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Motomu Toriyama.

Motomu Toriyama (鳥山 求, Toriyama Motomu?) was the main Event Director or Director of several Final Fantasy games. He joined Square Enix as an Event Planner in 1994. He is a member of Square Enix's Business Division 1 and the Final Fantasy Committee.[1]


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. Toriyama also wrote and directed many of the scenes revolving around Cloud Strife and Aerith Gainsborough. He tried to make Aerith an important character to the player to maximize the impact of her death.[2]

Works within the seriesEdit

Game Release Toriyama's credit(s)
Final Fantasy VII 1997 Event Planner, Submarine Chase Section Planner[3]
Final Fantasy X 2001 Event Director, Scenario Writer (with Kazushige Nojima and Daisuke Watanabe)
Final Fantasy X-2 2003 Director
Final Fantasy VII technical demo 2005 Director
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings 2007 Director, Event Director, Scenario Writer
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII 2007 Special thanks
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King 2008 Scenario Writer[4]
Dissidia Final Fantasy 2008 Scenario Supervisor
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord 2009 Scenario Director
Final Fantasy XIII 2009 Director, Scenario Designer, Lyrics[5]
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy 2011 Special Thanks
Final Fantasy Type-0 2011 Special Thanks
Final Fantasy XIII-2 2011 Director, Lyrics[6]
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII 2013 Director, Lyrics[7]
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster 2013 Supervisor[8]

External linksEdit


  1. FF Committee members[1]
  3. Final Fantasy VII Credits
  4. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King credits
  5. Final Fantasy XIII credits
  6. Final Fantasy XIII-2 credits
  7. Lightning Returns credits
  8. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster credits

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