[42] In 2004, Play featured Tifa in the first issue of their Girls of Gaming annual periodical, describing her as "the most adored female in recent history. Media have repeatedly praised both the character's strength and appearance and described her as one of the best female characters in gaming. In 2000, GameSpot readers voted her as the fifth-best female character in video games, with the site's editors noting they agreed. In retrospect, Square states that Aerith might have been the real main character of the game while Tifa was important in order to help develop Cloud's character. Created and designed by Tetsuya Nomura, she has since appeared in the fighting game Ehrgeiz and made cameo appearances in several other titles, as well as the CGI film sequel to Final Fantasy VII, Advent Children and related games and media in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII series. In early drafts of Final Fantasy VII, Tifa was to be a background character. [61] MSN shared a similar sentiment when they included "this loving, caring, super-sexy gal" on the list of "gaming's hottest babes", placing her at number six, and stating that her presence in the series was "a little subtle, giving her more of an emotional undertone," and that the franchise would not be as special without her. A member of the eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE and owner of the 7th Heaven bar in the slums of Midgar, Tifa is the childhood friend of Cloud Strife, the protagonist of Final Fantasy VII. Photos of the Final Fantasy VII Remake (Game) voice actors. [24], When producing Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, co-director Takeshi Nozue had difficulty developing a framework for Tifa's body that was "balanced, yet showed off her feminine qualities." [38] In voicing the character, Cook listened to Ito's recording as a guide to how the character sounds. [36] Finding a voice suitable for the young Tifa made Nomura and the staff worried in the recording of the title. Told from her point of view, the story details how she creates a new 7th Heaven bar in the city of Edge and attempts to hold onto the concept of a normal family with herself and Cloud, despite him beginning to isolate himself from others. "[10], Tifa was designed to use the "monk" character class that appears in previous games in the series. With Aerith's voice actor already decided, Nomura asked Ito to voice Tifa, feeling her "husky voice" would offer a good contrast to Maaya Sakamoto's soft-spoken Aerith. [7] A scene intended to imply herself and Cloud having sex was proposed by Masato Kato, one of the event planners, but it was replaced with a toned-down version by Kitase in which a risqué line is followed by a fade to black. Packed to … In an interview, Nojima stated that none of the staff thought the scene would become such an issue at the time. FF7 Remake Voice Actors and Cast. Following Advent Children, Cook thanked Nomura for the film he created as she enjoyed it. Seeking input, he passed his sketches around Square's offices, and the majority of the staff members approved of the miniskirt design. A black buttoned-up skirt covers her thighs, and she wears shorts beneath, with a piece of cloth similar to a coattail extending from the back of the skirt's waistband and ending at her ankles. With Aerith's voice actor already decided, Nomura asked Ito to voice Tifa, feeling her "husky voice" would offer a good contrast to Maaya Sakamoto's soft-spoken Aerith. In flashbacks, it is revealed that as children Tifa and Cloud had decided to follow a path to a mountain near their hometown of Nibelheim. Script writer Kazushige Nojima described her role in the film as "very much like any woman who's been left behind by a man," stating that while they did not want her to appear clingy, they also wanted to portray that she was emotionally hurt by Cloud's departure. "[69] In 2012, Complex ranked her as the "second-hottest" video game character overall,[70] while MSN included her among the 20 "hottest women in video game history", adding that "she's one of the famous game gals in history, and has everlasting appeal. [18][19] The first print run of the game features another form based on artwork by Yoshitaka Amano. She eventually encountered an incoherent Cloud at the city's train station, and convinced him to work for Barret, so as to keep him close and safe. [49] Complex ranked her as the 13th-greatest heroine in video game history in 2013. 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[34] Nomura additionally noted that after completing Tifa's updated design, the producers debated about her finalized details, but once Ito had been cast for the role they chose to blend many traits from the voice actress into the character's final appearance. During the film, she fights against one of the antagonists, Loz, and later she helps battle the summoned creature Bahamut SIN. Her hairstyle was changed to end at the middle of her back, with the removal of the dolphin tail from her original design. [65] In 2011, Complex ranked her as the 16th-best-looking "sideline chick in games,"[66] while UGO placed her 13th among the "fighting games' finest hottest women" just for her appearance in Ehrgeiz. [50], In 2001, The Beaumont Enterprise cited Tifa as an example of a strong female character in video games in the wake of Lara Croft's introduction. Mania Entertainment placed her tenth in the 2010 list of "video game women that kick ass," stating that while subsequent games in the Final Fantasy series introduced other memorable female characters, "Tifa is our first Final Fantasy girl and holds a special place in our hearts. She convinces Cloud to join the group to keep a closer eye on him after noticing his personality has changed, and she follows him in pursuit of the game's antagonist, Sephiroth. [17] She is featured in her Final Fantasy VII outfit, but the player has also access to her Advent Children form and a third form that is shown during Tifa's appearances in Nibelheim. [33], Nomura noted he liked Ayumi Ito as an actress, and wished to work with her on Advent Children. "[57], Much of Tifa's reception regarded her sex appeal. [3] Cloud eventually left to join Shinra's SOLDIER program in order to become stronger, but it is later revealed that he did it primarily to attract her attention.