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Keiji Inafune was the head of Research & Development and Online Business at Capcom, best known as the illustrator and co-designer of the character Mega ManMega Man: Official Complete Works. Udon Entertainment Corp.. December 23, 2009. p. 6. and producer of Onimusha and Dead Rising video game series. In most game credits, he uses the name "INAFKING". Characters from the Street Fighter and Mega Man series have become some of the most well-known and recognizable video game characters, making Keiji Inafune a large part of Capcom's success. In October 2010, Keiji Inafune retired from Capcom.The Mega Man Network: Keiji Quits


About the creation of Mega Man[]

During a special event at TGS 2007, Inafune revealed that he was not responsible for the creation of Mega Man himself. "I'm often called the father of Mega Man, but actually, his design was already created when I joined Capcom," he explained. "My mentor [at Capcom], who was the designer of the original Mega Man, had a basic concept of what Mega Man was supposed to look like. So I only did half of the job in creating him. I didn't get to completely design a Mega Man [protagonist] from scratch until Zero (Mega Man X, SNES). Back when the SNES was coming out, I was asked to give Mega Man a redesign, so I created this character. But I realized that this design wouldn't be accepted as Mega Man, so I had another designer create the new Mega Man, and I worked on Zero to release him as the 'other main character' that would steal all the good scenes!"

Capcom Works[]

Inafune has been credited for more than just an illustrator of the Mega Man games; he has also been involved in the production, design, support, and graphics of various other titles.

Rockman/Mega Man[]

Note: Keiji Inafune has not been involved directly with some iterations of the Mega Man series (such as Mega Man X6 and Mega Man X: Command Mission).

Original Rockman/Mega Man series[]

  • Mega Man -- Character Designer
  • Mega Man 2 -- Character Design
  • Mega Man 3 -- Sub Planning and Character Design
  • Mega Man 4 -- Planner, Special Designer
  • Mega Man 5 -- Object Designer, Adviser
  • Mega Man 6 and Mega Man 7 -- Object Designer
  • Mega Man 8 and Mega Man & Bass -- Producer
  • Mega Man's Soccer -- Illustration (uncredited)
  • Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters -- Special Thanks
  • Mega Man: Battle & Chase -- Producer
  • Mega Man Powered Up -- Executive Producer
  • Mega Man 9 -- Producer and Character Designer (Splash Woman and Plug Man)
  • Mega Man 10 -- Producer

Rockman X/Mega Man X[]

  • Mega Man X, Mega Man X2 and Mega Man X3 -- Character Design, Illustrations (uncredited)
  • Mega Man X4 -- Producer
  • Mega Man X5, Mega Man X7, Mega Man X8, Mega Man Xtreme and Mega Man Xtreme 2 -- Special Thanks
  • Mega Man Maverick Hunter X -- Executive Producer

Other Rockman Series (Producer)[]

  • Rockman Zero/Mega Man Zero -- Producer
  • Rockman DASH/Mega Man Legends -- Producer
    • The Misadventures of Tron Bonne -- Game Concept, Producer
  • Rockman.EXE/Mega Man Battle Network -- Producer
  • Mega Man ZX -- Producer
  • Mega Man Star Force -- Producer

Other games[]

  • Street Fighter -- Graphic Designer
  • Pro Yakyuu? Satsujin Jiken! (Professional Baseball Murder Mystery) -- Graphic Designer
  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers -- Graphic Designer
  • DuckTales -- Graphic Designer
  • Capcom Barcelona '92 -- Graphic Designer
  • Breath of Fire -- Character Design, Illustrations
  • Capcom Fighting Evolution -- Executive Producer
  • Shadow of Rome -- Executive Producer
  • Black Cat -- Executive Producer
  • The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap -- Producer
  • Final Fight: Streetwise -- Very, Very Special Thanks
  • Lost Planet: Extreme Condition -- Original Story, Executive Producer
  • Resident Evil 2 -- Promotion Producer
  • Resident Evil 4 -- Executive Producer (PS2 version)
  • Dead Rising -– Producer
  • Street Fighter IV –- Executive Producer
  • Bionic Commando (2009) -– Executive Producer
  • Super Street Fighter IV -– Executive Producer
  • Dark Void -– Executive Producer
  • Lost Planet 2 –- Executive Producer
  • Dead Rising 2 -– Executive Producer
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective -– Executive Producer
  • Asura's Wrath –- Executive Producer
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney/Apollo Justice -- Executive Producer
  • Onimusha Warlords and Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny -- Producer
  • Onimusha Blade Warriors, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege and Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams -- Executive Producer
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds -- Executive Producer


  • Onimusha -- Writer (2011 film)
  • Zombrex: Dead Rising Sun -- Director

Comcept and Intercept Works[]

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