Ryota Kawade
Ryota Kawade
Company Intelligent Systems
Current Position Planner/ Director
First game Wario Woods
Latest game Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

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Image from Intelligent System's website interview.

Ryota Kawade is a chief game designer at the Nintendo's partner studio, Intelligent Systems. He has directed most of the Paper Mario games including Paper Mario, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, and Super Paper Mario.


Ryota Kawade joined Intelligent Systems in 1994. Though originally he wanted to be a planner, since they were only hiring designers, he was hired as one.

He is currently working as a producer on a trading card game, presumably Fire Emblem Cipher.

Game Works

Special Thanks


2017 Intelligent Systems Staff Interview (Japanese)

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