Final Fantasy VII is arguably the most popular installment in the Final Fantasy franchise. Not only has the game surpassed the sales of all the previous installments, it spawned spin offs, toys, cosplayers, energy drinks, and so much more. A man in Beijing, in the Shijingshan District, decided to take his love for Final Fantasy VII and incorporate it into his marriage proposal. The man, Surnamed Wu, was undoubtedly on pins and 1000 needles during the proposal as he anticipated his girlfriend’s response.
“You always said that I’m not romantic, that I don’t care for you. Please forgive me! Do you know how excited I am right now? I’m very scared, I waited a long time for this. You might think this costume is strange but did you know Cactuars always strive for love? Looking back at the time, I’ve loved you since Final Fantasy VII, and now we’re all the way up to Final Fantasy XIV. It’s been so long, and I’ve never had another in my eyes. I finally the courage to say this: Min Min, will you marry me?!”
Passers by recorded the video on cell phones as the man, dressed as a Cactaur, proposed. He even referenced Final Fantasy VII in his speech.
Wu and his fiance, Min Min, met when he was 12 and she was 10. Final Fantasy VII was Wu’s introduction to the franchise, and Final Fantasy XII was Min Min’s. Their love of Final Fantasy and each other blossomed from there.
There is no definitive date set for the wedding, as of yet, or if they will dress up as Cloud and Aerith while reciting their vows.
Remakes of Final Fantasy VII have been circling the globe for many years. Although each fanboy and fangirl would rush out and pre-order an HD version of Final Fantasy VII in an instant, Nomura has stated that he will not consider moving the game to HD until another Final Fantasy game excels beyond VII’s sales. However, Yoshiri Kitase is not afraid to take the challenge on.
“I can honestly tell you I would love to do that. If you simply ask me if I personally would like to do that, yes I would. Definitely. There’s no lie about it. But you must believe me when I say it would take a lot to happen. But should I ever take it on, it would have to be the biggest project I’ve done. My life work. So I would have to be as highly motivated as that to end up with something I’m very happy with. It’s a huge thing for me.”
I doubt we will see the HD remake any time soon, but when or if we do, maybe Wu and Min Min will get a scene inside the Golden Saucer, where Cloud and the gang can become a part of their marriage ceremony.
[Photo Courtesy: Kinja]