You know why I love Final Fantasy VII?
It's a 90s work that redefines its genre and medium, with a main character who carries a lot of repressed teen angst and has been traumatized since before the start of the story, after a forgotten tragedy where someone close to him died.
It has a famous waifu war in its fandom. The first waifu is related to ancient supernatural elements, and dies before the end of the story, but is still present in the story after that, in a certain way, and she's right there, in a supernatural, magnificent way, at the very end of the story, in the center of the final apocalyptic event. The other waifu and the main character end up both alone in a landscape at a point very late in the story, where their relationship goes through an important moment. There's a secondary trio of characters, a girl and two guys, one of them loud and the other more calm, who are pushed aside when tragedy strikes.
There's a white haired angelic guy who is related to different, antagonistic supernatural extraterrestrial elements coming from one of the planet's poles, said elements taking the shape of horrific abominations. The main character's experiences with the angelic guy lead him to crippling catatonic depression, and a female character very close to him has to snap him out of it.
There's a series of mysterious abominations that have to be destroyed one by one. One of these is killed by a huge cannon powered by an entire chunk of the land people live in. There's mind-rape sequences. There was a giant impact on the surface of the planet that took place long before humans were ever a thing, where the supernatural elements arrived on the planet.
There's the presence of a lifeforce substance of a certain persistent signature color all over the story, and at the end of the second act of the story the main character disappears into it, starting a trippy mental journey into his own self while the rest of the cast has to go on without him for a while.
One of the villains is a man with glasses going all "JUST AS KEIKAKU" from behind the scenes with a personal stake on all the biologically supernatural stuff, and during the final act he combines himself with a sample of these elements. The main antagonist seeks to ascend to godhood through the lifeforce of the earth at the cost of everyone else's life.
The climax involves a sphere floating close to the planet causing monumental destruction.
The Remake has the angelic guy completely in full awareness of being in a Remake, and talks to the main character like so. Shows up much earlier in the story this time, too.
Wait, what Japanese IP was I talking about?