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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)
"Fainaru Fantajî Sebun Adobento Chirudoren" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  14 September 2005 (Japan)
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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.


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


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

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Release Date:

14 September 2005 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Final fantasy VII - El rescate  »

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Did You Know?


Bahamut is a recurrent creature in the Final Fantasy series. In Final Fantasy VII (1997) there are three of variations; Bahamut, Neo Bahamut and Bahamut Zero. The one in the movie is another new one; Bahamut Sin. See more »


In the scene when Cloud comes to fight Bahamut, while taking the sword from the bike, the sword model is briefly seen passing through the other sword model. See more »


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

During the last half of the end credits, as the credits roll there's a video of a CGI cloud zooming along real roadways on his motorcycle. At the very end, there's a shot of his delivery service office desk, with a new photo on it. See more »


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An Excellent Finish to A Grand Story
14 September 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I do not have much to say than this is a great finish to the story. Most people have said that there is not enough plot and its just eye candy.But think about it, everything was explained in FFVII you cannot add more plot to such a grand story it would ruin it. They did the best that they could do and I think that this should be taken more as A Final FMV.. the last fight.

Graphics - 10/10, Absolutely amazing

Story 8.5/10 - don't think they could of expanded it that much more. And the stuff they could put in there was clever enough I thought.

Characters 9/10 - Well most of them have already been explained during the game but still could not fit it all into 90 mins.

Sound - 10/10, since i am a metal fan I loved the fight music.. and piano just reaches right in there..It is a great ST and I was not disappointed.

Tilt/Replay 10/10 - Enjoyable every time.

Overall- 9/10 (FF Fan View 10/10)

I personally think this is what was needed, a fight to end it all.. the plot was already in place. The action was necessary as much as people complained. I loved every second of this movie. It was a pleasure to visit the world of FFVII just one last time.

Just remember this.. most movies that have been made form a game have been directed by movie directors i think this is pretty great for a team of game directors.. Don't think I've seen a better game to movie..

Thankyou Square, I think you did it right!

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