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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…

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Don’t let the CGI movie fool you, this is another adventure in pixellated archaically outdated game systems.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

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.

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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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Episode 45 Emeth: Island of Golems

In this episode, the light novel podcast talks about Emeth: Island of Golems.  This fantasy adventure title is released official in English by Cross Infinite World. It was…

The Light Novel Podcast

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RPG Review: Final Fantasy 9

So in continuation of my quest to play every Final Fantasy game, I managed to nab FFIX on a Switch eshop sale and set off on my adventure!…

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Golden Sun + The Lost Age: A Nostalgic Hidden Gem

The 90’s and early 2000’s were a golden age for the JRPG genre. Games like Final Fantasy VII and Xenogears redefined video games as a storytelling medium with…

Starting Life From Zero

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #155 – In Which David Sings the Dragon Quest Song

It's all games this episode as Evan and David talk Xenoblade Chronicles and Carto, then settle in for David's review of Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation,…

Ani-Gamers

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RPG Review: Final Fantasy 8

Having bought this on a sale a while back and in my quest to finish every Final Fantasy game I can (I don’t know why) I decided to…

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Winter 2021 – Week 10 in Review

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Over in the hyperbolic media chamber, this was a week of projects, as I dug into games that had…

Wrong Every Time

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7 Years on FFXIV

Yea I know this post is basically 6 months late but better late than never!?

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OSMcast! Show #172: The World of OSM Returns!

Plans are made. Then life happens! Plans are dashed. New plans are made. And while all that is happening, a whole lot of news happened! So we decided…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

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The Long Interlude Before and After Intergrade

The inevitable PS5 upgrade has come with some other news. Final Fantasy VII Remake was always going to PS5. Everyone should have known that since the game released…

Daiyamanga

The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 9: The 2/5/2021 FFXIV Announcement Showcase

Hello Adventurers! We are only into the month of February in the Year of Our Lord Naoki Yoshida, but seven hells what a February it has already been!…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

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Winter 2021 – Week 6 in Review

Hello all, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. I’ve once again got a pretty varied grab bag of reflections for you all, including a few mismatched movies,…

Wrong Every Time

OSMcast! Show #170: The OSMawards! 2020 Edipyon – Video Games

At last! Our final and most verbose episode of the 2020 OSMawards arrives at our final destination: Video Games! Sure, some of the things we talk about have…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

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Peace, Love, and Primals: My Final Fantasy XIV Experience

As we now sit in 2021, I have been looking back on what were my favorite media experiences of 2020. At first, I was just going to create…

Third Impact Anime

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The Manga Life over the Suburban Life

As a kid-to-early teenager growing up, I was enamored by Highlander: The Series. I was fascinated with the idea of immortal beings who went through notable historic periods…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

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Artbook Interview: Shirai x Posuka

  Kaiu Shirai sensei and Posuka Demizu sensei, who have been serializing The Promised Neverland in "Weekly Shonen Jump" for about 4 years.  ...

TPN Translations

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #151 – Reading Indie Manga with Glaeolia 2

The boys are back from their New Year’s break! Evan kicks off 2021 with a review of Glacier Bay Books’ fascinating new indie manga anthology Glaeolia 2. Before…

Ani-Gamers

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Video Games of 2020

Those of us not working essential jobs have spent most of 2020 indoors, avoiding physical contact with others. In a bit of dark irony (considering the ghastly human…

Ani-Gamers

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The Video Games I Played in 2020

With 2020 concluded, I decided to go over all of the video games I played during that year, from a few Final Fantasy games to Ys Origin, DOOM…

The Normanic Vault

Isamu Kamikokuryo, Art directing Final Fantasy - Archipel Caravan

Isamu Kamikokuryo is a veteran art director, who has worked at Square Enix for 18 years on the Final Fantasy series, starting with Final Fantasy X all the…

Archipel

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Visiting Japan Via Videogames (Persona, Ghosts of Tsushima, Yakuza)

Is reading manga, watching anime, playing Final Fantasy, and blasting bad guys in Call of Duty scratching that travel itch for Japan?  I kno...

Tokyo Excess

The 5 Best Games of 2020

In a year where most people have spent more time shut up at home than at any time in recent memory, video games sure have had our backs.

Biggest In Japan

Sephiroth and Villainous Presence in Smash Bros.

Sephiroth has been announced as the latest DLC guest character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to great fanfare. I certainly didn’t expect him because I figured they would…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Why I Blog About Anime, Japan, and Tokyo

Life takes funny turns.  Way back in 2003 I really wasn't terribly interested in Japan or anime or manga. This is even though I had grown up...

Tokyo Excess

The Bittersweet Conflict of One of Supernatural's Best Episodes

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aleczandxr MAL: https://myanimelist.net/profile/Alecz...Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AleczandxrIn case you'd like to make a ...

Aleczandxr

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FFXIV: Recent housing visits gallery

It’s been over a year since I’ve posted my housing visits but I’ve been doing quite a lot of them in FF14. Japanese players constantly make interesting new…

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