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Nightshade
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): PlayStation 2
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sony PlayStation 2
JP
¥6,980 (7,329)[1] SLPM-65447
Sony PlayStation 2
US
$49.95[2] SLUS-20810
Sony PlayStation 2
UK
£? SLES-52238
Sony PlayStation 2
FR
SLES-52238
Sony PlayStation 2
DE
SLES-52238
Sony PlayStation 2
ES
SLES-52238
Sony PlayStation 2
IT
€? ?
Sony PlayStation 2
KR
₩? ?



Nightshade, known as Kunoichi (Kunoichi -忍-) in Japan is a PlayStation 2 game developed by WOW Entertainment and published by Sega. It is an entry in the Shinobi series of games, and is a direct sequel to Shinobi. Unlike other games in the series, the player controls a female ninja named Hibana.

Production credits

  • Voice Cast
    • Hibana: Atsuko Tanaka
    • Onibi: Wataru Takagi
    • Hisui: Chiwa Saito
    • Kazaguruma/Narration: Unsho Ishizuka
    • Countdown Announce: Mami Kosuge
    • Agent: Isshin Chiba
    • Kurohagane α/Soldier Leader: Toshitsugu Takashina
    • Kurohagane F: Hiroshi Iida
    • Kurohagane β: Masao Harada
    • Jimushi: Ikuya Sawaki
  • Voice Talent Staff
    • Hibana: K.Swenson
    • Hisui/Countdown Warning: E.Cahill
    • Jimushi: A.Chriest
    • Kazaguruma/Commander: T.Enos
    • Kurohagane/Narration: C.Robertson
    • Onibi: K.Miller
    • Agent: I.Cross

Director: Masahide Kobayashi

Designers
  • Main/Character: Kazutaka Karashima
  • Maps: Kaichi Satoh, Takanobu Yoshino, Takumi Kataoka, Jin Kobayashi, Masayuki Inoue, Shinichirou Inoue
  • Enemies: Keisuke Suzuki, Shinji Motoyama
  • Cutscenes: Kenji Matsumura
Programmers
  • Main: Tsutomu Matsuo
  • Maps: Atsushi Kobata, Takeshi Suzuki
  • Character (Player): Yoshiji Kosaka
  • Character (Enemy/Boss): Yuichi Ogawa, Hiroyuki Eguchi, Akira Suzumura, Ryouichi Sakamaki, Yoshiji Kosaka, Motohiko Hayashi, Mitsugu Hara, Takeshi Suzuki, Kenji Osawa
  • Cutscenes: Mitsugu Hara
  • Interface: Motohiko Hayashi
  • Technical Support: Kazuhiro Matsuta, Hideo Ikeuchi, Tatsuhiro Oshii, Hisao Koba, Daisuke Sakai, Fumihito Kondo
Artists
CG Movies
  • Movie Director: Tamotsu Kushibe
  • Movie Leader: Kiminori Kusano
  • CG Artist: Satoshi Tomatsu, Mamoru Ota, Masaya Shiraishi, Hidenosuke Abe, Takeshi Matsuura, Naozumi Yamaguchi, Tatsuya Yabuta, Takeshi Inaba, Daisuke Kobayashi
  • CG Character Modeler: Hiroaki Ichikawa
  • Script (Cooperation): Katsuhito Gotoh, Shunsuke Ozawa, Kazutaka Karashima, Naoki Shimada, Koki Mogi, Masahide Kobayashi
  • Cutscene Storyboarding: Naozumi Yamaguchi, Tatsuya Yabuta
  • Web Support: Masakatu Watanabe
Motion Capture Staff
  • Japan Action Enterprise Co. Ltd.
    • Action Director: Yuta Morokaji
    • Chief Manager: Hiromiti Suzuki
  • Motion Capture Cast
    • Hibana: Miwa Hashiguchi
    • Jimushi/Kurohagane: Kazutoshi Yokoyama
    • Onibi: Hikaru Takahashi
    • Hisui: Hitomi Hiraki
    • Kazaguruma/Narration: Arata Okumiyama
    • Safety: Manabu Kato
    • Setting Safety: Eiichi Takagi
    • Motion Capture Studio Staff
  • Sega Motion Capture Studio: Hans van Veenendaal, Takeo Iwata, Hiroshi Tanaka
  • Visual Science Laboratory, Inc. Motion Capture Studio dynamo: Nobuyoshi Ono, Hiroshi Hirokawa, Hiroko Masuda
  • Sound: Wave Master Inc.
  • English Voice Over Recordings by: Webtone Productions
Greg Weber, Kim Weber, Steve Duell, Kevin Miller
  • Movie Cooperation: Equipment Inc.
Takeo Ihara, Yoshihiro Kanbe, Masato Inagaki, Sho Mutuura, Shuji Ota, Yuki Kamata, Toru Kanno, Yuki Akama
Sega Corporation
  • Marketing: Tadashi Takezaki, Satoshi Imai, Yoshitsugu Natsume, Toyohisa Hiwatari, Mitsuru Takahashi, Kazuhiro Asami, Junichiro Hirata, Takeshi Ohsaki, Ikuo Ishizuka
  • Public Relations: Yasushi Nagumo, Kouki Akiyama
  • Research: Tsuyoshi Sawada, Noriko Hashimoto, Yoriaki Toraiwa
  • Localization Support: Shinobu Shindo
  • Domestic License Coordinator: Toshiki Izawa, Junichiro Takahashi
Sega Logistics Service Co. Ltd.
  • Software Manual & Package Design: Yoshihiro Sakuta, Naohiko Iida, Kazuaki Jikuhara, Hisakazu Nakagawa, Tetsuya Honda, Satoru Ishigami
  • QA: Junichi Shimizu, Akira Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Miyano, Yutaka Kawasaki, Takanobu Fukaya, Kazuhiko Morii, Chihiro Tanikawa
Sega of America Inc.
  • Executive Vice President: Shinobu Toyoda
  • Product Manager: Heather Hall
  • Senior Media Specialist: Terin Higgins
  • Creative Services Manager: Arianne McCarthy
  • Public Relations Manager: Bret Blount
  • Director of PD: Osamu Shibamiya
  • Localization Producer: Klayton Vorlick
  • Director of QA: Deborah Kirkham
  • Lead Tester: Demetrius Griffin
  • Release Manager: Andrei Belkin
Special Thanks


Sofdec, ADX

© Sega WOW/Sega, 2003

Magazine articles

Main article: Nightshade/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №15, p88[4]
Sony PlayStation 2
70
Based on
1 review

PlayStation 2, US
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Cover
PlayStation 2, JP
Nightshade PS2 JP Box.jpg
Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 2, UK
Nightshade PS2 EU Box.jpg
Cover
Nightshade PS2 EU Disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, FR

Nightshade PS2 EU Disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, DE

Nightshade PS2 EU Disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, ES

Nightshade PS2 EU Disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, IT

Nightshade PS2 EU Disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, KR
Kunoichi PS2 KR Box.jpg
Cover

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): PlayStation 2
  • Nightshade on PlayStation.com: JP, US, KR

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/slpm65447.html (archived 2007-04-27 17:19)
  2. Press release: 2004-02-10: SEGA UNLEASHES 'NIGHTSHADE' ON PLAYSTATION 2
  3. http://archive.is/zyc4x
  4. File:GMR US 15.pdf, page 88
Games in the Shinobi Series
Arcade
Shinobi (1987) | Shadow Dancer (1989)
Sega Master System
Shinobi (1988) | The Cyber Shinobi (1990) | Shadow Dancer (1991)
Commodore Amiga
Atari ST
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
IBM PC compatibles
MSX
Shinobi (1989)
Sega Mega Drive
The Revenge of Shinobi (1989) | Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (1990) | Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (1993)
Sega Game Gear
The GG Shinobi (1991) | The GG Shinobi II: The Silent Fury (1992)
Sega Saturn
Shinobi Legions (1995)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
The Revenge of Shinobi (2002)
Sony PlayStation 2
Shinobi (2002) | Nightshade (2003)
Nintendo 3DS
Shinobi 3D (2011) | 3D Shinobi III (2013)
Shinobi related media
Music
The Super Shinobi & Works (1989) | Shinobi Original Soundtrack (2002) | Legend of Joe Musashi: Shinobi Music Collection (2009) | Shinobi 3D Original Soundtrack (2012) | Kunoichi Original Soundtrack (2014) | Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (2015) | The Revenge of Shinobi (2016)
Book
Shin Shinobi Den Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (199x) | Shinobi The Complete Guide (2002) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Shinobi (2002) | Kunoichi Koushiki Guide Book (2003) | Kunoichi Perfect Guide (2004)