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Hiroyuki Kobayashi

Hiroyuki Kobayashi (小林 裕幸 Kobayashi Hiroyuki?), born August 12, 1972 in Nagoya in Japan,[1] is a Japanese video game and anime television series producer and supervisor.[1] He was formerly employed by Capcom for 27 years, best known as the producer and creator of the Sengoku Basara franchise, and is currently part of NetEase Games.[2]


Kobayashi studied computer science at Chukyo University. After graduating, he was hired at Capcom in 1995 as a programmer on the first Resident Evil game.[1] After working as programmer on the sequel and a planner on the first Dino Crisis game, his first producer role was on Dino Crisis 2 in 2000.[1]

Starting with the first Sengoku BASARA game (titled Devil Kings in North America) in 2005, Kobayashi worked as the producer for the video game series as well as a planning supervisor for the various anime adaptations. He was very interested in the Sengoku period and wanted to create an action game inspired by that period.[3]


Kobayashi has worked on a number of video games, including the following (dates given are for the Japanese release). Credits are for producer unless otherwise indicated.

  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica X (associate producer, 2001)
  • Sengoku Basara: Battle Heroes (2009)
  • Sengoku Basara Chronicle Heroes (2011)
  • Project X Zone (Supervision & Cooperation (Devil May Cry Series), 2012)


Kobayashi has also worked on several anime series.

  • Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings (television series, planning supervisor, 2009)
  • Sengoku Basara II (television series, planning supervisor, 2010)


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