So it’s official. The Japanese release date for Final Fantasy XIII is December 17th, 2009 [source]. Now if we take the release dates for Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy IX [1, 2, 3] and average them together you can estimate a release date of May 1st, 2010 here in the U.S., July 15th, 2010 in Europe (remember Japan and the US both use NTSC so it’s quicker to convert between the two that with Europe which mainly uses PAL), and Australia can expect their copies on December 21st, 2012… hopefully not after that.
As far as the comic goes, if you don’t know about “Gaijin 4Koma” a.k.a. “Reaction Guys” then you need to learn your memes.