Hideo Minaba (皆葉英夫, Minaba Hideo?) is a video game art director. He began work with Squaresoft in 1991. His first major role was as a field graphics designer on the Super Famicom title Final Fantasy V. He was the art director of Final Fantasy VI. He was later placed in charge of artistic supervision of Final Fantasy Tactics for the PlayStation.
Minaba served as both art director and character designer of Final Fantasy IX. However, he didn't design all the playable characters, as some others were designed by other artists such as Toshiyuki Itahana. Minaba later served as art director of Final Fantasy XII. For this game, he was also responsible for the design of all the airships that appear in the game.
Minaba left Square Enix in 2004, the middle of Final Fantasy XII's development. He formed Designation, a freelance art company.
Works Within the SeriesEdit
|Final Fantasy IV||Debugger (uncredited)|
|Final Fantasy V||Field Graphics|
|Final Fantasy VI||Art Director|
|Final Fantasy Tactics||Art Supervisor|
|Final Fantasy IX||Art Director|
Character Design: Zidane, Garnet, Vivi, Kuja, Beatrix
|Final Fantasy Tactics Advance||Design Work Director|
|Final Fantasy XII||Art Director (with Isamu Kamikokuryo)|
|Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy||Costume Design: Zidane's Marcus's Cloak and Kuja's Treno Nobleman|
|Final Fantasy XIII-2||Character Design: Paddra Nsu-Yeul, Alyssa Zaidelle|
Costume Design: Hope Estheim
|Bravely Default||Background Art Design|