So, this wandered across my dash earlier. It’s the opening to Jade Cocoon, a game I played in middle school or high school. It was a basic monster collecting/JRPG sort of thing—the games that were all the rage in the PS1 days. Apprently a member of Studio Ghibli did some of the design work, which is really obvious, now that I re-watch it.
All I remember is that I really wanted to kill the townspeople for being colossal dicks to my wife.
The basic story is that you’re a young boy, your father goes missing, so you get to take his place as Guy-Who-Captures-Monsters-in-Magical-Cocoons. And you get betrothed and married to the girl who makes said magical cocoons. Naturally, shit goes down, and, if I remember correctly, your wife ends up getting cursed? I think she started absorbing the evil of the monsters as a consequence of making the cocoons. At any rate, the rest of the village spends their time gossiping about her, and I was seriously displeased by that.
Kind of bad, given that I was supposed to be saving the village at the time.
Still, collecting monsters was fun, and there was a fusion system, kind of like Persona 3/4. You could make all these twisted multi-elemental monsters. I’m vaguely tempted to track it down and try it again.