Final Fantasy, the popular JRPG franchise which has sold over 130 million games, celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special event in Yokohama. There are many things planned for fans to enjoy for a limited time between May and July 2017, like a special projection mapping and a collaboration bento at Kiyoken.
The Final Fantasy XIV projection mapping will be called ‘Kaiyou toshi Yokohama ‘Ryuujin Bahamut, Shuurai’’ and can be seen on the outer wall of the Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel. The original story of the projection will show Bahamut being summoned in the ‘Ocean City’ Yokohama and the Warriors of Light fighting a fierce battle against him. It can be seen from along the Cosmoworld canal, the nearby Ramen Museum, the steam train road and other places. It will be shown on 10-11 June 2017. The show runs for about 10 minutes and will be shown five times a day.
For a limited time, Yokohama’s famous Shumai restaurant, Kiyoken, will offer a Final Fantasy Version of its Yokohama Chinese Bento. Aside from the whole bento being decorated in a Final Fantasy theme, starting from the box to the wrapping paper, the soy sauce ‘Hyouchan’ will also be inspired from the game. Fans can look forward to it. The bento is scheduled to join the menu in 7 different stores between 10-16 June and will cost 1,080 yen (including tax).
In addition, there will be a special exhibition at the famous sight-seeing spot Yokohama Doll House. Fans will have the chance to look at over 10,000 figures from the Final Fantasy Play Arts series or take a look at panels. The exhibition will be open between 24 June – 17 July 2017 and will also sell Final Fantasy goods that celebrate the 30th anniversary.
For one month starting 5 June 2017, some trains on the Tokyo Toyoko Line will have a special Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius design. It will include illustrations from the game, and the popular characters of Final Fantasy will fight famous things from Yokohama on the outside of the train while it runs through the city. The Minatomirai station on the Minatomirai line will be taken over as well. It will play a new melody and make it seem like one just got off on the stop to enter the Final Fantasy world.
It seems like fans will have a lot to enjoy during the special event, so those who come to Japan during that time should try to make a bit of space for it in their schedule!