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Shinji Mikami (born August 11, 1965) is a Japanese video game director and producer.
- This is just my personal take, but to me the definition of survival horror is a game where fear and the sense of exhilaration coincide. So some of the games out there don’t exactly fit my definition. But I don’t have any rights to the definition of the genre so people can call them survival horror if they feel it fits. Basically, I understand that the spectrum of what survival horror is to the general public is pretty wide.
- An Interview With Shinji Mikami, The Father Of Survival Horror (September 10, 2014)
- During the time when we were making it, my personal feeling was that Resident Evil was not a game that should be made into a series. This is because horror tends to have strong patterns that are easy to get used to, meaning they're easy to get tired of. I never thought that the game would become such a huge hit.
- Resident Evil Creator Shinji Mikami Reflects on the Series' Roots (March 22, 2016)