Netflix’s Final Fantasy 14: Daddy of Light Gets a Name Change

Netflix's Final Fantasy 14 show gets a name change

It feels like it’s been forever since we reported on the strange – yet endearingly named – Japanese live-action TV drama Final Fantasy 14: Daddy of Light.  More recently, it was also revealed that Netflix would be picking up the show as part of its fall lineup, with the full series arriving on September 1st.  Based off a Japanese blogger’s antics with his father in the world of Final Fantasy 14, Netflix’s Final Fantasy 14: Daddy of Light – which debuted on Japanese TV in April – blends live-action drama with scenes taken from within the game.  Although Netflix subscribers will be able to view the show in its entirety once September 1st rolls around, those looking forward to Daddy of Light may notice a slight change in its name; Netflix has dropped a few letters for its Western audience, changing the show’s official name to Final Fantasy 14: Dad of Light.  Doesn’t have the same right to it, does it?  Then again, the show wasn’t originally called “Daddy of Light” either.

Netflix's Final Fantasy

Netflix has not commented on the small name change; though as previously stated, on the surface level it appears that the streaming entertainment company was simply looking to make the show more palatable to those on the other side of the Pacific.  That said, if we take a look at the above picture we can see that the English name for Netflix’s Final Fantasy 14 show is actually “The Father of Light”.  “Father of Light” sounds quite a lot more dignified than “Daddy of Light”, which could easily be misinterpreted to have different connotations.  Truthfully, it appears that Netflix’s translation team was working to prevent said misinterpretations by simply changing the name.  Either way, Netflix’s Final Fantasy 14: Dad of Light will be available to stream September 1st.

So, thoughts on “Dad of Light”?  Plan on checking the show out?  Have you ever bonded with a parent through a video game?  Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news!  Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier3026 Posts

Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.


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