Template:Infobox Person Yoshinori Kitase (北瀬 佳範 Kitase Yoshinori , born September 23, 1966) is a Japanese game producer, scenario writer and former game director working for Square Enix (previously Square).
Kitase joined the company in 1991. His most notable roles as game director are Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VII, and Final Fantasy VIII; he later worked as producer for Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2. Kitase is currently working on The 3rd Birthday as executive producer and Final Fantasy XIII as producer, he is also working as a producer alongside Shinji Hashimoto on Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Kitase is the head of Square Enix's Product Development Division 1.
He has two children.
- Final Fantasy Adventure (1991): scenario
- Romancing SaGa (1992): field map designer
- Final Fantasy V (1992): field planner
- Final Fantasy VI (1994): co-director
- Chrono Trigger (1995): co-director
- Final Fantasy VII (1997): director
- Ehrgeiz (1998): FF VII staff
- Final Fantasy VIII (1999): director
- Final Fantasy X (2001): producer
- Kingdom Hearts (2002): co-producer
- Final Fantasy X-2 (2003): producer
- Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII (2004): producer
- Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (2004): producer
- Final Fantasy VII Advent Children (2005): producer
- Kingdom Hearts II (2005): co-producer
- Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (2006): producer
- Final Fantasy V (GameBoy Advance version) (2006): supervisor
- Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2007): executive producer
- Sigma Harmonics (2008): producer
- Dissidia: Final Fantasy (2008): producer
- Final Fantasy XIII (2009): producer
- Final Fantasy Versus XIII (TBA): producer
- The 3rd Birthday (2010): executive producer
- ↑ The Producer::Yoshinori Kitase. Square Enix. Retrieved on 2008-11-24.
- ↑ Feature: Final Fantasy Dissidia interview translation
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