Akira Ueda is a games writer, director, artist and designer. Ueda has been working with Grasshopper Manufacture, NexTech, Nex Entertainment and Audio Games. Ueda's first published game was Shining Soul released in 2002. Next, Akira Ueda worked on Shining Soul II taking on the role of director. Later, Ueda also was part of the team who developed Contact published by Atlus for Nintendo DS. The latest work of Akira Ueda was Sakura Note, published in 2009. At the moment, Ueda is working on Sakura Note: Ima ni Tsunagaru Mirai, which was announced for Nintendo DS.