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Atsushi Inaba

Atsushi Inaba at the Games Convention 2004 in Germany.

Atsushi Inaba (稲葉敦志 Inaba Atsushi, born August 28, 1971 in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan) is a video game producer for Platinum Games. He is also the former CEO and producer of the Capcom subsidiary Clover Studio, best known as the creative force behind Viewtiful Joe, Ōkami and God Hand.

Inaba was involved in the Ace Attorney series when he worked as a producer for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations.

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Before joining Capcom, Inaba worked for Irem, specifically working on R-Type Leo. From there he joined Nazca and then SNK, where he did programming work on Samurai Shodown. After reading a want ad for Capcom in Famitsu magazine, Inaba joined the company in 1998 with hopes of working on the next Resident Evil game. He ended up working on Hideki Kamiya's Devil May Cry, and later produced games in the Ace Attorney and Steel Battalion series. Inaba, Kamiya, and Shinji Mikami, as well as other Capcom employees, began working at the company's new second-party developer Clover Studio in April 2004. Inaba acted as the team's producer and CEO, which managed to produce a few titles, including the critically-acclaimed Ōkami, before being officially closed by Capcom in early 2007.

After Clover Studio was dissolved, Inaba began heading developer Seeds, Inc. which later became Platinum Games. The company features many former key members of Clover. In May 2008, Platinum Games announced a four game deal with Sega. The games involved in the development and publishing deal include Bayonetta, a "stylish action game" for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 directed by Hideki Kamiya and featuring "a witch battling angels", a science-fiction RPG for the Nintendo DS called Infinite Space, and MadWorld, an "ultra ultra violent" action game for the Wii with black and white Sin City-inspired graphics.

Inaba has been ranked number 49 on IGN's Top 100 Game Creators of All Time.

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