According to Japanese media site Cinema Today, Square Enix is celebrating Final Fantasy‘s 30th anniversary by creating a brand new live-action drama series based on a true story that involved Final Fantasy XIV.
The show will broadcast on MBS/TBS in Japan this April and is titled Final Fantasy XIV Father of Light. It will star Japanese actors Yudai Chiba and Ren Oosugi, as the son and father respectively. Chiba appears to be known for the lighter side of drama in Japan, whereas Oosugi’s filmography includes the more serious and quirky side of Japanese cinema.
Chiba appears to be known for the lighter side of drama in Japan, whereas Oosugi’s filmography includes the more serious and quirky side of Japanese cinema.
The true story that inspired this TV series, though this detail might be lost in translation a bit, is of a father and son’s gradually changing relationship through their encounters with the actual game, Final Fantasy XIV.
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As such, Father of the Light will feature the game and what it’s like to participate in an online game world. In this, the main drama revolves around the communication problems between father and son.
It all starts when the father receives a PS4 from his wife as a birthday present.
The son, wanting to take advantage of some friend referral bonuses, coaxes his father into joining the game. After successfully creating a character, the son eventually anonymously joins and aids his father on his adventures throughout the game.
Certainly a unique an interesting premise, to be sure. What do you think of this new show? And if you have a way of getting a hold of this show once it goes live, please let me know in the comments!