Designer & Illustrator Yoshitaka Amano’s artwork has opened at the Shinjuku i-Land Tower building in Tokyo. Amano joined Square (now known as Square Enix) in 1987. Amano was the lead character designer for many games in the Final Fantasy series; most of his work is included in Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V, and Final Fantasy VI. He was also part of the design team for Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII, and Final Fantasy X.
Yoshitaka Amano Through The Years
As previously stated, Anamo joined Square in 1987 to work on a role-playing game for the Nintendo Entertainment System: Final Fantasy. During this process, Anamo worked for another video game company Kure Software Koubou producing box cover illustrations as well as some character designs. Amano branched out to comic books, illustrating Sandman: The Dream Hunter’s, Shinjuku, Shinjuku Azul, and an online game Shinjuku Nexus.
Yoshitaka Amano, Final Fantasy Legend
Yoshitaka Amano is a legend when it comes to Final Fantasy, having worked on almost all of the games in the past decade, his role at Square Enix has opened up many doors for him, from anime to artwork exhibits featuring his work. Amano does not get nearly enough recognition for his “behind the scenes” work. His latest artwork exhibit is nothing short of sensational. Take the time to look through our gallery and admire the legend that is Yoshitaka Amano!