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Established August 1989 as simply Beyond, Yokohama, Japan-based Beyond Interactive, Inc. (ビヨンドインタラクティブ株式会社) is a video game development company that has also been involved heavily with localization. (Those products will not be listed here.) Company activity was suspended in August 1992 after founder and CEO Hitoshi Akashi was selected to help establish Electronic Arts Victor. Beyond was restarted in May 1996 after he left EAV.

Research Methods: Actual mentions, interviews (see below), shared credits

Related Interviews: Hitoshi Akashi


  • Big Striker (programming; under subcontract with CP.BRAiN) (Jaleco)


  • Breath: Toiki wa Akaneiro (development) (JP Publisher: Success)
  • Chotto-Aima no Colpile DS (planning, development) (JP Publisher: Success)
  • Enpitsu de Oku no Hosomichi DS (development) (JP Publisher: Success)
  • Hissatsu Kung Fu: Kanji Dragon (development) (JP Publisher: Success)
  • Otoshi Deka: Keiji-san, Watashi ga Yarimashita (development) (JP Publisher: Success)
  • Saga no Gabai Baa-chan DS (planning, development) (JP Publisher: Tryfirst)
  • Tenohira Gakushuu: Chikyuu no Narabe Kata (development) (JP Publisher: Success)
  • Tenohira Gakushuu Zettai Onkan Training DS / Rhythm 'n Notes: Improve Your Music Skills (development) (JP Publisher: Success; US Publisher: Agetec)


  • Delbo [DSiWare] (JP Publisher: Beyond Interactive)


  • Ultimate Soccer (unreleased) (programming, graphics, sound) (Sammy)
Client, Game Design: Aicom

iPhone/iPod Touch

  • Tappy Typing

Mega Drive/Genesis

  • Raiden Densetsu / Raiden Trad (background graphics) (JP Publisher: Micronet; US Publisher: Bignet USA; BR Publisher: Tec Toy)

PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

  • Cyber Dodge (programming) (JP Publisher: Tonkin House)
Direction, Graphics, Sound: Compile


  • E-Jump Shonen Jump
  • Egg (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI)
Some Graphics: Opera House; Music: Mecano Associates
  • Hasha Oorai! Gatan Goton (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI)
Programming?: Mint
  • Zutto Issho (JP Publisher: Toshiba EMI)
Visual Graphics: Studio Hibari

PlayStation 3

  • El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (some planning, some programming, motion effects) (JP/AS/US/EU/AU Publisher: Ignition Entertainment)

Plus e

  • Quiz $ Millionaire (programming conversion from PC)


  • Another Life (Daiichi Life)
Scenario: Siesta


  • Hair Make Magic
  • Let's Sing in English


  • Muzzle Flash (co-developed with Mint) (JP Publisher: Victor Entertainment)
Character Modeling and Motion: Polygon Magic

Xbox 360

  • El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (some planning, some programming, motion effects) (JP/US/EU/AU Publisher: Ignition Entertainment)