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Manabu Yamana

aka: M. Yamana, 山名 学

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Manabu Yamana (山名学, born 8th June 1965) is a Japanese game designer and programmer from Tokyo. After having worked on MSX and PC-88 computer games during his high school years, he joined Chunsoft while attending college. He was one of the programmers for Dragon Quest games. In 1992, he founded Heart Beat and led the development of several Dragon Quest installments. After the company's dissolution in 2002, he went on to found Genius Sonority.

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Pokémon Café Mix (2020 on iPhone) Game Designer
Pokémon Battle Trozei (2014 on Nintendo 3DS) Director
Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure (2011 on Nintendo DS) Director
Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors (2007 on Wii) Production Executive
Pokémon Battle Revolution (2006 on Wii) Director
Pokémon Trozei! (2005 on Nintendo DS) Director
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (2005 on GameCube) Director
Pokémon Colosseum (2003 on GameCube) Directed by
Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi (2001 on PlayStation) Director of Programming
Dragon Warrior VII (2000 on PlayStation) Programming
Dragon Warrior III (1996 on SNES) Main Program
Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi (1995 on SNES) Main Program
Dragon Quest V: Tenkū no Hanayome (1992 on SNES) Director
Otogirisō (1992 on SNES) Development Director (開発監督)
Dragon Warrior IV (1990 on NES) Chief Programmers
Dragon Warrior III (1988 on NES) Programmer
Dragon Warrior II (1987 on NES) Programmers
Dragon Warrior (1986 on NES) Programmed by
Midnight Building (1983 on MSX) Copyright 1983 by
Super Drinker (1983 on MSX) By

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