aka: IGA , K. IGA, Kouji Iga, 五十嵐 孝司
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Koji Igarashi, also known as IGA, works at Konami and is now the frontman for the Castlevania Series. He joined Konami right after graduating from college. He passed their application exam, but didn't have enough university credits to work there full-time, so he stayed on for another year of school, working at Konami in a part-time capacity. After that, he became a full-time Konami employee in 1990. He first worked as a programmer, on a simulation game under the education software department, but that title was ultimately never released. His first real product that came to market was Detana!! Twinbee for the PC Engine.
In addition to serving as the producer on the PSX Chronicles port, the PS2 Lament of Innocence and Curse of Darkness games, and the GBA games Harmony of Dissonance and Aria of Sorrow, he was also the Assistant Director, Scenario Writer, and a Programmer for Symphony of the Night (his first Castlevania title). He also got a "Special Thanks" at the end of PC Engine Dracula X. He also worked on several shooters, dating sims (Tokimeki Memorial), and his action/adventure experiment Nano Breaker. He asked for a transfer to the Castlevania team after working on the dating sim, as he didn't have any ideas for a sequel.
In 2002, he removed several games from the Castlevania timeline for consistency, including Castlevania Legends, Castlevania 64, Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness, and Castlevania: Circle of the Moon.
15 March, 2014 marked his last day at Konami. Then on 16 September of the same year, he would help found and become the Executive Producer at ArtPlay, Inc.
He is always called IGA at Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, hence the nickname in the credits.
Credited on 36 games
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|Wanted: Dead (2023 on PlayStation 5)||Very Special Thanks to|
|The Good Life (2021 on Windows)||Heart Warming Message Performers|
|R-Type Final 2 (2021 on Windows)||ArtPlay Inc.|
|Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (2019 on PlayStation 4)||Producer|
|La-Mulana 2 (2018 on Windows)||Special Thanks|
|Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (2018 on Windows)||Producer|
|The Mummy Demastered (2017 on Windows)||WayForward Special Thanks|
|NightCry (2016 on Windows)||Special Support (Message)|
|Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (2010 on Xbox 360)||Producer|
|Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night (2010 on iPhone)||Special Thanks|
|Castlevania: The Adventure - ReBirth (2009 on Wii)||Producer|
|Akumajō Dracula: The Arcade (2009 on Arcade)||And|
|Contra ReBirth (2009 on Wii)||Special Thanks|
|Castlevania Judgment (2008 on Wii)||Producer|
|Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (2008 on Nintendo DS)||Producer|
|Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (2008 on Wii)||Special Thanks|
|Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (2007 on PSP)||Producer|
|Castlevania: Order of Shadows (2007 on J2ME)||Special Thanks|
|beatmania IIDX 13: DistorteD (2007 on PlayStation 2)||Special Thanks To|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2007 on Xbox 360)||Special Thanks - VMC|
[ full credits ]
- 15 games with Nobuhiko Matsufuji
- 14 games with Ken Ogasawara
- 14 games with Michiru Yamane
- 11 games with Ayami Kojima
- 11 games with Sumiko Shindo
- 9 games with Yukako Hamaguchi
- 9 games with Kenichiro Honda
- 9 games with Asaka
- 8 games with Hiroto Yamaguchi
- 8 games with Shutaro Iida
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