Many hardcore Final Fantasy fans will be delighted to know that the movie, Advent Children, is being developed by the company that produced the games – Square-Enix.
Director: Tetsuya Nomura
The main director, Tetsuya Nomura, had worked with Square for around fourteen years now; he first worked on Final Fantasy IV in 1991. His role then was designing the characters. He also worked on Final Fantasy V, VI, VII, VIII, X, and X-2 in the Final Fantasy series, aswell as a large number of other well loved games including all of the Kingdom Hearts series, Chrono Trigger, Super Mario RPG, and Parasite Eve. While much of his work on previous games has been in the development of game
characters, in recent years Tetsuya Nomura has had yet more important roles in the games, regularly taking on directorial posts.
Co-Director: Takeshi Nozue
The co-director of Advent Children is Takeshi Nozue, a relative newcomer to Square-Enix. Nozue’s CG expertise has been proved in both Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy X, in which he was the animation designer. Takeshi Nozue took the key role of movie director in the 2002 smash-hit Kingdom Hearts.
Producer: Yoshinori Kitase
Another Final Fantasy veteran, Yoshinori Kitase is the producer of Advent Children. Kitase has previously been accredited for his roles in the development of all the Final Fantasy games since FFV (with the exception of IX). He has also worked on the Kingdom Hearts games, aswell as Sword of Mana way back in 1990.
Co-Producer: Shinji Hashimoto
Hashimoto is yet another ‘old school’ Final Fantasy developer. He was the executive producer of Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles. He was also the producer VIII and IX, as well as Kingdom Hearts. Despite this fine array of credits to his name, Hashimoto is equally well known for his roles in films and anime shows such Akira, making him an obvious choice for the Advent Children developing team.
Legendary Square composer Nobuo Uematsu returns as the main composer for Advent Children. Yusuke Naora and Kazushige Nojima also play vital roles in the movie, as the art director and script writer respectively.