Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light

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  • TV-PG
  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 7.1  (671)

Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light is a Japanese drama series that was released on Netflix in 2017. The series is based on a true story of a son who played a popular MMORPG game, Final Fantasy XIV, with his father to restore their estranged relationship. It is a heartwarming story that explores the complexity of family relationships and how technology can be used to start a new bond.

The series begins with a flashback of Akio Inaba and his son, Akira, in their childhood. Akio used to work long hours and rarely spent time with his family, leading to a strained relationship between them. The story then moves to the present, where Akira is now an adult and has moved out of his parents' house. Due to their distant relationship, the two barely communicate, and Akira feels guilty for not being able to connect with his father.

As a gamer, Akira becomes addicted to Final Fantasy XIV and decides to invite his father to play the game with him. He wants to communicate with his father on a new platform where they can start fresh and connect through the game. However, Akira never reveals his true identity in the game and instead pretends to be a player named "Maidy."

Throughout the series, viewers see the importance of communication and the ability to have a fresh start, which helps the father and son reconnect. They embark on adventures in the game, laugh, and bond over Final Fantasy XIV. The series also explores the theme of identity, as the father, Akio, is initially unaware of his son's identity in the game and only finds out towards the end of the series.

Another crucial theme in the series is the role of video games in our lives. While being addicted to video games is not necessarily a positive trend, Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light highlights how video games can bring people together. It can create a common ground for people who would not otherwise have anything to connect over. In the case of the father and son in the series, Final Fantasy XIV served as a lifeline that helped them rebuild their relationship and heal their emotional wounds.

Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light is a unique series that explores the father-son relationship in the context of a video game world. It is a story of healing and making new connections, as well as a tribute to the gaming world. While some viewers may find the pacing of the series slow, it is still a heartwarming and emotional story that is worth watching.

Overall, Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light is a touching and emotional story about the bond between a father and a son rekindling through the healing power of video games.

Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on September 1, 2017.

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Special Episode: Aru-chan's Eternal Bond
8. Special Episode: Aru-chan's Eternal Bond
This special recaps Akio's plan to rekindle the bond between him and his father and closes with new content about a side character's relationship.
The Light Warrior
7. The Light Warrior
With only days remaining before his Dad's big date, Akio and the team struggle to defeat Twintania in time for his planned reveal.
The Truth
6. The Truth
Suspicious his dad has been hiding an illness, Akio looks through his things but finds nothing. The next day, he's given some surprising news.
Dad's Secret
5. Dad's Secret
Akio's Dad still won't say why he quit his job, reminding Akio of his old habit of withholding information. Meanwhile, a friend offers Dad a new job.
Marital Troubles
4. Marital Troubles
Akio's Dad is now hooked on Final Fantasy, but his Mom is sick of missing her TV show. Akio must deal with an interpersonal conflict at work.
Never Give In
3. Never Give In
Trouble with a difficult client pushes Akio to the point of giving up. With his new keyboard, his father begins communicating in a surprising way.
Beginner Difficulties
2. Beginner Difficulties
At work, Akio looks into why so many female employees are quitting and finds a hint by helping his father with his in-game difficulties.
A Relationship Reborn
1. A Relationship Reborn
Years after their relationship grows stagnant, Akio's father suddenly and mysteriously quits his job, and Akio hatches a plan to get him to open up.
Where to Watch Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light
Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    September 1, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (671)