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Jun Maeda
Native name
麻枝 准
Born January 3, 1975 (1975-01-03) (age 46)
Mie Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Author, composer, lyricist, manga author
Nationality Japanese
Genre Drama, fantasy, romance
Notable works Kanon, Air, Clannad, Little Busters!, Angel Beats!, Charlotte, Summer Pockets, The Day I Became a God

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Jun Maeda (麻枝 准 , Maeda Jun, born January 3, 1975) is a Japanese writer and co-founder of the visual novel brand Key under Visual Arts. He is considered a pioneer of nakige visual novels, and has mainly contributed as a scenario writer, lyricist, and musical composer for the games the company produces. His style was originally inspired by James Herbert Brennan, and is influenced by Haruki Murakami's novel Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

Originally from Mie, Japan, Maeda graduated from Mie high school and later went on to graduate from Chukyo University with a major in psychology. Before forming Key, Maeda worked for the company Tactics where he had a hand in the creation of two games for that company, Moon and One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e. After forming Key, Maeda has put much work into such titles as Kanon, Air, Clannad, Little Busters!, Angel Beats!, Charlotte, Summer Pockets, and The Day I Became a God. He is also the author of a manga series titled Hibiki's Magic.

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