The Final Fantasy 9 animated series debuts at the Las Vegas Licensing Expo this week.
Bruno Danzel d’Aumont, vice president of international licensing and marketing at Cyber Group Studios – the animation studio developing the series with Square Enix – told Animation Magazine that the Final Fantasy series will be one of four new shows , which will be presented at the event .
The Licensing Expo will take place from May 24th to May 26th, by which time the Final Fantasy series will appear to have been in production for a few months as work is expected to start in late 2021 or early 2022. The Final Fantasy 9 series was unveiled last June with an episode count and length that has not been confirmed by either Cyber Group Studios or Square Enix.
“[The Expo] will be a great opportunity to share our upcoming plans with our licensees, agents and new partners,” said d’Aumont. “Also our recently developed shows – Digital Girl, The McFire Family, Press Start! and Final Fantasy IX – are presented for the first time.
“These four new series have strong licensing appeal for different age groups,” he added.
It’s unclear at what point during the Licensing Expo this first look at the Final Fantasy series will be given, but the entire event is expected to be streamed online, meaning fans won’t need to be in Las Vegas to see the reveal to see when it happens.
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In our 9/10 review of the original game, IGN said, “The developers at Square have once again outdone themselves in terms of technical execution and visual artistry, creating a fantasy world that I could be satisfied just staring at.”
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