Haruto Watanabe, commonly known as Wildman, is the founder of Wildman, Inc and creator of Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record. He is a fan of the Panzer Dragoon series and a member of Mensa, a high IQ organisation.
Watanabe previously created a dragon riding VR tech demo called The Gunner of Dragoon.
In May 2020, Watanabe was interviewed by 4Gamer about the origin of Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record.. Initially, Haruto Watanabe contacted Sega to request for the Blue Dragon to be added to The Gunner of Dragoon and Sega encouraged him to get an official license for a Panzer Dragoon game instead.
Haruto Watanabe stated that his goal with the Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record project is to continue the Panzer Dragoon series based on how well the game performs.
On October 4, 2021, the Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record Twitter account announced that Watanabe passed away and that Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record was cancelled. However, the tweets were deleted and Watanabe's friends confirmed that he is still alive. This has left the future of the game uncertain. On April 4, 2022, Watanabe confirmed that the Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record Twitter account was compromised on the date that the announcement was made.
- 4Gamer - The story behind the birth of Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record
- Panzer Dragoon Legacy - Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record Announced, a New VR Panzer Dragoon Game!
- Wildman on Twitter
- YouTube - The Gunner of Dragoon at Tokyo Sandbox (2018/04/15)
- Panzer Dragoon Legacy - 4Gamer Interviews Wildman Inc. about Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record
- Gematsu - Panzer Dragoon: Voyage Record cancelled following death of Wildman producer and CEO Haruto Watanabe [Update 2: Watanabe not dead]
- Eurogamer - Panzer Dragoon VR future uncertain as producer falsely reported dead
- Panzer Dragoon Legacy - Wildman Confirms Hijacking of the Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record Twitter Account
- Haruto Watanabe (Wildman) on Panzer Dragoon Legacy
- Siliconera - How an Indie Developer Became the Panzer Dragoon: Voyage Record Creator
|Original series||Panzer Dragoon (PC conversion • Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 27) • II Zwei • Saga • Orta|
|Remakes||Panzer Dragoon: Remake • II Zwei: Remake • Voyage Record|
|Handheld games||Mini • Tiger Electronics|
|Non-Panzer Dragoon games||Crimson Dragon • Crimson Dragon: Side Story|
|Developers||Team Andromeda • Smilebit • Land Ho • MegaPixel Studio • Wildman, Inc|
|Publishers||Sega • Forever Entertainment • TA Publishing • Wildman, Inc|
|Staff||Yukio Futatsugi • Tomohiro Kondo • Akihiko Mukaiyama • Haruto Watanabe|