Kensuke Tanabe

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Kensuke Tanabe
Kensuke Tanabe in the Iwata Asks for Paper Mario: Sticker Star.
Kensuke Tanabe as seen in the Iwata Asks for Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Born January 26, 1963[1]
Super Mario–related role(s) Producer, game designer, manager, executive officer

Kensuke Tanabe (田邊 賢輔) is a Japanese video game developer and producer employed by Nintendo. Tanabe, after graduating from the Visual Concept Planning Department of the Osaka University of Arts, decided to join Nintendo and was first enrolled into Nintendo EAD in 1986. One of his first assignements was developing a prototype for a vertical scrolling-focused Super Mario-style platformer, which would serve as the basis of Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic.[2]

Tanabe currently works as the head of Nintendo EPD Group No. 6, a division of Nintendo focused on assisting coproductions with western developers.

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