Final Fantasy XV Art Director Leaves Square Enix

Final Fantasy XV Art Director Leaves Square Enix

Isamu Kamikokuryo – art director for Final Fantasy XII, XIII, and more recently Final Fantasy XV – is leaving Square Enix. After 18 years at the company, he’ll be moving on to freelance work.

“Yesterday, March 31, I resigned from Square Enix,” Kamikokuryo said in a tweet, via Gematsu. “It’s been a little over 18 years since I joined the company in 1999. It was a wonderful experience, from when I started with doing concept art for Final Fantasy X up until Final Fantasy XV. I am fully grateful to the company for giving me the opportunity to meet with so many people and demonstrate my talents.”

“I have a feeling of painful reluctance, but I would like to face drawing something new from here on. In the future, I would like to revive my writing activity while doing freelance art and diction work,” he continued. “To the staff and fans who supported my drawings for such a long time, thank you very much.”

Kamikokuryo started as a gadget art designer, and background art director for Final Fantasy X in 2001. From there, he served as art director on multiple entries in the longstanding RPG franchise.


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Comments Comments (2)

Posted by Bank
On Monday 3 Apr 2017 1:57 PM
Wow so this man also helped paint my childhood through FFX and FFXII. Definitely inspired my imagination and art hunger in that period.

Best wishes mate.
Posted by Kyimo
On Wednesday 5 Apr 2017 1:47 PM
Best wishes to him.

sad to see people that influenced us with amazing imagination or story telling leaving companies, but they deserve the break and the chance to do something new.