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Doujinshi commentary: Overture X999

Circle:    Arsheska Fly    Overture X999: Front Cover 
Type:   Normal, gag doujinshi. 22 pages.





I haven't been able to translate many of the gags in this doujinshi. In fact, there's just one I do get well enough to describe, so here goes: at the Tetra Master tournament in Treno, Zidane is crowing his victory over Cid. However, he has another challenger, who crossed over from Yu-Gi-Oh for the occasion. There's another gag that I have no notion about, but the artwork is amusing to look at, so here's its second page. (I'd especially like to know what is going on with Steiner and Vivi in the last panel, though I might regret finding out...)

I don't have a whole lot to say about this doujinshi. It's not bad, it's not phenomenal, and I wish I could read it better. (What else is new?) One thing I can say is that it involves nearly all of the main characters from the game, as opposed to focusing on the few that are the writer's favorites, and they all work together as opposed to having their own separate spaces. That kind of fan fiction is not so easy to write, but it feels more real when it's done well.

Oh, one other note about this book - the back cover actually has the official Final Fantasy and Playstation logos on 'em. That's the first time I've seen those on a doujinshi. I knew copyright laws were handled a little differently in Japan - hence the success of doujinshi - but I hadn't seen this applied to trademarks before.

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