Watch SaGa Series Illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi Work Her Magic On Porcelain Plates


Earlier last month, Square Enix revealed a collaboration project with the SaGa franchise and Saga prefecture of Japan, with an event called “Romancing Saga”. The event, which ended today, celebrated the culture of Saga with a Romancing Saga twist. Famitsu gives us a peek at what was showcased.



As previously reported, the Romancing Saga event featured “Arita-yaki” porcelain plates (a form of art that has been native to the Saga prefecture for over 400 years), with illustrations from the SaGa series illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi. The above video shows Kobayashi working her magic, along with series creator Akitoshi Kawazu and producer Masanori Ichikawa.


Here’s a is a look at the grand 62cm (24 inch) plate, which will likely be at the event just for show, or available at a premium price.


These mid-sized palates with characters from The Final Fantasy Legend and Romancing SaGa 3 measure 24cm (9 inches,) and cost 9,450 yen each.


The small plates feature the likes of Albert from Romancing SaGa and Gellard from Romancing SaGa 2 stand at 15cm (6 inches) and went for for 2,100 yen.


Additionally, at the event were the above set of 10 small 12cm (4.7 inches) plates, featuring characters spanning across the entire SaGa series as part of its 25th anniversary collector’s item.


The Romancing Saga event took place at the “Romancing Saga Lounge” in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills Café from March 13 to 16. At the event a talk show with Square Enix executive producer Akitoshi Kawazu and others was hosted as well.

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