|Born||April 7, 1961|
|Alma mater||Osaka Designers' College|
|Occupation(s)||Video game designer, director, producer|
|Years active||1982–2009, 2015–present|
|Employer(s)|| Konami (1982–1983)|
Capcom (1983–1996, 2005–2009)
Tokuro Fujiwara (藤原 得郎, Fujiwara Tokurō, born April 7, 1961), sometimes credited as Professor F or Arthur King, is a Japanese video game designer, involved in the development of many classic Capcom video games. He directed early Capcom titles such as the run-and-gun shooter Commando (1985), the platformers Ghosts 'n Goblins (1985) and Bionic Commando (1987), and the survival horror game Sweet Home (1989). He was also a main producer for the Mega Man series and worked on the CP System arcade game Strider (1989). He also conceived of Resident Evil as a remake of his earlier game Sweet Home, and worked on the game as general producer. , which introduced the Super Famicom platform in 1993. He worked as the general manager of the Capcom Console Games Division from 1988 to 1996.
After working at Capcom for thirteen years, he left the company to form his own studio, Whoopee Camp. His last game was Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection for former employer Capcom. He is notorious for making his titles difficult for the average video game player and strict personality among peers. IGN listed Fujiwara at number 13 in its "Top 100 Game Creators of All Time" list.
|1983||Roc 'N Rope||Director|
|Pirate Ship Higemaru||Director|
|1985||Ghosts 'n Goblins||Director|
|1986||The Speed Rumbler||Director|
|1987||Bionic Commando (Arcade)||Director|
|1988||Bionic Commando (NES)||Director|
|Ghouls 'n Ghosts||Director|
|Mega Man 2||Producer|
|Marusa no Onna||Director|
|Destiny of an Emperor||Producer|
|Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers||Producer|
|Adventures in the Magic Kingdom||Producer|
|Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight||Producer|
|Little Nemo: The Dream Master||Producer|
|Mega Man 3||Producer|
|1991||Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts||Producer|
|The Little Mermaid||Producer|
|Destiny of an Emperor II||Director|
|Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge||Producer|
|Mega Man 4||Producer|
|Mega Man II (Game Boy)||Producer|
|Gargoyle's Quest II||Producer|
|Gold Medal Challenge '92||Producer|
|Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse||Producer|
|Mega Man III (Game Boy)||Producer|
|Mega Man 5||Producer|
|1993||Breath of Fire||Producer|
|Final Fight 2||Producer|
|Mighty Final Fight||Producer|
|Mega Man IV (Game Boy)||Producer|
|Mega Man 6||Producer|
|Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2||Producer|
|Mega Man X||Producer|
|1994||Mega Man Soccer||Producer|
|The Great Circus Mystery starring Mickey & Minnie||Producer|
|X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse||Producer|
|Breath of Fire II||Producer|
|Mega Man X2||Producer|
|Mega Man V (Game Boy)||Producer|
|1995||Mega Man 7||Producer|
|Mega Man X3||Producer|
|Mickey to Donald Magical Adventure 3||Producer|
|Final Fight 3||Producer|
|Hanako Sangakita!! Gakkou no Kowai Uwasa||Producer|
|1996||Resident Evil||General producer|
|1997||Tomba!||Director, producer, art director|
|1999||Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return||Chief producer, game designer|
|2003||Hungry Ghosts||Director, executive producer|
|2006||Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins||Director, planning|
|2008||Bionic Commando Rearmed||Consultant|
|2009||MadWorld||Original game design|
|2021||Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection||Director, game designer|
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