The series has not yet entered production nor does it have a television station
Final Fantasy IX debuted more than 20 years ago and still holds a special place in the hearts of Final Fantasy fans. This is why many will be excited to learn that an animated series based on the installment directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi already has a release date.
What happens is that, according to information from Kidscreen , Cyber Group Studios has just signed a co-development and co-production agreement with Square Enix. Thanks to this, the animation company based in Paris, France, will make an animated series of Final Fantasy IX .
With this agreement, Cyber Group Studios will continue to work on the project, putting the finishing touches on the project’s bible. It is worth mentioning that no television or streaming service has adopted the project and its production will begin until the end of 2021 or the end of 2022.
It should be noted that, as part of the deal, Cyber Group Studios will handle the distribution, licensing and merchandise of the Final Fantasy IX cartoon .
THIS IS A SERIES FOR CHILDREN
As we mentioned before, there are some details about this production that many Final Fantasy IX fans may not like . The main one is that it is a cartoon made for children and is that Cyber Group Studios has children between 8 and 13 years of age as its target market.
This news will come as little surprise to people who are familiar with Cyber Group Studios products. What happens is that it is a 2D and 3D animation studio that is known for its different productions for children such as 50/50 Heroes ; Sadie Sparks and Bananimals .
So fans who expected the series to play some of Final Fantasy IX’s more mature and darker themes are likely to be left with the desire. Of course, at least it will allow us to see again endearing characters like Zidane, Vivi and Garnet.
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Final Fantasy IX arrived in 2000 on PlayStation and since then it has reached other platforms such as PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.