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Final Fantasy 14: Daddy of Light heads west via Netflix

The first live action Final Fantasy series—sort of—will make its Netflix debut on April 20, 2017 in Japan, followed by a worldwide release later this fall, according to Final Fantasy 14: Daddy of Light's official Twitter account. In Japan, the show will also air on MBS and TBS starting on April 16.

Now, before you get too excited, Final Fantasy 14: Daddy of Light doesn't chronicle the adventures of Hyur and Lalafell warriors as they journey across Eorzea fighting monsters. As previously announced, the television show actually tells the real-life story of a fan who reconnects with his father by playing Square Enix's popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Ren Osugi (Dead or Alive, Full Metal Yakuza) plays the father, while Yudai Chiba (Tensou Sentai Goseiger) plays the son.

While the series is primarily live-action, the show's trailer does feature some footage taken from Final Fantasy 14 itself. From the looks of things, Final Fantasy 14: Daddy of Light's titular daddy plays a male Hyur (i.e. human) character, while the son plays a female, cat-eared Miqo'te. While it's a little hard to tell (we don't speak Japanese), it looks like the show will draw parallels between what's happening inside the game and moments from the father and son's shared history, which is a cool idea—if the show's creative staff can pull it off.

Most importantly, Final Fantasy 14: Daddy of Light will keep its awesome title when it premieres in the west.

Obviously, Final Fantasy 14: Daddy of Light isn't the first attempt to bring video games into live-action, but hopefully it'll be a little bit better than Hollywood's efforts to translate gaming to the big and small screens (although we're still holding out hope for some of these upcoming video game adaptations).