Final Fantasy XIV Live-Action TV Drama Coming to Netflix Fall 2017

Square Enix is premiering a live-action TV show based on their MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV.

Titled Final Fantasy XIV: Hikari no Otousan (officially translated to Final Fantasy XIV: Daddy of Light), the live-action drama tells the story of a son who purchases a copy of Final Fantasy XIV on PlayStation 4 for his father.

As his father gets engrossed in the MMORPG, his son begins playing with him online, under an anonymous identity. Without telling his father, he begins writing a blog, detailing their adventures together. Featured above, you can view a Japanese trailer for the show.

The show’s official Twitter was updated with the announcement of a western release sometime this fall, via Netflix. The Japanese release is airing on April 18th on TBS, followed by a Japanese Netflix release on April 20th.

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  • catazxy

    Totally not a April 1 joke, guys!

  • FailDRE86

    ?__?

  • Spajeto

    It’s actually not, a trailer for this was released months ago. It’s based on a blog post/real story.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Daddy of Light, huh?

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Okay, it’s cool that the dad and son play together, but also kinda creepy that the son is pretending to be a girl to his father.

    Also the son is Gosei Red.

  • Kelborne

    Playing a female character isn’t pretending to be a girl, and it’s only creepy if you’re one of those twerps that tries to hit on every female avatar you see.

  • Eldhin Hellknight

    Its an April 1st joke… Right?

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Such a useless waste of money…

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    His dad always wanted a daughter.

  • AuraMaster DX (austin9568)
  • Jack

    cummies of light

  • Mr. Greis

    I think it’s kinda creepy that he’s spying on his dad and creating a blog about this.

    I wanna see his science license.

  • Warrior90

    Aren’t you guys gonna report on the teased Episode Kenny DLC?
    https://twitter.com/FFXVJP/status/847992699101650944

  • Nagato

    It’s not creepy; it’s just really fucking gay.

  • catazxy

    oh boy, I wish it was just another unfunny joke

  • Spajeto

    Why? I don’t really see anything wrong with it besides the poor sub title choice.

  • Feniks

    Dressing up as a girl to play games with your dad can now be done digitally? The wonders of modern technology.

  • patyos

    seems cool

  • “Titled Final Fantasy XIV: Hikari no Otousan (officially translated to Final Fantasy XIV: Daddy of Light), the live-action drama tells the story of a son who purchases a copy of Final Fantasy XIV on PlayStation 4 for his father.

    “As his father gets engrossed in the MMORPG, his son begins playing with him online, under an anonymous identity. Without telling his father, he begins writing a blog, detailing their adventures together.”

    No joke, I would actually watch this. It sounds pretty interesting.

  • Anonymoose

    I give it 9/11

    Will totally buy the horse armour DLC too.

  • Sam XXX

    God I love J milfs.

  • I wanted to make a note this is actually real. I didn’t emphasize it being really real yesterday so I could have fun with you guys guessing but …. yes, it is a real show and it is coming west on Netflix :p

  • Dr. Roswell. W

    > … yes, it is a real show and it is coming west on Netflix
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/560abc96a414146455f7a498deb300d6541f560f43d1f9ad38af5517ef907e70.jpg

    I honesty cannot wait for the Americans reaction to this.

  • Ace

    Waiting for the inevitable ERP that happens with dad and son.