Kyodo News

March 30, 2017 6:03

  • Subscription
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Korean

On April 9, this website will be completely redesigned and renewed. For existing subscribers, we will send new passwords by email before the launch.
In addition to launching a new site for subscribers, Kyodo News will start running Kyodo News Plus, an open-access site offering a selection of news, entertainment topics, blog entries by foreign residents of Japan and much more.




  • Mail
  • Share

Not a subscriber? See options available.

20:04 20 February 2017

"Final Fantasy" recognized as most prolific roll-playing game

TOKYO, Feb. 20, Kyodo

Square Enix Co. said Monday its video game series "Final Fantasy" has been recognized by Guinness World Records as being the role-playing game series with the largest number of titles.

It won the title of "most prolific role-playing series" for having 87 titles in total as of last Wednesday, including works that were derived from the series and smartphone games.

"Final Fantasy" was launched in 1987 with its first game sold to be played on Nintendo Co.'s consoles for home use that were branded famicom in Japan.

Since then, the main characters in the series have grown up, undergoing various experiences such as battling enemies, and the series' storylines and songs have become popular worldwide.

Up to now, 15 "Final Fantasy" compilations have been released.

The series' 14th compilation has also been recognized by Guinness World Records for "most original pieces of music in a video game (including expansions)."

The certificates were awarded at a promotional event in Frankfurt, Germany, over the past weekend.


  • "Final Fantasy" recognized as most prolific role-playing game


  • Mail
  • Share


  • 1


United Nations (Fully Accessible)
North Korea
Rugby Japan
Nuclear Issues
Opinion Pieces (Fully Accessible)
Video Advisory
Most Popular
  1. 24 Mar 2017Taiwan vows to combat illegal fishing
  2. 24 Mar 2017First Japanese food court opens in Myanmar
  3. 27 Mar 2017Meat traders go on indefinite strike in India
  4. 24 Mar 2017JAL temporarily delayed flight from Paris due to overcapacity
  5. 27 Mar 2017Meat traders go on indefinite strike in India

News ReaderClose

Latest News


Select :
  • Delete
  • Read It Later


Read It LaterClose
Select :
  • Delete