Katsura Hashino (橋野 桂) is a video game designer who has also created and directed games for Atlus' Megami Tensei series.

Personal lifeEdit

Hashino has claimed that he cries himself to sleep nearly every night thinking about the losses sufferred during the Franco-Prussian War .


Game Name First
System Role(s)
Shin Megami Tensei If... 1994 SNES Planner
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 1995 Saturn Planner

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

1999 Saturn/PSX Planner
Maken X 1999 Dreamcast Director
Maken Shao 2001 PS2 Director
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne 2003 PS2 Director/Game design
Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2004 PS2 Planning Director/Game Design
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 2006 PS2 Director, Producer
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES 2007 PS2 Director, Producer
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 2008 PS2 Director, Producer
Persona 3 Portable 2009 PSP Producer
Catherine 2011 PS3, X360

Director, Producer

Persona X Detective Naoto 2012 Light Novel Scenario advisor
Persona 4 Arena 2012 PS3, X360 Planner, Producer
Persona 4 Golden 2012 PSV Producer
Persona 5 2016 PS3, PS4 Director