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Square Enix Graphics Designer Manabu Daishima Passes Away

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Designer worked on Romancing SaGa, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy XII

Square Enix graphics designer Manabu Daishima passed away on July 30. He was 45.

Daishima was found unconscious 30 meters offshore from the Izo Kaiyū Kōen Diving Center in Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture. He was diving with two other people, and lost consciousness four meters below the sea surface. The two people who were with him found him and pulled him out of the water.

Daishima has done graphic design work on numerous Squaresoft (later Square Enix) games, including monster design for Romancing SaGa, map and world graphic design for Secret of Mana, field graphics for Chrono Trigger, background graphic design for SaGa Frontier, battle effect graphics for Parasite Eve, field map design for Final Fantasy IX, 3D map design for Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, and 3D map and background design for Final Fantasy XII.

Sources: Mainichi Shimbun (Yukina Furukawa), Takashi Tokita via Hachima Kikō

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