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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 assignement was developing a prototype for a vertical scrolling-focused Mario-style platformer, which would serve as the basis of Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic.
Tanabe currently works as the head of Nintendo SPD No. 3, a division of Nintendo focused on assisting coproductions with western developers.
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