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This page contains a list and basic introduction to the members of the development team at French-Bread. As of March 2018, there are 13 full-time staff members working at French-Bread [1].

Information

Doujin circle Watanabe Production was originally created in 1995. When they stopped making doujin games, they wanted to use a different name from Watanabe Production. Doujin circle name "Soft Circle French-Bread" was something a certain member of the team already owned, but wasn't used anywhere. Apparently it came from the fact that they were so young and poor, that all they had to eat was convenience store french breads and tap water[2].

French bread is a common noun and cannot be used as a company name. On the paper, they are officially Unknown Co., Ltd (株式会社アンノウン), but still use French-Bread in their games as that name is more well-known[3]. Their office is located in Asakusa, Tokyo.

Main Staff

Nobuya Narita (なりた のぶや)

The producer as well as the main scenario writer for the UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH series. He is one of the founders of French-Bread as a doujin circle. Narita has mentioned in an interview that his favorite character is Hilda.

He often posts to Twitter about his progress in mobile games such as "Fate/Grand Order" and "Ingress".

Narita is also a close friend of Hiiragiboshi Takumi, the author of the "Absolute Duo" light novel series. They met over 15 years ago while both were still amateurs making doujins. Narita and Yoshihara have helped in designing battle suits for the "Absolute Duo" light novels. (Link)

Seiichi Yoshihara (吉原 成一)

A sprite artist who has worked with FRENCH-BREAD since the days of Melty Blood. Back then, he used the name "Honoka Yoshihara" (吉原ほのか), which can be seen in the game's credits.

He is the character designer and the original planner for the UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH series. Ideas for characters and the setting have existed since his days in high-school. Yoshihara's personal favorite characters are Linne and Seth.

Kamone Serizawa (芹沢 鴨音)

The main battle planner for both Melty Blood and UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH, as well as the leader of the programming team. Kamone handles the updates to the official homepage and Twitter. He is also the host of French-Bread's monthly Twitch broadcast, the French-Bread Information Station. Kamone is often seen playing the most recently added characters of the game as a way to promote and teach new techniques. He occasionally returns to play using his main character of choice, Hilda. Nowadays, he mostly plays Enkidu.

Hyde (Color 16), Linne (Color 15) and Orie (Color 7) were actually made by him. Seth (Color 5), Gordeau (Color 29) and Hilda (Color 26) were made by the sprite artists based on Kamone's ideas[4].

Kamone has played fighting games since his grade-school days thanks to the influence from his older brother. Kamone spent a lot of his time finding glitches and infinite combos in various fighting games and posting videos to NicoNicoDouga. This eventually led in him being scouted to the FRENCH-BREAD.[5]

Serizawa Kamone isn't his real name[6]. He has used a nickname "Kamone" in the internet since his days in middle school. However, registering to various sites usually requires using a last name and not wanting to use his real lastname, he ended up borrowing a last name from character that appeared in a popular eroge. That character was Chamomille Serizawa from "Gyousatsu♥Shinsengumi".[7]

He plays various fighting game and often streams them on his personal Twitch channel. The archieves are viewable on his Youtube channel. He is well-known as a huge fan of the manga/anime franchise NEW GAME! He is also a fan of SMARTPHONE games such as "Kirakira Fantasia" and "Fate/Grand Order".

Art by Kamone Serizawa

Takehiko Wagatsuma (我妻 毅彦(わがつま たけひこ))

Serves as a director for this game. His main job is that of an effect designer, but he's also responsible for the UI design and screen layout.

He has appeared in French-Bread's in-house game tournaments a few times using Vatista.

Art by Takehiko Wagatsuma
 
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Orie's Birthday 2013
 
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Carmine's Birthday 2014
 
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Seth's Birthday 2015
 
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Gordeau's Birthday 2015
 
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Linne's Birthday 2016
 
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Eltnum's Birthday 2016
 
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Byakuya's Birthday 2016
 
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Hyde's Birthday 2017
 
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Phonon's Birthday 2017
 
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Hilda's Birthday 2017
 
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Nanase's Birthday 2018
 
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Yuzuriha's Birthday 2018
 
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Chaos' Birthday 2018

Artists

Takahiro Saito (斎藤 孝廣)

One of the game's background artists. He also helps in the effect designing.

Art by Takahiro Saito
 
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Wald's Birthday 2013
 
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Hilda's Birthday 2013
 
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Linne's Birthday 2014
 
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Chaos' Birthday 2016
 
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Eltnum's Birthday 2017
 
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White Day 2018

Makoto Sato (佐藤 誠)

CG graphics artist. Has participated in French-Bread's in-house tournaments using Mika and Nanase.

Art by Makoto Sato
 
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Hyde's Birthday 2015
 
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Yuzuriha's Birthday 2015
 
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Nanase's Birthday 2017
 
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Mika's Birthday 2017
 
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Seth's Birthday 2018
 
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Carmine's Birthday 2018

Kara Osawa (大澤 空)

Sprite artist. Plays a lot of Guilty Gear on his days off. Posts on Twitter about "Fate/Grand Order" and "Alice Gear Aegis".

Art by Kara Osawa
 
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Yuzuiha's Birthday 2016
 
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Wald's Birthday 2016
 
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Seth's Birthday 2017
 
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Linne's Birthday 2017
 
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Chaos' Birthday 2017
 
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Mika's Birthday 2018
 
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Gordeau's Birthday 2018
 
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Byakuya's Birthday 2018

Daisuke Matsuo (まつお だいすけ)

Sprite artist.

Art by Daisuke Matsuo
 
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Gordeau's Birthday 2016
 
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Hilda's Birthday 2016

Yusuke Nakahara (中原 悠佑)

Sprite artist. Has participated in French-Bread's in-house tournaments using Gordeau. He was the main artist for Nanase's sprite animations after Yoshihara had designed them.[8]

Art by Yusuke Nakahara
 
Hb-yuz2013.jpg
Yuzuriha's Birthday 2013
 
Hb-set2014.jpg
Seth's Birthday 2014
 
Hb-gor2014.jpg
Gordeau's Birthday 2014
 
Hb-bya2014.jpg
Byakuya's Birthday 2014
 
Hb-lin2015.jpg
Linne's Birthday 2015
 
Hb-elt2015.jpg
Eltnum's Birthday 2015
 
Hb-cha2015.jpg
Chaos' Birthday 2015
 
Hb-car2016.jpg
Carmine's Birthday 2016
 
Hb-ori2016.jpg
Orie's Birthday 2016
 
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Valentine's Day 2017
 
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Gordeau's Birthday 2017
 
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Hyde's Birthday 2018
 
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Wagner's Birthday 2018
 
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Phonon's Birthday 2018

Kotaro Shiratori (白鳥 光太郎)

Sprite artist. Has participated in French-Bread's in-house tournaments using Seth and Byakuya.

Art by Shiratori
 
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Wald's Birthday 2015
 
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Hilda's Birthday 2015
 
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Hyde's Birthday 2016
 
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Phonon's Birthday 2016
 
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Merry Christmas 2016
 
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Carmine's Birthday 2017
 
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Yuzuriha's Birthday 2017
 
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Byakuya's Birthday 2017
 
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Linne's Birthday 2018
 
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Eltnum's Birthday 2018
 
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Enkidu's Birthday 2018

Mybyou (六秒)

Sprite artist. Announced on February 5th 2016 that he had resigned from French-Bread.[9]

Art by Mybyou
 
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Gordeau's Birthday 2013
 
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Chaos' Birthday 2013
 
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Yuzuriha's Birthday 2014
 
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Wald's Birthday 2014
 
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Orie's Birthday 2014
 
Hb-hil2014.gif
Hilda's Birthday 2014
 
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Carmine's Birthday 2015
 
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Byakuya's Birthday 2015
 
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Seth's Birthday 2016
 
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Keisuke Koyama (コヤマ ケイスケ)

An outsourced artist who occasionally helps with the sprites.

Art by Koyama Keisuke

Morita (森田)

Sprite artist. A new employee that started working with French Bread sometime in 2018. [10].

Art by Morita
 
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Hilda's Birthday 2018

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