Naoki Yoshida — commonly known by his nickname Yoshi-P — has been a key figure in getting Final Fantasy as a brand back on track over the last decade or so. He heads the team that rebuilt Final Fantasy 14 and eventually turned it into the juggernaut that it is today, and he's the producer on the very well received Final Fantasy 16, which launched earlier this year.
Needless to say, his achievements haven't gone unrecognised — and that fact was made even clearer during the recent Final Fantasy 14 Fan Fest, where Yoshida was joined on stage by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi.
As captured by @mother_claw on Twitter, Sakaguchi dished out some heartfelt praise to Yoshida during the event's already emotional closing ceremony, saying "I'm going to thank you back for making Final Fantasy even better moving forward." The statement was enough to make Yoshida shed some tears, just as cheers from the audience filled the arena.
It's nice to see two legends of Final Fantasy appreciate one another, isn't it?
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[Thanks Greatsong1 for the tip]