Keiichi Yano is a Tokyo-based game designer and musician. He started his career by creating the cult music game ‘Gitaroo Man’ as lead programmer. In 1996 he co-founded the independent game development company iNiS, where he continued to design music games such as ‘Ossu!, Tatakae!, Ouendan’ and ‘Elite Beat Agents’. iNiS regularly develops games for major platforms. Most recently he created the karaoke game ‘Lips’, for the Xbox 360. When he's not making games, he spends time on his second passion: music. Yano-san majored in Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California and regularly performs at jazz gigs in Tokyo's club scene.
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