The games you never knew Motomu Toriyama trained writers for

After Kazushige Nojima left Square Enix there was shortage of writers at the company and there was new platforms to develop for. Because of this, Motomu Toriyama decided to assemble and train a team of six scenario writers. Thanks to his GDC 2010 presentation where he discussed this, I have discovered who four of the six are. I’ve listed the four below and some of their credits.

Takanari Ishiyama

Worked with Toriyama on FINAL FANTASY XII: REVENANT WINGS & BLOOD of BAHAMUT. Has gone to direct & write Square Enix’s hugely successful mobile game, School Girl Strikers. A game Toriyama quite enjoys.

Sachie Hirano

Worked with Toriyama on The World Ends with You, DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord, FINAL FANTASY XIII and LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII. Also worked on CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII-, FINAL FANTASY XIV, FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn and FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward.

Nanako Saitoh

Worked with Toriyama on FINAL FANTASY XII: REVENANT WINGS, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a King, Fortune Street, DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY and FINAL FANTASY XIII-2. Also worked on DISSIDIA 012 FINAL FANTASY and FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS.

Harunori Sakemi

Worked with Toriyama on DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY, KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days and FINAL FANTASY XIII. Also worked on KINGDOM HEARTS II, KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories, KINGDOM HEARTS coded/Re:coded, DISSIDIA 012 FINAL FANTASY and KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX.

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