Video Game Designer
Who is Goichi Suda?
Goichi Suda, also known as Suda 51, is the CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture and a former designer at Human Entertainment. The "51" in his nickname, Suda51, is a pun on his given name. In Japanese, "Go" means 5 and "ichi" means 1. His works include Moonlight Syndrome, The Silver Case, Flower, Sun and Rain, Michigan, killer7, the No More Heroes series, Shadows of the Damned and most recently, Lollipop Chainsaw and Killer is Dead. He has been called an "auteur" video game director.
Suda and his studio also frequently collaborate with other developers, including creating the story sequences for the Wii title Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, Suda's involvement in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and a radio drama prequel to Snatcher with Hideo Kojima titled Sdatcher.
In August 2008, Electronic Arts announced a deal to publish Shadows of the Damned, an action horror game developed by Grasshopper in conjunction with Q Entertainment. The game was directed by Suda and produced by Shinji Mikami with music composed by Akira Yamaoka, and was released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in June 2011.