Final Fantasy is Coming to TV with New Japanese Drama Daddy of Light
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Tokyo Broadcasting System and Mainichi Broadcasting System have announced a new live-action drama based on Final Fantasy XIV. The full name of the show is Final Fantasy XIV: Hikari no Otousan, which roughly translates to Final Fantasy XIV: The Father of Light. Japanese creators have unfortunately given it the English subtitle of "Daddy of Light".
The show is adaptation of a true story related on a Japanese blog of the same title. The blog involves the story of a son with a strained relationship and lack of communication with his father. The son gives his gamer dad a copy of Final Fantasy XIV for PlayStation 4 and some game time cards as a gift. As the father gets into the game, the son joins him online, helping him through FFXIV without revealing his true identity. The son wrote the blog, detailing his experiences with his unknowing dad.
In Japan, the show will launch on Netflix on April 20. Worldwide audiences will have to wait until Fall, but Daddy of Light will, in fact, have an international release on Netflix as well.