He made a name for himself as the head of Team Ninja, got into a legal tussle against his then employer Tecmo, left them after and set up his own Valhalla Game Studios. Right now, he's making a new shooter called Devil's Third. Tomonobu Itagaki clearly loves what he does, but it seems he also has a soft spot for another line of work. No, nothing to do with big, jiggling boobs. Try politics.
That's right. This frank, no-nonsense game creator with an unabashed admiration for the female form would like to go into politics. “Yes. There have been some offers for me to become a political candidate in Japan, and we do need a strong leader,” he told Edge
Asked about whether or not his countrymen would embrace a politician with his fashion sense, Itagaki goes along with the gag. “I think so. No, they will,” he replied “Think about it. Japan is such a hot country, and yet all the current leaders wear suits all the time. Does that make any more sense? I’m much more picky about how I dress."
Don't you worry, though. He may have a thing for politics, but the head of Valhalla Game Studios isn't about to pursue a new career. "There are a lot of things I haven’t done in this industry, so I’ll probably stay in it until I die."