Sawaki Takeyasu

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Sawaki Takeyasu
Native name
竹安 佐和記
Born (1973-08-30) August 30, 1973 (age 45)
OccupationVideo game director, producer, artist
Years active2001–present
Known forEl Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Sawaki Takeyasu (竹安 佐和記, Takeyasu Sawaki) (born August 30, 1973) is a Japanese video game artist, producer and director. Currently the head of his own development studio Crim, Takeyasu previously worked at Capcom and their subsidiary Clover Studio before becoming a freelance artist following Clover's dissolution in 2007.[1]


Year Title Role
2001 Devil May Cry Character CG artwork, character designer
2002 Steel Battalion Mech designer
2004 Steel Battalion: Line of Contact
2006 Ōkami Character and monster designer
2008 Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Character designer
2009 Infinite Space
2011 El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Director, character designer
2012 El Shaddai Social Battle Character designer
2017 Gravity Rush 2 The Ark of Time: Raven's Choice monster designer
God Wars: Future Past Monster designer
The Lost Child Producer, character and monster designer


  1. ^ Nutt, Christian (25 October 2010). "Secrets Of The Apocrypha: El Shaddai's Director Speaks". Gamasutra. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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