Ryo Kudou

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Ryo Kudou
Date of birth: 1964[1] (age 59-60)
Employment history:
Role(s): Designer
Education: University of Tsukuba (Arts)[1]
Twitter: @rin_kotou

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Ryo Kudou (工藤 稜) is a character designer and artist from the early to mid 1990s. He worked on various Game Gear and Master System games initially, such as the GG Shinobi duology. He is best known for his work on Knuckles' Chaotix as a leading character, enemy and boss designer with Takumi Miyake.


Ryo Kudou is most often credited with a slight variation on his name Kudou Ryo (the Japanese order of surname followed by given name) with his given name's first letter R shifted to the end of the surname, creating Kudor Yo. This alias is also given a unique Japanese spelling in Dark Wizard, 駆動 利用 (pronounced Kudou Riyou). The English version of Dark Wizard replaces this name with ..., a name later seen in Streets of Rage III.

He has also confirmed that he worked on the games Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Master System version) and The Cyber Shinobi[2], which feature a pair of artists which could be additional aliases: Sadou/Mic-Satho (most likely Kudou's co-worker Sato[3]) and Fudou/Fudho-Jyo/Fudo (the latter is also credited in Dragon Crystal).

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