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Kingdom Hearts Staff Dossier
Tetsuya Nomura TETSUYA NOMURA is the Director and Character Designer for KINGDOM HEARTS. Past credits include Character Designer for FINAL FANTASY VII, VIII; Parasite Eve 1,2 and The Bouncer. Nomura's ability to create a wide range of characters will be key in creating a world that is a blend of Disney and Square's classic styles. Deeply involved in all aspects of the title, Nomura's touch will be apparent throughout KINGDOM HEARTS.
Yoshinori Kitase YOSHINORI KITASE is the Co-Producer for KINGDOM HEARTS. Past credits include Producer on FINAL FANTASY X, Project Planning on FINAL FANTASY V, VI and Director for FINAL FANTASY VII, VIII. His contribution as Director on FINAL FANTASY VII, brought the series to a new level with its release for the original PlayStation game console.
Jun Akiyama JUN AKIYAMA is the Event Director for KINGDOM HEARTS. His past credits include Event Planning for FINAL FANTASY VII, FINAL FANTASY Tactics and Vagrant Story. He will ensure that the events, which take place in KINGDOM HEARTS, will maintain the player's interest from beginning to end.
Takeshi Endo TAKESHI ENDO is the Stage Planning Director for KINGDOM HEARTS. His past credits Stage Planning include FINAL FANTASY VII, VIII, IX. Endo sets the pace of the game, deciding when certain stages will occur, an important factor in Role Playing Games (RPGs). His experience as Stage Planner on the popular FINAL FANTASY series will keep KINGDOM HEARTS at a pace players young and old will be able to appreciate.
Akira Fukii AKIRA FUJII is the Real-time Graphics Director for KINGDOM HEARTS. His past credits as Real-time Graphics Director include FINAL FANTASY VII, VIII, IX and Parasite Eve. While the quality of Full Motion Videos (FMVs) are important to a game, even more important is what the player experiences during gameplay. Fujii will be bringing to KINGDOM HEARTS the high caliber of graphics that his past titles have been known for by RPG fans around the world.
Tatsuya Kando TATSUYA KANDO is Animation Director for KINGDOM HEARTS. His past credits involving Character Motion include FINAL FANTASY VII, VIII, IX and Parasite Eve. Kando's involvement in the project ensures that characters will move in a natural manner, helping to make the world in KINGDOM HEARTS as believable as possible.
Yaichi Kanemori YUICHI KANEMORI is the Battle Director for KINGDOM HEARTS. His past work includes Battle Director for Parasite Eve 2. As Battle Director for KINGDOM HEARTS, he is responsible for creating battles, which will appeal to players of all ages.
Tomohiro Kayano TOMOHIRO KAYANO is the Character Model Director for KINGDOM HEARTS. Past credits include Character and Monster modeling for FINAL FANTASY VII, VIII, IX and Parasite Eve. As in his past works, his detailed models will be a large factor in the player's connection to the characters in KINGDOM HEARTS.
Yoko Shimomura YOKO SHIMOMURA is the Composer for KINGDOM HEARTS. Her past credits include composing music for Front Mission, Parasite Eve and Legend of Mana; three titles with completely different styles. Her diverse range of styles will lend to the creation of the epic music in KINGDOM HEARTS.


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