The F – Fragile I
Series: Final Fantasy VIII
Author: Shirow Miwa/M.M.M Works (Gee)
If you had to ask me what sort of storytelling Shirow Miwa excelled at, I’d say that’s a trick question because he’s a GOD and is perfect at everything, amen.
Seriously though, beware of intense nostalgia value when reading this doujin, holy god. Right after I read this story, I immediately hopped on the PSN and downloaded FF8 right then and there. Now the temptation to skip just one release to play it for a few hours is sooohooohooo strong. It’s funny because I remember hating it when I first played it as a kid, because I was still on a high from beating FF7 at least once a month and I was bitter that 8 wasn’t a direct sequel. Clearly the concept of “Final” Fantasy was lost on me back then, but it seems lost to the recent devs, too, so I guess I’m in fair company. (OHHH, SICK BURN.)
ANYWAY, this chapter was edited by Tom the Mighty, scanned by Melfra, and translated + typeset by yours truly. Enjoy!
By the way, fair warning: At the beginning of “The F,” there’s a small color gallery featuring the doujinshi covers for the books it compiles. We’ve made an attempt to insert those where they would introduce their respective books, but in certain cases, the page quality left… something to be desired. So while we’d love to put the cover for Fragile in, it just doesn’t meet our standards. But hey, there it is if you want to see it. Maybe somewhere down the road we’ll grab the physical books instead and scan ’em from there, idk.