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Apr 23, 2004 | 2:26 PM EDT
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Author Comments

I submitted this as my final in high school for Japanese, so all the voices are done by me. To all you native speakers - please excuse my awkward intonations. :)

Music from FFV and FFT, sound effects from various Genesis games.

P.S - Sorry, I don't intend to make this into a series. I'd rather not continue something I feel is complete.
Also, for those of you interested, Pensuke's victory cheer is "Yahho, watashi wa kattaze~!"

FAQ's:

1) What grade did you get for this?
- I recieved maximum credit for the final and aced the class.

2) How long did this take you?
- The project took about 2-3 weeks, with breaks only for eating, sleeping, and school, so it was actually a good many hours. I actually couldn't finish by the end of the semester, and had to get a deadline extension.

3) How did you do all those voices?
- Sound Forge was used to alter some of the voices. There is no way I could make my voice as low as Ramuh's or as warbly as Cid's. Others like Ryu-sensei's were attained through raw, painful effort.

4) What kind of class makes you do these things for a final?!
- The original assignment was to present an oral autobiography. I requested special permission to make a movie. My teacher isn't anything like the one depicted in this title - she's actually a good-natured woman.

5) Will you make a game of this?
- I might. It's looking pretty bleak, though. If I do produce one, it'd probably be in the fashion of FF Tactics (or FFV) and follow Pensuke to Sabaku University. Go Sabotenders~!

6) Why don't you make a sequel of this?
- I've seen enough titles go bad because the producers made sequels to please the crowd. Games, on the other hand, are a different story.

7) Can you teach me Japanese?
- Nope; I'm a student, not a teacher. If you're desperate enough, you can try looking for free online lessons or something. They're bound to be there.

Reviews


Shadow-Fox-NinjaShadow-Fox-Ninja

Rated 5 / 5 stars 1 day ago

I first saw this flash video back in 2004 not too long after it had originally been posted. Seeing as that was 10 years ago, I'll admit I was pretty young... 12 to be exact. But from the moment I saw this, I knew I had to learn Japanese and one day be able to fully understand everything the characters are saying.

Well, buddy, today was that day. I graduated in May from a 4 year University with a major in International Studies and a minor in, you guessed it, Japanese. I spent a 4 month study abroad semester at Kwansei Gakuin Daigaku and have been learning Japanese since 2010. I just wanted to let you know that your flash movie not only provided me with countless hours of enjoyment over the years, but it also greatly impacted my very life course. I'm kind of tearing up as I write this, but I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this flash movie. It inspired me to leave a town of 4,000 people, learn a foreign language and become a citizen of the world. At this moment I am an english teacher in Taipei, Taiwan living with my girlfriend (whom I met in Japan) and plan on moving to Japan next year to teach English there. So again, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Also, I'm proud that I could realize one of my childhood dreams of understanding this movie. And as for the movie itself? It's a flawlessly executed 10/10.

'Til Next Time!-----------------------------------Shadow-Fox-Ninja!



LihlshadowLihlshadow

Rated 5 / 5 stars 2 weeks ago

this video was so funny and confusing why i the main character is fighting homework and the bahumut is the seni-final lol great job with this video



mrbeckham09mrbeckham09

Rated 5 / 5 stars 3 weeks ago

This is by far the greatest movie I have ever seen posted onto Newgrounds. 5/5 A+



TwilightStreamTwilightStream

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 11, 2014

I hope you got 100%. Amazing stuff.



gamer828gamer828

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 8, 2014

Wonderfull, puting this much effort into an assignment. I wish that i were half the try-hard you are.