Black Friday Is Almost Here!
The Inventory team is rounding up deals you don’t want to miss, now through Cyber Monday. Click here to browse!

Unseen Tetsuya Nomura Sketches From the 1990s

Illustration for article titled Unseen Tetsuya Nomura Sketches From the 1990s
Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

These days Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura busies himself with Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III. But let's take a look back in time, before he was the famous game designer he is today.

Advertisement

Takashi Aki, who worked as a planner on Final Fantasy V and FFVI, was recently cleaning up and discovered a handful of sketches Nomura did years ago. He uploaded the pics to Twitter to share with us all.

Illustration for article titled Unseen Tetsuya Nomura Sketches From the 1990s
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Unseen Tetsuya Nomura Sketches From the 1990s
Illustration for article titled Unseen Tetsuya Nomura Sketches From the 1990s
Illustration for article titled Unseen Tetsuya Nomura Sketches From the 1990s

Nomura joined Square in the early 1990s, first working on Final Fantasy IV as a debugger.

Advertisement

The sketches were done during the FFV and FFVI eras. Looks like there's some Front Mission, too. Great stuff. Interesting to see how his style has developed.

「FF5」と「FF6」当時の野村哲也氏の落書きが公開される! [FF-Reunion]

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.

Advertisement

Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

fernandojorge
Fernando Jorge

The more it passes the less I like his designs. FF7 started clean and simple and I think are the best ones he came up with and some of my favorite ever. Then you see on 8 zippers and belts were tempting him and then at some point he just lost it

Not to mention that his style changed a bit, for the worse I think too:

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/611959…

and that last picture really sums things up.