Shinya Kumazaki (熊崎信也 Kumazaki Shinya, 1979-present) is a Japanese video game and graphic designer, and chief director who works for HAL Laboratory. He began working as a designer on Kirby Air Ride and served as director on Kirby Super Star Ultra for the first time. He is currently managing the development of the entire Kirby series as General Director since Kirby: Planet Robobot, and succeeded Masahiro Sakurai.
List of Works
- Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land - Communication Debug
- Kirby Air Ride - Design
- Kirby: Canvas Curse - Design
- Kirby Super Star Ultra - Director
- Kirby's Return to Dream Land - Director
- Kirby's Dream Collection - Director (with Tatsuya Kamiyama)
- Kirby: Triple Deluxe - Director
- Kirby Fighters Deluxe - Director
- Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe - Director
- Kirby: Planet Robobot - General Director
- Team Kirby Clash Deluxe - General Director
- Kirby's Blowout Blast - General Director
- Kirby Battle Royale - General Director
- Kirby Star Allies - General Director
- Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn - Character Supervisor
- Super Kirby Clash - General Director
- Kirby Fighters 2 - General Director
- Like many staff members of HAL Laboratory, Shinya Kumazaki signs with the first letters of his name (his being S.K.).
- Shinya Kumazaki has voiced the following characters:
- Shinya Kumazaki once had a pet cat called Tom (now deceased) whose voice was sampled for the following characters:
- Shinya Kumazaki has a personal art gallery where he has illustrated some Kirby characters, including Drawcia and Taranza. The gallery can be viewed here.