Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath-, a Yoko Shimomura Interview

In August 2016, I had the privilege of attending the Kingdom Hearts -First Breath- concert in Osaka. The merch line was out of control, but other than that it was all pretty magical. Different from the Kingdom Hearts World Tour of 2017, this -First Breath- concert tour was only in Japan and was done in… Continue reading Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath-, a Yoko Shimomura Interview

Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania Interview: Koichi Ishii Talks Moogles

Follow-up to last week’s translation of Ishii’s chocobo interview, and also included in Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania series, File 1: Character. Published in 2008. Koichi Ishii talks Moogles Created, like the chocobo, by Koichi Ishii and first appearing in FFIII, the moogle has become Final Fantasy’s most recognizable mascot.This time we talk to Ishii about his… Continue reading Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania Interview: Koichi Ishii Talks Moogles

Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania Interview: Koichi Ishii Talks Chocobos

This interview was originally included in the first volume of the Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania series, File 1: Character, published in 2008. Koichi Ishii talks Chocobos More than just a mode of transportation, Chocobos are one of Final Fantasy’s most lovable mascots. Their creator, Koichi Ishii, shares with us some indispensable behind the scenes… Continue reading Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania Interview: Koichi Ishii Talks Chocobos