Comic Review: Miniature Final Fantasy HC (Dark Horse Comics)

Dark Horse Comics brings you a special art book that focuses on using sculpture and photography of the Square Enix video game of Miniature Final Fantasy. Ok, from an art […]

Dark Horse Comics brings you a special art book that focuses on using sculpture and photography of the Square Enix video game of Miniature Final Fantasy.

Ok, from an art book to game guides, and to Yoshitaka Amano’s illustrations and biography, Square Enix brought an idea that can blow their fans away. The Miniature Final Fantasy art book brings you to so many projects of some miniature sculpture that turned into real-life gaming motion. But no game can be as much popular as Final Fantasy, Square Enix brought up with some miniature photographer who actually very fond of the Final Fantasy series, Tatsuya Tanaka. And from what I just see the miniatures is that it came up with some little figure pieces that almost look like the box of making some robots or planes or something, it has a lot of creativity coming from him and this book.

The front cover shows a stand of miniature main characters of the game standing before the idea lightbulb with has the crystal from the inside. If this is actually rocket science, then you have no idea what he has created from his inspiration as a photographer. It’s art after all. The whole book is like giving the miniatures some life as Tatsuya is making an animation out of it with the stop frames and everything, but his project is very extraordinary. Here we have a set of following Final Fantasy games from 1 to 15 and plus the Tactics series on PlayStation. It’s a small work that Tatsuya has created and it’s very amazing, from what I’ve seen some videos of a miniature kitchen that actually cooks really shocked me but this one is far from the reader’s expectations. The only thing that caught me on is the miniature project of Final Fantasy VII where the whole setup is that Tatsuya displayed the whole city of Midgar which is a can of soda that has the insignia of Shinra and a Pizza. As I heard from Avalanche’s leader, Barret saying โ€œThe upper world… a city on a plate… It’s ‘cuz of that &>#$# ‘pizza’, that people underneath are sufferin’!โ€ That actually got into my head when I first played that game where the city of Midgar actually looks like a pizza.

There are a lot of things that he created to display the background with the miniatures, like toilet paper, strawberry shortcake, even the cup noodles. Anyway, his project for making the miniatures is actually mind-blowing for readers and artists out there. It’s insane really, even as a fan of RPGs it’s more than anything to have its own world out there. Plus, there are several examples of how did he set up his world with miniatures by using your usual homestyle goods around, and an important interview of how he has a deep connection between video games from his childhood to adulthood. But the only thing that caught off my mind is the pizza display of FFVII. If you rather want to have something very unique from your favorite RPG game ever, then this is for you.

About Kevin Bermeo

I'm a New Yorker Artist, and I traveled a lot. I enjoy making comics, illustrations, paintings, and digital art. Besides drawing, I'm also a writer, I used to be a Gamer, and I love adventures, food, and dragons.