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Final Fantasy XII, XIII, and XV art director Isamu Kamikokuryo leaves Square Enix

What does Art director do? He does not design characters or scenes in the game right?

Final Fantasy XII, XIII, and XV art director Isamu Kamikokuryo leaves Square Enix -- Kamikokuryo moving on to freelance work.

Isamu Kamikokuryo, who worked as an art director on several Final Fantasy titles, has left Square Enix, he announced on Twitter.

“Yesterday, March 31, I resigned from Square Enix,” Kamikokuryo said in a tweet. “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.”

He continued in a second tweet, “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. To the staff and fans who supported my drawings for such a long time, thank you very much.”

Kamikokuryo’s works at Square Enix include the following:
  • Final Fantasy X (PS2, 2001) – Gadget art designer, background art director
  • Final Fantasy XII (PS2, 2006) – Art direction
  • Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (DS, 2007) – Art supervisor
  • Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System (PS2, 2007) – Art direction
  • Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, 360, 2009) – Art director
  • The 3rd Birthday (PSP, 2010) – Art director
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3, 360, 2011) – Art director, character designer
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, 360, 2013) – Art director
  • Final Fantasy XV (PS4, Xbox One, 2016) – Art director
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