Final Fantasy art director Yusuke Naora leaves Square Enix after 24 years

Naora to continue doing jobs for Square Enix.

Yusuke Naora

Yusuke Naora, who worked as an art director for several Final Fantasy titles, has resigned from his position after 24 years.

In a series of tweets, Naroa explained: “On September 30, I resigned from Square Enix after working for them for 24 years. With my family in mind, I’ll be going back to my home town of Izumo. Yesterday, Taba-chan (Hajime Tabata) showed me the ending of Final Fantasy XV. It was my final job, and it has the best ending. Everyone has been amazing! We did a great job. I’m a little regretful that the release date was pushed back, but I’m happy to be given credit. After my resignation, I will continue doing illustrations, designs, and the like as jobs for Square Enix, and want to take on various challenges, so I appreciate your support. I’m grateful for all the experiences I was able to have with so many people.”

Here is a list of Naroa’s works, via Wikipedia:

  • V-V (1993) – Art director
  • Final Fantasy VI (1994) – Field graphic designer
  • Chrono Trigger (1995) – Field graphic designer
  • Treasure Conflix (1996) – Visual designer
  • Final Fantasy VII (1997) – Art director
  • Final Fantasy VIII (1999) – Art director
  • Vagrant Story (2000) – Accessories designer (CGI intro movie)
  • The Bouncer (2000) – Art supervisor
  • Final Fantasy X (2001) – Art director
  • Unlimited Saga (2002) – Art director
  • Front Mission 4 (2003) – Character designer
  • Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII (2004) – Art director
  • Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song (2005) – Art director
  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005) – Art director
  • Code Age Commanders (2005) – Producer, Art director, Story
  • Code Age Brawls (2005) – Producer, Art director, Story
  • Front Mission 5: Scars of the War (2005) – Character designer
  • Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (2006) – Art supervisor
  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2007) – Art supervisor
  • Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes (2008) – Character designer
  • The Last Remnant (2008) – Art producer, Character designer
  • Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals (2010) – Character designer
  • Chaos Rings (2010) – Character designer
  • Chaos Rings Omega (2011) – Character designer
  • Chaos Rings II (2011) – Character designer
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 (2011) – Art director
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (2015) – Art director
  • Final Fantasy XV (2016) – Art director

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