Yoko Taro is a Japanese video game director and scenario writer best known for his work in the popular action role-playing series Drakengard and its spin-offs: Nier and its sequel, Nier: Automata. Yoko was the director and scenario writer for the first Drakengard game and has since worked extensively on every game in the series, as well as on mobile titles.
Yoko has become known for his style of game design, incorporating unconventional design choices and stories. One of the main aspects of his work is exploring the darker aspects of people. His writing technique, described as “backwards script writing”, involves outlining the ending of the story first and building the narrative backwards from that point.