Eikichi Kawasaki(川崎 英吉Kawasaki Eikichi) born in 1944, is a Japanese game director, producer, planner, video game designer, and founder of the original SNK. He stayed with the company until its bankruptcy, creating the Playmore group to compensate. After he won several lawsuits from SNK's former partner Aruze. Kawasaki resurrected the company to the current SNK-Playmore. He is currently retired. He is sometimes credited as "E. Kawasaki". He has an in-game reference in the Ikari Warriors ending as "General Kawasaki". He is abnormally larger than the other characters in the game, dons a military outfit, and a black eye patch. He is visually similar to Heidern. He also created the Neo Geo games "Burning Fight" and "Samurai Shodown"