Kouji "Cozy" Okada (岡田耕始, Okada Kōji) (born February 22, 1964) is a Japanese video game producer and director. Beginning his career in the early 1980s with stints at Universal Technos and Tecmo, Okada went on to become one of the founders of Atlus in 1986, as well as co-creating the Megami Tensei and Persona series of role-playing games.[1] After leaving Atlus in 2003, Okada formed the studio Gaia, which he led until its dissolution in 2010.[2]

Kouji Okada
Okada in 2010
Born (1964-02-22) February 22, 1964 (age 60)
Occupation(s)Video game director, producer
Employer(s)Tecmo (1984–1986)
Atlus (1986–2003)
Gaia (2003–2010)
Known forCo-creating Megami Tensei and Persona


Year Title Role
1987 Labyrinth Game designer
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei Director
1990 Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II
1991 Quiz Marugoto The World Quiz creation support
1992 Shin Megami Tensei Programmer
1994 Shin Megami Tensei II Director
Shin Megami Tensei if...
1995 Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner
1996 Revelations: Persona
1997 Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
1998 Kartia: The Word of Fate Producer
1999 Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Maken X
2000 Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
2001 Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land Executive producer
2002 Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children – Light Book and Dark Book Producer
Shin Megami Tensei: Nine
2003 Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
2004 Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga Executive producer
2006 Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner Producer
2007 Folklore Creative producer
2008 Coded Soul: Uketsugareshi Idea Producer


  1. ^ Barnard, Peter. "Shin Megami Tensei – 1992 Developer Interviews". Shumplations. Retrieved 31 January 2024.
  2. ^ "Cozy Okada Lecture at Tokyo University on Megami Tensei and Shin Megami Tensei's Early Development History and Creative Philosophy". The Atlus Atlas. Archived from the original on 2020-07-26. Retrieved 2020-07-26.