Shinya Kumazaki

Japanese video game director

Shinya Kumazaki (熊崎 信也, Kumazaki Shin'ya, born May 21, 1979) is a Japanese video game director and game designer. He works at HAL Laboratory. He is the current director of the Kirby series. He is also the voice actor of King Dedede.

Shinya Kumazaki
熊崎 信也
Kumazaki in 2023
Born (1979-05-21) May 21, 1979 (age 44)
Alma materKanazawa College of Art (Visual Design Dept)
Years active2002–present
EmployerHAL Laboratory
Kirby series
BoxBoy! series
Board member ofHAL Laboratory[1]

Games change

Year Title Role(s)
2002 Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Communication debugging
2003 Kirby Air Ride Designer
2005 Kirby Canvas Curse
2006 Otona no Joshiki Ryoku Training DS Special thanks
2008 Kirby Super Star Ultra Director
2011 Kirby's Return to Dream Land Director, voice actor (King Dedede)
2012 Kirby's Dream Collection Director (with Tatsuya Kamiyama)
2014 Kirby: Triple Deluxe Director, voice actor (King Dedede, Shadow Dedede)
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
2015 Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Special thanks
2016 BoxBoxBoy! Box comics - drafts
Kirby: Planet Robobot General director, voice actor (Dedede Clones)
2017 Bye-Bye BoxBoy! Box comics - drafts
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe General director, voice actor (King D-Mind)
Kirby's Blowout Blast General director, voice actor (King Dedede)
Kirby Battle Royale
2018 Kirby Star Allies General director, voice actor (King Dedede, Void Termina)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Original game supervisor
2019 Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Character supervisor
BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! Box comics - drafts
Super Kirby Clash General director, voice actor (King D-Mind), ending song lyrics
2020 Kirby Fighters 2 General director, voice actor (King Dedede)
2022 Kirby and the Forgotten Land General director, voice actor (King Dedede), theme song lyrics
Kirby's Dream Buffet General director
2023 Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe General director, voice actor (King Dedede)

References change

  1. "HAL Laboratory: Company Profile". HAL Laboratory. 取締役: 熊崎 信也