Akira Tago, Professor Layton’s “Puzzle Master” Dies Aged 90

Best-selling author, psychologist and puzzle designer for Level-5’s Professor Layton series, Akira Tago has died aged 90.

According to the Japan Times, he passed away on March 6, after falling ill to interstitial pneumonia. Tago made his name with a best-selling quiz book, “Atama no Taiso” (Brain Exercises) in 1966, which resulted in 22 sequels and 12 million copies sold by 2001.

In the world of video games, Tago has been credited as “Puzzle Master” – almost certainly one of the all-time great video game job titles – in every Professor Layton game.

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