【New Comic Series】Hironobu Sakaguchi and FF programmers’ try to rival DQ [Game Designers in their ‘early’ days]

The 1980s and 1990s was the “adolescence” of the game industry. Wanting to find out more about the passionate, young, overeaching past of the game designers that struggled during that time, this report manga was created: “Passion of Game Designers ~ in their ‘early’ days”
Following his recent works, “Utsunke” and “Pen and Chopsticks” manga artist Keiichi Tanaka, who himself had a career in the game industry, will be handling his third report manga.
The first guest is Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of “Final Fantasy”!  (by editorial department)


Keiichi Tanaka
May 4, 1962 Born in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture. Graduated from Kinki University School of Law. During college in 1983, entered Koike Kazuo’s Gekikason Juku (Kobe school) as a student of the inaugural class. In the following year of 1984, debuted as a cartoonist with “Mr. Coward” (published in “Comic Gekikason Juku”). Gained popularity with “Doctor Chichibuyama,” which began in 1986, and later made into an anime. (a series in “Comic Gekikason Juku” and later a different publication). After graduating from university, employed at a toy company. In the “Weekly Shonen Sunday” held the irregular series, “A Bug’s Life: Adventures of P-suke” (1889~1991). Created fanzine magazines centered around parody. Latest publications include the first volume of “Utsunuke” released January 2017 (KADOKAWA) and “Keiichi Tanaka’s ‘Pen and Chopsticks'”(Shogakkan).


【Mr. Hironobu Sakaguchi, producer of Mistwalker, presents a smartphone game, now available! 】

Under the producer, Hironobu Sakaguchi, prominent creators, including music producer, Nobuo Umematsu and character designer, Kimihiko Fujisaka, joined to develop the smartphone RPG, “Tera Battle”.
Due to the number of downloads, the project “Download Starter”, will further expand development, and has now reached 2.7 million downloads (as of the end of May 2017). With this milestone “Team Fujisaka’s (Kimihiko Fujisaka, affiliated to Mistwalker and close friends Yokoo Tarō and Keiichi Okabe) special quest production” has kicked off. Look forward to further development of “Terra Battle” in the future!

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