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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
₩? SLKA-25135




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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
Programmers
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
Sega Logistics Service Co. Ltd.
Sega of America Inc.
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
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 2, UK
Nightshade PS2 EU Box.jpg
Cover
Nightshade PS2 EU Disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, FR

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Disc
PlayStation 2, DE

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Disc
PlayStation 2, ES

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Disc
PlayStation 2, IT

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

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sony PlayStation 2
 ?
CRC32 e0c4b394
MD5 7eddfafb87854f4cdf4eb7966028f066
SHA-1 88b253912cba901ebf6e3f1db9bccc220ff8ecb0
3,841,753,088 DVD-ROM (EU) SLES-52238 (V1.01)
Sony PlayStation 2
CRC32 59f41eb8
MD5 930dd47a41a6d97880689324df5bbf17
SHA-1 855c957ef3deec395f8a388d054e9222d0463575
3,839,197,184 DVD-ROM (JP) SLPM-65447 (V1.00)
Sony PlayStation 2
 ?
CRC32 38db56db
MD5 05e5c0cb1c220755b698fd3c8fa46c44
SHA-1 3611c836e58d10766bfa9bc5f89171002f1e8562
3,843,686,400 DVD-ROM (KR) SLKA-25135 (V1.00)
Sony PlayStation 2
 ?
CRC32 164fab00
MD5 c6159439183cc96b92de14bfb328a08d
SHA-1 c5ba6b349c6403d60bbeddabe4e100a5d844611d
3,844,898,816 DVD-ROM (US) SLUS-20810 (V1.00)

External links

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

References


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Main page | Comparisons | Magazine articles


Books: Kunoichi Koushiki Guide Book (2003) | Kunoichi Perfect Guide (2004)
Music: Kunoichi Original Soundtrack (2014)

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 Rise of Hotsuma (2002) | Shinobi The Complete Guide (2002) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Shinobi (2002) | Kunoichi Koushiki Guide Book (2003) | Kunoichi Perfect Guide (2004)