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January 31 Declared Final Fantasy VII Day in Japan

January 31 Declared Final Fantasy VII Day in JapanJanuary 31 shall henceforth be known as Final Fantasy VII Day. Cue the victory music!

The proclamation of this new and awesome holiday comes from the Japan Anniversary Society, which is in the business of, y’know, looking up and declaring significant anniversaries.

January 31, 1997 marked the release date of Final Fantasy VII in Japan (it was released later that year in North America and Europe).

The Japan Anniversary Society made a nice plaque and everything, which was presented to Yoshinori Kitase. He directed and wrote the original game and is producing the remakes. You can read a special anniversary message from Kitase below.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.