Yoshiro Kimura: a genius and wearer of hats.

Goichi Suda's Grasshopper Manufacture should need no introduction to fans of Japanese gaming: its No More Heroes series has attracted plenty of praise from gamers across the world.

Former Marvelous Entertainment men Yasuhiro Wada and Yoshiro Kimura, while not necessarily such familiar names, have both been behind titles beloved everywhere: Wada-san is credited with creating the Harvest Moon series, with Kimura-san's most notable credit being monarchic masterpiece Little King's Story. Now the three Japanese titans have joined forces, Messrs Wada and Kimura joining Grasshopper, Famitsu reveals.

Wada-san becomes the company's chief operating officer, with Kimura-san taking up a role as chief creative officer; Suda-san remains the company's CEO, and he's clearly thrilled at the dual appointment.

Having these two people join Grasshopper will make us a more sturdily-organized company, and it'll improve our development, technical, and release skills.

Wada and Kimura's years of experience will hopefully help Grasshopper to forge ever onward as a developer of quirky, quality titles.

[source 1up.com]