Motomu Toriyama joined Square in 1994. At the time, Square was on the process of creating Final Fantasy VII. Toriyama was placed under the authority of Yoshinori Kitase, who decided Toriyama's role as event planner for the early parts of that game. Motomu Toriyama was the one responsible for all the early events concerning Midgar on Final Fantasy VII and his work was well received. Many of these scenes are now famous, such as the bombing mission, Cloud Strife's crossdressing, the fall of Sector 7 and the like.
Because of this, Yoshinori Kitase wanted Toriyama to be greatly involved in the events of Final Fantasy X. Toriyama was responsible for all event scenes on Final Fantasy X as well as the characters' backstories. The game was conceived on the idea of an interactive movie. This idea was expanded on later in Final Fantasy XIII, where Toriyama was the game's director.
As of 2012, all the Final Fantasy main titles directed by Toriyama sold a combined total of 21 million copies worldwide.
Works in the SeriesEdit
|Final Fantasy VII||Event Planner|
|Final Fantasy X||Event Director|
|Final Fantasy X-2||Director|
|Final Fantasy VII Tech Demo||Developer|
|Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings||Director, Scenario Writer|
|Final Fantasy XIII||Director, Scenario Writer|
|Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King||Scenario Director|
|Dissidia Final Fantasy||Scenario Supervisor|
|Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord||Scenario Director|
|Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy||Special Thanks|
|Final Fantasy Type-0||Special Thanks|
|Final Fantasy XIII-2||Director|
|Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII||Director|
|Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster||Director|
- Toriyama shares his last name with Akira Toriyama, the Dragon Ball writer, causing confusion to some Final Fantasy fans.