Motonori Sakakibara

Game Credits


Final Fantasy VIII (1999)   (Movie Director)
Final Fantasy VII (1997)   (Movie Director (Square Co. Ltd.))


Final Fantasy VIII (1999)   (Movie Director (Square Co., Ltd.))
Final Fantasy VII (1997)   (Movie Director)


Final Fantasy IX (2000)   (Special Thanks)

Developer Biography

Motonori Sakakibara was born in Tokyo and earned his BS in Architecture from Musashino Art University in Japan. As an animator and modeler, he has created various television programs and commercials while working for Japan Computer Graphics Lab (J.C.G.L.), Namco Ltd. and HD/CG New York, Kaufman Astoria Studios. He joined Square in 1995 to work on Final Fantasy VII, first as a chief 3D animator and modeler and later as a director. Sakakibara is the winner of the ARTFOLIO International Art Competition (1993) and the Japan Graphic Exhibition (1989), among other honours.

Last updated: Apr 29, 2003