Staff of Detective Pikachu Returns

This is a list of staff members who worked on the game Detective Pikachu Returns for the Nintendo Switch, per the game credits. It was published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company and developed by Creatures, Inc. All names are given in Western order.

List of staff

Creatures Inc.

General Producer

  • Hiroyuki Jinnai

Producer

  • Masamichi Anazawa

Director

  • Katsuyoshi Irie

Creative Director

  • Yasunori Yanagisawa

Game Design

  • Akihito Joguchi
  • Tomoyoshi Sugao
  • Hidekazu Masaki
  • Nobuhiro Seya
  • Youta Hirano
  • Yuki Yamada
  • Hiroki Shiraishi
  • Hiromi Murao
  • Kenichi Higeta
  • Miki Obata
  • Hisasto Matsumoto
  • Hiroshi Igarashi
  • Hajime Kuroyanagi
  • Akira Kurasawa
  • Takahiro Ogino

Scenario Direction

  • Hiroyuki Jinnai

Scenario

  • Yasunori Yanagisawa
  • Ayako Arai
  • Keijiro Chonan
  • Keisuke Mizuno
  • Eiichi Nakamura
  • Kentaro Suzuki
  • Misato Nariai

Programming Direction

  • Kenichi Kato

Programming

  • Hisashi Sugiyama
  • Keisuke Kondo
  • Tomofusa Shimamura
  • Wataru Furukawa
  • Jonathan Murphy
  • Shohei Fukami
  • Takuto Yoshimoto

Programming Support

  • Katsunori Orimoto

CG Engineer

  • Takashi Koga

Art Direction

  • Atsushi Watanabe

Art Support

  • Hiroyasu Hosoya
  • Koichiro Wakamatsu

Character Modeling

  • Hidenori Fujita
  • Hitomi Suzuki
  • Tatsuki Sato
  • Haruka Hirono
  • Keisuke Kanto
  • Ayumi Mitsuhashi
  • Shoji Sejima
  • Black Beard Design Studio Inc.
  • STUDIO SLEDGEHAMMER Inc.
  • ModelingCafe Inc.

Field Modeling

  • Norimasa Kawane
  • Keigo Matsuhashi
  • Takeshi Tsuzaki
  • Masayasu Yokose
  • Motoko Toyama
  • Rieko Kano
  • Yuri Iwama
  • Black Beard Design Studio Inc.

Prop Modeling

  • Hisashi Sugimoto
  • Shimpei Ohata

Animation

  • Moe Fujii
  • Orie Watanabe
  • Sae Matsumoto
  • Takatoshi Ozeki
  • Keiko Kato
  • SPARK CREATIVE Inc.

Movie

  • Tatsuhiko Murai
  • Masanari Yogo
  • Takayuki Hirano
  • Yuya Hirota
  • Hayato Kato
  • Tadashi Ohashi
  • Hayate Wada
  • Yasumasa Sekine
  • Mao Yue
  • Chie Nakaizumi
  • Yoshihiro Oba
  • Shinsuke Mukai
  • Tomoya Nishiguchi
  • Hiroshi Watanuki
  • Hiroki Izui
  • Kunihito Ihara
  • Polygon Pictures Inc.
  • Polygon Pictures Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • MIX, Inc.
  • AnimationCafe Inc.

Visual Effects

  • Junichi Baba
  • Shin Naka
  • Hiroki Kubo

UI/UX Design

  • Tomohiro Sonoda
  • Jun Nakata

Pokémon 3D Modeling Art Direction

Pokémon 3D Modeling Support

  • Kengo Nakahiro

Sound Direction

  • Ayumu Ito

Music

Sound Effects

  • Wataru Ishiyama
  • Kazutaka Yamaguchi

Motion-Capture Acting

  • Akira Sugihara
  • Tony Hosokawa
  • Keiichi Wada
  • Yutaka Kambe
  • Masashi Nitta
  • Machiko Ajisaka

Action Coordinator

  • Hidetaka Ichiyama

Utility Stunts

  • Jyunya Matsukami
  • Kazuki Hamatani
  • Nobuhiro Inohara

Motion-Capture Studio Assistance

  • Junichi Higuchi
  • Kenya Miki
  • Takahide Shinohara
  • Kouta Isomura
  • Rina Sawada
  • Yuuka Tomita
  • Daiki Yonezawa
  • Ryo Hasebe
  • Kazuma Horigome
  • Shiori Tagawa
  • Riku Okada
  • Kaori Fujino
  • Mika Matsuo
  • Akari Ito
  • Masatsugu Kusunoki
  • Masashi Imanaka

Character Design

  • Mari Shimazaki
  • Yuriko Matsuda
  • Megumi Mizutani
  • Chifumi Suzuki
  • STUDIO SLEDGEHAMMER Inc.

Concept Art

  • Yusuke Kan
  • Toshiharu Yuda

Development Producer

  • Akiko Kuroda

Product Management

  • Yoshihiro Hatta

Localization Support

  • Takayuki Ito

Testing

  • Norihide Okamura
  • Ayaka Takamura

Special Thanks

  • Tomotaka Komura
  • Muneaki Ozawa
  • Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Aya Murashima
  • Gaku Asakura
  • Haru Saito
  • Hisashi Mori
  • Keita Tsukamoto
  • Kenta Tomoike
  • Masashi Kikuchi
  • MINAMINAMI Take
  • Miyu Yoshioka
  • Mizuki Okita
  • Naoki Kuroshima
  • Seiya Nomoto
  • Tsukasa Tamura
  • Yumeko Kawano
  • Yurino Yamanaka
  • Naoki Miyashita
  • Maiko Shindo
  • Miky Majima
  • Daisaku Nishida
  • Midori Morita
  • Tsuyoshi Takahisa
  • Shinichiro Kameoka
  • Kaiyu Fujimoto
  • RIDDLER, Inc.

Executive Producer

The Pokémon Company

General Producer

Development Producer

  • Kunimi Kawamura

Development Support

  • Tatsuya Ono
  • Makoto Higashi
  • Yuma Ochi

Debug

  • Koji Takiguchi

Artwork

  • Keisuke Kawashima
  • Yasuko Takahashi
  • Kotoko Machida

Chinese Localization

  • Minyu Hsu
  • Izumi Watanabe
  • Mitsuyo Matsunaga

Chinese Translation & Editing

  • Yuwen Wang
  • Endai Liao
  • Huiying Tsai
  • Yuting Tu
  • Yufeng Fan
  • Qing Yun
  • Weihang Jiang
  • Digital Hearts Co., Ltd.

Special Thanks

  • Kenjiro Ito
  • Takanori Sowa
  • Eisuke Kasejima
  • Keiko Mochida
  • Yuya Iwamoto
  • Retsuji Nomoto
  • Gen Fujii
  • Kaisei Okuyama
  • Shoichi Obora
  • Rikiya Watanabe
  • Kazuki Konishi
  • Mizuki Watanabe
  • Mari Tomioka
  • Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Akiko Tsuda
  • Shinsuke Kato
  • Takahiro Shimoyama
  • Kensuke Arai
  • Akifumi Shiobara
  • Yuta Hara
  • Kenichi Arai
  • Misuzu Kanayama
  • Mikiko Negishi
  • Chie Shinno
  • Shinya Saito
  • Rui Itohara
  • Yui Amano
  • Yumiko Onuma
  • Junichiro Matsumoto
  • Kazunori Sugiura
  • Yosuke Senoo
  • Yohei Yamamoto
  • Takayuki Shindo

Japanese Voice Recording

Producer & Director

  • Masafumi Mima

Sound Recording

  • Sayaka Ninomiya
  • Wakaba Kuriyama
  • Yuji Tagami
  • Hideyuki Hachisuka
  • Fuji Yamada

Recording Assistants

  • Masashi Shimada
  • Kana Kubota

Sound Production

  • Tomoko Nakashima
  • Yuuka Taira

Japanese Voice Cast

The Pokémon Company International

English Localization

  • Mikiko Ryu
  • Mayu Todo
  • Yuriko Iwasaki
  • Mika Holzhausen
  • Yosuke Osakabe
  • Mitsumasa Kawano

English Translation

  • Hisato Yamamori
  • Sayuri Munday
  • Laura Bartholomew
  • Alex Small
  • Shawn Williams-Brown
  • Chelsea Inaba
  • Amy Nakao
  • Jonah Mayahara-Miller (AltaSource Group LLC.)

English Editing

  • Kellyn Ballard
  • Rachel Payne
  • Robert Schiotis
  • Dermot Creegan
  • Derk Bramer
  • Robert Ward
  • Akira Vivienne

European Localisation

  • Kaori Aoki
  • Makiko Wakai
  • Suirei Okata
  • Maya Yoshida
  • Ryosuke Kurosaki
  • Yukihiro Takahashi
  • Miki Hosaka-Green
  • Nami Kusumoto
  • Mark Bunting
  • Owen Preece
  • Hideko Russell
  • Ritsuko Oshu
  • Kendra Evans
  • Daniel Heucher
  • Mariona Pera i de Miguel
  • Michael Ecke
  • Diego Figaredo
  • Pierre Gauthier
  • Rei Haberberg
  • Elena Nardo
  • Cyril Schultz

French Language Support

  • Elodie Verpport
  • Matthieu Béthencourt
  • Aymeric Forgit

German Language Support

  • Barbara Schweinzer
  • Carlin Maibach

Italian Language Support

  • Marco Locatelli
  • Silvia De Bellis
  • Marco Sartori
  • Francesca Serci

Spanish Language Support

  • Juan José Leiva Jiménez
  • Enrique Joga Elivra

English & European Localization Support

  • Jeff Hines
  • Robert Colling
  • Marvin Andrews
  • Peter Bagley

English & European Graphic Design

  • Mark Pedini
  • Chris Franc
  • Dan Stephens
  • Emily Uslab

Special Thanks - Localization

  • Kenji Okubo
  • Gaku Susai
  • Taito Okiura
  • Torrie Dorrell
  • Amy Ganster
  • Andy Gose
  • Andy Hartpence
  • Ben Drillat-Wilson
  • Kaoru Otawara
  • Peter Murphy
  • Phaedra Long
  • Randy Le
  • Richie Enticknap
  • Yasuhiro Usui
  • Alison Chyan
  • Reina Nagai

English Voice Recording

Producer

  • Toshifumi Yoshida

Supervising Producer

  • Andy Gose

Production Support

  • Chris Hewitt

Bang Zoom! Entertainment Inc.

Producers

  • Eric P. Sherman
  • Mami Okada
  • Mio Moroe

Production Executive

  • Jonathan Sherman

Casting Supervisor

  • Mami Okada, CSA

Casting Director

  • AJ Gam

English Voice Director

  • Kathy Pilon

ADR Script Writer

  • Kathy Pilon

Project Manager

  • Deidra Angelucci

Production Coordinators

  • Yna Vergara
  • Robert G. Mah

Sound Supervisor

  • Patrick Rodman, CAS

Recording Engineers

  • John Shieh
  • Heidi Hoffman
  • Krystal Holmes

Dialogue Editors

  • John Shieh
  • Isaac Caldas

Audio Operations Supervisor

  • Ismael Yanez

Assistant Audio Engineers

  • Isaac Caldas
  • Samuel Carrillo

Audio Technical Engineers

  • Louis Robles
  • Matt Garcia
  • Marcos Tony Toala

Video Technician

  • Jerald DeVictoria

Data Management

  • Jason Firoe
  • Catherine Nguyen

Spotting

  • Breaugh Olson

English Voice Cast

Additional Voices

  • Wendee Lee
  • Joe Hernandez
  • Edward Bosco
  • Patrick Seitz
  • Brent Mukai
  • Kayli Mills
  • Emi Lo

Pokémon Korea, Inc.

Korean Translation & Editing

  • Mihwa Choi
  • Jieun Byun
  • Youngjun Park
  • Dongun Pak
  • Jooyeon Han
  • Byunghun Bae
  • Yoojin Kwon

Korean Artwork

  • Eunbi Jo

Special Thanks

  • Jaiboem Lim
  • Jinye Lee

Nintendo of Europe GmbH

Localisation Producers

  • Dario De Leo
  • Patrick Thorenz
  • Saskia Doorschodt
  • Julia Bambach

European Translation

  • Roby Liebetruth
  • Grace Yon
  • David Caussèque
  • Clara Duvert--Chenebert
  • Laurent Godinot
  • Gurvan Le Guen
  • Mirko Capocelli
  • Valeria Castellino
  • Marco Morbin
  • Alessandro Pagano
  • Sven Pötzl
  • Benedikt Grosser
  • Sebastian Brück
  • Martina Deimel
  • José Manuel Malagón León
  • Alfonso Díaz Jiménez
  • Blanca Hueso Taulés
  • Enrique Sánchez Rosa
  • Jónatan Marcos Millán

European Quality Assurance

  • Jesús Gutiérrez Cuadra
  • J. Ignacio León López
  • Andrew Hall
  • Olivier Jacquemin-Guillaume
  • Stéphane Zussy
  • Mathieu Springinsfeld
  • Laurence Uhlen
  • Ahmed Bounouar
  • Alessandro Crosa
  • Veronica Casi
  • Matteo Marras
  • Daniele Albrito
  • Christina Stoffel
  • Peter Eiselt
  • Zoran Tasevski
  • Edwin Kirschenmann
  • Sascha Michalke
  • Ibon Díez Maeztu
  • Jorge Heras García
  • David Martín Navarro
  • Raúl Guerrero Plaza
  • Jesús Gordo Martín

Nintendo of America Inc.

North American Localization Support

  • Lauren Ammerman
  • Kris Copeland
  • Raymond Elliget
  • Nicko Gonzalez
  • Sara Hoad
  • Yoriko Marusich
  • Emily Minakata
  • Kendra Nastalski
  • Carolina Quesada
  • Ludovic Tientcheu Ponkin

Special Thanks - Localization

  • Michael Bales
  • Mary Rayes
  • Thomas Candland

Product Testing

  • Tomo Ishiyama
  • Daijiro Imoto
  • Tomoko Mikami
  • Andy Kolden
  • Pat Wells
  • Makiko Szolas
  • Tom Hertzog
  • Kathy Huguenard
  • Frances Eckrich
  • Christopher Gordon
  • Product Testing Technicians

Nintendo of Korea Co., Ltd.

Korean Localization Support

  • Hyokjin Jung
  • Dongyeon Kim
  • Jihyuen Yoo
  • Suzy Do

Korean Testing & Quality Assurance

  • Eodo Lee
  • DIGITAL HEARTS Seoul Co., Ltd.

Nintendo (Hong Kong) Limited Taiwan Branch

Traditional Chinese Localization Support

  • Zhonglong Wang
  • Wei-Ming Chen
  • Eiju Umemura

iQue (China) Ltd.

Simplified Chinese Localization Support

  • Misa Matsumoto
  • Ming Xu

Chinese Product Testing

  • Yijun Chen
  • DIGITAL HEARTS (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • Digital Hearts Linguitronics Taiwan Co., Ltd.

Mario Club Co., Ltd.

Testing

  • Ikuri Matsuo
  • Emi Kashiuda
  • Takuya Inoue
  • Shinya Sasaki
  • Motoki Nakajima

Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Coordinators

  • Masahiro Shiotani
  • Noriko Nakagawa
  • Toru Osawa

Technical Support

  • Koichiro Hirano

Special Thanks

  • Tomoko Nakayama

Project Manager

  • Toyokazu Nonaka

Producers

  • Akira Kinashi
  • Shinya Saito

Very Special Thanks

Pokémon Original Director

General Producer

  • Shinya Takahashi

Executive Producer

Executive Producer


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