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Hironobu Sakaguchi

1962 - Today

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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 896,140 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Hironobu Sakaguchi is the 13th most popular game designer (down from 11th in 2019), the 925th most popular biography from Japan (down from 842nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Japanese Game Designer.

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Among GAME DESIGNERS

Among game designers, Hironobu Sakaguchi ranks 13 out of 46Before him are Jeff Kinney, Alexey Pajitnov, Satoru Iwata, Sid Meier, Satoshi Tajiri, and Steve Jackson. After him are Toru Iwatani, Shinji Mikami, Lizzie Magie, Gary Gygax, Klaus Teuber, and Will Wright.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1962, Hironobu Sakaguchi ranks 120Before him are MC Hammer, Denis O'Hare, Baz Luhrmann, Sakis Rouvas, Wynton Rufer, and Carl Cox. After him are Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Oscar Ruggeri, Victoria Ruffo, Choi Min-sik, and Ferran Adrià.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hironobu Sakaguchi ranks 925 out of 5,560Before him are Sanae Mishima (1957), Masakatsu Miyamoto (1938), Yoshitada Yamaguchi (1944), Uesugi Harunori (1751), Takehito Koyasu (1967), and Fumiko Enchi (1905). After him are Satoru Nakajima (1953), Sakyo Komatsu (1931), Yuji Kishioku (1954), Kenji Kawai (1957), Koichi Kudo (1909), and Paul Yoshigoro Taguchi (1902).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In Japan

Among game designers born in Japan, Hironobu Sakaguchi ranks 6Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto (1952), Hideo Kojima (1963), Gunpei Yokoi (1941), Satoru Iwata (1959), and Satoshi Tajiri (1965). After him are Toru Iwatani (1955), Shinji Mikami (1965), Tetsuya Nomura (1970), Yu Suzuki (1958), Masahiro Sakurai (1970), and Hidetaka Miyazaki (1974).

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