Ask any RPG fan to name their top 5 favorite games in the genre, and Chrono Trigger is likely to show up somewhere on the list. The development staff was a dream team of talent, most notably with the creators of Dragon Ball, Final Fantasy, and Dragon Quest all collaborating to create one of the most significant works of the 16-bit era. Naturally, the art was best of it's class as well, which makes it all the more unfortunate that one of the contributing graphic designers has recently passed away.
Manabu Daishama had quite an impressive resume, credited with contributing work to Final Fantasy games, Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, Parasite Eve, and more. Daishama was into diving as a hobby, and he was discovered unconscious about 30 meters off the coast of Shizuoka Prefecture on July 30th. He was diving with two companions, but they discovered him too late.
Our hearts go out to his family in the difficult time.
Thanks to Ryan Millar for the tip
My thoughts and sympathies go out to his family.
45?!?! And I thought Iwata died young...
Rest in Peace Manabu Daishama...
May he rest in peace on Heaven...
RIP in the ocean
Never forget the diving skills
Ugh. This is awful. Time to listen to "Secret of the Forest" and pour one out.
that is young. i wonder when nintendolife gunna report about the sandcastle pokemon and its preform, the preform of that bear, the marowak with that flaming stick those firedancers in hawaii use, the purple meowth, and the what looks like a fish made of torpedo's and its pre form.
My sympathies go out to his family...
@Mega_Yarn_Poochy Unfortunately this is not unique in Japan. Many people live long, but many dies at their 40s age. I'm in the japanese music very much, so I know about more japanese singers died in 40s mostly in cancer. For example Wada Kouji, who performed opening songs of the anime: Digimon, died in this april, he was only 42. Or Kawai Eri, she sung the ending song the anime: Utawarerumono, she was 43 years old, when she died.
RIP, and thank you for one of the most artfully powerful games of all time.
Very sad news to wake up to. RIP good sir. =(
Read this yesterday. Very sad news, so young and so unnecessary. RIP.
Sad news for his family, my sympathy goes out to them, and a loss the gaming community.
Clearly the man did some great work.
Aww R.I.P Manabu Daishama.
As a mark of respect, I just bought Chrono Trigger on DS.
It's always a sad day when the gaming community loses some of the talent that has contributed to everyone's enjoyment. My sympathies go out to his family. Rest in peace, good sir.
RIP, Daishama-san. You will be missed. 😭
RIP Daishama, guess we'll never going to get a true proper sequel to Chrono Trigger (remake and fan made craps doesn't count) now that one of the dream team is gone.
That's really sad. I have no words other than to wonder how many other beautiful games he could have created that are now forever gone and will be missed, much like the man himself...
Rest In Peace, thank you for the memories Mr. Daishama.
I don't consider CT to be -that- awesome, IMO.
the only song that comes to mind with this situation, Rest in peace you truly were an inspiration
Wow, he left us young! May he rest in peace...
That's what I was thinking. Man, he was really young when contributed to that masterpiece. Anyway, most unfortunate . . .
Oh, and good call on that piece of music for this situation. It was always my favorite from the game, and I have a YouTube video of a Mario Maker music level I made for that piece, as well as another of me playing it on keyboard. But again, very fitting here.
This is unbelievable!......how?......only 45 years of age!?
Rest in Peace Manabu Daishama-san I`m sorry I never even touched Chrono Trigger or even any of the above mentioned Role Playing Games.........I will download the Nintendo Wii Virtual console version of Chrono Trigger today or this week in your honor. This is just unbelievable...................
Rest in Peace Mr. Daishima.
He gave me the gift of wonderment through a small TV set and an SNES.
Also, I think it's Daishima not Daishama.
One of my all time top 5 favorite games of any genre, generation, or system. This really sucks to hear. I hope his family is able to cope well.
God, what an awful way to go.
That's truly too sad. Died doing what he liked, after being a little too careless...R.I.P. man. I hope there are whales and/or clams wherever you are now...
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