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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)

Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren (original title)
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An ex-mercenary is forced out of isolation when three mysterious men kidnap and brainwash the city's children afflicted with the Geostigma disease.

Directors:

Tetsuya Nomura, Takeshi Nozue (co-director)

Writers:

Kazushige Nojima, Brian Gray (English screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takahiro Sakurai ... Cloud Strife (voice)
Ayumi Itô ... Tifa Lockhart (voice)
Shôtarô Morikubo ... Kadaj (voice) (as Shoutarou Morikubo)
Maaya Sakamoto ... Aerith Gainsborough (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara ... Reno (voice)
Taiten Kusunoki Taiten Kusunoki ... Rude (voice)
Yûji Kishi Yûji Kishi ... Yazoo (voice) (as Yuuji Kishi)
Kenji Nomura Kenji Nomura ... Loz (voice)
Shôgo Suzuki Shôgo Suzuki ... Vincent Valentine (voice) (as Shougo Suzuki)
Masahiro Kobayashi Masahiro Kobayashi ... Barret Wallace (voice)
Kazuyuki Yama Kazuyuki Yama ... Cid Highwind (voice) (as Kazuyuki Yamaji)
Yumi Kakazu ... Yuffie Kisaragi (voice)
Hideo Ishikawa Hideo Ishikawa ... Cait Sith (voice)
Masachika Ichimura ... Red XIII / Nanaki (voice)
Miyû Tsuzurahara Miyû Tsuzurahara ... Marlene Wallace (voice) (as Miyuu Tsuzuhara)
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Storyline

Two years after the events in "Final Fantasy VII", a disease called 'Seikon-Shoukougun', or 'Geostigma', is spreading through the planet. This disease is believed to have been caused by the body fighting off foreign material that invaded the body two years earlier, at the end of "Final Fantasy VII". Guilt-ridden and haunted by his past, ex-SOLDIER Cloud Strife has decided to live a secluded, solitary life away from his friends while maintaining "Strife's Delivery Service", whose headquarters is located in Tifa Lockheart's bar, the Seventh Heaven. Tifa's bar serves as an orphanage for children stricken with Geostigma. Here, Tifa keeps an eye on Barret's six-year-old daughter, Marlene, while Barret searches the planet for an alternative energy source to the Planet's energy, Mako. One day, Cloud receives a phone call from the former Shinra, Inc. president, Rufus, asking him for protection from a mysterious man named Kadaj. Kadaj, in the meantime, along with his brothers Loz and Yazoo, ... Written by Andrea

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 September 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Part of the "Compilation of Final Fantasy VII" which consists of Final Fantasy VII (1997), Last Order: Final Fantasy VII (2005), Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII (2006), Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2007) and Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (2006). See more »

Goofs

During Sephiroth's opening monologue before he and Cloud begin to fight, when he says "What I want, Cloud...", you can see through his hair to his earlobe, where his hair should be thicker and you shouldn't be able to see the part of his ear that it covers. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elena: Tseng! Look at this.
Tseng: Pay dirt.
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Crazy Credits

For the first half of the credits, the credits are formed by a bunch of letters joining together. In the second half of the credits, when the video comes on, the credits spiral upwards towards the screen in English with the Japanese credits moving sideways besides the English credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

A 23 minute 'Special Edition' was shown at the Venice Film festival. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Final Fantasy VII (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Tatakau Monotachi/Let the Battles Begin (Piano Version)
(uncredited)
Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
Arranged by Shiroh Hamaguchi
Performed by Seiji Honda
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User Reviews

 
The rating for this is ridiculously high. Any normal person would despise it.
31 July 2006 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Weak cinematic follow-up to the hit Playstation game. I think a majority of people who have played the Final Fantasy games consider VII the best (I slightly prefer VI myself), so this was certainly a good idea. Unfortunately, the execution is very poor. Video games and movies are different media, but the filmmakers here don't seem to realize this. They also seem to think that the most entertaining part of the Final Fantasy series are the endless battles, because that's all this movie is. The plot is largely incoherent. This is a mainstay of the series, that the story is somewhat difficult to follow. However, you play the video game for hours and hours and you start to get a sense of the mystery and mythology. You just can't do that in a two hour movie (I always imagined that it might work well as a television series). The film looks awesome and sounds awesome, but otherwise it's kind of a piece of junk. Even the American Final Fantasy movie was better.


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