Kazuya Niinou is a games director and designer. Niinou has been working with Square Enix, SEGA, Koei Tecmo and Imageepoch. Niinou's first game was Etrian Odyssey published by Atlus for Nintendo DS in 2007. After that, Kazuya Niinou took part as the director of Last Ranker. Niinou also worked on 7th Dragon 2020 developed by Imageepoch for PSP. Most recently, Kazuya Niinou was involved in the development of Dragon Quest Builders 2. Now, Niinou has joined the team of 7th Dragon as the director.