Rui Komatsuzaki (小松崎 類 Komatsuzaki Rui) is a Japanese concept artist and character designer.
Best known as the concept artist and character designer for the Danganronpa series, he left Spike Chunsoft along with scenario writer Kazutaka Kodaka to join his new studio Too Kyo Games. He is credited as the original character designer for Akudama Drive.
Before his involvement with Spike, Komatsuzaki was a sculpture graduate. He became the character designer for Danganronpa's first title Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, his first experience as such.
In 2015 he participated, along with many other artists, in the mobile game Fate/Grand Order as a character designer and the artist for two characters, Edmond Dantès and Cleopatra.
After the completion of the last Danganronpa game Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony and the Danganronpa spin-off anime series Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School, Kazutaka Kodaka approached Komatsuzaki to discuss his plans to create his own independent development company. Along with other industry veterans and fellow Spike Chunsoft employees, the group founded the studio Too Kyo Games in 2017 and officially left Spike Chunsoft.
In 2020, Komatsuzaki is credited as the character designer behind the anime Akudama Drive. He is also participating in the development of Too Kyo Games' future title TRIBE NINE in collaboration with studio Akatsuki.
- Interview with Kazutaka Kodaka, Rui Komatsuzaki, and Yuichiro Saito: https://www.famitsu.com/sp/101104_dangan/index4.html
|Akudama||Swindler • Courier • Brawler • Doctor • Hacker • Cutthroat • Hoodlum|
|Execution Division||Master • Apprentice • Junior • Boss|
|Other||Black Cat • Brother • Sister|
|Anime||Kansai • Kanto • Shinkansen • Absolute Quarantine Zone • Expo Park|
|Akudama Drive Anime|
|Episodes||Episode 1 • Episode 2 • Episode 3 • Episode 4 • Episode 5 • Episode 6 • Episode 7 • Episode 8 • Episode 9 • Episode 10 • Episode 11 • Episode 12|
|Manga||Akudama Drive Comicalize|
|People||Kazutaka Kodaka • Rui Komatsuzaki • Cindy Yamauchi • Rokurou Ogaki|
|Companies||Too Kyo Games|