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Grasshopper Manufacture inc.

Grasshopper Manufacture, led by Suda 51, develops many controversial games on various platforms, often incorporating new and interesting graphical elements, such as cel-shading.


About

OverviewGrasshopper Manufacture was founded in 1998 by Goichi Suda, also known as Suda51. The studio has been releasing games since 1999 (notable titles include Killer7 and the No More Heroes series). The company's name originated from the song "Grasshopper" by the Oxford indie band Ride, which Suda listened to obsessively while working on Super Fire Pro Wrestling 3.

Grasshopper recently released Shadows of the Damned, co-developed with EA and Shinji Mikami.

They are currently in the process of developing a number of games including Lollipop Chainsaw (being co-written with James Gunn), Black Knight Sword (being co-developed and published by Digital Reality), Rebuild of Evangelion: Sound Impact and Killer is Dead.

In January 2013, Grasshopper was acquired by GungHo Online Entertainment, in turn owned by Softbank.

GamesTitle

Publisher

Release Year





The Silver Case

ASCII

1999



Flower, Sun, and Rain

Marvelous

2001



Shining Soul II

Sega

2003



Michigan: Report from Hell

Spike

2004



Killer7

Capcom

2005



Silver Case, 25 Ward

Liveware

2005



Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked

Namco Bandai

2006



Contact

Atlus

2006



BLOOD+ One Night Kiss

Bandai

2006



No More Heroes

Ubisoft

2007



Zero 4

Nintendo

2008



No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

Ubisoft

2010



Frog Minutes

Grasshopper Manufacture

2011



Shadows of the Damned

EA

2011



Rebuild of Evangelion: Sound Impact

Namco Bandai

2011



Sine Mora

Microsoft Studios / Digital Reality

2012



Diabolical Pitch

Microsoft Studios

2012



GUILD01

Level-5

2012



Lollipop Chainsaw

WB Games

2012



Black Knight Sword

Digital Reality

2012



Killer is Dead

Kadokawa Games

2013





Headquarters

Chuo City, Tokyo

Company size

Not available

Founded

1998-03-30