Takeharu Ishimoto(石元丈晴, Ishimoto Takeharu?) is a Japanese video game composer from Nichinan, Miyazaki. He is best known for his work on Final Fantasy Type-0, Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-, and all three games in Dissidia Final Fantasy series. Other Square Enix works include the soundtracks for The World Ends With You and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. Ishimoto left Square Enix in December 2017 and now works as a freelance composer.