GAME DESIGNER

Naoto Ohshima

1964 - Today

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Naoto Ohshima (大島 直人, Ōshima Naoto) (born February 26, 1964) is a Japanese artist and video game designer best known for designing the Sonic the Hedgehog and Dr. Eggman characters from Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. Although Yuji Naka created the original tech demo around which Sonic's gameplay was based, the character in his prototype was a ball that lacked any specific features. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Naoto Ohshima has received more than 197,384 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Naoto Ohshima is the 44th most popular game designer (down from 33rd in 2019), the 1,551st most popular biography from Japan (down from 1,275th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Japanese Game Designer.

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  • 17

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  • 3.66

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  • 2.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among GAME DESIGNERS

Among game designers, Naoto Ohshima ranks 44 out of 46Before him are Mark Cerny, Ed Boon, Scott Cawthon, Koji Igarashi, Carol Shaw, and Todd Howard. After him are Jens Bergensten, Jordan Mechner, Tim Schafer, Chris Sawyer, Michel Ancel, and Éric Chahi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1964, Naoto Ohshima ranks 505Before him are Magomedsalam Magomedov, Park Joo-bong, Ashot Anastasian, Sékouba Konaté, Lee Evans, and Jim Corr. After him are Osamu Taninaka, Kevin Michael Richardson, Robson da Silva, Shari Headley, Óscar Ramírez, and Miguel Ángel Jiménez.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Naoto Ohshima ranks 1,551 out of 5,560Before him are Takumi Horiike (1965), Erika Sawajiri (1986), Takashi Kuwahara (1948), Saori Hayami (1991), Kazunari Ninomiya (1983), and Shin Koyamada (1982). After him are Haruka Ayase (1985), Osamu Taninaka (1964), Atsuto Uchida (1988), Mike Havenaar (1987), Jin Akanishi (1984), and Masayuki Okano (1972).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In Japan

Among game designers born in Japan, Naoto Ohshima ranks 20Before him are Yoshinori Kitase (1966), Yuji Naka (1965), Kazunori Yamauchi (1967), Yuji Horii (1954), Hideki Kamiya (1970), and Koji Igarashi (1968).

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