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Atsushi Saito

From Sega Retro

Atsushi Saito is a graphic designer originally employed at Sega AM3 in January 1994, before transferring to Sega of America three years later. The following October he was named the lead animator at Sonic Team, designing event scenes and player character motions. He remained with the company until January 2008.

Following his departure from Sega he joined Namco Bandai Games as its senior animator, where he remained until November 2010. Other places of employment include Polygon Pictures and Sola Digital Arts.

As of July 2012 he holds the title of Lead Animator at OLM Digital Ink, headquartered in San Francisco.

Production history

  • Rail Chase 2 (1995) — Special Thanks to (as Atsushi Saitoh)
  • Cyber Troopers Virtual-On (Arcade version) (1995) — Graphics (as Atsushi Saitoh)
  • Decathlete (1996) — Graphic Designer
  • Top Skater (1997) — graphic designer
  • Dynamite Cop (Arcade version) (1998) — Main 3D Motion, Demo Scene Artwork
  • Dirt Devils (1998) — Special Thanx (AM R&D Dept. #4) (as Atsushi Saitou)
  • Dynamite Cop (Dreamcast Version) (1999) — Special Effects (DC) (Art Works), 3D Animation (DC) (Arcade) (Art Works), 3D Animation (Arcade) (Art Works), Demo Scene (Arcade)
  • Sonic Adventure 2 (2001) — Event Scene Artist
  • Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (2001) — Event Scene Artist
  • Sonic Heroes (2003) — Player Motion Designer
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (2005) — Character Motion Designer, Event Scene Artist
  • Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 31: Cyber Troopers Virtual-On (2007) — Graphics (as Atsushi Saitoh)
  • NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (2007) — Animator
  • Afro Samurai (2009) — Animator
  • Yakuza 3 (2009) — Designer (Digital Frontier Inc.) (Event Movie Production Assistance) (Production Assistance)
  • Yakuza 4 (2010) — Designer (Digital Frontier Inc.) (Event Movie Production Assistance) (Production Assistance) (Staff)
  • Splatterhouse (PS3 and Xbox 360 Versions) (2010) — Animator
  • Yakuza: Dead Souls (2011) — Artist (Digital Frontier Inc.) (Event Movie Production Support) (Production Support) (Staff)
  • Binary Domain (2012) — Animator (Digital Frontier Inc.) (Event Scene Production) (Production Assistance) (Staff)