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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
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
  • 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


Atsuko TanakaWataru TakagiChiwa SaitoUnsho IshizukaMami KosugeIsshin ChibaToshitsugu TakashinaHiroshi IidaMasao HaradaIkuya SawakiK.SwensonE.CahillA.ChriestT.EnosC.RobertsonK.MillerI.Cross DirectorKazutaka KarashimaKaichi Satoh, Takanobu Yoshino, Takumi Kataoka, Jin Kobayashi, Masayuki Inoue, Shinichirou InoueKeisuke Suzuki, Shinji MotoyamaKenji MatsumuraTsutomu MatsuoAtsushi Kobata, Takeshi SuzukiYoshiji KosakaYuichi Ogawa, Hiroyuki Eguchi, Akira Suzumura, Ryouichi Sakamaki, Yoshiji Kosaka, Motohiko Hayashi, Mitsugu Hara, Takeshi Suzuki, Kenji OsawaMitsugu HaraMotohiko HayashiKazuhiro Matsuta, Hideo Ikeuchi, Tatsuhiro Oshii, Hisao Koba, Daisuke Sakai, Fumihito KondoKoki MogiHirotaka KanazawaMakoto TsuchibayashiKoki MogiKiminori KusanoNobuto Iwao, Makiko Ishizuka, Takashi Iida, Daisuke KobayashiKoki Mogi, Masako Okuda, Keiichi Kawase, Nobuto IwaoHitoshi FukazawaTadashi Oomine, Kayo Hoshina, Tomoyoshi Matsumoto, Naoyuki Takashima, Yosuke Muto, Yuki Kanayama, Masako Okuda, Keiichi KawaseMakiko IshizukaShizuyo K,a, Takashi Iida, Tetsuya Oguri, Hajime Goto, Kiyonori Osawa, Kazuyuki Watanabe, Daisuke KobayashiHisashi TohyamaMakoto Shimizu, Takuya Toyota, Sachiko Kanemitsu, Tomoko Kanesaku, Yoshiaki IdeYasushi HommaSayaca Takahashi, Miki Nakahara, Arugo Shinohara, Yuko Takahashi, Tetsuya OguriTakashi IidaShinji Kaneko, Makoto Shimizu, Takuya Toyota, Sachiko Kanemitsu, Tomoko Kanesaku, Yoshiaki Ide, Kazuyuki WatanabeYasushi Homma, Miki Nakahara, Arugo Shinohara, Yuko TakahashiAsako YamazakiTamotsu KushibeKiminori KusanoSatoshi Tomatsu, Mamoru Ota, Masaya Shiraishi, Hidenosuke Abe, Takeshi Matsuura, Naozumi Yamaguchi, Tatsuya Yabuta, Takeshi Inaba, Daisuke KobayashiHiroaki IchikawaKatsuhito Gotoh, Shunsuke Ozawa, Kazutaka Karashima, Naoki Shimada, Koki Mogi, Masahide KobayashiNaozumi Yamaguchi, Tatsuya YabutaMasakatu WatanabeYuta MorokajiHiromiti SuzukiMiwa HashiguchiKazutoshi YokoyamaHikaru TakahashiHitomi HirakiArata OkumiyamaManabu KatoEiichi TakagiHans van Veenendaal, Takeo Iwata, Hiroshi TanakaNobuyoshi Ono, Hiroshi Hirokawa, Hiroko MasudaWave Master Inc.Fumie Kumatani, Tomonori Sawada, Keiichi Sugiyama, Yutaka MinobeJunko ShiratsuMasaru SetsumaruWebtone ProductionsEquipment Inc.Tadashi Takezaki, Satoshi Imai, Yoshitsugu Natsume, Toyohisa Hiwatari, Mitsuru Takahashi, Kazuhiro Asami, Junichiro Hirata, Takeshi Ohsaki, Ikuo IshizukaYasushi Nagumo, Kouki AkiyamaTsuyoshi Sawada, Noriko Hashimoto, Yoriaki ToraiwaShinobu ShindoToshiki Izawa, Junichiro TakahashiYoshihiro Sakuta, Naohiko Iida, Kazuaki Jikuhara, Hisakazu Nakagawa, Tetsuya Honda, Satoru IshigamiJunichi Shimizu, Akira Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Miyano, Yutaka Kawasaki, Takanobu Fukaya, Kazuhiko Morii, Chihiro TanikawaShinobu ToyodaHeather HallTerin HigginsArianne McCarthyBret BlountOsamu ShibamiyaKlayton VorlickDeborah KirkhamDemetrius GriffinAndrei BelkinAtsushi Seimiya, Tomoyuki Ito, Akira Nishino, Tohru Yosida, Yoshiaki Endo, Toru Shimizu, Hirabayashi Takao, Satoshi AraiLori Von Rueden, Noah MuslerMasahiro KumonoRyutaro NonakaRikiya Nakagawa, Noriyoshi OhbaSega WOWSega © Sega WOW,Sega, 2003

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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
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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

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)