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Tomoaki Kuroume is a graphic designer and member of Nintendo EAD Users Interface and Effects. Kuroume has designed user interface, effects, characters and printed artwork for numerous games and continues to do so. He created "Japanese text art" for Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, possibly referring to the logos. He is only credited with this role in the Japanese versions of the games, but in North America's version of Echoes he is credited under special thanks.