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Dragon Quest X Director Jin Fujisawa Is Leaving Square Enix

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Jin Fujisawa has worked on the Dragon Quest series for around two decades. Today on Twitter, he announced he’s leaving Square Enix.

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Fujisawa got his start as an assistant for DQ creator Yuji Horii in the late 1990s. He was the scenario assistant on Dragon Quest VII in 2000 and rose up the ranks to director for Dragon Quest IX in 2009 and for Dragon Quest X for the Nintendo Wii in 2012. Most recently, however, he was working on smartphone apps Fortune Tellers Academy and Pro Yakyuu ga Suki da! 2017 (I Love Pro Baseball! 2017).

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Screenshot: Jin Fujisawa (Twitter)
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Earlier today, Square Enix announced that service for Fortune Tellers Academy would be ending on June 29.

On Twitter, Fujisawa thanked Fortune Tellers Academy’s fans for the past two years and that it’s regretful people have been playing the game believing it would continue. “Service is ending for a story that isn’t complete, but one day, I long to continue it,” Fujisawa added. It appears he deeply cared about Fortune Tellers Academy.

“Finally, I have a personal announcement,” he wrote. “I, Fujisawa, am leaving Square Enix.” He added that he would be “taking on new challenges” at another company. “I apologize for the sudden announcement,” he added.


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Thandronen
Thandronen

Well SE appears to not know what the fuck they are doing anymore, so this comes as no big surprise to me. I’m actually shocked that more talent is not leaving, actually. I believe this will start a trend in the coming months/year.