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Shinpei Minato is or was a programmer at Team Ninja from the mid 2000s to early 2010s. He engineered Metroid: Other M and Dead or Alive: Dimensions. Before this, he programmed the cloth and hair physics for Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2 and was a level designer for Ninja Gaiden II. Whether he is still involved with the company is unknown.