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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Takahiro Sakurai ...
Cloud Strife (voice)
Tifa Lockhart (voice)
Shôtarô 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)
Miyû Tsuzurahara ...
Marlene Wallace (voice) (as Miyuu Tsuzuhara)


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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Release Date:

14 September 2005 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Final fantasy VII - El rescate  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The phone used by Cloud is a Panasonic P900iV only sold in Japan. It comes in three colors, and the black one is called "Cloud Black" after the character's name. See more »


In the scene where Cloud is on the side of the building, standing on his sword, you can see the smaller separated blade pass through the model of the larger outer sword's handle. 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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20 minutes after watching, I realise my favourite game has been ruined.
10 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yet another thing I love has been ruined by a rubbish and un-necessary movie.

Some things are better just left alone, this is a perfect example of that.

I'm not going to write a big report on all the parts of the film I did not like because lets be honest, if you are a fan of FFVII you will be spitting venom at me and saying how wrong I am. All I am going to say is that this film has such a weak story line not even fans like me will understand it. Mainly because its just ridiculous fighting all the time its just small pauses in battle when they would comment on their style of fighting or whatever. This film is just a fancy animation trailer which really should be used for promoting the latest graphics technology cause that is all it really is. Although being a fan of FF7 I really did like the dedication towards the original game, all the music (excluding the laughable matrix-style remixes), characters, items and magic remains true to the original material. I had to laugh with joy when I saw cid doing his funny run that he does in the game, brought back memories!

I'm going to stop making any more comments on the film as I would start to critisise the parts of the film that would be considered as spoilers and it would probably take too long as there is too many parts I don't like about this film.

Don't listen to all the others giving it 10/10, its just denial! I admit I was tempted to like it as well because I love the FF7 world so much. But I knew in my heart that this film is NOT GOOD at all and it should have never have been made. Besides you can't tell a ff7 story in a movie cause its just too long!

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