Review: The Sky – The Art of Final Fantasy

Thanks to Netgalley, I was able to preview The Sky – The Art of Final Fantasy by Yoshitaka Amano.

There is very little text in this volume. The focus is on the highly detailed artwork. While the style does not appeal to me (very David Bowie and reminiscent of the 80s), I can see how it inspired the earlier Final Fantasy games. Creatures contained within these pages are horrifying at turns. The human like creatures remind me the Satan-like character in an anime whose title I’ve forgotten. Their eyes are cold, otherworldly, and they make you feel utterly uncomfortable.

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  1. I bet that is cool. I played some Final Fantasy in a bizarre spread throughout the years. I played FFIII (aka VI) endlessly and it was a rare case of concept art being used as character portraits, and they didn’t even necessarily match the sprites!

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