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Hiroji Kiyotake

Hiroji Kiyotake (born December 21, 1960) is a video game artist working for Nintendo. He designed the characters of Wario from the WarioWare series and Samus Aran from the Metroid series. In the original Metroid, he is credited as Kiyotake. He is also the director of multiple Nintendo games, such as Metroid II: Return of Samus, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. He was also involved in the graphic design for Return of Samus.[1]


  1. ^ Famicom Disk System: The More You Play It, the More You'll Want to Play. Nintendo Dream (Translated by Metroid Database). Retrieved on 2011-11-16.