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Koichi Ishii

Also Known As

  • 石井 浩一
  • Koichi Ishii
  • Kouichi Ishii

Game Credits


The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019)   (General Management (Grezzo))
Adventures of Mana (2016)   (Director)


Legend of Mana (2021)   (Director)
Luigi's Mansion (2018)   (Producer)
Ever Oasis (2017)   (Producer)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (2015)   (Producer)
Flower Town (2013)   (Senior Producer)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (2011)   (Producer)
Heroes of Mana (2007)   (Producer)
Children of Mana (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Sword of Mana (2003)   (Producer)
Final Fantasy II (2001)   (Supervisor)
Final Fantasy (2000)   (Supervisor)


Secret of Mana (2018)   (Original Director)
Ever Oasis (2017)   (Director / Art Direction)
Adventures of Mana (2016)   (Director)
Children of Mana (2006)   (Game Design)
Final Fantasy III (2006)   (Job Character Design)
Sword of Mana (2003)   (Game Design)
Final Fantasy XI Online (2002)   (Director)
Final Fantasy II (2001)   (Game Design)
Legend of Mana (1999)   (Director)
SaGa Frontier (1997)   (Associate Director)
Seiken Densetsu 3 (1995)   (Director of Game Design)
Secret of Mana (1993)   (Director, Chief Game Design, Animation / Monster Design)
Final Fantasy Adventure (1991)   (Director)
The Final Fantasy Legend (1989)   (Cartography)
Final Fantasy II (1988)   (Game Design)


Adventures of Mana (2016)   (Story)
Sword of Mana (2003)   (Original Story)
The Final Fantasy Legend (1989)   (Scenario)


Adventures of Mana (2016)   (Character Design)
Final Fantasy (2007)   (Graphics Supervisor)
Final Fantasy II (2007)   (Graphics Supervisor)
Final Fantasy III (2006)   (Job Character Design)
Final Fantasy V Advance (2006)   (Graphics Supervisor)
Mario Hoops 3 on 3 (2006)   (Graphic Supervisors)
Sword of Mana (2003)   (Monster Design)
Chocobo Stallion (1999)   (Graphic Supervisor)
Final Fantasy III (1990)   (Obj Design)
The Final Fantasy Legend (1989)   (Card Graphics)


Final Fantasy (2021)   (Special Thanks)
Final Fantasy II (2021)   (Special Thanks)
Final Fantasy III (2021)   (Special Thanks)
Final Fantasy IV (2021)   (Special Thanks)
Final Fantasy V (2021)   (Special Thanks)
Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (2019)   (Special Thanks)
Final Fantasy XV (2016)   (Special Thanks )
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (2015)   (Special Thanks)
Final Fantasy XI Online: Ultimate Collection - See... (2013)   (Special Thanks)
Romancing SaGa (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Final Fantasy: Anthology - European Edition (2002)   (Special Thanks to)
Final Fantasy Anthology (1999)   (Special Thanks To)
Final Fantasy V (1998)   (Special Thanks To)
Final Fantasy II (1991)   (Special Thanks to)


Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon (2007)   (Senior Chocobo Wrangler)
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales (2007)   (Senior Chocobo Wrangler)
Final Fantasy II (2007)   (Original Development)
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (2004)   (Original Development)
Final Fantasy Origins (2002)   (Original Development)
Final Fantasy (2000)   (Original Development)

Developer Biography

Koichi Ishii has been with Square (now Square Enix) since 1987. Initially brought in as a game designer for Final Fantasy, he eventually brought the Seiken Densetsu project back together in 1991 after it was cancelled in 1987. He has directed and/or produced every game in the Seiken Densetsu series, including the remake of the first one for Game Boy Advance (Sword of Mana). He produces other games for Square, but he is still known as the father of the Seiken Densetsu series.

Last updated: Sep 02, 2006

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