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Kazunori Yamauchi in the "MAN AT THE TOP AWARDS 2010" of UK's Esquire Magazine

In the 2010 December UK issue of the world famous "Esquire" lifestyle magazine, Gran Turismo series producer Kazunori Yamauchi was one of the people selected in the magzine’s celebrated "MAN AT THE TOP AWARDS 2010".

10 Men are ranked against the criteria of being one of the people who "rewrote the future through their works in the past year". Following after people like Christopher Nolan (director of the movie "Inception"), Richard Russell (owner of XL Recordings), Matthew Weiner (Producer of the popular drama "Mad Men"), Kazunori ranked in 4th place. Following close behind are other highly respectable figures in the world such as the Tour de France champion Mark Cavendish, as well as Twitter CEO Evan Williams.

In the special 4 page section within the feature is an interview in which Kazunori talks about the philosophy of Gran Turismo 5 and other related topics, as well as his vision for the future and life behind the scenes at Polyphony Digital.

Kazunori's prominent presence in this special feature which covers all aspects of popular culture and society goes to show just how widely Kazunori and the Gran Turismo brand are making an impact in the world.