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Kazushige Nojima.

Kazushige Nojima (野島 一成, Nojima Kazushige?) (born January 20, 1964, in Sapporo, Hokkaido) was the main scenario writer for several Final Fantasy games. He is also the lyricist for several Final Fantasy songs. Kazushige Nojima left Square Enix in October 2003 and started his own freelance company, Stellavista Ltd. Despite leaving Square Enix, he still regularly works with the company as a freelancer.

Works in the series[]

Game Release Work
Final Fantasy VII 1997 Scenario Writer (with Yoshinori Kitase)
Final Fantasy VIII 1999 Scenario Writer (with Hiroki Chiba), Lyricist for "Liberi Fatali"
Aru Hi no Garden no Jugyō Fūkei 1999 Text
Final Fantasy X 2001 Scenario Writer (with Motomu Toriyama and Daisuke Watanabe), Lyricist for "Suteki Da Ne (Isn't It Wonderful?)" and "Hymn of the Fayth"
Final Fantasy X-2 2003 Scenario Writer (with Daisuke Watanabe), Lyricist for "1000 Words"
On the Way to a Smile "Episode: Denzel" 2005 Author
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children 2005 Scenario Writer
Last Order -Final Fantasy VII- 2005 Story
On the Way to a Smile "Episode: Tifa" 2005 Author
Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- 2006 Special Thanks
On the Way to a Smile "Episode: Barret" 2007 Author
Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- 2007 Scenario (with Sachie Hirano as Scenario Planner)
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete 2009 Scenario Writer
On the Way to a Smile -Episode: Denzel- Final Fantasy VII 2009 Original Work
Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile 2009 Author
Final Fantasy XIII 2009 Scenario Concept
Final Fantasy VII The Kids Are Alright: A Turks Side Story 2011 Author
Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eien no Daishō~ 2013 Author
Final Fantasy X -Will- 2013 Scenario
Mobius Final Fantasy 2015 Scenario Writer
Final Fantasy XV 2016 Original Story Plot[1]
Final Fantasy VII Remake: Picturing the Past 2020 Author
Final Fantasy VII Remake 2020 Story & Scenario,[2] Lyrics for "Hollow"
Final Fantasy VII Remake Trace of Two Pasts 2021 Author
Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier 2021 Scenario Supervisor
Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin 2022 Story & Scenario
Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion 2022 Scenario
Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis 2023 Story & Scenario
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth 2024 Story & Scenario, Lyrics for "No Promises to Keep"


2003 Interview: Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X-2 are connected[]

Read the interview in the Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania FAQ

Published on the Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania this interview contains details about Shinra from Final Fantasy X-2 and Shinra from Final Fantasy VII.

In an interview with a French Final Fantasy website Finaland in 2018 Nojima commented on the link thusly: "This story is a bit of a joke. When we created FFX-2, we wanted to create something, a totally new world. Except that when I created it, I realized that it looked a lot like FFVII... But without realizing it. Afterwards, when it was officially said in Ultimania, it took a completely gigantic proportion when it was just an anecdote."[3]

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