The Granstream Saga

An action RPG by Shade for the Sony PlayStation. Mostly interesting because the development team included a few chaps who worked for Quintet on the sorta-trilogy of Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, and Terranigma.

The Quintet Connection

Staff

The Japanese staff, according to Mobygames, are:

  • Ryoji Akagawa - Producer
  • Koji Yokota - Director, Game Design, Systems, Animation Sequences Director
    Ex-Quintet.
  • Atsushi Nagashima - Production Director
  • Takafumi Fujisawa - Sound Director
  • Masamichi Seki - Sound Assistant Director
  • Takayuki Gotoh - Character Design
  • Rei Nakahara - Monster Design
  • Hiromasa Ogura - World Design
  • Tomoyoshi Miyazaki - Scenario
    Ex-Quintet.
  • Masami Ohkubo - Scenario
    Ex-Quintet (Terranigma only).
  • Tohru Iwata - Programming & Tools
  • Shigeto Murata - Programming & Tools
  • Makoto Kuniyoshi - Programming & Tools
  • Hiroaki Gotoh - Programming & Tools
  • Yukio Takahashi - Programming & Tools
    Not ex-Quintet, but worked on some nice games!
  • Makoto Takahashi - CG Design, Modelling & Animation
  • Kazuyoshi Watanabe - CG Design, Modelling & Animation
  • Hisashi Yokota - CG Design, Modelling & Animation
    Ex-Quintet.
  • Wataru Yanagawa - CG Design, Modelling & Animation
    Ex-Quintet (Terranigma only).
  • Masanori Hikichi - Music & Sound Effects
    Ex-Quintet (Terranigma only).
  • Miyoko Kobayashi - Music & Sound Effects
    Ex-Quintet (Terranigma only).
  • Takako Ochiai - Music & Sound Effects
    Ex-Quintet (Terranigma only).
  • Michiko Ogawa - Debug Manager
  • Yoshiko Furusawa - Trouble Shooter
  • Eiichi Abe - Title Logo Design
  • Akira Sato - Executive Producer

Notes:

  • Lots of guys worked on Ghost in the Shell, Omega Boost, and other SCEI stuff. Akira Sato (Executive Producer) was a founding member of that group, so I guess he took a lot of the Shade people with him.
  • The significant Quintet people are the director Koji Yokota, the two scenario writers Tomoyoshi Miyazaki and Masami Ohkubo, and Terranigma's sound team Masanori Hikichi, Takako Ochiai, and Miyoko Kobayashi.

See Also

 
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