In FF7, Tifa is the only one who knows Cloud’s childhood, and furthermore, she holds the key to people involved in the story of Nibelheim’s burning down, which is also depicted in CC. She and Cloud came to realize their feelings for each other in the end of the story, and live together in AC and DC.
Here are translations from the FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania on the new locations introduced in the Compilation of FFVII.
「 AC – DC 」
A city built on the outskirts of Midgar following the Meteor disaster. It is built using the rubble left in Midgar, and at the city center stands a monument to the Meteor disaster.
「 AC 」
A sanatorium located in the mountains close to Midgar. Inside the lodge hangs the corporate logo of the ShinRa Company. Rufus recuperates here from his injuries sustained during the WEAPON attack, and after the Meteor disaster the remnants of the ShinRa Company use it as their base of operations.
And rounding off our release of translations from the Crisis Core Ultimania today, is the character profile for Genesis Rhapsodos, the mysterious 1st Class SOLDIER of Crisis Core.
The young man who compared himself to a hero of an epic poem and revolted
against the world.
Age: Around 25
Hometown: Banora Village
Voice Actor: Gackt Camui
A SOLDIER 1st Class who possesses combat abilities that rank equal to Sephiroth’s, and who adheres to his own personal aesthetic. He takes pride in the handsome figure he cuts, his magnificent fighting style and the enthusiastic popularity it garners him, however he does not like mingling directly with people, and only opens himself up to his companions Sephiroth and Angeal. But after the day he suddenly disappeared with a large number of 2nd and 3rd Class SOLDIERs, he is at the forefront of a rebellion against ShinRa.
The young man who idolizes “Loveless.”
A researcher of the classical epic poem “Loveless” – this is another face of Genesis. The protagonists of the poem are a trio of young men searching for the enigma of “The gift of the Goddess,” and Genesis wishes to continue this quest. Readers are divided over the mystery of the “gift” which he wishes to solve not only to deepen his understanding of the poem, but also to find the answer to questions he has about his own life…….
|Genesis believes that the protagonists of the story correlate with himself and his two friends.
His disagreement with Sephiroth
As for how Genesis regards Sephiroth, it is more than they are friends who get along well, outstripping that feeling is the idea that they are worthy rivals. Originally for Genesis, it was the heroic actions of Sephiroth – a SOLDIER who is around the same age of him – that inspired him to join the organization. However, after he defects from ShinRa, Genesis tells Sephiroth, “I should have received your fame.” For Genesis and Sephiroth, it seems that there is something connecting them from before either joined SOLDIER.
|He challenges Sephiroth to a fight in the Training Room due to the antagonism he feels, but gets hurt. As his wound is being treated, he learns the secret of Sephiroth and himself.
Lazard’s character profile is the next featured translation today, coming from the Crisis Core Ultimania. Enjoy!
The kind and popular leader of SOLDIER.
The calm, composed and clever executive manager of the SOLDIER department. While he has no combat abilities, his friendly concern in personnel affairs, and his quick and precise instructions, have earned him the trust of the SOLDIERs. He obtained his current social position at a young age, but there also many unknown portions of his past personal history. In terms of the speed of his promotions, he is often compared to the President’s son Rufus ShinRa.
The ambition hidden behind a polite facade.
Today we feature translations from the Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII Ultimania, starting with the the Scenario Q&A interview with the game’s creators, which sheds light on some of the interesting plot points and events within the game. Some of it is very surprising.
Section 1 – Mass SOLDIER Desertion
Q1-1: Please tell us the full story behind the incident.