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|Role(s): Programmer, executive|
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Takanori Kurihara (栗原 孝典) was a programmer at Westone. Following his work as an assistant on Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair, he became chief programmer for Wonder Boy in Monster World and Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap.
Outside of Wonder Boy, he has also been a chief programmer for Aurail and the 2021 game Clockwork Aquario, which holds the Guiness World Record for the longest time between a videogame project start and final release.
After leaving Westone, Kurihara became the representative director of RUCSiS.
- Aurail (System 16; 1990) — Chief Programmer
- Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (Mega Drive; 1990) — Assistant
- Wonder Boy in Monster World (Mega Drive; 1991) — Chief Programmer
- Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (Game Gear; 1992) — Programmer
- Dungeon Explorer (Mega-CD; 1995) — Prodgrammers
- Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 29: Monster World Complete Collection (PlayStation 2; 2007) — Special Thanks
- Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection (PlayStation 4; 2022) — Special Thanks
- Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection (Nintendo Switch; 2022) — Special Thanks
- SEGA VOICE interview with Shinichi Sakamoto, Takanori Kurihara & Maki Ohzora (March 22, 2007)
- Takanori Kurihara & Shinichi Sakamoto interview by Institute of Game Culture Conservation (June 6, 2022)