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Tech Romancer
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher:
Developer:
Peripherals supported: Dreamcast VGA Box, Jump Pack, Dreamcast Arcade Stick, Visual Memory Unit
Genre: Fighting































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 T-1206M
Sega Dreamcast
JP
(Matching Service)
¥3,800 T-1232M
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.99[1] T-1208N
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.99[2] T-7009D-50
Sega Dreamcast
FR
?F T-7009D-50
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM 109,-[3] T-7009D-50
Sega Dreamcast
ES
?Ptas T-7009D-50




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Tech Romancer, known as Choukou Senki Kikaioh (超鋼戦紀キカイオー) in Japan, is a 3D fighting game released for the Sega Dreamcast.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Tech Romancer Tech Romancer
English (US) Tech Romancer Tech Romancer
Japanese Choukou Senki Kikaioh (超鋼戦紀キカイオー)

Production credits

  • Produced by: Takashi Shono
  • General Producer: Noritaka Funamizu
  • Executive Producer: Yoshiki Okamoto
  • Original Concept By: Shoji Kawamori
  • Mechanical Design: Kazutaka Miyatake, Shoji Kawamori
  • Design Director: Eizi Shida
  • Initial Character Design: Naoki Fukuda
  • Design Supervisor: Akiman
  • Planners: Eiichiro Sasaki, Ryozo Tsujimoto, Numach, Tobuto Dezaki
  • Programmers: Kohei Akiyama, Chabin 25Gt Turbo, Igossou!! Katsuo, Hero Hero, Kazuo Yamawaki, Fuku2, K.Sometani, Yuichi"Okaz"Kagawa, Meijin, "RYO-PAPA" SHINDOME, Komuu, Omake2Goh, Soji Seta
  • Modeling Design: You Ten Nakano
  • Texture Design: Sayuri Shintani, Shinji Sakashita, S.Kuwajima, INO, Ryota Fujii
  • Motion Design: Shisui, DICK×TSURU, Ken, Masaki Yamanaka, Masayuki Maeda, Eiji Kuratani, Naoki Fukushima, Kenji Mimura, Kei Tokunaga, Yutaka Maruno, Hiroaki Yoshino, You Ten Nakano, Sayuri Shintani, Shinji Sakashita
  • Background: Daisuke Nakagawa, Yoshio Nishimura, Kazumi Teramoto, Yoko Fukumoto, Tamachan, Koji Yamamoto, Megumi Nakagawa, Naoko Niiyama, Takanori Ishikawa
  • Computer Graphic Animation: Koichi Takeda, Kazumi Teramoto
  • Screenplay: Yoshimi Ohnishi, Atsushi Tomita
  • Art Work Design: Sensei, Nezumi Otoko, A.Maejima, Eizi Shida, Kinu Nishimura, Saru
  • Sound Designer: Moe.T -T.Kitamura-, Kappakun -H.Ohno-, Masayoshi Umezu
  • Music Composer: Yuki Iwai
  • Vocal-Opening Theme-: Dokumaru, Anarchy Takapon
  • Recording Engineer: Kazuya Takimoto
  • Voice Actor: Koichi Tochika, Shigeru Nakahara, Yoshino Takamori, Takehito Koyasu, Miki Nagasawa, Michiyo Neya, Daisuke Gouri, Akio Ohtsuka, Shuichi Ikeda, Rica Matsumoto, Mayumi Iizuka, Satomo Kohgori, Ryusei Nakao, Chikao Ohtsuka, Yuji Ueda
  • Title Logo Design: Shoei
  • Instruction Artwork: Sakomizu, Jow-Mino
  • In Cooperation with: Studio Nue
Animation Box
Animation Project Staff
  • Storyboard: Fuminori Kizaki
  • Technical Director: Yusuke Yamamoto
  • Animation Director: Fuzio Suzuki
  • Key Animators: Studio D-Volt, Yoshikazu Samura, Hideki Takahashi, Yuzi Ikeda, Syuzi Sakamoto, Hisashi Ishii, Tomoko Tanaka, Minoru Katagai, Shigeki Kuhara, Suzio Suzuki, Shin Matsuo, Kazuhiko Sibuya, Osamu Horiuchi, Hirofumi Masuda, Masahiro Yamane, Fuminori Kizaki
  • Inbetween Director: Ayako Okamoto
  • Inbetween Animation: Zero-G-Room, Takeshi Ohkoshi, Yoshikazu Satoh, Natsuko Suzuki, Toshiyuki Abe, Akira Takata, Genichirou Kondoh, Naoko Soita, Satoshi Suzuki, Shingo Oda, Keiko Oyama, Tomomi Yamada, Ken Furuya, Miyuki Nagaushi, Chikako Takeuchi
  • Color Styling/Color Key: Takuya Kawami
  • Digital Print: Radix Digital, Yukari Fuziki, Yoshimi Saitoh, Keiko Horio
  • Art Director: Kazuo Ogura
  • Backgrounds: Kusanagi, Ken Arai, Yuzi Kihara, Kenichi Mutoh, Ryouko Niikura, Kazuo Ogura
  • 3Dworks: Yumiko Ohtake
  • Compositiondirector/Editing: Yutaka Nagaushi
  • Production manager: Hiroshi Kudoh, Tetsuya Matsuoka, Tohru Shimose
  • Animation Producer: Atsushi Masaoka, Hiroshi Nomura
  • Director: Hiroshi Negishi, Kikaioh Animation, Task Force
  • Illustration Contest Winners: Kozetsu, Kino-P, Hong Young Jin, Kurokawa Haruki, A-Makoto, N.Kagehi, Etsuo Hijikata, Ichiyasu, Kimmy Kitagawa, Macha-Aki, Rinya Agata, Syu-Cho, Ray Kato, Maruhan, Milky, M-Taka, Giwa-Ti, Kyom, Shin, Eri, Hidekazu Aigase, W-Man, B-Pochi, Yuya Sawaki, Tomekichi Ikenami, M.Y, Kota Yuki, UZN, Akiteru♥Naka, Tamaneko, UME, Hiroyoshi Kohtake, Jun Higure, Daiko Inoue, Sokimere, Tetsu, Miho, Hisatomo Katou, T.K.S, Hikari Kiribuchi
  • Special Thanks: Nakano Tau, Shino Okamura.D.H, Hidenori Shinohara, Chiaki Shirato, Steve Lee, Miki Takano, Erik Suzuki, Shinichiro Wakamatsu, Takuji Mishima, M.Fujita, Blbon, Shinji Utsunomiya, Masateru Nakao, Toshiya Kotani, Naohiro Yamada, Hiroyuki Irie, Naoto Satou, IKA ★ CHAN, Momo-Mo, Hiroshi Nakaya, Marec Yamada, Takayuki Sano, Abu Takemura, Edayan, UJI, Togacchi, And Capcom All Staff
Thank You For Playing.
Source: In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Tech Romancer/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GamePro US 141.pdf

PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US) #141: "June 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Expert Gamer (US) #72: "June 2000" (2000-05-23)[4]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №11, p123[5]
70 №2000-02, p24Media:DCM_JP_20000121_2000-02.pdf[6]
73 №579, p29
88 №, p33[7]
Sega Dreamcast
75
Based on
4 reviews

Dreamcast, US
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Cover
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Inlay
Dreamcast, EU
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Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
Dreamcast, JP (Matching Service)
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Cover

External links

References