Katsuhiro Harada (原田 勝弘 Harada Katsuhiro), also known as Harada_TEKKEN is a producer from Namco Bandai. He is best known as the producer of both the Soul series and Tekken series.

He makes an appearance in Soulcalibur V as a bonus character in a Quick Battle challenge. He uses the Character Creation exclusive Devil Jin style, which derives from the character Devil Jin from the Tekken franchise.

Harada maintains a fairly active Twitter account [1].


Theme Music

Soulcalibur V

  • "Antares"


Soulcalibur V

  • Your time has come...
  • You will die...
  • Hmph.
  • Just a scratch...
  • Fool.
  • Is that all?
  • This is... your grave!
  • You... are weak.
  • Your life... ends here.
  • It's time.
  • It can't be! - spoken during Ring Out
  • How dare you! - spoken during Ring Out
  • Are you scared? - Taunting
  • What? I failed? - Time's Up
  • Given up, already?
  • See you in Hell... just watch! - spoken during Critical Edge


  • Harada loves tequila.
  • His theme music is that of the Cathedral stage from Tekken 5.
  • He uses the Cold Assassin voiceset from the character creation.
  • Harada's costume in the character creation highly resembles the clothing of Heihachi Mishima from the Tekken series. Also, Heihachi Mishima is Harada's favorite Tekken character.
  • Strangely, Harada's thumbnail shows him having a sleevless gi (possibly the Spy Robe colored black) but in battle he has a longsleeved gi. The same happens with other Quick Battle opponents having different weapons in their thumbnail and in battle.
  • Beating him in Quick Battle will unlock the "Pursuit of Obsession" Trophy/Achievement.
  • Harada is co-director of Soulcalibur IV.
  • During an incident relating to the cancellation of certain Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour tournament, Harada is appointed as the leader of eSports strategy team.


Soulcalibur V

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