Born January 24th, 1965, Takashi Tokita (時田 貴司, Tokita Takashi?) is a game developer for Square Enix and currently the head of its development divisions. He joined the company in 1985 and, just like his fellow staff member Kazuhiko Aoki, he played several roles in the development of Final Fantasy series, ranging from Director to Supervisor. Tokita got into the video game industry when he originally went to Tokyo to become an actor at the age of eighteen, but saw an advertisement looking for a graphics designer at an old software house.
Other than his work on the Final Fantasy series, Tokita has a few other projects at Square Enix to his name. He has directed Chrono Trigger and produced the Hanjuku Hero series and Nanashi no Game for the Nintendo DS. These projects were slated for English localizations, but were cancelled by focus groups. Tokita has expressed an interest in creating games with quirky characters. His other notable work was Live A Live, a choose-your-own story RPG for the Super Nintendo, which never left Japan. To an extent, this game was the basis of the idea for the tales in The After Years.
A debug item in The After Years named the "Tokita Sword" was named in his honor. It gives any character equipped with it maximum stats and can break the damage limit of 9,999.
Works in the SeriesEdit
|Final Fantasy||Graphics Director|
|Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls||Producer|
|Final Fantasy III||Sound Effects Editor|
|Final Fantasy IV||Game Designer, Scenario Writer (Director and Scenario Writer for the remake)|
|Final Fantasy IV: The After Years||Producer|
|The Final Fantasy Legend||Character Designer, Scenario Writer, Sound Effects Editor|
|Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light||Director|
|Final Fantasy Dimensions||Director|
|Chocobo Racing||Director, Scenario Writer|