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I’ve always known Square Enix as a video game company. Their most popular games including Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts are immense projects that have been played by an indefinite number of people throughout their history. Along with me, a majority of the people know and encountered this company as a video-game company. However, one day, I noticed that the Square Enix logo appeared on one of the Japanese animations I was watching. Although it didn’t register at first, after several encounters with the company’s logo on various media, not limited to magazines, manga, and anime, I started to wonder how big the company is. So I googled it.

Square Enix was formed as the result of a merger between Square Co. and the Enix Corporation on 2003. The company also possesses the Taito Corporation and the Eidos Interactive (Which has been absorbed into Square Enix Europe).

Although a vast number of people would disagree, I would say that their best games are in the Final Fantasy series. The series began in 1987 as an eponymous video game developed to save Square from bankruptcy; the game was a success and spawned sequels Although most Final Fantasy titles tell independent stories with various different settings and main characters, they feature common elements including: themes, names, and mechanics. Plots center on a group of heroes battling a great evil while exploring the characters’ internal struggles and relationships.

FFI (The game that saved the company from bankruptcy)

The most recent series, the Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix astounded gamers in the world with its fascinating graphics. The game, released on the PS3 and the XBox 360, was developed with the Crystal Tools of Square Enix. The game sold 1.7 million units on its first day of sale in Japan. In total, it has sold over five million units currently.

Yes, this is a game

Other popular media that Square Enix is famous for includes: Full Metal Alchemist (Anime+ Manga), Souleater (Anime+Manga), Final Fantasy (Movie+Anime+Game+Novel), Black Butler, Bamboo Blade, and etc.

Upon becoming aware of the influence the company has on my everyday life, this research was interesting for me.

That concludes my 4th blogpost….6 left.