Kazunari Yonemitsu

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Kazunari Yonemitsu
BornDecember 22, 1964
Hiroshima, Japan
OccupationGame designer (Former)
Scenario writer (Current)
Notable worksMadou Monogatari 1-2-3

Puyo Puyo

Kazunari Yonemitsu (米光一成, Yonemitsu Kazunari) is a former writer and director for Compile. After his departure in 1992, he helped to found the game company Sting.


Yonemitsu worked on several significant Compile titles such as Madoushi Lulba, Madou Monogatari 1-2-3, and Puyo Puyo. He served as the head of the company's planning department for a time, but left in 1992 due to disagreements with the president.[1]

He went on to help establish Sting Entertainment, but now writes books on game design philosophy and works as a professor at Digital Hollywood University.


Work Title Role Date
Madoushi Lulba 1990[2]
Madou Monogatari 1-2-3 Writer 1990
Puyo Puyo Manager 1991
Madou Monogatari: Fia and the Mysterious School Supervisor November 28, 2024


  • The character Nasu Grave is based on him and his dislike for eggplants.[3]
  • His favorite character in Madou Monogatari: Fia and the Mysterious School is Fia.[4]

External links


  1. Kazunari Yonemitsu's Japanese Wikipedia page
  2. Source needed
  3. Madou Monogatari 123 MSX2 manual - Retrieved March 26th, 2024
  4. Madou Monogatari: Fia and the Mysterious School staff comments, retrieved July 11th, 2024