"Final Fantasy XIV" Player's Blog Heads to TV in Japan as Live-Action Drama

Father and son story will be told with a mix of live-action and in-game scenes

For the first time ever, the Final Fantasy franchise is being used as the basis for a live-action TV series… just not in the way most might have imagined it. Final Fantasy XIV: Hikari no Otousan, AKA Final Fantasy XIV: Daddy of Light, takes its inspiration from a Japanese FFXIV player's blog, "The Father of Light," which told the story of bonding with his 60-plus-year-old father while playing Square Enix's MMORPG. 



The father and son story will play out in a mix of live-action and in-game scenes, with Ren Osugi (star of so many movies, including a bunch of Beat Takeshi's filmography) playing the father and Yudai Chiba (Tensou Sentai Goseiger, Ryō Yoake in the live-action ReLIFE) playing the son. The series is set to debut on TV in Japan this April.



Source: Model Press via Kotaku



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every week at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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