Final Fantasy in Japanese is a tough nut to crack because it doesn’t have furigana and it has a lot of difficult words. We’re not going to let that stop us though. A lot of Final Fantasy games have recently been released for the Nintendo Switch so getting your hands on these games in Japanese has become a whole lot easier.

Final Fantasy VII

新入り:しんいり:newcomer, rookie
早とちり:はやとちり:jumping to conclusions
神羅:しんら:The bad company in FF7
魔晄:まこう:The planet energy stuff in FF7
吸い出す:すいだす:to suck out, to draw out
へんちくりん:strange, weird
能書き:のうがき:boasting
ちまう:to do completely (壊しちまう: to completely destroy)
各自:かくじ:each person
単独行動:たんどくこうどう:independent action
たわごと:nonsense, rubbish
お出まし:おでまし:presence, appearance 
支柱:しちゅう:prop, support, brace
区画:くかく:division, section
外れ:はずれ:tip, end, outskirts
螺旋状:らせんじょう:spiral-shaped, helical
チカチカ:flickering
目がチカチカ:めがチカチカ:eyes feel irritated
たまり場:たまりば:gathering spot
枯れる:かれる:to wither
かます:to force something into someone’s mouth (to gag), to deal a blow/hit
とぼける:to play dumb
繁盛:はんじょう:flourishing, prosperity
心がけ:こころがけ:(mental) attitude, way of thinking
照れる:てれる:to be shy
未練:みれん:lingering attachment
しける:to go through hard times, to be broke, to be gloomy
へそくり:secret savings, secret stash
いいからいいから : don’t worry about it, it’s nothing
貸し切り:かしきり:reserving, chartering
検問:けんもん:inspection, check
しくじる:to fail, to mess up
もたもた:slowly
騒々しい:そうぞうしい:noisy, loud
男勝り:おとこまさり:strong-minded, mannish
後始末:あとしまつ:settlement (of affairs), cleaning up afterwards
足掛かり:あしがかり:foothold
引き上げる:ひきあげる:to pull up, (can also mean) to withdraw
うずくまる:to crouch, to cower
蛆虫:うじむし:maggot, worm/scum (as term of abuse)
寄生虫:きせいちゅう:parasite
ぶっ壊す:ぶっこわす:to destroy, to crush
強がる:つよがる:pretend to be tough, put on a brave front
すりむく:to skin (one’s knee), to scratch
没頭:ぼっとう:immersing oneself in, being absorbed in
抵抗:ていこう:resistance, standing up to
人さらい:ひとさらい:kidnapping
入れ墨:いれずみ:tattoo
習わし:ならわし:customary practice, custom
屋敷:やしき:residence, estate
独身貴族:どくしんきぞく:unmarried person living affluently
会員制:かいいんせい:membership system
かと言って:かといって:having said that
変装:へんそう:disguise
気乗り:きのり:interest, enthusiasm
無愛想:ぶあいそう:unsociability, bluntness
かつら:wig
コテンパン:completely (beaten, defeated), black and blue, to a pulp
やかましい:noisy, boisterous
ぶっつけ本番:ぶっつけほんばん:performing without rehearsal/practice
宿屋:やどや:inn
優柔不断:ゆうじゅうふだん:indecisiveness
踏みとどまる:ふみとどまる:to stay on, to remain, to stop (doing), to give up
頭をかかえる:あたまをかかえる:to be at wit:s end, to be troubled
塞ぐ:ふさぐ:to close up, to plug up
うろつく:to loiter, to prowl
悪党:あくとう:scoundrel, villain
骨太:ほねぶと:big-boned, stout
拒む:こばむ:to reject, to decline
漏らす:もらす:to let leak, to reveal
おあいにくさま:too bad for you
子分:こぶん:henchmen
治安維持:ちあんいじ:maintaining public order
もろとも:all (together)
たかが:only, merely
いまさら:now (after such a long time), at this late hour?
抜ける:ぬける:to pass through

給う:たまう:to do, to give (like もらう??)
嫌がらせ:いやがらせ:pestering, harassement
くだらない:good-for-nothing, worthless, stupid
分配:ぶんぱい:distribution, division, allocation
繁殖:はんしょく:breeding, reproduction
どころか:far from
半端:はんぱ;remnant, fragment, incomplete, half-hearted
二手:ふたて:two groups
すなわち:that is, namely
言い伝え:いいつたえ:legend, tradition
途方もない:とほうもない:extraordinary, absurd
テメエ:you (vulgar)
血まみれ:ちまみれ:bloodstained
察する:さっする:to guess, to presume
民衆:みんしゅう:populace
好き勝手:すきかって:doing whatever one pleases
決着をつける:けっちゃくをつける:to settle (a dispute)
ぞろぞろ:in succession, in droves
ゆううつな:depression, melancholy, gloom
乗り物酔い:のりものよい:motion sickness
昇格:しょうかく:raising of status, promotion
老朽化:ろうきゅうか:deterioration aging
見とれる:みとれる:to be fascinated by, captivated by
たくましい:burly, strong
楽譜:がくふ:sheet music
ほれぼれ:admiringly, fondly
いつだって:always
弟子:でし:pupil, disciple
入り組む:いりくむ:to be or become complicated
驚異:きょうい:wonder, miracle
凝縮:ぎょうしゅく:condensation
未熟:みじゅく:unripe, inexperienced 
勝手な:かって:one’s own convenience, selfishness 
権力:けんりょく:political power, authority
正統:せいとう:legitimate, orthodox
なつく:to become emotionally attached to, to take to
至上:しじょう:supremacy
手荒:てあら:violent, rough
じっと:motionlessly, be still, intently (look, listen), patiently (endure)
変哲もない:へんてつもない:usual, mediocre
悲惨な:ひさん:disastrous, tragic
仕業:しわざ:deed (especially negative)
ごちゃごちゃ:messy, jumbled, complaining about various thing
ろくな:satisfactory, decent, good 
縁起でもない:えんぎでもない:ill-omened
合図:あいず:sign, signal, cue
ガタがくる:to show one’s age, to wear out
合言葉:あいことば:password, watchword, motto
浸す:ひたす:to soak, to immerse, to wet
話を振る:はなしをふる:to bring up a subject
ここいら:around here, in this vicinity
一息入れる:ひといきいれる:to take a breather
漁る:to go on a spree (spending, reading, etc)
正気:せいき:true character, true heart, true spirit
気にも留めず:きにもとめず:paying no heed, not caring about
湿地:しっち:wetland, bog, marsh
毎度あり:まいどあり:thank you for your continued patronage
突き止める:つきとめる:to determine (the cause), to pin down, to locate
親愛:しんあい:deep affection
諸君:しょくん:you (people), ladies and gentlemen, everyone (making an appeal)
腰を据える:こしをすえる:to settle down (and deal with something), to take a solid stance
巻き添え:まきぞえ:getting mixed up in
気に食わない:きにくわない:unable to stomach, displeased with
やけに:awfully, extremely
とんと:completely, not at all (with negative)
寂れる:さびれる:to decline (in prosperity)
人工呼吸:じんこうこきゅう:artificial respiration (CPR?)
憎らしい:にくらしい:detestable, horrible
高圧電流:こうあつでんりゅう:high-voltage current
むやみに:thoughtlessly, recklessly
たりとも:(not) even, (not) any
飛空挺:ひくうてい:airship
速やかな:すみやか:quick, speedy
なめる:to experience (hardship), to make light of
号令:ごうれい:order (to a number of people), command
減給:げんきゅう:pay cut
ありうる:likely, possible
なりすます:to pose as, to impersonate
捻り潰す:ひねりつぶす:to pinch and crush, to pinch out
機関室:きかんしつ:engine room
接岸:せつがん:coming alongside a pier, reaching land (by boat)
入港:にゅうこう:entry into port, arriving in harbor
ちっこい:very small
おさらば:good-bye, farewell
道草:みちくさ:to loiter on the way
船旅:ふなたび:trip by boat, sea voyage
取り逃がす:とりにがす:fail to catch, to let slip
面目ない:めんぼくない:ashamed
遊び人:あそびにん:playboy
これでも:even though things may appear this way
同棲:どうせい:cohabitation (usually romantic couple)
日光浴:にっこうよく:sunbathing
ぼそぼそ:whispering, murmuring
堂々巡り:どうどうめぐり:going around in circles
休ませる:やすませる:to excuse someone, to make someone rest
思ってもみない:おもってもみない:unexpected, unforeseen
どのツラさげて:how dare you (they, etc)
がれき(瓦礫):rubble, debris, wreckage
木偶の坊:でくのぼう:wooden doll, blockhead, good-for-nothing
炭鉱:たんこう:coal mine
埃っぽい:ほこりっぽい:dusty
のどかな:tranquil, calm, quiet
ちっぽけな: tiny, very small
命がけ:いのちがけ:putting one’s life on the line, staking one’s life on
のあかつきに:event, occasion, occurrence 
女房:にょうぼう:wife (one’s own wife)
焼き払う:やきはらう:to burn to the ground, to clear away by burning
踊らされる:おどらされる:to be manipulated
ガキ:brat, kid
チャラチャラ:chatty, joking around, messing around
堪忍:かんにん:patience, forgiveness, pardon
失せ物:うせもの:lost article
もっペン:once more 
無駄口をたたく:むだぐちをたたく:to chatter pointlessly
袖:そで:sleeve
歩調:ほちょう:pace, step
厳か:おごそか:solemn, dignified, majestic
勇ましい:いさましい:brave, valiant, stirring, vigorous
近道:ちかみち:shortcut
無様:ぶざま:unshapely, unsightly, clumsy
肝に銘じる:きもにめいじる:to take to heart, to bear in mind
さりげない:in a casual way, nonchalant
乱す:みだす:to throw out of order, to disarrange
監獄:かんごく:prison
流砂:りゅうしゃ:quicksand
片を付ける:かたをつける:to settle (a problem)
巻き込む:まきこむ:to roll up, to swallow up, to involve/drag into
鉄砲:てっぽう:gun
復讐:ふくしゅう:revenge
気が済む:きがすむ:to be satisfied, to find peace of mind
不条理:ふじょうり:absurd, absurdity
絶望:ぜつぼう:despair, hopelessness
かけがえのない:irreplaceable
食い違う:くいちがう:to differ, to class, to go awry
形見:かたみ:memento, keepsake
何なり:なんなり:anything
名声:めいせい:fame
騎乗:きじょう:riding (on horse back)
せっかちな:hasty impatient
腕っぷし:うでっぷし:physical strength
気が向く:きがむく:to feel like, to feel inclined to do
初耳:はつみみ:something heard for the first time
手を抜く:てをぬく:to ease up (on an opponent), to cut corners
借り:かり:debt, loan, borrowing
待ち伏せ:まちぶせ:ambush
尾行:びこう:shadow, tail, following
嫉妬:しっと:jealousy
やきもち:jealousy
報われる:むくわれる:to be rewarded
失格:しっかく:disqualification, elimination
腑抜け:ふぬけ:coward, fool
背伸び:せのび:stretching oneself to be taller, overreaching one’s limits
悲鳴:ひめい:shriek, scream
朽ちる:くちる:to rot, to decay
うねり:swell (of waves), winding, undulation
むろん:of course (like もちろん)
加工:かこう:manufacturing, processing, treatment
過度:かど:excess, immoderation
結成:けっせい:formation
はち切れる:はちきれる:to be filled to bursting, to burst
見殺し:みごろし:letting someone die without helping
放り出す:ほうりだす:to throw out, to abandon, to dismiss
亡霊:ぼうれい:spirit of the dead
憎悪:ぞうお:hatred, abhorrence
残忍:ざんにん:brutal, merciless, cruel
ひとたまりもない:easily, without the least resistance 
淀む:よどむ:to stagnate, to settle (at the bottom)
生体:せいたい:organism, living body
改造:かいぞう:remodeling, reconstructing
施す:ほどこす:to give, to do, to conduct, to apply
気まぐれで:きまぐれで:on a whim
金庫:きんこ:safe, strongbox, depository
軋み:きしみ:creak, squeak, creaking
棺:かん:coffin, casket
悪夢:あくむ:nightmare
うなされる:to have a nightmare
償い:つぐない:atonement, amends
思いとどまる:おもいとどまる:to give up (a plan or idea), to desist from doing
艦長:かんちょう:captain (of a warship)
そわそわ:restlessly, nervously
つぎ込む:つぎこむ:to invest, to sink money into
のろま:blockhead, dimwit
おじゃん:coming to nothing, to fall through
算盤勘定:そろばんかんじょう:counting on the abacus, cost-benefit calculation
棒に振る:ぼうにふる:to make a mess of, to waste
うすのろ:half-wit, fool
ちんたら:sluggishly, to take a lot of time
待ちくたびれる:まちくたびれる:to get tired of waiting
ボンベ:compressed gas cylinder
手際よく:てぎわよく:efficiently, skillfully
ちょっくら:a little, for a moment
計器:けいき:meter, gauge
管制官:かんせいかん:controller (usually air-traffic)
点火:てんか:ignition, lighting
太っちょ:ふとっちょ:fat person
見当違い:けんとうちがい:wrong (guess or estimate), off the mark
尾翼:びよく:tail (of an aircraft)
不時着:ふじちゃく:emergency landing
ほざく:to say, to babble
たくらむ:to scheme, to plan
容赦:ようしゃ:pardon, tolerance, leniency
揉め事:もめごと:quarrel, fight, trouble
意気地なし:いくじなし:coward, sissy, weakling
横文字:よこもじ:western language
ぐうたら:good-for-nothing
酔いがさめる:to sober up
手に渡る:てにわたる:to fall into someone’s hands
修行:しゅぎょう:training, practice
縄抜け:なわぬけ:escaping
ざけんなよ:eff you!
命ごい:いのちごい:begging for one’s life
真っ逆さま:まっさかさま:head first, head over heels
卑怯:ひきょう:cowardice, meanness, unfairness
葬り去る:ほうむりさる:to consign to oblivion
道連れ:みちづれ:fellow traveler, taking someone along unwillingly
非番:ひばん:off duty
何はともあれ:なにはともあれ:at any rate
張り切る:はりきる:to be in high spirits, to be enthusiastic
へんぴな:hard to reach place, remote place
目当て:めあて:landmark, purpose, intention, sight (on a firearm)
本気にする:ほんきにする:to take seriously, to believe in
良かろう:よかろう:very well, that’s right
魔除け:まよけ:charm against evil spirits
ややこしい:puzzling, complicated
弱気:よわき:timid, fainthearted
うじうじ:irresolute, hesitant 
さらう:to carry off, to snatch, to take for oneself
愛しい:いとしい:lovely, dear, beloved
哀れ:あわれ:pity, sorrow, miserable
口づけ:くちづけ:kiss
宴:うたげ:party, banquet, feast
ゆるり:leisurely, relaxedly
図々しい:ずうずうしい:shameless
人質:ひとじち:hostage
怯える:おびえる:to become frightened, to be scared of
壁画:へきが:mural, wall painting
制し:せいし:control, check
推理:すいり:reasoning, inference, deduction
しかけ:device, mechanism, trick
そっとする:to leave alone, to leave as it is
もしもの事:もしものこと:emergency, accident, rare possibility
途中下車:とちゅうげしゃ:stopover (during a train or bus journey)
自然主義者:しぜんしゅぎしゃ:naturalist
理屈:りくつ:theory, reason
馬鹿げた:ばかげた:absurd, foolish
震える:ふるえる:to shake, to quiver
氷河:ひょうが:glacier
祖先:そせん:ancestor
絶やす:たやす:to exterminate, to wipe out
幻影:げんえい:illusion, phantom
欺く:あざむく:to deceive, to trick
すくすく:(growing) quickly (especially plants, kids)
しらをきる:to feign ignorance
絶壁:ぜっぺき:precipice, cliff
無知:むち:ignorance, innocence, stupidity
うず巻く:うずまく:to whirl, to swirl, to to surge
ザイル:climbing rope
どうしようもない:it cannot be helped, there’s no way out of it
放つ:はなつ:to shoot, to release, to emit
うらはら:opposite, reverse, contrast
二流:にりゅう:second-rate, inferior
ひらめき:flair, flash, insight
憎しみ:にくしみ:hatred
辛抱:しんぼう:patience, endurance
お払い箱:おはらいばこ:discarding, firing (an employee)
張本人:ちょうほんにん:originator, ringleader, main culprit
ざま:mess, sorry state, sad sight
口に出す:くちにだす:to put into words, to express
生意気:なまいき:fiesty, cheeky
一か八か:いちかばちか:all or nothing, sink or swim
年増女:としまおんな:woman past her prime
尻もちをつく:しりもちをつく:to fall on one’s backside
ねんぐのおさめどき:time to pay the piper
気取る:きどる:to put on airs, to pretend to be
ちぐはぐ:mismatched, odd, inconsistent
仕込む:しこむ:to train, to teach
うってつけ:ideal, most suitable
一人ぼっち:ひとりぼっち:alone, loneliness
ツンツン:aloof, standoffish
大当たり:おおあたり:big prize, bullseye, big hit
開き直る:ひらきなおる:to become defiant, to turn on, to become serious
やらかす:to do, to perpetrate
盗み聞き:ぬすみぎき:to eavesdrop
コッパミジン:broken into small fragments
パシリ:person made to do things for someone else
ごっつい:rough, tough
守り神:まもりがみ:guardian angel
つきっきり:constant attendance
気長:きなが:patient, leisurely
間一髪:かんいっぱつ:hair’s breadth (close call in this case)
飛び移る:とびうつる:jump from one thing to another
度胸:どきょう:bravery, nerves, grit
坑夫:こうふ:miner (probably better to use 採掘者 in RL)
託す:たくす:to entrust to someone
先回り:さきまわり:going on ahead, arrival before another
目にもの見せる:めにものみせる:to teach someone a lesson, to show someone a thing or two
治まる:おさまる:to die down, to calm down
呼び覚ます:よびさます:to wake up (someone), to awaken, to recall (memories)
密か:ひそか:secret
ひねくれる:to become twisted, to grow bitter
図に乗る:ずにのる:to get carried away, to push one’s luck
しぶとい:tenacious, tough
恥じる:はじる:to feel ashamed
ふらりと:aimlessly, unexpectedly
老いる:おいる:to age, to grow old
はねっ返り:はねっかえり:tomboy, rebounding, recovery
節穴:ふしあな:peep-hole, bad eyes
鼻息:はないき:nasal breathing, person’s pleasure, excitement
根性:こんじょう:willpower, guts
ひさかたぶり:long time (since the last time), first in a long time
うずく:to ache, to throb
相まみえる:あいまみえる:to have an audience (with), to meet
制覇:せいは:conquest, domination
ひなびた:rustic, rural
よそ者:よそもの:outsider
媚びる:こびる:to flatter, to butter up
見せつける:みせつける:to make a display of, to show off
潜水艦:せんすいかん:submarine
実践:じっせん:putting into practice, implementation
思い残す:おもいのこす:to regret
気がまぎれる:きがまぎれる:to be distracted from feelings
地べた:じべた:bare earth, ground
びくともしない:undaunted, composure, not giving an inch
航路:こうろ:route, course
ものを言う:ものをいう:to speak (of something), to be effective
イカれる:to break down, to become broken, to be crazy
あばよ:bye, ciao
甲板:かんぱん:deck (of a ship)
老いぼれ:おいぼれ:feeble-minded old man, senile old fool
行き詰まる:いきづまる:to reach the limits, to come to the end of the tether
撃沈:げきちん:sinking a ship
目の付け所:めのつけどころ:focus of one’s attention, point one is trying to make
殺気:さっき:thirst for blood, bloodlust, wanting to kill
ビラ:handbill, flier
ビラを貼りだす:to put up fliers
先決:せんけつ:first priority, settling first
封鎖:ふうさ:blockade, blocked
けりをつける:to settle to finish
情けをかける:なさけをかける:to show mercy
意地:いじ:stubbornness, pride, willpower
コケにする:to make a fool of someone
身ごもる:みごもる:to become pregnant
罪滅ぼし:つみほろぼし:atonement
欲望:よくぼう:desire, appetite, lust
決別:けつべつ:separation, parting
あがき:struggling, pawning (e.g. horses hooves)
微笑む:ほほえむ:to smile
憂さ晴らし:うさばらし:diversion (from one’s worries), distraction
総出:そうで:appearing all together
もうじき:soon

Final Fantasy XII

汝:なんじ;そなた:thou, you
みなす:to consider as, to deem
深い:ふかい:deep, profound, dense
とこしえに:everlasting
双方:そうほう:two way, both parties
撤退:てったい:evacuation, withdrawal, retreat
仇:あだ:foe 
安らぎ:やすらぎ:peace, tranquility
荒波:あらなみ:raging waves, stormy seas
祖国:そこく:fatherland, native country
業火:ごうか:hell fire
敗北:はいぼく:defeat
追い込む:おいこむ:to heard, to corner
事実上:in reality
勧告:かんこく:advice, counsel
調印:ちょういん:signature, signing
占領下:せんりょうか:being under military occupation
不穏:ふおん:disquieting, unsettling
察知:さっち:sense, infer
暗殺:あんさつ:assassination
策動:さくどう:maneuverings
足まとい:あしまとい:someone or something that just gets in the way
よす:to cease
外傷:がいしょう:external would
食い止める:くいとめる:to hold back, to keep at bay