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Goichi Suda

NameGoichi Suda
BornJanuary 2, 1968
Nagano, Japan
OccupationDesigner
Director
Writer
Known ForFounder of Grasshopper Manufacture
No More Heroes Series
Years active1993-Present

Goichi Suda - Gameography

Goichi Suda is a Japanese video game designer, writer and director that is commonly known by the pseudonym Suda51. Suda came to be known by the nickname Suda51 which stems from breaking down his given name Goichi into two parts, “go” which translates to “5” and “ichi” which translates to “1”.

Suda began his career with Human Entertainment with the opportunity to direct Super Fire Prowrestling III: Final Bout. He spent five years working for Human where he directed the Twilight Syndrome series and Moonlight Syndrome. After his departure from Human Entertainment, Suda founded Grasshopper Manufacture to have the freedom to create original video game projects.

Grasshopper’s debut game The Silver Case was written, designed and directed by Suda. The game helped establish both Suda and Grasshopper in Japan, however they did not gain international attention until the release of killer7 in 2005, their first title to be released outside of Japan. Suda and Grasshopper established an international reputation with the release of No More Heroes for the Wii.

No More Heroes cemented Grasshopper Manufacture’s position as a high-quality developer in the west and Suda as a well-known game designer. The studio has developed games in collaboration with outside studios such as Nintendo to create Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, while continuing to develop original titles.

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DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1993Super Fire Pro Wrestling 3 Final Bout BoxSuper Fire Pro Wrestling 3 Final BoutSuper FamicomHuman EntertainmentHuman EntertainmentDirectorFighting
Wrestling
1994Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special BoxSuper Fire Pro Wrestling SpecialSuper FamicomHuman EntertainmentHuman EntertainmentDirector
Scenario Writer
Fighting
Wrestling
1996Twilight Syndrome - Search BoxTwilight Syndrome: SearchPlayStation
Nintendo DS
Human Entertainment
Spike
Human Entertainment
Spike
DirectorAdventure
Visual Novel
1996Twilight Syndrome - Investigation BoxTwilight Syndrome: InvestigationPlayStation
Nintendo DS
Human Entertainment
Spike
Human Entertainment
Spike
DirectorAdventure
Visual Novel
1997Moonlight Syndrome BoxMoonlight SyndromePlayStationHuman EntertainmentHuman EntertainmentDirector
Writer
Adventure
1999The Silver Case BoxThe Silver CasePlayStation
Grasshopper ManufactureASCII EntertainmentDirector
Writer
Adventure
Visual Novel
2001Flower, Sun and Rain BoxFlower, Sun, and RainPlayStation 2Grasshopper ManufactureVictor Interactive SoftwareDirector
Writer
Adventure
2002Shining Soul BoxShining SoulGame Boy AdvanceNextech
Grasshopper Manufacture
Sega (JP)
Infogrames (EU)
Atlus (NA)
ProducerAction RPG
2003Shining Soul II BoxShining Soul IIGame Boy AdvanceNextech
Grasshopper Manufacture
Sega (JP)
THQ (EU)
Atlus (NA)
Project Manager
Story Creation & Scenario
Action RPG
2004Michigan - Report from Hell BoxMichigan: Report from HellPlayStation 2Grasshopper ManufactureSpike (JP)
505 Game Street (EU)
Original plan
Producer
Survival Horror
2005killer7 Boxkiller7GameCube
PlayStation 2
Windows
Grasshopper Manufacture
Capcom Production Studio 4
Capcom (GC, PS2)
NIS America (PC)
Director
Designer
Writer
Action-Adventure
Rail Shooter
2005The 25th Ward - The Silver Case BoxThe 25th Ward: The Silver CaseMobile
Windows
MacOS
Linux
PS4
Grasshopper ManufactureGenki
Liveware
Director
Writer
Adventure
Visual Novel
2006Samurai Champloo - Sidetracked BoxSamurai Champloo: SidetrackedPlayStation 2Grasshopper ManufactureNamco BandaiDirector
Writer
Beat 'em up
2006Contact BoxContactNintendo DSGrasshopper ManufactureMarvelous Entertainment (JP)
Atlus (NA)
Rising Star Games (EU)
ProducerRPG
2006Blood+ One Night Kiss BoxBlood+: One Night KissPlayStation 2Grasshopper ManufactureNamco BandaiDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
2007No More Heroes BoxNo More HeroesWiiGrasshopper ManufactureMarvelous Entertainment (JP)
Ubisoft (NA)
Rising Star Games (EU)
Director
Designer
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2008Flower, Sun, and Rain - Murder and Mystery in Paradise BoxFlower, Sun, and Rain: Murder and Mystery in ParadiseNintendo DSh.a.n.d.Marvelous Entertainment (JP/NA)
Rising Star Games (EU)
SupervisorAdventure
2008Fatal Frame - Mask of the Lunar Eclipse BoxFatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar EclipseWiiTecmo
Nintendo SPD
Grasshopper Manufacture
NintendoDirector
Writer
Survival Horror
2010No More Heroes 2 - Desperate Struggle BoxNo More Heroes 2: Desperate StruggleWiiGrasshopper ManufactureUbisoft (NA)
Rising Star Games (EU)
Marvelous Entertainment (JP)
Executive DirectorAction-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2010No More Heroes 1.5 BoxNo More Heroes 1.5ComicGrasshopper ManufactureMarvelous EntertainmentWriterMotion Comic
2011Frog Minutes BoxFrog MinutesiOSGrasshopper ManufactureGrasshopper ManufactureExecutive ProducerPuzzle
2011Shadows of the Damned BoxShadows of the DamnedPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Grasshopper ManufactureElectronic ArtsExecutive Director
Writer
Action
2011Rebuild of Evangelion - Sound Impact BoxRebuild of Evangelion: Sound ImpactPSPGrasshopper ManufactureNamco BandaiCreative ProducerRhythm
2011SdatcherSdatcherRadioGrasshopper ManufactureKonamiWriter
Voice Actor
Radio Drama
2012Sine Mora BoxSine MoraWindows
PlayStation 3
PlayStation Vita
Xbox 360
Grasshopper Manufacture
Digital Reality
Gyroscope Games
Digital RealityExecutive ProducerShoot 'em up
2012Diabolical Pitch BoxDiabolical PitchXbox 360Grasshopper ManufactureMicrosoft StudiosExecutive ProducerAction
Sports
2012Liberation Maiden BoxLiberation MaidenNintendo 3DS
iOS
Grasshopper ManufactureLevel-5Creative DirectorShoot 'em up
2012Lollipop Chainsaw BoxLollipop ChainsawPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Grasshopper ManufactureKadokawa GamesCreative DirectorAction
Hack and Slash
2012No More Heroes - World Ranker BoxNo More Heroes: World RankerAndriod
iOS
Grasshopper Manufacture
DeNA
Marvelous AQLProducerSocial
Action
2012Black Knight Sword BoxBlack Knight SwordPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Grasshopper Manufacture
Digital Reality
Digital RealityExecutive Producer
Writer
Action
Platformer
Metroidvania
2013Killer Is Dead BoxKiller Is DeadWindows
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Grasshopper ManufactureKadokawa GamesExecutive Director
Writer
Action
2013Liberation Maiden SIN BoxLiberation Maiden SINPlayStation 3
PlayStation Vita
5pbLevel-5WriterVisual Novel
2014Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day BoxRanko Tsukigime's Longest DayPlayStation 3Grasshopper Manufacture
Crispy's Inc
Bandai NamcoWriterPlatformer
2015Tokio of the Moon's Shadow BoxTokio of the Moon's ShadowFilmSUDA51SUDA51WriterAnimated Short
2015Kurayami DanceKurayami DanceMangaSUDA51SUDA51WriterManga
2016Let It Die BoxLet It DieWindows
PlayStation 4
Grasshopper ManufactureGungHo Online EntertainmentExecutive DirectorHack and Slash
2017Sine Mora EX BoxSine Mora EXNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Windows
Grasshopper Manufacture
Digital Reality
Gyroscope Games
THQ NordicExecutive DirectorShoot 'em up
2019Travis Strikes Again - No More Heroes BoxTravis Strikes Again: No More HeroesNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Windows
Grasshopper ManufactureGrasshopper ManufactureDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2020Fire Pro Wrestling World (The Vanishing DLC) BoxFire Pro Wrestling World (The Vanishing DLC)PlayStation 4
Windows
ZEX Corporation
Spike Chunsoft
Spike ChunsoftScenario WriterFighting
Wrestling
TBDNo More Heroes IIINo More Heroes IIINintendo SwitchGrasshopper ManufactureGrasshopper ManufactureDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2005killer7 Boxkiller7GameCube
PlayStation 2
Windows
Grasshopper Manufacture
Capcom Production Studio 4
Capcom (GC, PS2)
NIS America (PC)
Director
Designer
Writer
Action-Adventure
Rail Shooter
2007No More Heroes BoxNo More HeroesWiiGrasshopper ManufactureMarvelous Entertainment (JP)
Ubisoft (NA)
Rising Star Games (EU)
Director
Designer
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1993Super Fire Pro Wrestling 3 Final Bout BoxSuper Fire Pro Wrestling 3 Final BoutSuper FamicomHuman EntertainmentHuman EntertainmentDirectorFighting
Wrestling
1994Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special BoxSuper Fire Pro Wrestling SpecialSuper FamicomHuman EntertainmentHuman EntertainmentDirector
Scenario Writer
Fighting
Wrestling
1996Twilight Syndrome - Search BoxTwilight Syndrome: SearchPlayStation
Nintendo DS
Human Entertainment
Spike
Human Entertainment
Spike
DirectorAdventure
Visual Novel
1996Twilight Syndrome - Investigation BoxTwilight Syndrome: InvestigationPlayStation
Nintendo DS
Human Entertainment
Spike
Human Entertainment
Spike
DirectorAdventure
Visual Novel
1997Moonlight Syndrome BoxMoonlight SyndromePlayStationHuman EntertainmentHuman EntertainmentDirector
Writer
Adventure
1999The Silver Case BoxThe Silver CasePlayStation
Grasshopper ManufactureASCII EntertainmentDirector
Writer
Adventure
Visual Novel
2001Flower, Sun and Rain BoxFlower, Sun, and RainPlayStation 2Grasshopper ManufactureVictor Interactive SoftwareDirector
Writer
Adventure
2005killer7 Boxkiller7GameCube
PlayStation 2
Windows
Grasshopper Manufacture
Capcom Production Studio 4
Capcom (GC, PS2)
NIS America (PC)
Director
Designer
Writer
Action-Adventure
Rail Shooter
2005The 25th Ward - The Silver Case BoxThe 25th Ward: The Silver CaseMobile
Windows
MacOS
Linux
PS4
Grasshopper ManufactureGenki
Liveware
Director
Writer
Adventure
Visual Novel
2006Samurai Champloo - Sidetracked BoxSamurai Champloo: SidetrackedPlayStation 2Grasshopper ManufactureNamco BandaiDirector
Writer
Beat 'em up
2006Blood+ One Night Kiss BoxBlood+: One Night KissPlayStation 2Grasshopper ManufactureNamco BandaiDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
2007No More Heroes BoxNo More HeroesWiiGrasshopper ManufactureMarvelous Entertainment (JP)
Ubisoft (NA)
Rising Star Games (EU)
Director
Designer
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2008Fatal Frame - Mask of the Lunar Eclipse BoxFatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar EclipseWiiTecmo
Nintendo SPD
Grasshopper Manufacture
NintendoDirector
Writer
Survival Horror
2010No More Heroes 2 - Desperate Struggle BoxNo More Heroes 2: Desperate StruggleWiiGrasshopper ManufactureUbisoft (NA)
Rising Star Games (EU)
Marvelous Entertainment (JP)
Executive DirectorAction-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2011Shadows of the Damned BoxShadows of the DamnedPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Grasshopper ManufactureElectronic ArtsExecutive Director
Writer
Action
2012Liberation Maiden BoxLiberation MaidenNintendo 3DS
iOS
Grasshopper ManufactureLevel-5Creative DirectorShoot 'em up
2012Lollipop Chainsaw BoxLollipop ChainsawPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Grasshopper ManufactureKadokawa GamesCreative DirectorAction
Hack and Slash
2013Killer Is Dead BoxKiller Is DeadWindows
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Grasshopper ManufactureKadokawa GamesExecutive Director
Writer
Action
2016Let It Die BoxLet It DieWindows
PlayStation 4
Grasshopper ManufactureGungHo Online EntertainmentExecutive DirectorHack and Slash
2017Sine Mora EX BoxSine Mora EXNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Windows
Grasshopper Manufacture
Digital Reality
Gyroscope Games
THQ NordicExecutive DirectorShoot 'em up
2019Travis Strikes Again - No More Heroes BoxTravis Strikes Again: No More HeroesNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Windows
Grasshopper ManufactureGrasshopper ManufactureDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash
TBDNo More Heroes IIINo More Heroes IIINintendo SwitchGrasshopper ManufactureGrasshopper ManufactureDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2002Shining Soul BoxShining SoulGame Boy AdvanceNextech
Grasshopper Manufacture
Sega (JP)
Infogrames (EU)
Atlus (NA)
ProducerAction RPG
2004Michigan - Report from Hell BoxMichigan: Report from HellPlayStation 2Grasshopper ManufactureSpike (JP)
505 Game Street (EU)
Original plan
Producer
Survival Horror
2006Contact BoxContactNintendo DSGrasshopper ManufactureMarvelous Entertainment (JP)
Atlus (NA)
Rising Star Games (EU)
ProducerRPG
2011Frog Minutes BoxFrog MinutesiOSGrasshopper ManufactureGrasshopper ManufactureExecutive ProducerPuzzle
2011Rebuild of Evangelion - Sound Impact BoxRebuild of Evangelion: Sound ImpactPSPGrasshopper ManufactureNamco BandaiCreative ProducerRhythm
2012Sine Mora BoxSine MoraWindows
PlayStation 3
PlayStation Vita
Xbox 360
Grasshopper Manufacture
Digital Reality
Gyroscope Games
Digital RealityExecutive ProducerShoot 'em up
2012Diabolical Pitch BoxDiabolical PitchXbox 360Grasshopper ManufactureMicrosoft StudiosExecutive ProducerAction
Sports
2012No More Heroes - World Ranker BoxNo More Heroes: World RankerAndriod
iOS
Grasshopper Manufacture
DeNA
Marvelous AQLProducerSocial
Action
2012Black Knight Sword BoxBlack Knight SwordPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Grasshopper Manufacture
Digital Reality
Digital RealityExecutive Producer
Writer
Action
Platformer
Metroidvania

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1994Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special BoxSuper Fire Pro Wrestling SpecialSuper FamicomHuman EntertainmentHuman EntertainmentDirector
Scenario Writer
Fighting
Wrestling
1997Moonlight Syndrome BoxMoonlight SyndromePlayStationHuman EntertainmentHuman EntertainmentDirector
Writer
Adventure
1999The Silver Case BoxThe Silver CasePlayStation
Grasshopper ManufactureASCII EntertainmentDirector
Writer
Adventure
Visual Novel
2001Flower, Sun and Rain BoxFlower, Sun, and RainPlayStation 2Grasshopper ManufactureVictor Interactive SoftwareDirector
Writer
Adventure
2005killer7 Boxkiller7GameCube
PlayStation 2
Windows
Grasshopper Manufacture
Capcom Production Studio 4
Capcom (GC, PS2)
NIS America (PC)
Director
Designer
Writer
Action-Adventure
Rail Shooter
2005The 25th Ward - The Silver Case BoxThe 25th Ward: The Silver CaseMobile
Windows
MacOS
Linux
PS4
Grasshopper ManufactureGenki
Liveware
Director
Writer
Adventure
Visual Novel
2006Samurai Champloo - Sidetracked BoxSamurai Champloo: SidetrackedPlayStation 2Grasshopper ManufactureNamco BandaiDirector
Writer
Beat 'em up
2006Blood+ One Night Kiss BoxBlood+: One Night KissPlayStation 2Grasshopper ManufactureNamco BandaiDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
2007No More Heroes BoxNo More HeroesWiiGrasshopper ManufactureMarvelous Entertainment (JP)
Ubisoft (NA)
Rising Star Games (EU)
Director
Designer
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2008Fatal Frame - Mask of the Lunar Eclipse BoxFatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar EclipseWiiTecmo
Nintendo SPD
Grasshopper Manufacture
NintendoDirector
Writer
Survival Horror
2010No More Heroes 1.5 BoxNo More Heroes 1.5ComicGrasshopper ManufactureMarvelous EntertainmentWriterMotion Comic
2011Shadows of the Damned BoxShadows of the DamnedPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Grasshopper ManufactureElectronic ArtsExecutive Director
Writer
Action
2011SdatcherSdatcherRadioGrasshopper ManufactureKonamiWriter
Voice Actor
Radio Drama
2012Black Knight Sword BoxBlack Knight SwordPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Grasshopper Manufacture
Digital Reality
Digital RealityExecutive Producer
Writer
Action
Platformer
Metroidvania
2013Killer Is Dead BoxKiller Is DeadWindows
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Grasshopper ManufactureKadokawa GamesExecutive Director
Writer
Action
2013Liberation Maiden SIN BoxLiberation Maiden SINPlayStation 3
PlayStation Vita
5pbLevel-5WriterVisual Novel
2014Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day BoxRanko Tsukigime's Longest DayPlayStation 3Grasshopper Manufacture
Crispy's Inc
Bandai NamcoWriterPlatformer
2015Tokio of the Moon's Shadow BoxTokio of the Moon's ShadowFilmSUDA51SUDA51WriterAnimated Short
2015Kurayami DanceKurayami DanceMangaSUDA51SUDA51WriterManga
2019Travis Strikes Again - No More Heroes BoxTravis Strikes Again: No More HeroesNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Windows
Grasshopper ManufactureGrasshopper ManufactureDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2020Fire Pro Wrestling World (The Vanishing DLC) BoxFire Pro Wrestling World (The Vanishing DLC)PlayStation 4
Windows
ZEX Corporation
Spike Chunsoft
Spike ChunsoftScenario WriterFighting
Wrestling
TBDNo More Heroes IIINo More Heroes IIINintendo SwitchGrasshopper ManufactureGrasshopper ManufactureDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash