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Metro Corporation (株式会社メトロ) was established May 15, 1987 in Osaka, Japan and headed until 2013 by Tokutetsu Kanemitsu (金光德哲). In addition to its main Osaka office, the company also operates a Tokyo development office, which was established in 1996 with of a team of former Konami TYO staff. It also has a CG production office in South Korea called Metro Soft Seoul [1], established February 2013 and headed by Tsunenari Yada (矢田凡成).

Over the years, Metro has also had development offices in Okinawa (1995-2008), Nagoya (2003-2008), and Sapporo (2005-2007). Little is known about Metro's activity prior to 1992; it is unknown whether they were involved in game development in the first years of their existence.

Research Methods: Actual mentions, online resources, code comparisons


  • Earthpedia (JP Publisher: Gakken)


  • HOLE.
  • Steam Junk: Journey.
  • Yuusha Itadaki Delicious


  • Bakunetsu Fighter Gear Robo [Metro Game Pocket] (Metro)
  • Bal Cube (Metro)
  • Bang Bang Ball (Banpresto)
  • Bust A Groove 2: Dance Tengoku Mix (Metro)
  • Chougattai Gigajuu / Super Fusion Dinosaur [Metro Game Pocket] (Metro)
  • Daikaijuu Battle: Ultra Monsters [Data Carddass] (Bandai)
  • Daikaijuu Battle: Ultra Monsters Neo [Data Carddass] (Bandai)
  • Daikaijuu Rush: Ultra Frontier [Data Carddass] (Bandai)
  • Dharma Doujou (Metro)
  • Digimon Xros Wars: Super Digica Taisen: General Strikers [Data Carddass] (Bandai)
  • GAHAHA Ippatsu-dou (Namco)
  • GAHAHA Ippatsu-dou 2 (Namco)
  • GunMaster (Metro)
  • The [email protected] (Namco)
  • Jong Space / Gekitoride (Metro)
  • Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride [Data Carddass] (Bandai)
  • Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbarising [Data Carddass] (Bandai)
  • Kao Chen Battle: Ganmen Grand Prix [Metro Game Pocket] (Metro)
  • Last Fortress: Toride (Metro)
  • Mouse Shooter GoGo (Metro)
  • Pang Pom's (Metro)
  • PK Battle! Beast Kicker [Metro Game Pocket] (Metro)
  • Poitto! (Able)
  • PuRuRun (Banpresto)
  • Puzzli (Banpresto)
  • Robodachi: Hacha Mecha Daigassen [Metro Game Pocket] (Metro)
  • Sky Alert (Metro)
  • Toride II (Metro)
  • Toride II: Adauchi Gaiden (Metro)
  • Truck Kyousoukyoku (Namco)
  • Tsukkomi Yousei Gips: Nice Tsukkomi (Namco)
  • Youkai Watch: Tomodachi Ukiukipedia [Data Carddass] (Bandai)
  • Youkai Watch Busters: Tekkigun [Data Carddass] (Bandai)
  • Yuujou Souchaku! Buttoburst (Bandai Namco)


  • Bomberman Jetters (JP Publisher: Hudson; US Publisher: Majesco)


  • HOLE.
  • iLikeHair!
  • Kamen Rider AR Carddass (Bandai)
  • Mamepopi
  • Steam Junk: Journey.
  • Yuusha Itadaki Delicious


  • Aero Dive / Skydiving Extreme (JP Publisher: Banpresto; US Publisher: Natsume)
  • Air Race Championship (JP Publisher: Xing)
  • Bass Tsuri ni Ikou! (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Bomberman / Bomberman: Party Edition (JP Publisher: Hudson; US Publisher: Vatical Entertainment; EU Publisher: Virgin Interactive)
  • Bomberman Wars (JP Publisher: Hudson)
  • BursTrick Wake Boarding!! / Simple 1500 Series Vol. 83: The Wake Board (JP Publisher: Metro, D3 Publisher; US Publisher: Natsume)
  • Bust A Move / Bust A Groove (JP Publisher: Enix; US Publisher: 989 Studios; EU Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment)
Opening Movie, Stage Graphics: Frame Graphics; Motion Capture: Imagica
  • Bust A Move 2: Dance Tengoku Mix / Bust A Groove 2 (JP/US Publisher: Enix)
Graphics: Frame Graphics; Motion Capture: Sakuratei Studio
  • Reciproheat 5000 / Bravo Air Race / Air Race (JP Publisher: Xing; US/EU Publisher: THQ)
?: Marks
  • Sengoku Mugen (opening movie) (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Ultraman: Fighting Evolution (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Vadims (JP Publisher: Softbank)
Production: ITC

PlayStation 2

  • Bomberman Jetters (JP Publisher: Hudson) [2]
  • Britney's Dance Beat (US/EU Publisher: THQ; JP Publisher: Sega)
Additional Animation: Rainbow Studios
  • Dance Summit 2001: Bust A Move (JP Publisher: Enix)
Stage Design, Movies: Frame Graphics
  • Simple 2000 Series Vol. 4: The Double Mahjong Puzzle: Jong Space / Gekitoride (JP Publisher: D3 Publisher)
  • Truck Kousoukyoku: Ai to Kanashimi no Rodeo (JP Publisher: Metro)
  • Tsukiyo ni Saraba / 10.000 Bullets (JP Publisher: Taito; EU Publisher: 505 GameStreet)
Planning, Production: Blue Moon Studio; Some Programming: Taito; Motion Capture: Links DigiWorks; Cutscenes: buildup, Ginga; Music: Procyon Studio; Sound: Desert Productions
  • Ultraman: Fighting Evolution 2 (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Ultraman: Fighting Evolution 3 (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Ultraman: Fighting Evolution Rebirth (JP Publisher: Banpresto)

PlayStation Portable

  • The [email protected] SP: Missing Moon (JP Publisher: Namco)
  • The [email protected] SP: Perfect Sun (JP Publisher: Namco)
  • The [email protected] SP: Wandering Star (JP Publisher: Namco)
  • Jitsuwa Kaidan "Shinmimi Bukuro" Ichi no Shou (JP Publisher: Metro)
  • Ultraman: All-Star Chronicle (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Scenario: Lambda Planning; Debugging: Kinsha
  • Ultraman: Fighting Evolution 0 (JP Publisher: Banpresto)


  • Bomberman Wars (JP Publisher: Hudson)
  • Daitoride (JP Publisher: Metro)
  • Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo: Hoshimitou Kanashimi no Fukushuuki (JP Publisher: Hudson)
Sound Programming: Interrupt

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • Dharma Doujou (JP Publisher: Den'Z)
  • Honkaku Shougi: Fuuunji Ryuuou (JP Publisher: Virgin)
Graphics: Aisystem Tokyo
  • Honke Sankyo Fever: Jikki Simulation (under subcontract w/ Japan Vistec?) (JP Publisher: Den'Z)
  • Honke Sankyo Fever: Jikki Simulation 2 (under subcontract w/ Japan Vistec?) (JP Publisher: Boss Communications)
  • Honke Sankyo Fever: Jikki Simulation 3 (under subcontract w/ Japan Vistec?) (JP Publisher: Boss Communications)
  • Mahou Poi Poi Poitto! (JP Publisher: Takara)
  • Shougi Sanmai (JP Publisher: Virgin)
  • Super Gomoku Shougi (JP Publisher: Nichibutsu)
  • Super Kyoutei (JP Publisher: Nichibutsu)
  • Super Kyoutei 2 (JP Publisher: Nichibutsu)
  • Super Tekkyuu Fight! (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Toride (JP Publisher: Takara)


  • Daikaijuu Battle: Ultra Coliseum (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Daikaijuu Battle: Ultra Coliseum DX: Ultra Senshi Daishuuketsu (JP Publisher: Bandai)


  • Junk Metal (JP Publisher: Square Enix)
  • Seal Online: Trading Card Game (JP Publisher: Sammy Networks)