Takeshi Miyaji, Grandia creator and G-Mode CEO, passed away on July 29. He was 45 years-old.
Miyaji and his brother Yoichi Miyaji entered the game industry at 19 years-old, when they created Game Arts. At the company, Miyaji created a number of classics, including the Grandia series, Silpheed, and Gun Griffon. He formed G-Mode in 2000, leaving his brother to Game Arts.
In their statement, G-Mode did not cite the circumstances of Miyaji’s death. Gaia Holding CEO Ryu Okoriyama will take Miyaji’s place as CEO of G-Mode.