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Final Fantasy IX: The Animated Series (?)



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I don’t understand why everyone is freaking out over the 8 to 13 year old age range… I mean, Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z were aimed at those ages as well and look at the content those shows included!
…Although, the world was not as sensitive back then as it is now.
 

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I don’t understand why everyone is freaking out over the 8 to 13 year old age range… I mean, Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z were aimed at those ages as well and look at the content those shows included!
…Although, the world was not as sensitive back then as it is now.
To be fair to those worried:

1: The 90s were a different time for animation, even in Japan. And even with those shows you mentioned, there was still some censorship done in the West for the networks to air it on TV back then, eg; remove blood, mentions of death, etc.

2: I don’t think it’s the range that worries people, but more so where in that range it’ll land. Best case scenario, it lands closer to the 13 year old end to be more faithful to the source material. Worse case scenario, the end result is an adaptation that talks down to its audience rather than treats it with respect. That’s something nobody wants, especially the fans.

And this early in the planning stage, seeing as it was just announced last week, it’s too soon to see where the ball will drop or how high it’ll bounce, so to speak. It can either be really good or really bad. All we can do is wait for more info in the meantime.
 

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Have to say, I did not see this coming. FFIX seemed to be more of a game that was quietly loved (which I appreciated, compared to FFVII's treatment). This was not something that I expected would get much attention for a show. I look forward to seeing how it goes.
 

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What are some of the new shows you will be bringing to the event?
At the Licensing Expo, we will, of course, continue to promote our global preschool property Gigantosaurus, with new content to come internationally. 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 a strong licensing appeal for different age targets.

 

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Love how a civil discussion was labeled as freaking out. But hey, where better to dramatize than on a KH-themed message board? (And also love can't believe that it's already been a year since I've visited this thread.)

Very eager for any morsels we might get following the event. I'm assuming by presentation, they mean there is more than just "talk" of the upcoming the show, but more along the lines concept art or even trailers (or episodes) ready etc?
 

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Might be close to necromancing, but with recent rumours/leaks I had a thought about this project. What if they're pulling a Sand Land on it?

Here is what I mean: around the time the Sand Land movie was announced, Bandai Namco had plans for it to be a multimedia project. The game was revealed a couple months before the movie released. Then the anime series version started a month before the game came out.

What if this series project gets a full reveal around the same time as the game remake as part of the latter’s promotion?
 

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I was just thinking about this show last night. I figured they were going to have it launch against the game for the most cross-synergy but it just goes to show how game dev as a constantly evolving, tricky beast can affect so many different things.

Hopefully we hear about FFIX Remake before the end of the year, and then news on the show comes out because I want to see how they took this game and turned it into a show for a young crowd.
 

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I'm patiently waiting for any news regarding any of the FFIX rumors. The show has been in the back of my mind, I continue to hope that this all but confirmed FFIX remake will be confirmed sooner rather than later, and I hope we've had such a dry spell of news for these projects because they're getting the time and care they need to be great works of art.
 
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