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Tetsuya Nomura

Biography

Japanese artist and gaming designer known for his use Rectangular Enix. He designed personas for the favorite Final Illusion and Kingdom Hearts gaming series. He started drawing at age three and, in his teenagers, learned how exactly to program video gaming. At age eighteen, he shifted to Tokyo to pursue a profession in artwork and marketing. He created and designed a PlayStation Portable role-playing video game called Another Birthday. He was raised in Japan’s Kochi Prefecture. His dad recognized and prompted his early passions in artwork and video games. He was motivated and greatly inspired by the task of Final Illusion originator Hironobu Sakaguchi.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tetsuya Nomura
Date Of Birth October 8, 1970
Place Of Birth Japan
Profession Game Designer
Nationality Japanese
Movies Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Star Sign Libra

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1Gains international fame as the genius behind the characters of Final Fantasy VIII, who are credited as being "the most well developed and realistic characters ever to grace a video game, past or present."
2Is the current main character designer and illustrator of various Square Enix games including Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy X, Parasite Eve and the Musashi video game series (Brave Fencer Musashi and Musashi: Samurai Legend).
3Is fluent in Japanese and English.


Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Final Fantasy VII RemakeVideo Game character designer announced
Fainaru fantajî XIII-22011Video Game main character designer
Fainaru fantajî XIII2009Video Game main character designer
Dissidia: Final Fantasy2008Video Game character designer
Kuraishisu koa: Fainaru fantajî VII2007Video Game character designer - as Tetzuya Nomura
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII2006Video Game character designer
Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII2006Video Game character designer - as Tetzuya Nomura
Musashi: Samurai Legend2005Video Game character designer: main characters
Kingdom Hearts II2005Video Game character designer
Last Order: Final Fantasy VII2005Video short original character designer - uncredited
Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren2005character designer
Fainaru fantajî X-22003Video Game character designer: main characters
Kingdom Hearts2002Video Game main character designer: 2D design
Fainaru fantajî X2001Video Game character designer
The Bouncer2000Video Game character designer
Fainaru fantajî VIII1999Video Game character designer
Ehrgeiz1998Video Game character supervisor
Parasite Eve1998Video Game character designer: main characters
Final Fantasy VII1997Video Game character designer
Soma1996TV Series character designer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Final Fantasy VII RemakeVideo Game announced
Kingdom Hearts IIIVideo Game post-production
Fainaru fantajî XV2016Video Game original director
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix2014Video Game
Kingudamu hâtsu 3D: Dorîmu doroppu disutansu2012Video Game
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded2010Video Game
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep2010Video Game
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days2009Video Game
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+2007Video Game
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories2007Video Game
Kingdom Hearts II2005Video Game
Last Order: Final Fantasy VII2005Video short supervising
Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren2005
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories2004Video Game
Kingdom Hearts2002Video Game

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep2010Video Game concept designer / main artist: 2D art
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories2007Video Game main artist: 2D character art
Kingdom Hearts II2005Video Game concept designer / main artist: 2D character art
Kingdom Hearts2002Video Game concept designer / storyboard designer: 2D design
Parasite Eve II1999Video Game character illustration
Fainaru fantajî VIII1999Video Game battle visual director
Brave Fencer Musashi1998Video Game character illustrator
Final Fantasy VII1997Video Game battle visual director
Soma1996TV Series storyboard artist
Chrono Trigger1995Video Game graphics
Fainaru fantajî V1992Video Game battle graphics

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep2010Video Game story
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+2007Video Game
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories2007Video Game scenario supervisor
Kingdom Hearts II2005Video Game base story scenario
Fainaru fantajî X2001Video Game story - uncredited
Final Fantasy VII1997Video Game story

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dishidia duodeshimu Fainaru fantajî2011Video Game producer
Dissidia: Final Fantasy2008Video Game creative producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories2007Video Game concept designer
Chrono Trigger1995Video Game field graphics

Art Director

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Final Fantasy III1994Video Game

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Raitoningu ritânzu: Fainaru fantajî XIII2013Video Game

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Les Originaux2016TV Series thanks - 1 episode
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon2007Video Game special thanks
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars1996Video Game extra special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
G-Phoria2003TV Movie documentaryHimself

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