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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.

It's also fairly notorious for being one strong case of No Export for You — only the second game ever saw a release outside Japan, thanks to Working Designs.

Games in this series include:

  1. Cosmic Fantasy: Bōken Shōnen Yū (1990)
  2. Cosmic Fantasy 2 (1991)
  3. Cosmic Fantasy 3: Bōken Shōnen Rei (1992)
  4. Cosmic Fantasy Stories (1992) (The only non-Turbo release; remake of the first two games for the Sega CD)
  5. Cosmic Fantasy 4: Ginga Shōnen Densetsu - Totsunyū-hen (1994)
  6. Cosmic Fantasy 4: Ginga Shōnen Densetsu - Gekitō-hen (1994)
  7. Cosmic Fantasy Collection (2022) (An Updated Re-release of the first two games for the Nintendo Switch)
  8. Cosmic Fantasy Collection 2 (2023) (An Updated Re-release of the last five games, also for Switch)

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