First Look at Final Fantasy 9 Animated Series Coming Soon

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Last year, the first details were revealed about an anime series based on Final Fantasy IX. The series is co-developed and co-produced by Cyber ​​Group Studios, but we haven’t seen anything from the series. That will change at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, which takes place May 24-26. In an interview with Animation magazineBruno Danzel d’Aumont listing Final Fantasy IX as a series that “will be presented for the first time”. Cyber ​​Group’s Vice President of International Licensing and Marketing went on to say that he was excited about the potential licensing opportunities for the series.

“It will be a great opportunity to share our upcoming plans with our licensees, agents and new partners. Additionally, our most recently developed shows — digital girl, The McFire family, Press Start! and Final Fantasy IX — will be presented for the first time. These four new series have strong licensing appeal for different age targets,” d’Aumont said.

At this time, broadcast partners have not been revealed for Final Fantasy IX, but the anime series will apparently target viewers between the ages of 8 and 13. Understandably, this target age range worries some fans a bit, as the original game deals with a lot of heavy topics. It remains to be seen how well the show will stick to the source material and how it might deviate from the original game.

Final Fantasy IX is widely regarded as one of the best entries in the series. First released in 2000, the game debuted on the original PlayStation. Over the years, Square Enix has brought it to a number of additional platforms, including Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC. Following the more “realistic” character models used in Final Fantasy VII and VII, Final Fantasy IX marked a return to designs closer to earlier games in the series; these designs should lend themselves well to an animated series. Hopefully the show will bring these characters to the screen in a way that really does them justice!

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