Letter from the Director 2021 (part 1)

Greetins from the Head Shark, FKHR

At the beginning of every year since 2018, Granblue Fantasy creative director Fukuhara Tetsuya has written a letter addressed to GBF players to discuss the game’s past, present, and future. The 2021 edition of the letter covers the challenges of 2020 as well as the plan for the coming year – here’s our translation of the whole thing, in much more depth than our Twitter thread that skimmed over each segment.

For length reasons, we’ve split this into two parts. Part 1 covers the Granblue Fantasy browser game, and Part 2 covers Granblue Fantasy Versus and Granblue Fantasy Relink.

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Interview with Granblue Fantasy Composer Tsutomu Narita – 12/15/2020

For the release of Granblue Fantasy‘s 8th soundtrack “Awakening”, GBF composer Narita Tsutomu graciously answered our questions about his gaming habits, his musical influences, and some of the stories behind each track on the soundtrack.

Check out his tales of dragons, remixes, and old-school RPGs!

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Regarding our coverage of Cagliostro in GBF and GBVS

Because we feel it’s important: a public statement regarding coverage of Cagliostro in Granblue Fantasy and Granblue Fantasy Versus and our stand against derogatory language.

Due to the nature of Cagliostro’s design, it’s common to use the word ‘trap’ to describe how such characters leave snares, explosives, and other ‘traps’ on the screen. Similar characters to her include Byakuya (Under Night In-Birth) and Testament (Guilty Gear). Due to her circumstances, this can be misconstrued and misused as a transphobic term. We will do our best to minimize usage of it in our coverage and provide proper context each time. We also do not tolerate the use of transphobic slurs in our social media spaces, and will act as necessary when we see it.