Hironobu Sakaguchi, a designer at Square (the company who developed Final Fantasy), was essentially creating what he saw as a magnum opus. After his lack of success with previous Square titles (nearly leading to its bankruptcy), this was his final attempt to live out his fantasy of developing games.
Though often attributed to the company ...
No, Lavender Town Syndrome (LTS) is not real. It is an urban legend. Unfortunately, the internet loves itself a good urban legend, and determining truth from fiction (especially for an event from 1996) can be very difficult. This phenomenon was never mentioned on the anime itself, and did not really become well known until sometime around 2010.
What really ...
I recently read this Destructiod article detailing why Sakaguchi decided to call the game Final Fantasy.
The article states that he wanted to use the abbreviation "FF" because it rolls off the tongue nicely in Japanese.
According to Sakaguchi, the team wanted a title that had a simple abbreviation in the Roman alphabet (FF) and a four-syllable ...
I spent a few hours diving. Here are the shiniest pearls I hence doth bequeath thee:
Lolita was the first anime-styled visual novel, as asked.
The Portopia Serial Murder Case was the first visual novel, but I argue that its visual style deliberately mimicked US games of the era.
Taking the question a little differently for extra style points: Dragon Knight ...
K9999 won't appear in any future games because
SNK hates the character
He is a liable lawsuit in which the creators of Akira could sue SNK Playmore
Elioth, a Korean company helped co-create King of Fighters 2001 and owns the rights to him
He was replaced in KoF 2002 Unlimited Match with a character called "nameless" who looks like Black Jack from the ...
and K9999 (pronounced K Four-Nine), a clone from Kyo entirely based on Tetsuo Shima from Akira, able to transform his arm into a long tentacle like Tetsuo's. Due to copyright issues, for the King of Fighters 2002 remake he was replaced with a similar character.
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Yes, the Strider Hiryu manga is canon.
The manga series was created by the artist group, Moto Kikaku, in collaboration with Capcom. Since Capcom is credited with the game's creation, the collaboration result with the creator is considered canon.
The manga was serialized from May to October 1988, while the first Strider Hiryu game, Strider (CPS-1) was ...