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”’Tomoya Asano”’ (浅野 智也, born 24 December 1978) is a Japanese game producer working for [[Square Enix]]. After graduating from [[Keio University]] Asano first joined [[Enix]] in 2001, before gaining a more prominent role within the company after its merger. He started off working on several titles before producing a few titles in the ”[[Final Fantasy]]” series. After producing ”[[Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light]]”, Asano and several members on his team went on to create a spiritual successor in ”[[Bravely Default]]”.{{Cite web|title=Bravely Default: From Sequel to Sequel|url=https://www.gamespot.com/articles/bravely-default-from-sequel-to-sequel/1100-6417605/|access-date=2022-01-16|website=GameSpot|language=en-US}}

”’Tomoya Asano”’ (浅野 智也, born 24 December 1978) is a Japanese game producer working for [[Square Enix]] and since April 2024, an executive officer.


After graduating from [[Keio University]] Asano first joined [[Enix]] in 2001, before gaining a more prominent role within the company after its merger. He started off working on several titles before producing a few titles in the ”[[Final Fantasy]]” series. After producing ”[[Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light]]”, Asano and several members on his team went on to create a spiritual successor in ”[[Bravely Default]]”.{{Cite web|title=Bravely Default: From Sequel to Sequel|url=https://www.gamespot.com/articles/bravely-default-from-sequel-to-sequel/1100-6417605/|access-date=2022-01-16|website=GameSpot|language=en-US}}

In 2017 Asano was made head of his own business division in Square Enix, called Business Division 11 and focusing work on the ”Bravely” series and new titles such as ”[[Octopath Traveler]]”.<ref>{{Cite web|last=Stenbuck|first=Kite|title=Tomoya Asano talks about the future of Octopath Traveler, Bravely series, and Square Enix’s 11th Business Division {{!}} RPG Site|url=https://www.rpgsite.net/news/7697-tomoya-asano-talks-about-the-future-of-octopath-traveler-bravely-series-and-square-enixs-11th-business-division|access-date=2022-01-16|website=www.rpgsite.net|language=en}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|date=2021-05-27|title=Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake is being developed by Square Enix’s Bravely team|url=https://www.nintendoenthusiast.com/dragon-quest-iii-hd-2d-remake-is-being-developed-by-square-enixs-bravely-team/|access-date=2022-01-16|website=Nintendo Enthusiast|language=en-US}}</ref> The business division was later consolidated in 2019, following a restructure in the divisions of the company, with Business Division 6, 7 and 11 merging to create Creative Business Unit II.<ref>{{Cite web|title=Square Enix consolidating its business divisions|url=https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-02-19-square-enix-consolidating-its-business-divisions|access-date=2022-01-16|website=GamesIndustry.biz|language=en}}</ref> However, within Creative Business Unit II Asano and his team are known as Team Asano as they continue working on games similar to their previous creations.<ref>{{Cite web|last=Stenbuck|first=Adam Vitale and Kite|title=Square Enix’s Team Asano teases ‘multiple titles’ to be announced and released in 2022 {{!}} RPG Site|url=https://www.rpgsite.net/news/12201-square-enixs-team-asano-teases-multiple-titles-to-be-announced-and-released-in-2022|access-date=2022-01-16|website=www.rpgsite.net|language=en}}</ref>

In 2017 Asano was made head of his own business division in Square Enix, called Business Division 11 and focusing work on the ”Bravely” series and new titles such as ”[[Octopath Traveler]]”.<ref>{{Cite web|last=Stenbuck|first=Kite|title=Tomoya Asano talks about the future of Octopath Traveler, Bravely series, and Square Enix’s 11th Business Division {{!}} RPG Site|url=https://www.rpgsite.net/news/7697-tomoya-asano-talks-about-the-future-of-octopath-traveler-bravely-series-and-square-enixs-11th-business-division|access-date=2022-01-16|website=www.rpgsite.net|language=en}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|date=2021-05-27|title=Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake is being developed by Square Enix’s Bravely team|url=https://www.nintendoenthusiast.com/dragon-quest-iii-hd-2d-remake-is-being-developed-by-square-enixs-bravely-team/|access-date=2022-01-16|website=Nintendo Enthusiast|language=en-US}}</ref> The business division was later consolidated in 2019, following a restructure in the divisions of the company, with Business Division 6, 7 and 11 merging to create Creative Business Unit II.<ref>{{Cite web|title=Square Enix consolidating its business divisions|url=https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-02-19-square-enix-consolidating-its-business-divisions|access-date=2022-01-16|website=GamesIndustry.biz|language=en}}</ref> However, within Creative Business Unit II Asano and his team are known as Team Asano as they continue working on games similar to their previous creations.<ref>{{Cite web|last=Stenbuck|first=Adam Vitale and Kite|title=Square Enix’s Team Asano teases ‘multiple titles’ to be announced and released in 2022 {{!}} RPG Site|url=https://www.rpgsite.net/news/12201-square-enixs-team-asano-teases-multiple-titles-to-be-announced-and-released-in-2022|access-date=2022-01-16|website=www.rpgsite.net|language=en}}</ref>

In April 2024, Square Enix announced the appointment of new executive officers in the board, including Asano who was promoted to the position alongside other employees.<ref>{{Cite web |date=2024-04-02 |title=Square Enix appoints new executive officers – Naoki Hamaguchi, Tomoya Asano, and more |url=https://www.gematsu.com/2024/04/square-enix-appoints-new-executive-officers-naoki-hamaguchi-tomoya-asano-and-more |access-date=2024-04-02 |website=Gematsu |language=en-US}}</ref>

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Japanese game producer

Tomoya Asano (浅野 智也, born 24 December 1978) is a Japanese game producer working for Square Enix. After graduating from Keio University Asano first joined Enix in 2001, before gaining a more prominent role within the company after its merger. He started off working on several titles before producing a few titles in the Final Fantasy series. After producing Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Asano and several members on his team went on to create a spiritual successor in Bravely Default.[1]
In 2017 Asano was made head of his own business division in Square Enix, called Business Division 11 and focusing work on the Bravely series and new titles such as Octopath Traveler.[2][3] The business division was later consolidated in 2019, following a restructure in the divisions of the company, with Business Division 6, 7 and 11 merging to create Creative Business Unit II.[4] However, within Creative Business Unit II Asano and his team are known as Team Asano as they continue working on games similar to their previous creations.[5]

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