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This Week in Games - Final Fantasy XVI's Goodest Boy

New Xenoblade Chronicles and Final Fantasy news dominate this week's column with a special shoutout to Torgal!

Anime News Network - Views

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Crystal Project: An Unexpected Marriage of Hollow Knight and Final Fantasy V

I got a long story with this Crystal Project. Basically, I haven’t actually beaten it. I have played the vast majority of it, though; enough that I feel…

Weeb Revues

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Video Game Rental Stickers Tour: Part 2

I discussed my fascination with rental stickers a while ago, and I haven’t let go of it. As physical media grows scarcer and the last remain...

Kid Fenris

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This Week in Games - Bring out the Big Guns

June has only just started, and we've already got major updates for Final Fantasy XVI, Street Fighter VI, Pokémon, Sonic Frontiers, and more! Heidi takes a closer look.

Anime News Network - Views

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TOP 10 Steam Deck JRPGs

So I’ve been messing around with my Steam Deck for almost a couple months now and while I do not think I’m at the point where I can…

cublikefoot

Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest Chapters 106, 107 and 108 Review

An anime and manga blog, devoted to all kinds of amazing things from Japan. Reviews, articles, lists and more!

Otaku Nuts

Review: QWASER OF STIGMATA

You have to try really hard to make an ecchi manga that stands out, particularly if you were making one in the time before monster girls.  T...

The Manga Test Drive

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Cosplay Beats! Tifa Lockhart

This was one of my first “combat” style characters and it was a lot of fun to portray. I was out of my element, but to be honest,…

Beneath the Tangles

Shokei Shoujo no Virgin Road – Episode 5 – The Surprising Truth

Episode impressions of Shokei Shoujo no Virgin Road Episode 5 as Akari got upset at Menou over not spending time with some sight-seeing. Menou did that before the…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

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RPG Review: Final Fantasy 7 Remake

This is a Cloti shipping zone Well finally that they ported FF7R to PC and there was a sale I decided to buckle down to play the last…

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10 Tips for Starting Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

To say that Stranger of Paradise can be overwhelming is an understatement. There are so many jobs, so many stats, so much gear—and that's just all the backend…

Biggest In Japan

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Things We Saw Around The Web #27: Attack On Titan, Crunchyroll, Funimation, Piofiore: Episodio 1926, Ace Attorney

A compilation of videos, news, and articles. Topics mentioned: Attack On Titan, Crunchyroll, Piofiore, Ace Attorney, Final Fantasy VII, Funimation, Spy X Family & More

Yatta-Tachi

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This Week in Games - Final Fantasy and Cotton Fantasy

This week Heidi has all the latest gaming news, from the Sonic movie to Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin PLUS an interview with Cotton Fantasy's Shinya Nagatomo…

Anime News Network - Views

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Checking Out the Final Fantasy 6 Pixel Remaster

The final Pixel Remaster has dropped and I may have missed out on the fifth one, but let’s take a quick look at the sixth one – if…

cublikefoot

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The End of the Line for the Shinra Corporation

One of the most iconic images of Final Fantasy VII is Cloud standing tall as he faces the dark tower of the Shinra corporate headquarters. Over the meandering…

Contemporary Japanese Literature

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #169 – Best of 2021

It’s time for our annual Best of 2021 show! Evan and David run down their favorite video games, manga, and anime of last year. We managed to fit…

Ani-Gamers

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Final Fantasy Lost Stranger Volume 6 Review

Lost Stranger volume 6 is basically the Nibelheim flashback -- important, but a little too long since you'd rather be doing Final Fantasy stuff.

TheOASG

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #168 – Quicksave: Fans Keep Winning in 2022

Evan and David are trying out a new show format! These “Quicksave” episodes will feature our news, Queues, and mailbag segments, freeing up our other shows to focus…

Ani-Gamers

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Breaking Down Endlwalker’s Best Song

“Close in the Distance,” the background song for Ultima Thule, the game’s final area, is an amazing power ballad—not to mention a fantastic piece of musical storytelling. And…

Biggest In Japan

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Thoughts on Endwalker

Well it’s been nearly 2 months since Endwalker hit and I had some stuff on my mind I wanted to write somewhere that wasn’t going to spoil it…

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500 Years Later: An Oral History of Final Fantasy VII

Editor: Matt LeoneBook Design: Rachel DaltonPublication Year: 2018Press: Read-Only MemoryPages: 240 500 Years Later: An Oral History of Final Fantasy VII is a book-length collection of interviews w…

Contemporary Japanese Literature

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Translation Chat Podcast 07 – Wesley Bishop chats about Final Fantasy XII

Wesley Bishop, a Localization Director at Capcom, chats about one of his favorite video game localizations, Final Fantasy XII.

J-En Translations

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Final Fantasy XIV: The Road That I’ve Walked

It’s been a long road but the view at the end had been worth it. I love Final Fantasy XIV.  It’s been almost three years since I’ve first…

Kvasir 369's Anime, Manga, and Game Blog

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This Week in Games - Final Fantasy Takes Another Hit

What's been going on with Final Fantasy XVI? It feels like forever since we first saw the game revealed. Surprise, surprise – it's suffering from COVID-related development setbacks.

Anime News Network - Views

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Secret Santa Review: Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon

Welcome to Anime Secret Santa, a gift exchange — founded by our friends at Reverse Thieves and currently run by the AGC Podcast — where the gifts are…

Ani-Gamers

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TOP 10 Upcoming Games of 2022

It’s that time of the year again where I make a bunch of lists, starting with my most anticipated games of 2022. And unlike the past couple years…

cublikefoot

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Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Fall Anime 2021, Week 10

The Final Fantasy 14 servers have turned into jello, with queue times of over 8,000 for some players. Favored me since I avoided evening play when the servers…

TheOASG

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Final Fantasy XIV: The Trial: The sprout’s guide to pain management and the reality of the free FFXIV trial

Did you know that the award-winning MMO Final Fantasy XIV has a free trial including the entirety of A Realm Reborn and the first expansion, Heavensward, with unlimited…

Ani-Gamers

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The 5 Best Games of 2021

Over the course of the year, we’ve slowly been able to go outside again—but who would want to do that with all the great video games you could…

Biggest In Japan

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Interview With Purpleschala: JRPG Pianist, Cosplayer, and Mom

Expressions of anime and video game fandom are ever growing and diverging. Cosplay is of course one of the most popular (so much so that we even have…

Beneath the Tangles

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Kimetsu no Yaiba S2 – 8 [Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui]

It’s here, it’s here, the next Kimetsu no Yaiba arc has arrived! Finally some new content. Sorry this took so long, I’ve had to tear myself away from…

Star Crossed Anime

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Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Fall Anime 2021, Week 9

I got myself early access of the new Final Fantasy 14 expansion, and have been playing way too much of that now. I can safely say that this…

TheOASG

Manga the Week of 12/8/21

SEAN: Busy busy busy! Almost forgot to type this up this week! What do we see? ASH: Oh, do I know the feeling! SEAN: Yen On has the…

Manga Bookshelf

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How to Get Your Sage or Reaper to Level 80 ASAP in FFXIV: Endwalker

With Final Fantasy XIV’s new expansion, Endwalker, coming out in just a few weeks, you may be wanting to tackle the dozens of new hours of story with…

Biggest In Japan

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Translation Chat Podcast 04 – Liz Bushouse chats about Final Fantasy VII Remake

Liz Bushouse chats about the English localization of Final Fantasy VII Remake, about how the English felt natural while adding to the world.

J-En Translations

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Battle Basics! Things the Game Doesn’t Teach You! [Recommendation]

Right, so Endwalker is on the way and I’m pretty much guaranteed to basically disappear for quite a while. But as a member of the gaming community, I…

Kvasir 369's Anime, Manga, and Game Blog

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FFXIV Cosplay Glamour: Part 4

Apparently it’s been like 2 years since I made a post with all my recent glam cosplays so I decided it’s time for an update! Warning this post…

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I Can’t Stop Thinking About Vagrant Story

Among the many exceptional developers working at Squaresoft in the late 90’s and early aughts, none were quite as critically beloved and niche as Yasumi Matsuno. Over the…

An Overlooking View

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Kaizoku Oujo Episode 7

Initially I felt like nothing much happened this episode, but upon further reflecting, I realized some significant things did indeed happen. The first was that I honestly didn’t…

AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

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Endwalker Job Action Trailer [Final Fantasy XIV]

So, Endwalker is two or so months out and naturally there was a stupidly long Live Letter covering a bunch of information. Now I could spend hours typing…

Kvasir 369's Anime, Manga, and Game Blog

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Manga of the Month: The Rose of Versailles

The Rose of Versailles (ベルサイユのばら) by Riyoko Ikeda July 2015 will probably be remembered as the summer when anime and manga dreams came true. Sort of. The month…

Reverse Thieves

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The Otakusphere: Controversy, more controversy and FIVE ALIVE!

Good morning, afternoon or evening to everyone out there on the internet. It’s Sunday in my corner of the hinterlands, which means it’s time for another trip around…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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8 Years on FFXIV

And so Final Fantasy 14 has just hit it’s 8 year anniversary which also means it’s 8 years since I began playing this game and honestly, that’s almost…

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The Otakusphere: Blizzard, Taco Bell and shows I’ve actually seen

Good morning, afternoon or evening wherever you are. It’s Sunday in my little corner of the hinterlands, so that means it’s time for another trip around the Otakusphere.…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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A Basic Guide to FFXIV’s Eureka in 2021

With a lack of new content in the lead-up to Endwalker, you may be looking for something to do. And whether you’re itching for mounts, a hardcore alliance…

Biggest In Japan

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Getting This Mount is the Dumbest Thing I’ve Done in FFXIV

There is one mount I regret getting—one mount that, if I had known the time sink going in, I would have never even tried for: the Al-iklil.

Biggest In Japan

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This Week in Games - PlayStation Assimilation

PlayStation announces a series of developer acquisitions, the Final Fantasy franchise gets pixeled, plus major announcements from the Mana franchise!

Anime News Network - Views

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RPG Review: Final Fantasy V

It’s been a while, but I finally finished a Final Fantasy game that made me cry like a little babby. Also as usual, the characters in this CGI…

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