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Studio BentStuff (スタジオベントスタッフ, Sutajio BentoSutaffu?) is a Japanese book editor that has planned, written, and edited many of the Ultimania series books by Square Enix. Studio BentStuff wrote the first Ultimania book for Final Fantasy VIII in 1999, though the company had been contracted to write Final Fantasy VII Kaitai Shinsho The Complete with Famitsu for the previous game. Since then, Ultimania books have been published for every major Final Fantasy title.

Studio BentStuff formed in 1989 from people who worked at MyCom Basic Magazine (マイコンBASICマガジン, MaiKon Bēshikku Magajin?).[1]

Aside from compiling game data into game books, members of Studio BentStuff have had a bigger impact on Final Fantasy. Within guides titled Ultimania Omega are novellas written by Benny Matsuyama (ベニー 松山, Benī Matsuyama?). Ichiro Tezuka (手塚 一郎, Tezuka Ichirō?) joined the staff for Final Fantasy IV: The After Years as the story writer, and during its initial release also wrote the two-part novelization of Final Fantasy IV, followed by the novelization of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. He was the story writer for Final Fantasy Dimensions.

BooksEdit

Published Works Year
Final Fantasy VII Kaitai Shinsho The Complete 1997
Final Fantasy VII Kaitai Shinsho The Complete (Revised Edition) 1997
Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania 1999
Vagrant Story Ultimania 2000
Final Fantasy IX Online Ultimania 2000
Final Fantasy IX Ultimania 2000
Final Fantasy X Scenario Ultimania 2001
Final Fantasy X Battle Ultimania 2001
Final Fantasy X Ultimania Ω 2001
Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania 2003
Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania Ω 2003
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles World Ultimania 2003
Final Fantasy X-2 International+Last Mission Ultimania 2004
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Ω 2005
Final Fantasy XII Scenario Ultimania 2006
Final Fantasy XII Battle Ultimania 2006
Final Fantasy XII Ultimania Ω 2006
Final Fantasy Tactics Official Complete Guide 2007
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Ultimania 2007
Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System Ultimania 2007
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania 2007
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Ultimania 2007
Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania File 1: Character 2008
Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania File 2: Scenario 2008
Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania File 3: Battle 2008
Dissidia Final Fantasy Ultimania α 2009
Dissidia Final Fantasy Ultimania 2009
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania Revised Edition 2009
Final Fantasy XI Story Ultimania Ver.090409 2009
Final Fantasy XIII Scenario Ultimania 2010
Final Fantasy XIII Battle Ultimania 2010
Final Fantasy XIII Ultimania Ω 2010
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Scenario Ultimania 2012
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Battle Ultimania 2012
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Ultimania Ω 2012
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Ultimania 2013
Final Fantasy XV Ultimania Scenario Side 2016
Final Fantasy XV Ultimania Battle+Map Side 2016

Benny Matsuyama novellasEdit

Ichiro Tezuka creditsEdit

There are Tezuka's credits outside of involvement in game companion books.

Work Year Credit
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years February 18, 2008 (first chapter) Story writer
Final Fantasy IV (novelization, first book (上巻, jōkan?)) December 25, 2008 Author
Final Fantasy IV (novelization, last book (下巻, gekan?)) December 25, 2008 Author
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (novelization) March 26, 2009 Author
Final Fantasy Dimensions September 6, 2010 (first chapter) Story writer

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