Veteran Square Enix Art Director Isamu Kamikokuryo Resigns

Isamu Kamikokuryo, the art director on numerous Final Fantasy games, has resigned from Square Enix.

The news comes via a tweet the creator posted, in which he confirmed his departure from the company after working there for a little over 18 years.

Kamikokuryo started working at the company back in 1999, beginning with concept art for Final Fantasy X. His last game at the company was Final Fantasy XV, to which he served as art director. He thanked Square Enix for giving him so many opportunities to both work with great people, as well as deploy his skills.

A second tweet from the creator has him expressing a bit of reluctance, however Kamikokuryo said ultimately he wants to work on something new from here on out. He expressed a desire to start writing again, alongside doing freelance art and even editing style work.

Finally, Kamikokuryo expressed deep thanks to all his fans who supported his artwork for so many years.

Editor’s Note: Featured image via Famitsu

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  • vonSanneck

    From the sounds of it he was shackled to do support work for bloated projects and Square wanted him gone because bills need to be paid.
    Wish him better successes in the future.

  • Izzy Lichi

    makes sense, i guess he realised how terrible the company has gotten so he figured it was time to jump ship

  • What’s with all these resignations over the last week?

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    So who’s left now, just Nomura?

  • New fiscal year. A few more coming. Trying to get through my queue

  • Heresy Hammer

    Tfw you will never have old squaresoft back.