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Motomu Toriyama.

Motomu Toriyama (鳥山 求, Toriyama Motomu?) was the main Event Director for several Final Fantasy games. He joined Square Enix as an Event Planner.


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 23.76 million copies worldwide.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

In December 2014, Square Enix announced that Toriyama will start directing a new console RPG franchise.[7]


Final Fantasy seriesEdit

Game Toriyama's Credit(s)
Final Fantasy VII Event Planner
Final Fantasy X Event Director, Scenario Planner (with Daisuke Watanabe)
Final Fantasy X-2 Director
Final Fantasy VII Tech Demo Director
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Director, Event Director, Scenario Writer
Final Fantasy XIII Director, Scenario Designer
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, Scenario Designer
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Director, Scenario Designer
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Supervisor

Non-Final Fantasy worksEdit

Game Toriyama's Credit(s)
Bahamut Lagoon Story Event Planner
Racing Lagoon Scenario Writer, Event and Map Planner
The World Ends with You Special Thanks
Blood of Bahamut Director, Scenario Writer
Front Mission Evolved Senior Scriptwriter
The 3rd Birthday Scenario Director
Imaginary Range Supervisor

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