Yusuke Amano

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Yusuke Amano
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Born 1981 (age 39 or 40)
Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Real Name Yuusuke Amano
Native Name 天野 裕介
あまの ゆうすけ)
Gender MaleUser.png Male
First Game Splatoon
Latest Game Splatoon 2
Occupation Planner
Role(s) Director of the Splatoon series
Current Location Kyoto, Japan

Yusuke Amano is a planner at Nintendo. He is the director of Splatoon and Splatoon 2

Work in Splatoon

Yusuke Amano began working on Splatoon with Hisashi Nogami and Tsubasa Sakaguchi near the end of his work on New Super Mario Bros. 2. Not much is known about his contributions to the game, but as director, it is assumed that he played a large role in gameplay mechanics, character design, and Splatoon's overall functionality.

Other credits

Title Credit
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures Special Thanks
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! NCL Product Testing
Animal Crossing: Wild World Debug
English Training: Have Fun Improving Your Skills Debug
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree Assistant Director
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Planning
Star Fox 64 3D Coordinator
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Director
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Planning Supervisor


  • Amano revealed that Splatoon's matchmaking does not pair up players based on level, as many would assume, but rather on play style. For example, players who amass a lot of splats will be put on a team, and players who simply focus on inking turf will be put on another.[Citation needed]

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