Fukio Mitsuji

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Fukio Mitsuji (三辻富貴朗) (born 1960), also known as "MTJ," was a game designer and graphic designer best known for creating Bubble Bobble and Rainbow Islands at Taito. He later started his own game design school, MTJ Game Designer's School. [1] He died on December 11, 2008. [2]

Game list

At Taito

  • Super Dead Heat (AC) (game designer, character designer) (1985) [3]
  • Bubble Bobble (AC) (game designer, character designer) (1986)
  • Halley's Comet (AC) (1986)
  • Riku Kai Kuu Saizensen / Land Sea Air Squad / Storming Party (AC) (1986)
  • Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 (AC) (story, game designer, graphic designer) (1987)
  • Syvalion (AC) (game designer, graphic designer) (1988)
  • Volfied (AC) (game designer, graphic designer) (1989)


  • Omega Fighter (AC) (1989) [Dev: UPL] [4]
  • Sybubblun (X68) (director, graphic designer, map editor) (1990) [Dev: Dempa]
  • Magical Castle Popils / Popils: The Blockbusting Challenge (FC/GG/PCE) (game designer) (1991, FC/PCE versions unreleased) [Dev: Tengen (Japan)]
  • SegaSonic Bros. (AC) (game designer) (1992, unreleased)
  • Star Trader (X68) (graphic designer, map designer) (1992) [Dev: M.N.M Software]
  • Tinkle Pit (AC) (1993) [5] [Dev: Namco]
  • Kyuukyoku!! PC Genjin / Bonk's Adventure / B.C. Kid (AC) (game designer) (1994) [Dev: Kaneko]
Credited under the name "Jun Mizutani," which is also the name under which he wrote columns for Gamest (MizuTani Jun). [6]
  • The Soda Kids (GEN/SNES) (total adviser) (1994, unreleased) [Dev: CP.BRAiN]