Akihiro Hino


Birthday July 20, 1968

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Fukuoka, Japan

Age 55 years old

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Entrepreneur known for founding the video game company Level-5, which made games such as Dark Cloud, Dark Chronicle, and Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

Before Fame

He worked for Riverhillsoft in the early 90s and helped create the OverBlood series. He founded Level-5 in 1998.


He played video games growing up and cited that experience as inspiration for working in the industry. He was particularly fond the Game & Watch series.

Family Life

He grew up in Omuta, a city on the southern end of Japan.

Associated With

He collaborated with Yuji Horii on Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.