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Natsuko Ishikawa is a Japanese writer working for Square Enix. Originally brought on as additional staff for the writing team of the relaunched Final Fantasy XIV, she has been co-lead writer for the game since its Stormblood expansion, becoming the main lead in Shadowbringers.

Works in the series[]

Title Year Role(s)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 2013 Game Content Designer
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward 2015 Game Content Designer (3.0), Main Scenario Writer (3.2 & 3.4)
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood 2017 Main Scenario Writer
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers 2019 Main Scenario Writer (5.0), Lead Story Designer (5.1-5.5)
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker 2021 Lead Story Designer (6.0), Senior Story Designer (6.1-6.5)
Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail 2024 Senior Story Designer

Prior to becoming the main scenario writer for Shadowbringers, Ishikawa contributed to the following questlines[1]:

In addition to scenario writing, Ishikawa co-wrote the lyrics of "Wayward Daughter" and "Sunrise". She also translated lyrics into Japanese for songs such as "Tomorrow and Tomorrow", "To the Edge", "Endwalker", "Close in the Distance", and "Flow".


  1. Final Fantasy XIV, presentation slides from Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XXX and PAX West 2019

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