I've heard that there are slight differences between the North American version of Lightning Returns and the Japanese version. Apparently in the Japanese version there are greater hints of affection between Lightning and Hope. As someone who has recently beat the North American version I was wondering if someone who has played the Japanese version could describe these scenarios to me. [Don"t open unless you have BEATEN the game]Not that there isn't enough already to make the ship "almost" canon in the version I played. Seriously, fans of this ship could just taste how close it is to be canon. Wow. Just wow. I had no idea Hope would be such an important character in the game. He is just slightly less important, if not just as important, as Serah. So many small cute moments and a few heartwarming moments. What really did it for me was was how Hope's soul was the last one Lightning saved from Bhunivelze and she did it with the survival knife she lent him. Then when she's calling for help he was the first one to come to her aide and fight against Bhunivelze. How much more proof does one need!? That whole possession by Bhunivelze was wicked. Back when Lumina said that Hope was his eyes and ears and asked Lightning if she would kill Hope I was thinking that would be incredible and how I would love to see that. I mean Hope is her partner through the whole game. How awesome would it be if he was in fact the final boss. And it almost happened! Sorry for the rant but I just had to after finishing the game.