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See also Live Planning, KAZe's predecessor.

KAZe Co., Ltd. (株式会社カゼ) was established on November 15, 1990. [1] It was headed by Junichiro Kawazoe (河副純一郎), a former company director at record firm and game publisher Meldac. [2] The head of development was Norio Nakagata (中潟憲雄), previously a composer at Namco.

Nakagata left in 2002 to start Digifloyd. Other staff led by artist Masakazu Shimizu (清水将和) left the same year to start Bitstep. Digital Pinball series designer Takashi Kobayashi (小林孝志) ran a company called Watermarks (The Book of Watermarks). Other staff, including Digital Pinball staffers Kazunori Nanji (南治一徳), Ichiro Shibata (柴田一郎), and Hiromi Seino (清野博美), left ca. 1999 to form BeXide.

At some point, KAZe Net was started (perhaps it was originally Live Planning?), which provided various services in the business and entertainment fields such as the development of online games and web site development. [3] KAZe and KAZe Net co-existed, with KAZe focused on developing console games [4] [5], but the latter essentially succeeded the former. (KAZe was still listed as an affiliated company on the English KAZe Net site. [6])

KAZe had an office in Los Angeles, KAZe of America, operated by KAZe producer/production manager Emi Akimoto. [7] [8]

Research Methods: Actual mentions, hidden data, online resources


  • Dream Library PC Engine emulator [9]
Developer: Target Laboratory [10]
The former KAZe programmer linked above lists this among his works, but the emulator's splash screen only mentions Target Laboratory and its staff. Did KAZe subcontract this to Target Laboratory?

Game Boy Advance

  • Jurassic Park Institute Tour: Dinosaur Rescue (JP Publisher: Rocket)

Game Boy Color

  • Network Boukenki Bugsite: Alpha (JP Publisher: Smilesoft) [11]
Sound: Target Entertainment
  • Network Boukenki Bugsite: Beta (JP Publisher: Smilesoft)
Sound: Target Entertainment
  • Zok Zok Heroes (JP Publisher: Media Factory) [12]
Sound: Target Laboratory

Mega CD/Sega CD

Other working titles were Real Fighters and Hustle Muscle. Original publisher Sega eventually cancelled the game; this version is incomplete and not officially licensed.


  • Kamen Rider (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Sound: Target Laboratory
  • Kamen Rider Agito (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Sound: Target Entertainment; CG Movies: Sasaharagumi
  • Kamen Rider Kuuga (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Sound: Target Laboratory
  • Kamen Rider V3 (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Sound: Target Laboratory
  • Power Rangers Pinball / Power Rangers Zeo: Full Tilt Battle Pinball (JP/US/EU Publisher: Bandai)
Sound: Target Laboratory
  • Punch the Monkey! Game Edition (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Sound: Target Laboratory

PlayStation 2

  • Akira Psycho Ball (JP/EU Publisher: Bandai)
  • Buile Baku / Detonator (JP Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten; EU Publisher: Midas Interactive Entertainment)
  • Ultraman (production) (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Developer: Bitstep; Sound: Target Entertainment


  • Digital Pinball: Last Gladiators / Digital Pinball / Last Gladiators Digital Pinball (JP Publisher: KAZe; EU Publisher: Sega; US Publisher: Time Warner Interactive)
Sound: Target Laboratory
  • Digital Pinball: Last Gladiators Ver. 9.7 (JP Publisher: KAZe)
Sound: Target Laboratory
  • Digital Pinball: Necronomicon (JP Publisher: KAZe)
Sound: Target Laboratory

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • The King of Rally (JP Publisher: Meldac)
  • Pachi-Slot Monogatari: PAL Kogyo Special (JP Publisher: KSS)
  • Pachi-Slot Monogatari: Universal Special (JP Publisher: KSS)
  • Pachinko Monogatari: Pachi-Slot Moaru Deyo!! (JP Publisher: KSS)
  • Pachinko Monogatari 2: Nagoya Shachihoko no Teiou (JP Publisher: KSS)
  • Super Pinball: Behind the Mask (JP Publisher: Meldac; US/EU Publisher: Nintendo)
  • Super Pinball II: The Amazing Odyssey (JP Publisher: Meldac)
  • Uchuu Race: Astro Go! Go! (JP Publisher: Meldac)