Concept)
Star Ocean: First Departure (2008)   (Based on 'STAR OCEAN' written by)
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (2004)   (Original Story/Technical Programmer/Director)
Valkyrie Profile (1999)   (Director)
Star Ocean (1996)   (Based on 'Star Ocean' Written by)


Star Ocean: Anamnesis (2018)   (Lead R&D Programmer)
Star Ocean: The Last Hope (2017)   (Lead R&D Programmer)
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (2016)   (Lead R&D Programmer)
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky (2015)   (Lead R&D Programmer)
Resonance of Fate (2010)   (Lead R&D Programmer)
Star Ocean: The Last Hope - International (2010)   (Lead R&D Programmer)
Infinite Undiscovery (2008)   (Lead R&D Programmer)
Star Ocean: First Departure (2008)   (Total Program)
Star Ocean: Second Evolution (2008)   (Battle and Total Programmer)
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume (2008)   (Lead R&D Programmer)
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (2006)   (Lead R&D Programmer)
Radiata Stories (2005)   (Technical Programming)
Star Ocean: The Second Story (1998)   (Battle and Total Programmer)
Star Ocean (1996)   (Total Program & Scenario)
Tales of Phantasia (1995)   (Total Programming)
Neugier: Umi to Kaze no Kōdō (1993)   (Sub Programmer)


Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (2016)   (Scenario Writers)
Star Ocean: Second Evolution (2008)   (Based on 'Star Ocean: The Second Story' written by)
Tales of Phantasia (1995)   (Based on "Tale Phantasia" written by)

Creative Services

Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume (2008)   (Supervisors)


Devil's Third (2015)   (Our Dependable Partners, who Made this Project Possible...)
Tenshi no Uta: Shiroki Tsubasa no Inori (1994)   (Thanks)

Developer Biography

Yoshiharu Gotanda first worked as programmer at Wolf Team . His first work was Neugier: Umi to Kaze no Koudou in 1993 as an assistant programmer at the age of 17 years. His next work was Hiouden: Mamonotachi to no Chikai as the main programmer. Next he wrote the story Tale Phantasia which led to the Tales of Phantasia game for the Super Famicom in 1995 which he totally programmed as well.

Due to disagreements with developer Telenet and financier Namco regarding how to market the Tales series he left Wolfteam and co-founded , Tri-Ace with Joe Asanuma and Masaki Norimoto . Tri-Ace's first game was Star Ocean for the Super Famicom in 1996, again written and programmed by him.

Together with friends and other former Telenet employees he runs the hobby musician group @MIDI which released 12 CD's since. He now is the president and manager of research and development for Tri-Ace. He is said to have a friendly relationship to Motoi Sakuraba and to be the driving force behind Sakuraba's Star Ocean & Valkyrie Profile live concert.

Last updated: Mar 14, 2006

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