Rui Komatsuzaki

From Akudama Drive

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.[1]

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.



  1. Interview with Kazutaka Kodaka, Rui Komatsuzaki, and Yuichiro Saito:


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Execution Division MasterApprenticeJuniorBoss
Other Black CatBrotherSister
Anime KansaiKantoShikokuShinkansenAbsolute Quarantine ZoneExpo Park
Akudama Drive Anime
Episodes Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7Episode 8Episode 9Episode 10Episode 11Episode 12
Manga Akudama Drive Comicalize
Stage Akudama Drive Stage
People Kazutaka KodakaRui KomatsuzakiCindy YamauchiRokurou Ogaki
Companies Too Kyo Games