This article is written from the Real Life point of view Globe
I was at Retro Studios making Metroid Prime 2 and we couldn't find anyone that was bilingual to help me out and I was stuck. Luckily I was able to ask Ikuno-san at Intelligent Systems.

Kensuke Tanabe

Atsushi Ikuno

Atsushi Ikuno (left) with Prime Series producer Kensuke Tanabe.

Atsushi Ikuno is an employee of Intelligent Systems. He was an interpretator and coordinator for Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, an assignment he began as a favor to Kensuke Tanabe, who was producing Echoes and needed a bilingual translator. From there the two formed a partnership that led to the development of Eco Shooter: Plant 530, a first-person shooter game for WiiWare. Ikuno was the director of that title, while Tanabe produced it. Most recently, Ikuno was the director of production for Paper Mario: Color Splash. He has also provided voices for WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! and WarioWare: Twisted!.

Outside of video game development, Ikuno is a competition marksman, which was an asset in the development of Plant 530.

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