Toshiyuki Itahana (板鼻 利幸, Itahana Toshiyuki?) is a game director and character designer for Square Enix. He was responsible for introducing the "super-deformed", or chibi style, to the Final Fantasy series. He worked as a character designer alongside Hideo Minaba for Final Fantasy IX. he currently serves as the main character designer for the both the Crystal Chronicles and Chocobo spin-off series.
Itahana has directed two games at Square Enix. The first is Code Age Commanders, an Action RPG for the PlayStation 2 that was released in 2005. His second game as director was Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, an Action RPG released for the Wii in 2009.
Works within the SeriesEdit
|Game Name||Itahana's Role(s)|
|Final Fantasy IX||Character Designer: Freya, Eiko, Quina|
|Final Fantasy XI||Art Designer|
|Final Fantasy XIII-2||DLC Costume Designer|
|Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII||Character Designer: Lumina|
Costume Designer: Lightning
|Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles||Art Director, Character Designer|
|Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates||Character Designer|
|Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King||Art Supervisor|
|Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord||Art Supervisor|
|Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers||Director, Character Designer|
|Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon||Character Designer|
|Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 2||Character Designer|
|Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales||Character Designer|
|Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon||Character Designer|
|Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon: Majo to Shoujo to Go-nin no Yuusha||Character Designer|
Outside Final FantasyEdit
Toshiyuki's non-Final Fantasy related work includes doing character illustration for Makaitoshi SaGa (The Final Fantasy Legend in North America). His first game as a director was Code Age Commanders, an action RPG for the PlayStation 2 that he also contributed artwork for.