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Shigeharu Umezaki (梅崎 重治 Umezaki Shigeharu?) (born December 7, 1960) is a Japanese video game producer, director, designer and programmer.

He was one of the directors, designers and main programmers of the Famicom/NES conversions of Contra and Super Contra/Super C.

Career[]

Shigeharu Umezaki joined Konami in April 1983, where he worked as a programmer and producer. In February 1998, he became the CEO of the now-defunct Konami Computer Entertainment Kobe branch (KCEK). His works include the Nintendo Entertainment System versions of Contra, Super C and Life Force, the Ganbare Goemon series (known in America as Legend of the Mystical Ninja), Rakugakids, and some games in the Castlevania series.

In October, 2005 he established GoödFeël Co., Ltd., which is a Japanese video game developer, known for Wario Land: Shake It!, a game that was released for the Wii in 2008.

Trivia[]

  • Mr. Umezaki makes a cameo in an issue of Hiroshi Obi's Ganbare Goemon manga. In it, Goemon enters the Konami building in Kobe, which appears as an electronic fortress, to protest against not being informed about the recent release of Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shōgun Magginesu. The heroes then start playing video games with the producers. Mr. Umezaki wears a topknot on his head, a top and bottom jersey, a haori, and a hakama. He tries to strip Yae naked using his trademark "Hyper Beam", which is shaped like a wireless Super Famicom controller, but the BonBon photographer who was accompanying him steals the controller, and an enraged Yae knocks him down.

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