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Komuta Osamu

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Komuta Osamu

小牟田 修

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Komuta Osamu (2020)
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Komuta Osamu (小牟田 修) is a game designer, director, and programmer. He worked on several games in the Suikoden series of JRPGs for Konami until his departure post-2012. He is now a director for the upcoming Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.

Biography

Konami work

Komuta's early work at Konami was a peripheral and event programmer. He would work on Silent Hill 2 in 2001, and also Shadow of Destiny, where he worked alongside Kawano Junko. The two would eventually work together on several projects, both in the Suikoden series and without, including 2008's Time Hollow for the Nintendo DS as a planner.

In 2011, he would also assist in the development of Tri-Ace's game Frontier Gate, which was published by Konami.

Suikoden series

Suikoden IV was the first title in the series that Komuta worked on. He served as an event programmer for the title. He would play a much larger role in the development of 2005's Suikoden Tactics.

For Suikoden Tactics, Komuta would help to helm the title as a director, and was also involved in planning, programming, and event design. He would also receive a 'special thanks' credit for his involvement with Suikoden V. His involvement in the series would become even stronger in 2008, when he helmed Suikoden Tierkreis in much the same fashion, as director and planner.

Komuta would also serve as director for Genso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki, his last work on the series.

Post-Konami work

Following his departure from Konami, Komuta would be named as part of the team for Fuji Games' mobile game Arca Last: the World that Ends and the Fruit of the Diva, alongside Kawano Junko, in 2019. Komuta would later become one of the core members of Rabbit & Bear Studios.

On July 24th, 2020, Komuta was revealed as a director for the upcoming title Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.

Works

Game Role Release Platform
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Peripheral programmer 2001 PlayStation 2
Shadow of Memories Event Programmer 2001 PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, PSP
Suikoden IV Writer, Producer, Designer 2004 PlayStation 2
Suikoden Tactics Director, Planning, Programmer 2005 PlayStation 2
Suikoden V Special Thanks 2006 PlayStation 2
Elebits Special Thanks 2006 PSP
Dewy's Adventure Special Thanks 2007 Nintendo Wii
Time Hollow Game planning 2008 Nintendo DS
Suikoden Tierkreis Director, Planning 2008 PlayStation 2
Frontier Gate Programmer 2011 PSP
Genso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki Director 2012 PSP
Arca Last: the World that Ends and the Fruit of the Diva Designer 2019 Mobile devices
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Director 2022 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5

Trivia

  • In the Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Kickstarter video, Komuta is shown in a standard cap unlike the others. He was originally planned to wear a helmet made out of newspaper but the wind kept blowing it away, forcing the substitution.
The Suikoden series
Games
Main series SuikodenSuikoden IISuikoden IIISuikoden IVSuikoden V
Side stories Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2Suikoden Tactics
The Infinity Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Hoshikuzu no ShiroSuikoden TierkreisGenso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki
Spin-offs and compilations Genso Suikoden Card StoriesGenso Suikoden I&IIPachislot Genso Suikoden
Setting
Suikoden series timeline
Locations City-State of JowstonGrasslandHighland KingdomHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireQueendom of FalenaScarlet Moon EmpireZexen Federation
Races DragonDuckDwarfElfGriffinHumanKoboldNay-KoboldLizardMermaidVampireWinged Horde
Lore
Events Dunan Unification WarGate Rune WarIsland Liberation WarSun Rune WarWar of the Champions
True Runes Beast RuneCircle RuneDragon RuneEight Section RuneGate RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of Life and DeathRune of BeginningRune of ChangeRune of PunishmentSovereign RuneSun RuneTrue Earth RuneTrue Fire RuneTrue Lightning RuneTrue Water RuneTrue Wind Rune
Terms 27 True Runes108 StarsAlchemyBlinking MirrorChinchirorinElevatorHowling Voice GuildInfinityPotchRuneSindarSolar calendarTeleportWorld of Wings and Scales
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes
Characters
Main characters NowaGarrLianMarisaMelridgeMioSeign Kesling
Kickstarter-revealed characters Barnard SawadDr. CorqueGocteauHakuginHildiIrisIvyMarcusMaximMellorePerrielle GrumRodyWayveYuferius VII
Other characters LeenePooby
Lore
Culture BeigomaGuardiansReguleRune-lensSharkship
Life BeastmanCorpse WitchDead CountessEgglegElfEvil SpiritHumanPlantbinoRune GolemSandfishSalamanderSavage CrabShi'arcWild Boar
Locations AllraanAncient RuinsCastle of the Dead CountessGaldean EmpireImpershi'arcLeague of NationsQuinjaSeaside CavernUniversity of Carles
Development
Studios Coyote RunnerRabbit & Bear Studios
Development Team Kawano JunkoKomuta OsamuMurakami JunichiMurayama Yoshitaka
Composers Naruke MichikoSakuraba MotoiYamaoka Akira