Sad news to report as Mainichi has confirmed that Manabu Daishima has passed away at the age of 45. It is believe he died due to an accidental drowning after he was found unconscious near the Izo Kaiyu Koen Diving Center. Daishima had been diving with two others before losing consciousness below the ocean surface. where they both found him and pulled him out of the water.
Manabu Daishima was a Graphic Designer at Square-Enix where he worked on some of the most iconic games of the company including Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger,Romancing SaGa, and Final Fantasy XII.