The stunning logo for THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE was created by the legendary Yoshitaka Amano. Here’s how it came to be.
By Masanobu Suzui

Hello again! This is Masanobu Suzui, THEATRHYTHM Series Director at indieszero!

  • Favourite FF games: FFVII to FFIX (The delicate world illustrated through cutscenes and the gaming experience)
  • Favourite FF music: Battle at the Big Bridge from FFV (from the intro to the main melody, it lifts my spirits!)

In this article I would like to talk about how the logo artwork was created!

When you think of FINAL FANTASY, you picture the logo artwork by Yoshitaka Amano. I believe that it’s deeply engraved in everyone’s hearts - including mine - as a symbol that represents the series.

So, we’re very grateful that Mr. Amano could provide us with his artwork for THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE.

When we requested the logo artwork, we created a document with the aid of Monster Octopus, who had created logo artwork for past titles in the series (see last week’s article), so that we could discuss it with Mr. Amano.

The document started off with an overview of THEATRHYTHM as a game. We also explained the ‘theatre’ theme of the title, where the curtains open from the title screen to the menu and a sequence that suggests that a concert is about to start.

With that in mind, we explained that we would like him to draw “a moogle as a musician” who is “surrounded by musical instruments, and staves and notes that form the shape of an infinity symbol”. We explained in the document that the infinity symbolises that we would like people to play the FINAL FANTASY music over and over again!)

Several months after sending him the development team’s audacious requests, we finally received the completed artwork!

Tada! Here it is!

To our surprise, this artwork includes not only the instruments, but also characters and monsters playing them! Mr. Amano put a lot of thought into when he drew it - obviously, the entire development team was thrilled!

I would like to take this opportunity to highlight all the characters and instruments in this artwork.

I wrote this blog explaining the flow of how the logo artwork was created so that I could share our surprise when we received it. Now you are a FINAL BAR LINE expert! Whenever you see the logo artwork, please be sure to show off your knowledge of the characters and instruments to your friends and family!

THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE is out now for PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Three versions are available:

  • Standard Edition: Available physically and digitally, this contains 385 songs from across the FINAL FANTASY series

  • Digital Deluxe Edition: Contains all songs from the standard edition, plus 27 additional tracks, and Season Pass 1.

  • Premium Digital Deluxe Edition: Contains all songs from the standard edition, plus 27 additional tracks, and Season Passes 1-3.

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