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Creansmaerd Co., Ltd. (株式会社クレアンスメアード) is an information technology company in Ome, Tokyo. Kazuo Kikuchi (菊池一夫) is the CEO. It was founded as Nihon Application Co., Ltd. (日本アプリケーション株式会社) on December 12, 1985. Game development began in April 1992. The company name was changed in December 2005. [1]

Staff included former Falcom programmer Yoshio Kiya (木屋善夫).

Research Methods: Actual mentions, online resources, print

As Nihon Application

FM Towns

  • Die Gekirin (JP Publisher: Nihon Application)
  • Gekirin: Ushinawareshi Houken (JP Publisher: Nihon Application)
Sound: DSP


  • Hotoponpa (JP Publisher: Nihon Application)


  • Last Imperial Prince (JP Publisher: NEC)
Music: DSP; Sound Effects: Half H·P Studio
According to Yoshio Kiya in The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Volume 3, the game was originally being developed by a team at Technos Japan. After Technos went bankrupt, the team continued working on it at Nihon Application, but eventually gave up. Kiya was brought in to finish it. He also ported it to Windows.


  • Engacho! (JP Publisher: Nihon Application)
Music/Sound Effects: Manual of Errors Artists

Super Famicom/Super NES

  • DunQuest: Majin Fuuin no Densetsu (JP Publisher: Technos)
Sound: DSP


  • Die Gekirin (JP Publisher: GameBank)
  • Die Gekirin II (JP Publisher: GameBank)
  • Die Gekirin III (JP Publisher: GameBank)
  • Gekirin (JP Publisher: Nihon Application)
  • Hotoponpa (JP Publisher: Nihon Application)
  • Last Imperial Prince (JP Publisher: NEC)


  • Engacho! for WonderSwan (JP Publisher: Nihon Application)
Music/Sound Effects: Manual of Errors Artists

As Creansmaerd


  • Engacho!