Get to Know Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano in Lovely Mini-Documentary

Get to Know Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano in Lovely Mini-Documentary

Take a deep dive into the mind of Yoshitaka Amano, the man who helped translate the ideas behind Final Fantasy in the games you know and love.

If you love the Final Fantasy series, you have probably enjoyed countless designs by Yoshitaka Amano, who has been a consistent presence across the many years in which the franchise has been at the top.

From designing characters to box illustrations, Amano-sensei has been among the first to turn Final Fantasy ideas into visuals, and has made a vital contribution to the series’  mythology and imagery.

Today we get to see a charming mini-documentary released by French publisher Mana Books, featuring an interesting look into Amano-sensei’s inspiration, ideas, and even his (rather messy) studio.

It’s definitely a great glimpse in the mind of an artist who remains mysterious for many, with public appearances and speeches being as rare as they get.

You can enjoy it below. If the style feels familiar, it’s because it was created by part of the Toco Toco team, that charmed us before with its documentaries Tetsuya MizuguchiSWERYGoichi SudaDaisuke Ishiwatari Keiichiro ToyamaUME, Katsura Hashino, Yoko Taro and Kazutoshi Iida.