Cosmic Fantasy was the flagship Role-Playing Game franchise from Telenet Japan's Laser Soft division, created exclusively for the PC Engine's CD attachment, with one Compilation Rerelease for the Sega CD and masterminded by manga artist Kazuhiro Ochi.
Like Sega's own RPG franchise Phantasy Star, Cosmic Fantasy combined anime presentation with a mixture of fantasy and sci-fi. However, by utilizing the CD format, CF was among the first such games to rely on fully animated and voice-acted cutscenes not unlike Nihon Falcom's popular Ys games or Game Arts' Lunar games.
Games in this series include:
- Cosmic Fantasy: Bōken Shōnen Yū (1990)
- Cosmic Fantasy 2 (1991)
- Cosmic Fantasy 3: Bōken Shōnen Rei (1992)
- Cosmic Fantasy Stories (1992) (The only non-Turbo release; remake of the first two games for the Sega CD)
- Cosmic Fantasy 4: Ginga Shōnen Densetsu - Totsunyū-hen (1994)
- Cosmic Fantasy 4: Ginga Shōnen Densetsu - Gekitō-hen (1994)
- Cosmic Fantasy Collection (2022) (An Updated Re-release of the first two games for the Nintendo Switch)
- Cosmic Fantasy Collection 2 (2023) (An Updated Re-release of the last five games, also for Switch)
This series provides examples of:
- All in a Row
- Animal Mecha: Marley, a robotic cat.
- The Anime of the Game
- Cat Folk: Very common through the franchise
- Cool Mask: Galam.
- One Game for the Price of Two: The fourth game splits the adventure between the protagonists of 1 and 2.
- Rescue The Princess: Van for Laura.
- Science Fantasy
- Space Pirates: Or Cosmic Pirates, rather.
- Take Over the World: Galam's plan.
- Updated Re-release: Stories is such for the first two games. The first two games were later rereleased for the Nintendo Switch in 2022, but only in Japan.