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Pandora Box (株式会社パンドラボックス) was established in January 1989 and headed by Takeo Iijima (飯島健男), who had previously worked at Koei and helped establish Brain Grey. It initially functioned as the legal entity for Iijima's game design and writing work, and Right Stuff was established in February 1990 as the company's development team consisting of former Glodia staff. Right Stuff was spun off in February 1991 after disagreement between the two companies' management, with Pandora Box subsequently building its own internal development staff. [1]

Much of the development staff left the company around 1999; one group led by Hirohiko Yoshida (吉田博彦) established Acid, while another group led by Katsuhiro Tongu (頓宮勝弘) established Ooparts. Both companies produced consumer titles but are better-known for their PC adult games.

Pandora Box ceased business operations in 2001 following poor sales of the Pandora Max budget game line. [2] The company was succeeded by Shannon, established by Iijima in 2007.


  • My Life My Love: Boku no Yume: Watashi no Negai (planning) (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
Programming, Graphics: Winkysoft
  • Shuffle Fight (JP Publisher: Banpresto)

Game Boy

  • Kinin Koumaroku Oni (co-developed with Winkysoft) (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Magic Knight Rayearth (JP Publisher: Tomy)
  • Magic Knight Rayearth 2nd: The Missing Colors (JP Publisher: Tomy)
  • Oni II: Innin Densetsu (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Oni III: Kuro no Hakaishin (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Oni IV: Kijin no Ketsuzoku (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Oni V: Innin o Tsugumono (JP Publisher: Banpresto)

Mega CD/Sega CD

  • After Armageddon Gaiden: Majuu Toushouden Eclipse (JP Publisher: Sega)
  • Burai: Hachigyoku no Yuushi Densetsu (JP Publisher: Sega)

Nintendo 64

  • Kiratto Kaiketsu! 64 Tanteidan (JP Publisher: Imagineer)
  • Zool: Majuu Tsukai Densetsu (JP Publisher: Imagineer)


  • Burai: Gekan - Kanketsuhen (game design, scenario) (JP Publisher: Riverhillsoft)
  • Burai: Joukan (game design, scenario) (JP Publisher: Riverhillsoft)
  • Wolfish Gallop: Solomon no Isan (JP Publisher: Pandora Box)


  • Catch!: Kimochi Sensation (JP Publisher: Pandora Box)
Voice Recording: Rock'n' Banana
  • Dragon Knights Glorious (JP Publisher: Pandora Box)
  • Gakkou de Atta Kowai Hanashi S (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Gochachiru (JP Publisher: Pandora Box)
  • Motto! Nyan to Wonderful 2 (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Nyan to Wonderful (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Oni Zero: Fukkatsu (JP Publisher: Pandora Box)
  • Rubbish Blazon (JP Publisher: Pandora Box)
  • Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Juuyuushi Inbou Hen (JP Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment)
Sound Programming, Sound Effects: T's Music
  • Sengoku Cyber: Fujimaru Jigokuhen (JP Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment)
Sound Programming, Sound Effects: Foresites Company
  • Shin Sedai Robot Senki: Brave Saga (JP Publisher: Takara)
Some Graphics: Creek & River, Tiny Art; Debugging: Pole To Win
  • Shisha no Yobu Yakata (JP Publisher: Pandora Box)
  • Souten no Shiroki Kami no Kura: Great Peak (JP Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment)

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei Ou (JP Publisher: Takara)
  • Bakumatsu Kourinden Oni (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Battle Soccer 2 (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Battle Soccer: Field no Hasha (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Burai: Hachigyoku no Yuushi Densetsu (JP Publisher: IGS)
  • Gakkou de Atta Kowai Hanashi (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Kidou Butouden G-Gundam (JP Publisher: Bandai)
  • Kishin Kourinden Oni (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Magic Knight Rayearth (JP Publisher: Tomy)
  • Ryuuki Heidan Danzalv (JP Publisher: Yutaka)
  • Soul & Sword (JP Publisher: Zamuse)
  • Traverse: Starlight & Prairie (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • Tsukikomori (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • YamYam (JP Publisher: Bandai)


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