Online dictionary of manga and video games in Japan: Falcom,Family Computer,Final Fantasy,Freezer,Fuji TV,Fujiko Fujio,Fujio Akatsuka,Fuyutsuki Kozo

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Falcom

farukomu
alternative words: Nihon Falcom
keywords: company, game
related topics: Ys
related web sites: http://www.falcom.co.jp
explanation: Publisher of video games founded in March 1981 at Tachikawa City near Tokyo. It is well known to be the publisher of a RPG "Ys" (to pronounce "y" like "ee" in "see") which is very popular by its pictures and music.

Family Computer

famiriikonnpyuutaa
alternative words: Famicom
keywords: machine, nintendo
related topics: Nintendo , Super Famicom
explanation: Console device released by Nintendo in July 1983. It is the first machine which has got a real success. In order to be sold for home usage, the fabrication cost has been studied at the extreme but it hasn't been forgotten to add 2 controllers to be able to play 2. Though it seems very primitive for nowadays (8 bits cpu and only 4 colors), la machine has become quickly popular. The spectacular success of "Super Mario Brothers" is legendary with more than 10 million copies sold in the world.

Final Fantasy

fainarufanntajii
keywords: game, title
related topics: Square , Family Computer
related web sites: http://bishop.fuis.fukui-u.ac.jp/~tkondoh/FF/
explanation: Video game developed by Square for "Family Computer" of Nintendo and released in December 1987. This RPG, in spite of a late release compared to "Dragon Quest", has quickly captured Japanese public by its graceful music and ability to rotate and shrink pictures, a rare performance at that time, and arrived to share the market of RPG in Japan with its rival. In view of its success, the publisher has made up to 8 episodes, but for some persons the episodes IV, V and VI should be the bests.

Freezer

huriiza
keywords: character, dragon ball
related topics: Dragon Ball , Vegita
explanation: IIn Dragon Ball, he is a redoubtable enemy because supposed to be the strongest of all the universe. Vegita joins forces with Son Goku and his friends in order to eliminate him. He is small but enable to transform himself during a battle (3 times).

Fuji TV

hujiterebi
alternative words: TV Fuji, Fujitv, Fuji
keywords: anime, company
related topics: Princess knight , Dragon ball , Maison Ikkoku , Ranma 1/2 , Ruroni kenshin
related web sites: http://www.fujitv.co.jp
explanation: The most important private TV company in Japan. Founded in November 1957 as a subsidiary of Sankei news paper and employs about 1500 persons. It has broadcasted the cartoons such as "Princess knight", "Dragon ball", "Maison Ikkoku", "Ranma 1/2", "Ruroni kenshin", etc.

Fujiko Fujio

hujikohujio
alternative words: Fujio Fujiko
keywords: author, doraemon, manga
related topics: Doraemon
related web sites: http://www.fujiko-pro.co.jp/fworld/ , http://www2u.biglobe.ne.jp/~comefx99/fujiko.htm , http://www.mlexp.com/fujiko/ , http://www.tky.3web.ne.jp/~egg/ffml/
explanation: Collective pen name of 2 Japanese mangaka, Motoo Abiko and Hiroshi Fujimoto. They have been friends since the primary school. Sometimes they work together like in Obakeno Q and sometimes separately like in Doraemon written by Hiroshi Fujimoto. For the latter case, in order to distinguish them individually, the initial of each author should be added like Fujiko Fujio A. for the first and Fujiko F. Fujio for the second, who died in 1999.

Fujio Akatsuka

akatsukahujio
alternative words: Akatsuka Fujio
keywords: author, manga
related topics: Osomatsukun , Shonen Sunday
related web sites: http://www.villagecenter.co.jp/soft/akatuka_prof.html
explanation: Born in Manchuria on September 14, 1935, he returned back to Japan after WWII. He was a resident of the famous dormitory for mangaka, Tokiwaso in Tokyo. He had published many manga for small publishers and dojinshi but his first hit came from Osomatsukun, a gag around young sextuplets, on Shonen Sunday in April 1962. "Himitsu no Akkochan" published on Ribon was another hit. Though virtually unknown outside Japan, he has been one of the most influential mangaka of 60s and 70s.

Fuyutsuki Kozo

huyutsukikouzou
alternative words: Kozo
keywords: character, evangelion
related topics: Evangelion
explanation: Vice president of Nerv, organism responsible to fight against the attack of Angels in Evangelion. Its president is Ikari Gendo who is the father of Shinji.

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