Interest Final Fantasy Event Done as Apparent Macross F Parody
posted on 2011-07-26 11:00 EDT by Egan Loo
The massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) Final Fantasy XI is hosting an online event in an apparent parody of the Macross Frontier anime franchise. The latest event for the "superheroine" performer character Mumor is billed under the Japanese name "Idol Senshi Mumor ~Itsuwari no Utahime~," which the developer Square Enix translates as "Fantastic Fraulein Mumor: Dark Designs of a Dubious Diva!" The name coincides with the name of the first Macross Frontier film, Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime (Macross Frontier: The False Diva).
The tagline in the event's promotional campaign reads "Uta Nanka de Egao o Mamoreru Wake Nai Janai!!" or "Your wretched warbling won't save [their smiles of happiness] this time!" — similar to the first Macross Frontier film's tagline, "Uta de Ginga ga Sukueru Wake Nai Desho" or "Your singing will never save the galaxy."
"Fantastic Fraulein Mumor: Dark Designs of a Dubious Diva!" runs from August 2 to August 16. It is the fourth in the annual "Sunbreeze Festival" series that the MMORPG holds every August. Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime opened in Japan on November 21, 2009.
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