Demons in Funbag Fantasy

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Funbag Fantasy has a very colorful world setting. Not extraordinarily complicated with magical airships and time travel, but more leaning on the “classical” side of the fantasy genre. If I had to liken it a console game world, I would say Dragon Quest, or maybe Suikoden. Anyway, a large part of the game’s story has to do with the relationship of humans and demons. Humans have imposed a continent-wide eradication order on the demons after a time of co-existing, but they are rumored to still live on the fringe. So already we can see at the most basic plot level that there is some “us vs them”, “good vs evil” elements at work. Maintaining the word “demon” throughout while glossing over some of the overlaps in Japanese was a bit difficult, but it illustrates the human tendency to classify different races of the occult as simply “demon”, or “evil”, which is certainly the tendency of the people in the game. Continue reading