Junichi Murakami

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Junichi Murakami (村上 純一, Murakami Junichi) is a game designer, director, and producer. Mostly known for his work on the Castlevania series of video games for Konami, Murakami is now a director for the upcoming Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.

History

Castlevania

Murakami had worked at Konami since at least 1994, being credited in the Sega CD and Mega Drive game Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters, as well as Animaniacs for the Sega Genesis. His first involvement in the Castlevania series would come with minor credits for both Castlevania: Symphony of the Night in 1997, and Castlevania Chronicles in 2001.

In 2003, Murakami would hold the role of director for the Game Boy Advance game Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. He would also serve as director for the 2006 Castlevania Double Pack which bundled the game with Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance.

Other works

Murakami would receive a special thanks credit from the US localization team for Suikoden V in 2006. He also served as director and producer on the game OZ (Sword of Etheria outside Japan) in 2005.

His last recorded Konami credit was as producer for the 2009 crossover fighting game Sunday vs Magazine: Shūketsu! Chōjō Daikessen.

Post-Konami work

On July 24th, 2020, Murakami was revealed as a producer and art director for the upcoming title Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.

Works

Game Role Releases Platform
Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters Special Thanks 1994 Sega Mega Drive, Sega CD
Animaniacs Graphic Designer 1994 Sega Mega Drive
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Special Thanks 1997 PlayStation
Castlevania Chronicles Special Thanks 2001 PlayStation
OZ Producer, Director 2005 PlayStation 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare Special Thanks 2005 GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow Director 2006 Game Boy Advance
Castlevania Double Pack Director 2006 Game Boy Advance
Suikoden V Special Thanks 2006 PlayStation 2
Elebits Special Thanks 2006 PSP
Sunday vs Magazine: Shūketsu! Chōjō Daikessen Producer 2009 PSP
Hero Bank Producer 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Graphic Design Supervisor 2022 Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Producer, Art Director 2023 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5