Grasshopper Manufacture inc.

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    Grasshopper Manufacture, led by Suda 51, develops many controversial games on various platforms, often incorporating new and interesting graphical elements, such as cel-shading.

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    Grasshopper Manufacture was founded in 1998 by Goichi Suda, also known as Suda51. The studio has been releasing games since 1999 (notable titles include Killer7 and the No More Heroes series). The company's name originated from the song "Grasshopper" by the Oxford indie band Ride, which Suda listened to obsessively while working on Super Fire Pro Wrestling 3.

    Grasshopper recently released Shadows of the Damned, co-developed with EA and Shinji Mikami.

    They are currently in the process of developing a number of games including Lollipop Chainsaw (being co-written with James Gunn), Black Knight Sword (being co-developed and published by Digital Reality), Rebuild of Evangelion: Sound Impact and Killer is Dead.

    In January 2013, Grasshopper was acquired by GungHo Online Entertainment, in turn owned by Softbank.


    TitlePublisherRelease Year
    The Silver CaseASCII1999
    Flower, Sun, and RainMarvelous2001
    Shining Soul IISega2003
    Michigan: Report from HellSpike2004
    Silver Case, 25 WardLiveware2005
    Samurai Champloo: SidetrackedNamco Bandai2006
    BLOOD+ One Night KissBandai2006
    No More HeroesUbisoft2007
    Zero 4Nintendo2008
    No More Heroes 2: Desperate StruggleUbisoft2010
    Frog MinutesGrasshopper Manufacture2011
    Shadows of the DamnedEA2011
    Rebuild of Evangelion: Sound ImpactNamco Bandai2011
    Sine MoraMicrosoft Studios / Digital Reality2012
    Diabolical PitchMicrosoft Studios2012
    Lollipop ChainsawWB Games2012
    Black Knight SwordDigital Reality2012
    Killer is DeadKadokawa Games2013

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