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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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RPG Review: Final Fantasy (1)

Continuing in my “play every FF game” quest, I managed to get myself through the one that started it all. By the way this CGI movie has nothing…

かわいいじゃなきゃダメなの!

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #159 – Blood Baby Boots, Never Worn

Evan is back after a break (and a cross-country move) to talk the first half of E3 2021 with David. The boys cover the Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Square…

Ani-Gamers

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #159 – Breath Baby Boots, Never Worn

Evan is back after a break (and a cross-country move) to talk the first half of E3 2021 with David. The boys cover the Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Square…

Ani-Gamers

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RPG Review: Final Fantasy II

Don’t let the CGI movie fool you, this is another adventure in pixellated archaically outdated game systems. 😂

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Looking back, looking forward: Kanada’s late period

is generally held that Yoshinori Kanada went through two major shifts in the 1990’s, shifts that determined what the two last decades of his life and work would…

Animétudes

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RPG Review: Final Fantasy VI

So on my apparent quest to play every Final Fantasy game, after ragequitting FF3, I decided to try FF6 because I heard great things about the story. Fortunately…

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Videogame Villain Spotlight: Sephiroth

Videogame Villain Spot light is a post that looks at villains from videogames that I have played. On this post: Sephiroth is the first villain I look at.

Solitary Cubbyhole

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RPG Review: Final Fantasy IV

I only got halfway through this game so this will be brief and mostly complaints about WHY I only got halfway through this game.

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40 Anime on ANIMAX in South Africa

2007-2010 South Africa’s DSTV provided the channel ANIMAX. It was a TV network that offered English dubbed anime. Here is a list of 26 anime that the channel…

All About Anime and Manga

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Merry Month of Manga: BEYOND THE CLOUDS

Thankfully, there are more recent fantasy series that is not only appropriate for kids, but also legitimately good all on its own. BEYOND TH...

The Manga Test Drive

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The Otakusphere: Spring reviews are in the air and watch more anime

Good morning or afternoon or evening or whatever time you’re reading this. I think I’ve covered it all, so let’s start over. Good day to you! GOOD DAY!…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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“Who Else Could I Love But You?” A List of My Favorite Stories about Final Fantasy XIV

In Makura no soushi (The Pillow Book), Sei Shounagon, a Japanese court lady, author, and poet compiled lists for her own enjoyment. In that spirit, I wanted to…

Sumire Letters

The Power of Music

How One Song Gave Me Hope When I Needed It The Most… I started this back in February, days after my best friend Larry passed away. I am…

A Winter's Reverie

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So, You Wanna Be a Blue Mage in FFXIV: A Beginner’s Guide

There is one class that exists outside of such paltry roles—a class that is Tank, Healer, and DPS in one: Blue Mage.

Biggest In Japan

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FFXIV: YorHa Dark Apocalypse references explained

Now that I have finished both Nier games, I decided to go back and re-analyze the references and homage the FFXIV raid has to all the games. There…

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Manga Pulse 444: Fantasy King

From a mystery box, whence no one knows it came. We drew from it a pair of books, the like of which we had never lain eyes. An…

Anime Pulse

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Neir:Automata, a Review of Its Themes

I’m an old school JRPG gamer. Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger still remain at the top of my list. I’m not much on action rpgs. I prefer…

Japan Powered

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Neir:Automata, a Review of Its Themes

I’m an old school JRPG gamer. Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger still remain at the top of my list. I’m not much on action rpgs. I prefer…

Japan Powered

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Otafu Susume 40 – Vamo’ alla FFIX (Final Fantasy IX)

Otaku spouse agreed to play Final Fantasy IX before they got married. 5 years after their wedding and he finally plays it!

ANIBROS ☆ CREATIVE

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