Ultimania (アルティマニア Arutimania?) is a series of comprehensive video game guides written by Studio BentStuff and published by Square Enix (formerly under the title of their now-disbanded publishing subsidiary, DigiCube) in Japan. The name "Ultimania" is a portmanteau of ultimate and mania. [1] The series recorded a cumulative circulation of over 10 million copies at the end of 2007.[2]


Before the branding of "Ultimania", Square had released a number of guide books with a similar focus on expanding backstory and including developer interviews and concept artwork. This concept evolved into Perfect Works by DigiCube. The company was then contracted to create Final Fantasy VII True Script Dissection and then Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania, the first Ultimania book. Since then, Ultimania books have been written for every major Final Fantasy title, including Battle Ultimania, Scenario Ultimania, and Ultimania Omega editions for some games.

List of Ultimania series books

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The following list is numbered according to the website of Studio BentStuff.

  1. Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania (1999)
  2. SaGa Frontier II Ultimania (1999)
  3. Legend of Mana Ultimania (1999)
  4. Chrono Cross Ultimania (1999)
  5. Vagrant Story Ultimania (2000)
  6. Final Fantasy IX Online Ultimania (2000, Internet-accessed)
  7. Final Fantasy IX Ultimania (2000)
  8. Final Fantasy X Scenario Ultimania (2001)
  9. Final Fantasy X Battle Ultimania (2001)
  10. Final Fantasy X Ultimania Ω (2001)
  11. Kingdom Hearts Ultimania (2002)
  12. Kingdom Hearts Ultimania Revised Edition (2002)
  13. Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania (2003)
  14. Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania Ω (2003)
  15. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles World Ultimania (2003)
  16. Final Fantasy X-2 International+Last Mission Ultimania (2004)
  17. Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song Ultimania (2005)
  18. Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories Ultimania (2005)
  19. Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Ω (2005)
  20. Kingdom Hearts Series Ultimania α ~Introduction of Kingdom Hearts II~ (2005)
  21. Kingdom Hearts II Ultimania (2005)
  22. Final Fantasy XII Scenario Ultimania (2006)
  23. Final Fantasy XII Battle Ultimania (2006)
  24. Final Fantasy XII Ultimania Ω (2006)
  25. Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+ Ultimania (2007)
  26. Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Ultimania (2007)
  27. Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System Ultimania (2007)
  28. Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania (2007)
  29. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Ultimania (2007)
  30. Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania File 1: Character (2008)
  31. Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania File 2: Scenario (2008)
  32. Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania File 3: Battle (2008)
  33. Dissidia Final Fantasy Ultimania α (2008)
  34. Chrono Trigger Ultimania (2009)
  35. Dissidia Final Fantasy Ultimania (2009)
  36. Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania Revised Edition (2009)
  37. Final Fantasy XI STORY ULTIMANIA Ver.090409 (2009)
  38. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days ULTIMANIA (2009)
  39. Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep ULTIMANIA (2010)
  40. Final Fantasy XIII Scenario Ultimania (2010)
  41. Final Fantasy XIII Battle Ultimania (2010)


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