The road to “Alefgard”

The road to “Alefgard”

Game designer
1978 graduate of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Yuji Horii

Waseda University has produced many creators of Japanese culture. One of these is Yuji Horii, a pioneer in video game design and creator of the beloved RPG (role-playing game) series Dragon Quest, a long-running franchise celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Horii is a former member of Waseda’s 60-year-old circle Manga Kenkyu-kai (Man-ken) and his experiences at Man-ken and the people he met there have greatly impacted his life.

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