Hironobu Sakaguchi

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Hironobu Sakaguchi (坂口 博信, Sakaguchi Hironobu, born November 25, 1962) is a Japanese game designer, director, producer, and writer. Originally working for Square (later Square Enix) from 1983 to 2003, he departed the company and founded independent studio Mistwalker in 2004. He is known as the creator of the Final Fantasy franchise, in addition to other titles during his time at Square. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hironobu Sakaguchi has received more than 1,037,633 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Hironobu Sakaguchi is the 17th most popular game designer (down from 13th in 2019), the 995th most popular biography from Japan (down from 923rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Game Designer.

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Among game designers, Hironobu Sakaguchi ranks 17 out of 56Before him are Satoshi Tajiri, Sid Meier, Lizzie Magie, Toru Iwatani, Shigesato Itoi, and Shinji Mikami. After him are Klaus Teuber, Gary Gygax, Masahiro Sakurai, Peter Molyneux, Steve Jackson, and Will Wright.

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Among people born in 1962, Hironobu Sakaguchi ranks 152Before him are Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Jutta Kleinschmidt, David Lagercrantz, John Slattery, Markus Merk, and Nigmatilla Yuldashev. After him are Tigran Sargsyan, Paavo Järvi, Titus Welliver, Magne Furuholmen, Andre Braugher, and James Marsters.

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Among people born in Japan, Hironobu Sakaguchi ranks 995 out of 6,048Before him are Tadanobu Asano (1973), Eiji Okada (1920), Hisako, Princess Takamado (1953), Akio Ōtsuka (1959), Shojiro Sugimura (1905), and Naoemon Shimizu (null). After him are Isao Kimura (1923), Ichirō Nagai (1931), Edwin O. Reischauer (1910), Miyuki Nakajima (1952), Hidetsugu Yagi (1886), and Masuji Ibuse (1898).


Among game designers born in Japan, Hironobu Sakaguchi ranks 10Before him are Satoru Iwata (1959), Masayuki Uemura (1943), Satoshi Tajiri (1965), Toru Iwatani (1955), Shigesato Itoi (1948), and Shinji Mikami (1965). After him are Masahiro Sakurai (1970), Hidetaka Miyazaki (1974), Yu Suzuki (1958), Eiji Aonuma (1963), Tetsuya Nomura (1970), and Yuji Horii (1954).

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