The Final Fantasy 9 animated series will be revealed at the Las Vegas Licensing Expo this week.
Bruno Danzel d’Aumont, the vice president of international licensing and marketing at Cyber Group Studios – the animation studio that’s developing the series with Square Enix – revealed to Animation Magazine that the Final Fantasy series would be one of four new shows revealed at the event.
The Licensing Expo takes place from May 24 to May 26, at which point the Final Fantasy series will seemingly have been in production for a few months, as work was expected to begin in late 2021 or early 2022. The Final Fantasy 9 series was revealed in June last year with an episode count and length still unconfirmed 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,” d’Aumont said. “Additionally, our most recently developed shows — Digital Girl, The McFire Family, Press Start! and Final Fantasy IX — will be presented for the first time.
“These four new series have a strong licensing appeal for different age targets,” 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 attendance in Las Vegas in order to see the reveal as soon as it happens.
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