Final Fantasy XIV-related Live-Action Series Reveals Opening Movie, More Cast
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website of rock band Glay announced on Thursday that the group will perform the opening theme song "the other end of the globe" for the Final Fantasy XIV Hikari no Otōsan (Final Fantasy XIV Daddy of Light) live-action television miniseries. Oricon began streaming the miniseries' opening movie that previews Glay's theme song.
A teaser website also launched for the live-action series, which will premiere on April 16 on MBS, and on April 18 on TBS.
Newly revealed cast members are Fumika Baba, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Yoshino Nanjō, Minako Kotobuki, Aoi Yūki, and Mako Ishino. Square Enix announced in January that Yūdai Chiba (live-action ReLIFE's Ryo Yoake, live-action Ao Haru Ride's Toma Kikuchi) is starring in the series, and Ren Ōsugi (Shin Godzilla's Prime Minister) is playing the father.
Teruo Noguchi (Secret Love, Avatar) is directing the series, and Kiyoshi Yamamoto (AKB Horror Night Adrenalin no Yoru, Tokyo Toy Box films) is directing the Eorzea unit. Kōta Fukihara (live-action Yowamushi Pedal series, live-action Tensai Bakabon ~ Kazoku no Kizuna series) is writing the scripts. Silent Siren is performing the ending theme song "KZKAI (Kari)," and meg is performing the insert song "Jacaranda no Hana no Yō ni."
"Ichigeki Kakusatsu SS Nikki" writes the online blog, based on real-life experiences. The blog chronicles a father who is over 60, and his son as they play the Final Fantasy XIV game together. The series will follow both men as the game brings them closer together while each of them are also holding onto a secret.
Square Enix released Final Fantasy XIV Online for personal computers in September 2010. After criticism from fans, the company revealed an updated version of the game titled Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn that added a new world and story. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn launched on Windows PC and PS3 in August 2013, and then on PS4 in April 2014. Square Enix released the first expansion for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, titled Heavensward, in June 2015. The company will release the second expansion, titled Stormblood, on June 20.
Final Fantasy XIV currently has more than 6 million players.
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