Dissidia Composer Takeharu Ishimoto Has Resigned from Square Enix

Dissidia Composer Takeharu Ishimoto Has Resigned from Square Enix

Composer Takeharu Ishimoto, best known for his work on The World Ends with You and Dissidia Final Fantasy, announced on Twitter that he will be leaving Square Enix at the end of this year.

His statement reads (as translated by Siliconera):

"I've decided to resign from Square Enix, where I've worked for many years, by the end of the year. I'm resigning of my own free will. Starting next year, I plan to start freelance work. Next year on January 11 Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will also release, so please support that as well . Thank you very much!"

Ishimoto has worked as a composer on the following games:

  • World Fantasista (2002) – with Masayoshi Soken
  • Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII (2004)
  • Last Order: Final Fantasy VII (2005)
  • Monotone (2007)
  • The World Ends with You (2007)
  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2007)
  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy (2008)
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (2010) – with Yoko Shimomura and Tsuyoshi Sekito
  • Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy (2011)
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 (2011)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (2012) – with Yoko Shimomura and Tsuyoshi Sekito
  • Final Fantasy Agito (2014)
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (2015)
  • Rampage Land Rankers (2015)
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015) – with Keiji Kawamori and Tsuyoshi Sekito
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (2018) – with Keiji Kawamori and Tsuyoshi Sekito

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