- "[T]he characters I created are basically copies of myself from this game. Even the culprit. The culprit’s ideas, how they thought to go make these murder mysteries. And games are a great platform to show who I am inside. If I didn’t have any games to show it, then maybe I would have been a criminal too and go out and kill people. But luckily, since I have games, I am able to support myself and pay off the loans on my house."
—Uchikoshi, on an Operation Rainfall interview
In real life, he is a Japanese video game/anime director and writer at Too Kyo Games, and a collaborator at Spike Chunsoft, where he formerly worked at until mid-2018. He is the director and writer of AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES. Alongside Spike Chunsoft, Uchikoshi is also the producer of the Virtual Idol A-set and her video series, and writes the concepts for its videos. Uchikoshi returned as the writer for AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES - nirvanA Initiative, but left his directorial position to Akira Okada.
In the AI Universe
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Kotaro Uchikoshi works as a game director and writer at Spike Chunsoft, creating such notable works as the Zero Escape series. At some time in the past, Uchikoshi befriended Renju Okiura, the owner of the Sunfish Pocket maid café and eventually the founder of the Lemniscate talent agency.
One day, Okiura introduced his new up-and-coming idol, Iris Sagan, to Uchikoshi, who was so impressed with her talent that he decided to produce for her with the help of Spike Chunsoft. Soon after, he introduced the renamed idol A-set to the world via the online Lemniscate channel, kickstarting her career as a Net Idol.
Several weeks into A-set's career, Uchikoshi was approached by GameSpot to do an interview with both him and A-set. There, they both talked about their history and their work together on A-set's idol career.
Six weeks into A-set's series, Iris Sagan went missing, and a mysterious video was posted on her channel. This caused concern for Uchikoshi, who couldn't get in contact with Iris and showed concern on social media. This sudden set of events seemed to give him the impression that "they" have started making some move towards A-set.
In Real Life
Uchikoshi is best known for creating various video games and anime series, such as the Infinity visual novel series (Never7, Ever17, and Remember11), the Zero Escape video game series, and the Punch Line anime and video game entries. He is currently working as co-director on Too Kyo Games' first title, Death March Club.
In the initial announcement video released on the Lemniscate channel, Uchikoshi introduced A-set and directly interacted with her.
Kotaro Uchikoshi has worked in a variety of roles during his career, and has done work on various different video game and anime series.
|2000||Never 7: The End of Infinity||Yes||Yes|
|Memories Off Pure||Yes|
|Memories Off 2nd||Yes||Yes|
|2001||Close To ~Inori no Oka~*||Yes|
|2002||Ever 17: The Out of Infinity||Yes||Yes|
|2003||Unknown||Yes||Scenario writer for an erotic visual novel. The identity of this game is unknown.|
|2004||Remember 11: The Age of Infinity||Yes||Yes||Credited as Hagane Tsukishio|
|2006||Eve: New Generation||Yes||Yes|
|Kamaitachi no Yoru Niwango-ban*||Yes||Mail game reimagining of Kamaitachi no Yoru distributed by the company Niwango|
|2008||12Riven: The Psi-Climinal of Integral||Yes||Yes|
|2009||Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2012||Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2013||Steins;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram||Yes||"Three Contrapasso About The Abduction" scenario|
|Punch Line Max||Yes||Manga|
|2016||Punch Line||Yes||Visual novel based on the anime of the same name|
|Zero Time Dilemma||Yes||Yes|
|2017||The Pop Star's Room of Doom||Yes||Escape room|
|2018||The Girl in Twilight||Anime; original concept|
|2019||AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES||Yes||Yes|
|2020||World's End Club||Yes||Yes||3rd project at Too Kyo Games|
|2022||AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES - nirvanA Initiative||Yes|
|TBA||TRIBE NINE||6th project at Too Kyo Games; unknown position|
|"Project #1" [TBA]||Yes||Unnamed 1st project at Too Kyo Games|
- Interview with Uchikoshi and A-set
- Kotaro Uchikoshi Eng: "I can't get in touch with A-set. I'm very worried about her. A-set, if you read this, please contact me. I hope nothing bad will happen..." (Mar 13th)
- Kotaro Uchikoshi Eng: "It might be related to the problems of Google, Instagram and Facebook... Did they start to make a move...?" (Mar 13th)