Hiroshi Aso

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Hiroshi Aso
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Role(s): Producer

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Hiroshi Aso (麻生 宏) is a former Executive Supervisor for Sega employed since the mid '80s. He began as an arcade game designer, making his 1985 debut with Heavy Metal[1], with notable ensuing titles including Space Harrier, the wrestling games Body Slam and Wrestle War, Alien Syndrome and Thunder Blade. He switched to 8-bit game development at Sega R&D 2 come the release of the Game Gear, for which he directed the majority of launch titles, and ensuing games like Kuni Chan no Game Tengoku 1 & 2, Batman Returns and the 2 Astérix games.

In 1994, his role changed to producer of Sega CS3, so oversaw many of the teams responsible for Mega Drive and 32X titles released alongside the new Sega Saturn console. After several corporate restructures in 1995/1996, Aso remained producer, but for second-party Saturn developers. He left Sega sometime around 2000, and was part of the fittingly named company Aso.

Production history



  • Sega Ages: Volume 1 (1996) — Special Thanks (Sega) (OutRun), Special Thanks (Sega) (After Burner II), Special Thanks (Sega) (Space Harrier)

Magazine articles

Main article: Hiroshi Aso/Magazine articles.


  1. 1.0 1.1 @okunari on Twitter (archive.today)
  2. Harmony, "1994 4" (JP; 1994-04-01), page 15
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harmony, "1994 5-6" (JP; 1994-05-23), page 15
  4. Sega Saturn Magazine, "October 1995" (JP; 1995-09-08), page 64
  5. File:SegaAges2500_V14_PS2_JP_Leaflet.pdf, page 2
  6. File:G-LOC GG credits.pdf
  7. File:Dragon Crystal GG credits.pdf
  8. File:GG Shinobi GG credits.pdf
  9. File:Moonwalker SMS credits.pdf
  10. File:Asterix SMS credits.pdf
  11. File:Crystal Warriors GG credits.pdf
  12. File:Defenders of Oasis GG credits.pdf
  13. 13.0 13.1 File:Batman Returns GG credits.pdf
  14. File:Sonic the Hedgehog 2 GG credits.pdf
  15. File:Sonic the Hedgehog 2 SMS credits.pdf
  16. 16.0 16.1 File:Jurassic Park SMS credits.pdf
  17. File:Asterix and the Secret Mission GG credits.pdf
  18. File:Yuu Yuu Hakusho Gaiden MD credits.pdf
  19. File:Sonic Drift GG credits.pdf
  20. File:Dynamite Headdy MD JP credits.pdf
  21. File:Space Harrier 32X credits.pdf
  22. File:TomcatAlley MCD JP SSCredits JP.pdf
  23. File:After Burner 32X credits.pdf
  24. File:Ristar MD credits.pdf
  25. File:Tempo 32X credits.pdf
  26. File:Chaotix 32X good ending credits.pdf
  27. File:Stellar Assault 32X credits.pdf
  28. File:GakkounoKaidan_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  29. File:Zaxxon's Motherbase 32X credits.pdf
  30. 30.0 30.1 File:Pro Striker Final Stage MD credits.pdf
  31. File:Wing Arms Saturn credits.pdf
  32. File:Hang-On GP Saturn credits.pdf
  33. File:BattleArenaToshindenR Saturn JP SSEnding.pdf
  34. File:GodzillaRS_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  35. File:Pepenga Pengo MD credits.pdf
  36. File:NinkuTYnD_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  37. File:AgesOutrun_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  38. File:AgesAfterBurnerII_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  39. File:Virtua Fighter 2 MD credits.pdf
  40. File:Cyber Troopers Virtual On Saturn credits.pdf
  41. 41.0 41.1 File:Sonic Blast GG credits.pdf
  42. File:JinzouNHakaider_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  43. File:Fighter'sHistoryD_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  44. File:STCC PC US Manual.pdf, page 37
  45. File:House of the Dead Saturn credits.pdf
  46. File:ShenmueOST CD JP Booklet.pdf, page 15
  47. File:SS16CSTV1 Album JP Booklet.pdf, page 12
  48. File:SS16CSTV2 Album JP Booklet.pdf, page 12
  49. File:SS16CSTV3 Album JP Booklet.pdf, page 8