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Images of Kirby "Dark Matter Trilogy" Director Shinichi Shimomura Have Finally Been Uncovered

It has been brought to our attention that a major mystery in Kirby's legacy seemingly has been solved this morning after well over two and a half decades of researching. For years, Shinichi Shimomura, the director of Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Dream Land 3, and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, has had no public image attached to his name. Kirby fans have been searching every corner of the internet to find any trace of who the director is, and thanks to a group of Twitter users we now have our first big reveal.


Discovered in the Japanese Kirby's Dream Course guidebook of all items, fans can now rejoice over the first two ever images to be documented online of Shinichi Shimomura!





For those unaware, Shinichi Shimomura has gone down in Nintendo history for notoriously having no documented presence anywhere online--there has never been a single photo or fact published about the game developer until now. Many Kirby fans believed for years that Shinichi Shimomura could have allegedly been an alias or pen name for a staff worker at HAL Laboratory who took on the Kirby franchise after Masahiro Sakurai's went off to pursue other projects.


A big thank you to Obscure Kirby Media & Facts on Twitter for posting the finding after receiving a submission from the artist Katie @earthbound64. If more news regarding Shimomura makes the rounds, we will be sure to keep you all updated! For now, lets finally enjoy the one photo we have of the developer and director!

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I'm sure he went into *Yozora no Kyushu*, the Japanese branch of the secret space program. That's why *Nintendo* never published ANY fact about him and didn't comment on any questions! They just knew, that as long as the West stays stupid and unaware of these things and condemns everyone who talks about them as a "conspiracy theorist", they just couldn't talk with us. A decades-long denial of reality...! 👎🏻 It's obvious that Nintendo has been deeply tangled with YNK, the Jap. Secret Space Program, all along. Just look at: "Kirby of the Stars (!)", the "Koopa Troop" which is a 1:1 depicturing of the turtle-like special section of the reptilian warrior caste "Nagai", even having "Kamek the Koopa", resembling…

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bluey_gooey
bluey_gooey
Jul 28, 2022
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You don't genuinely believe Koopa Troopas exist in space and somehow a video game company is involved with some kind government space conspiracy?

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Donika Slack
Donika Slack
Mar 26, 2022

wow i feel the same maybe he died by covid or retired

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bluey_gooey
bluey_gooey
Feb 10, 2022

I feel like a fake fan for not knowing this mystery, but I am so glad it's solved! It would be cool if he worked on more projects in the future! I always been a big fan of the whole vibe of the Dark Matter Trilogy.

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