What is Lufia (Estpolis)? RPG that Appeared in Super Nintendo Era and Talks about Love Carelessly [Yuzuru Hanyu's Origin]


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Lufia (Estpolis)

The Lufia (Estopolis) series is an RPG released by Taito (and later by Square Enix).

NOTE: Lufia is the official name of the European and American versions, while Estpolis is the official name of the Japanese version.

The Lufia series is mainly developed by Neverland Company, and is called "RPG that talks about love carelessly".

The history of the Lufia Biography series is shown in the table below.

Release DateTitleSystem
JP: June 25, 1993
NA: December 4, 1993
Lufia & the Fortress of DoomSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
JP: February 24, 1995
NA: August 1996
EU: 1997
Lufia II: Rise of the SinistralsSuper Nintendo Entertainment System
JP: September 7, 2001
NA: September 20, 2001
EU: October 23, 2001
Lufia: The Legend ReturnsGame Boy Color
JP: End of 1998 but postponed...Lufia: Ruins ChaserPlayStation
JP: March 8, 2002
NA: May 6, 2003
Lufia: The Ruins of LoreGame Boy Advance
JP: February 25, 2010
NA: October 12, 2010
Lufia: Curse of the SinistralsNintendo DS

NOTE: Lufia: The Ruins of Lore was not developed by Neverland Company.

There are other mobile phone applications of the game, but these have been omitted.

The Lufia series was announced as a trilogy.

However, "Lufia: Ruins Chaser" (the so-called concluding part), which was scheduled for release at the end of 1998, has not been released as of 2023, making the Lufia series an unfinished story.

The Neverland Company went bankrupt on November 29, 2013…

More than 25 years have passed with the situation of Lufia: Ruins Chaser being desired to be revived, so we would like to play with Lufia: Ruins Chaser as soon as possible!

These are introductory videos of the Lufia series.

Fans of Lufia Series

We introduce fans of Lufia series.

Lesley: Famous Lufia Fan (outside Japan)

Lesley is a Dutch and a famous Lufia fan (outside Japan).

The love of Lufia by Lesley is as follows.

Lufia V: Fan Game of Lufia II

Lufia V is a fan game of Lufia II.

NOTE: These are developed unofficially not in Japan.

As of 2023, part 1 has been released and we cannot wait for part 2 and beyond to be developed!

MUSIC ENGINE: Japanese Performance Group of Music

MUSIC ENGINE is a Japanese performance group that pursues the music of game titles that we love, from retro games to recent games.

MUSIC ENGINE sometimes organizes Lufia concerts.

If you are interested in Lufia concerts, please check the official site!

Yuzuru Hanyu: Japanese Famous Figure Skater

Yuzuru Hanyu is a Japanese famous figure skater and ice show producer.

The representative achievements of Yuzuru Hanyu are as follows.

  • Two-time Olympic champion (2014, 2018)
  • Two-time World champion (2014, 2017)
  • Four-time Grand Prix Final champion (2013–2016)

Yuzuru Hanyu said that Lufia II is his origin!

Kelly: Famous Japanese Fan and Developer of Red Spider Series

Kelly is a famous Japanese fan of Lufia series.

Also, Kelly organizes Lufia 3 Fan Page (in Japanese) and develops Red Spider series.

Red Spider series are Hong Kong noir novel games with music by Yasunori Shiono and Yukio Nakajima, who worked in Neverland Company.

Hiroyuki Chishiro: Japanese Fan and Our Founder/CEO&CTO

Our Founder/CEO&CTO Hiroyuki Chishiro is also a Japanese fan.

Hiroyuki Chishiro wrote an article of overview of Lufia series in Japanese.

If you would like to know Japanese versions of Lufia series, please read the article!

Also, Hiroyuki Chishiro wrote the paper entitled "RT-Est: Real-Time Operating System for Semi-Fixed-Priority Scheduling Algorithms".

RT means Real-Time and Est means Estpolis (Japanese name of Lufia).

This is the reason why Hiroyuki Chishiro is a Japanese fan of Lufia!

Hiroyuki Chishiro made a game of the world's most difficult trick of Lufia II!

Let's play!

The following article and video will help you solve the world's most difficult trick.

Yukio Nakajima, who composed the music for Biography of Estopolis II, told that the original of the world's most difficult trick was a sliding block puzzle about Klotski.

November 2023: Music of Lufia II by MUSIC Engine Used in Ending of RE_PRAY by Yuzuru Hanyu!

Lufia II music by MUSIC Engine was used in the ending of RE_PRAY by Yuzuru Hanyu in November 2023!

You must see it!

December 7, 2023: Yuzuru Hanyu's Birthday Present Project by Yasunori Shiono

To celebrate Yuzuru Hanyu's birthday on December 7, 2023, Yasunori Shiono "ear-copied" (self-covered) the ending song "To the Future" of Lufia II!

  • This is the first time that Yasunori Shiono has "ear-copied" (self-covered) his own song!
  • A gift to all, including Yuzuru Hanyu!

"To the Future" is a wonderful song, so please listen to it!

Happy Birthday!


We introduced Lufia (Estpolis), which is an RPG that appeared in Super Nintendo era and talks about love carelessly.

Lufia is a timeless classic that is still talked about more than 30 years after its release!

Let's definitely wait for the revival of "Lufia: Ruins Chaser"!

We cannot wait to play it…

Memories…… That's alright. We'll make new memories.