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Welcome to Retrograde Amnesia, a podcast where we cover classic Japanese Role-playing Games (JRPGs), chapter by chapter, beat by beat. Check out a complete listing of the works we have covered and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast provider. Support us on Patreon at

Sep 28, 2022

In this special episode, we sit down and chat with Aidan Moher on his upcoming book, Fight, Magic, Items: The History of Final FantasyDragon Quest, and the Rise of Japanese RPGs in the West. We talk about the writing process, the history of the JRPG genre, and the pioneers and innovators who created the games we...

Aug 30, 2022

A special interview with Arnie Roth, conductor of Distant Worlds. Interview performed by ssdninja. Interview also viewable on our Patreon page (public post)

Distant Worlds is a concert series centered around the Final Fantasy franchise. Produced by AWR music and debuting in 2007, Distant Worlds brings the music...

Aug 6, 2021

Let us pursue another dumb idea that turned into a good idea.

As we've casually mentioned for the past few months, we've been working on a new (occasional) show, GOD BLESS THE RING, an exploration of the history, lore, and gameplay of classic beat 'em ups and fighting games. We brought in a third host (thanks, Mark) and...

Jul 29, 2021

Trailer for Retrograde Amnesia

Mar 30, 2021

Here is a slice of our Patreon exclusive miniseries on Parasite Eve. The full version includes full background info on the game, movie, and novel. 

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