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NatsumeAtari, Inc. (ナツメアタリ株式会社) is a publisher and developer based in Kita-ku, Osaka, which also has a development office in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya. The company is currently headed by executive chairman Takashi Matsumoto (松本隆司) and CEO Mitsuhiro Koide (小出光宏). It was originally established on October 20, 1987 [1], as Natsume Co., Ltd. (ナツメ株式会社) in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. The current NatsumeAtari is the result of an October 2013 merger with Atari [2], a company run by Matsumoto that was involved in the development of pachinko and slot machines. [3]

An American branch, Natsume Inc., was established in May 1988 [4] in Burlingame, California. Though it was originally owned by Natsume of Japan, it is now independently owned and operated and has been for most of its existence. [5] It even has its own office in Tokyo, opened in 2013. [6] Tap Entertainment in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, is also an associated company of NatsumeAtari, focusing exclusively on mobile games and software.

In 2015, NatsumeAtari celebrated the release of their 250th title. [7]

Research Methods: Actual mentions, interviews, online resources, shared staff


  • Gyakuten Saiban 123: Naruhodou Selection / Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (JP/US/EU/AU Publisher: Capcom)
  • Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan: Shijou Psi-dai no Psi-nan!? (JP Publisher: Bandai Namco Games)

PlayStation 3

  • Godzilla (JP/AS Publisher: Bandai Namco Games)
  • Sakigake!! Otokojuku: Nihon yo, Kore ga Otoko Dearu! (JP/AS Publisher: Bandai Namco Games)
3D Modelling: Witchcraft

PlayStation 4

  • Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match (JP/AS Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Godzilla (JP/US Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Nanatsu no Taizai: Britannia no Tabibito / The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia (JP/US/EU/AU Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment)
Some 3D Modeling, Sub Scenario: Witchcraft
  • Wild Guns Reloaded (JP Publisher: NatsumeAtari; US/EU/AU Publisher: Natsume Inc.)

PlayStation Portable

  • Ailu de Puzzle (JP Publisher: Capcom)
  • Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces (co-developer) (JP Publisher: Namco)
  • Pop'n Music Portable 2 (JP Publisher: Konami) [8]
  • Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan Kansei (JP/AS Publisher: Bandai)
  • Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan Saisen (AS/JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Tiger & Bunny: On-Air Jack! (JP/AS Publisher: Bandai)
Scenario: Witchcraft
  • Toriko: Gourmet Survival! (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Scenario Support: Witchcraft
  • Toriko: Gourmet Survival! 2 (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Scenario Support: Witchcraft
  • Yuusha 30 / Half-Minute Hero (some music composition) (JP/AS Publisher: Marvelous Entertainment; US Publisher: XSEED Games; EU/AU Publisher: Rising Star Games)
  • Yuusha 30 Second (some music composition) (JP Publisher: Marvelous Entertainment)


  • Wild Guns Reloaded [Steam] (Natsume Inc.)