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Inside Final Fantasy

Inside FINAL FANTASY is a video web series of making-of developer featurettes released in 2019 about various Final Fantasy titles. The series was released on the official Final Fantasy YouTube channel with English closed captions. The series was made to coincide with the rereleasing and remastering initiative, seeing older games onto modern consoles[1]. Each episode focuses on the origianl development of the updated games.

A similar series was produced in the lead up to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII called Inside The Square. Another series produced in the lead up to the Final Fantasy VII Remake called Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake.

EpisodesEdit

Inside Final Fantasy IXEdit

Episode 1, March 21, 2019, Video

A twenty minute episode for Final Fantasy IX to coincide with its release on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Features interviews with, Shinji Hashimoto (Producer), Toshiyuki Itahana (Artist), Kazuhiko Aoki (Event Designer), and Nobuaki Komoto (Event Planner).

Inside Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy!Edit

Episode 2, April 3, 2019, Video

A ten minute episode for Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, and its original version, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon. Featuring interviews with Shinji Hashimoto (Executive Producer) and Toshiyuki Itahana (Character Design).

Inside Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Episode 3, April 11, 2019, Video

A twenty minute episode for Final Fantasy VII to coincide with its release on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Featuring interviews with Yusuke Naora (Art Director), Yoshinori Kitase (Writer/Director), and Shinji Hashimoto (Publicity Producer).

Inside Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD RemasterEdit

Episode 4, May 1, 2019, Video

A thirty minute episode for Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster to coincide with its release on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Featuring interviews with Yoshinori Kitase (Producer), Motomu Toriyama (Final Fantasy X Event Director and Final Fantasy X-2 Director), Yusuke Naora (Final Fantasy X Art Director) and Takashi Katano (Final Fantasy X Event Main Programmer).

Inside Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac AgeEdit

Episode 5, July 17, 2019, Video

A thirty minute episode for Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age to coincide with its release on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. Featuring interviews with Takashi Katano (Director) and Hiroaki Kato (Producer).

Inside Final Fantasy VIII RemasteredEdit

Episode 6, October 17, 2019, Video

A twenty five minute episode for Final Fantasy VIII, to coincide with the release of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered. Featuring interviews with Yoshinori Kitase (Director), Shinji Hashimoto (Producer) and Yusuke Naora (Art Director).

This video was uploaded to both the Final Fantasy and PlayStation YouTube channels, however it has since been made private on the Final Fantasy channel.

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