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Takehiro Izushi (出石 武宏) was a producer at Nintendo, who was the general manager of R&D1 after Gunpei Yokoi's resignation in 1997. Izushi late retired from game development to take a role in the company's general affairs division, after R&D1 was restructured by Satoru Iwata in 2005. Izushi joined Nintendo in 1975 as an engineer, working on the Color TV Game series and Game & Watch games as a programmer. From there, he transitioned to producing many of Nintendo's games, including Metroid Fusion and Metroid: Zero Mission. Izushi was credited under special thanks in Metroid II: Return of Samus, Super Metroid (unused) and Metroid Prime.