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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005) More at IMDbPro »Fainaru Fantajî Sebun Adobento Chirudoren (original title)

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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children -- An ex-mercenary is forced out of isolation when three mysterious men kidnap and brainwash the city's children afflicted with the Geostigma disease.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children -- 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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Writer:
Kazushige Nojima (event scenario writer)
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Release Date:
14 September 2005 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
Is this the pain you felt before, Cloud? See more »
Plot:
An ex-mercenary is forced out of isolation when three mysterious men kidnap and brainwash the city's children afflicted with the Geostigma disease. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Takahiro Sakurai ... Cloud Strife (voice: Japanese version)

Ayumi Itô ... Tifa Lockhart (voice: Japanese version)
Shotaro Morikubo ... Kadaj (voice: Japanese version) (as Shoutarou Morikubo)
Maaya Sakamoto ... Aerith Gainsborough (voice: Japanese version)
Keiji Fujiwara ... Reno (voice: Japanese version)
Taiten Kusunoki ... Rude (voice: Japanese version)
Yûji Kishi ... Yazoo (voice: Japanese version) (as Yuuji Kishi)
Kenji Nomura ... Loz (voice: Japanese version)
Shôgo Suzuki ... Vincent Valentine (voice: Japanese version) (as Shougo Suzuki)
Masahiro Kobayashi ... Barret Wallace (voice: Japanese version)
Kazuyuki Yama ... Cid Highwind (voice: Japanese version) (as Kazuyuki Yamaji)
Yumi Kakazu ... Yuffie Kisaragi (voice: Japanese version)
Hideo Ishikawa ... Cait Sith (voice: Japanese version)
Masachika Ichimura ... Red XIII / Nanaki (voice: Japanese version)
Miyuu Tsuzuhara ... Marlene Wallace (voice: Japanese version)
Kyosuke Ikeda ... Denzel (voice: Japanese version)
Junichi Suwabe ... Tseng (voice: Japanese version) (as Jyunichi Suwabe)
Megumi Toyoguchi ... Elena (voice: Japanese version)
Rina Mogami ... Girl (voice: Japanese version)
Banjô Ginga ... Reeve Tuesti (voice: Japanese version) (as Banjou Ginga)
Ken'ichi Suzumura ... Zack (voice: Japanese version)
Tôru Ohkawa ... Rufus Shinra (voice: Japanese version) (as Tooru Ookawa)

Rachael Leigh Cook ... Tifa Lockhart (voice: English version)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ... Sephiroth (voice: Japanese version)

Steve Burton ... Cloud Strife (voice: English version)
Steve Staley ... Kadaj (voice: English version)

Wally Wingert ... Rufus Shinra (voice: English version)

Quinton Flynn ... Reno (voice: English version)

Crispin Freeman ... Rude (voice: English version)
Dave Wittenberg ... Yazoo (voice: English version)

Fred Tatasciore ... Loz (voice: English version)

Steve Blum ... Vincent Valentine (voice: English version) (as Steven Jay Blum)

Beau Billingslea ... Barret Wallace (voice: English version)

Chris Edgerly ... Cid Highwind (voice: English version) (as Chris Edgerley)

Christy Carlson Romano ... Yuffie Kisaragi (voice: English version)

Greg Ellis ... Cait Sith (voice: English version)

Liam O'Brien ... Red XIII / Nanaki (voice: English version)

Grace Rolek ... Marlene Wallace (voice: English version)

Andrea Bowen ... Girl (voice: English version)

Benjamin Bryan ... Denzel (voice: English version)

Ryun Yu ... Tseng (voice: English version)

Bettina Bush ... Elena (voice: English version)

Mena Suvari ... Aerith Gainsborough (voice: English version)
Jamieson Price ... Reeve Tuesti (voice: English version)

Rick Gomez ... Zack (voice: English version)

George Newbern ... Sephiroth (voice: English version)
Axel Alba ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Shane Baumel ... Kid 1 (voice: English version)
Wendee Lee ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Abigail Mavity ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Mary Mouser ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Mary Matilyn Mouser)
Michelle Ruff ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Directed by
Tetsuya Nomura 
Takeshi Nozue (co-director)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kazushige Nojima  event scenario writer

Produced by
Shinji Hashimoto .... producer
Yoshinori Kitase .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kenichiro Fukui 
Keiji Kawamori 
Tsuyoshi Sekito 
Nobuo Uematsu 
 
Film Editing by
Keiichi Kojima 
 
Art Direction by
Yusuke Naora 
 
Costume Design by
Takayuki Takeya 
 
Art Department
Manabu Himukai .... storyboard artist
Kazuyuki Ikumori .... sets and props supervisor
Kazuhito Yamamoto .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Kazuyoshi Iino .... voice recording engineer: Japanese version
Toru Kamekawa .... sound recording engineer
Yoichiro Kano .... sound mixing engineer
Rita Kedineoglu .... dialogue editor: voice recording US crew
Rita Kedineoglu .... recording engineer: voice recording US crew
Kensuki Matsushita .... general manager
Toshiaki Uemara .... voice recording engineer: Japanese version
 
Visual Effects by
Kaori Doi .... lead lighting artist
Takumi Kimura .... lead lighting artist
Yoshinori Moriizumi .... sequence supervisor
Koji Tanaka .... visual effects supervisor
Yasuharu Yoshizawa .... composite supervisor
 
Animation Department
Yoshihiro Kitano .... animation supervisor
Jun Masuda .... character model supervisor
Kei Miyamoto .... character technical supervisor (as Ken Miyamoto)
Yusuke Naora .... character designer
Tetsuya Nomura .... character designer
Kohichiro Shiratori .... animation supervisor (as Kouichiro Shiratori)
Kouichirou Shiratori .... animation supervisor
Chiharu Tsutsui .... character designer
Keisuke Wakaba .... background designer
 
Casting Department
Bob Buchholz .... additional casting: voice recording, US crew (as Robert Buchholz)
Rita Kedineoglu .... casting director: voice recording, US crew
Ned Lott .... additional casting: US crew
 
Music Department
Koji Hajima .... conductor: "One Winged Angel"
Shiro Hamaguchi .... orchestral sounds: "One Winged Angel"
Kyosuke Himuro .... composer: song "Calling"
 
Other crew
Mayuko Aoki .... motion capture model
Kenji Arai .... battle motion actor
Bob Buchholz .... voice director: English version (as Robert Buchholz)
Kenichiro Fukui .... band stager: "One Winged Angel"
Brian Gray .... translator: English
Miwa Hashiguchi .... battle motion actor
Masaya Hojo .... voice production coordinator: Japanese version
Kazuyuki Ikumori .... set supervisor
Jun Ishi .... motion actor
Jun Iwasaki .... special coordinator: XSEED JKS, Inc.
Tomohiko Iwase .... voice production coordinator: Japanese version
Nadia Kedineoglu .... production coordinator: voice recording US crew
Rita Kedineoglu .... production manager: voice recording, US crew
Akihiko Kikuma .... motion actor
Minako Kobayashi .... voice production coordinator: Japanese version
Richard Lormand .... publicist: international
Yasuhiro Miyakawa .... battle motion actor
Yoshinori Moriizumi .... sequence supervisor
Masakazu Morita .... motion actor
Jun Murakama .... battle motion actor
Jun Murakami .... battle motion coordinator
Tetsuin Murata .... motion actor (as Tesshin Murata)
Yukiko Nakamura .... motion actor
Syoutarou Okubo .... motion actor
Manabu Satô .... voice production coordinator: Japanese version
Riichi Seike .... battle motion actor
Yoji Shimizu .... voice director (Japanese version) (as Youji Shimizu)
Isamu Tachihara .... motion actor
Jyun Takagi .... production coordinator: voice recording, Square Enix, Inc.
Takayuki Takeya .... mechanical/creature designer
Masahiro Watanabe .... battle motion actor
Kyoko Yamashita .... special coordinator: XSEED JKS, Inc.
 
Thanks
Ned Lott .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fainaru Fantajî Sebun Adobento Chirudoren" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action violence
Runtime:
101 min | 126 min (director's cut)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Kadaj's weapon is named the "Souba". Loz's weapon is named the "Dual Hound". Yazoo's weapon is named the "Velvet Nightmare". Cloud's sword is named the "First Tsurugi". His original "Buster Sword", given to him by Zack, is used to commemorate the spot Zack was killed. Cloud's bike is named "Fenrir".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the original version, when Sephiroth beats down Cloud, Cloud is resting against a wall. Just before Sephiroth stabs him, notice Cloud's ear and turtle neck. His turtle neck goes through his ear.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Elena:Tseng! Look at this.
Tseng:Pay dirt.
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FAQ

A few FF7 characters are voiced in the Kingdom Hearts games, are they played by the same people in this?
Is this an adaptation of the game?
What are the differences between the original version and the "complete version" later released on BluRay?
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184 out of 295 people found the following review useful.
SPECTACULAR *Victory Music*, 12 September 2005
Author: sandipbharj from United Kingdom

Yes I AM a FF7 fan, but how many people who watch this movie are NOT going to be? And so, I'm reviewing this movie from a FF7 fan perspective, and with no regret. (I would not know how to adequately review the movie for someone who has not played the FF7 game.)

Visuals - 10/10 I loved Advent Children. It's a sensory delight - a complete audio-video overload. The visuals were breathtaking: some feats were accomplished that I would simply have not quite thought possible with an animated feature. When the action scenes came about, they were, for lack of a more accurate word, a roller-coaster. With dramatic camera movement sweeping across from range to range, to seamlessly integrated bullet-time effects at the crucial moments, to the sheer level of detail - it's all hard to fault. The animation looks big budget, the style and imagery is awesome, and the effects at times made me forget that I was watching animation rather than live action footage. I could ramble on for hours repeating myself on the fantastic quality of the visuals, but it simply wouldn't do it any justice.

Sound - 10/10 The sound was fabulous. The voices for all the characters didn't disappoint (no one sounded silly) and the sound effects were bold and sharp. The music - from the game that (in my opinion) had the best game soundtrack EVER, transfered beautifully to the movie. Most of the memorable themes from the game are present in the movie, albeit often using different instruments to fit in better with what's going on. There was some bolder rock and slight thrash metal music over the really intense action scenes from time to time, but it all fitted in well with the movie's situation at the corresponding time.

Story - 7/10 The story and characters would be the main flaws of the movie. Both aspects were simply not up to par with the game - but then again, the game could spend 40+ hours developing these points - the movie only has about 90 minutes. As far as the story goes, the plot wasn't bad or anything, but just not as ambitious as was expected from someone who played the game through. In effect, the plot seemed rather weak in comparison. The game was so extravagant with the intricate plot twists and story progression/development, that the movie never really stood a chance to compete in the same league. Instead, the movie took the more sensible approach - to expand on the action and try to place as many inside-jokes and themes into itself instead of trying to impossibly recreate the massive story factor, which was originally such a driving force in the game. The lack of Materia usage also caused me some controversy - the story of the movie chose to use little (though not ZERO) Materia, and instead lots of supernatural fighting ability and skill. I would hope that if a sequel was made it would incorporate Materia much much more extravagantly and importantly into the film. There were also many plot holes in the movie - all which can be forgiven if you think of Advent Children as a random anime, but seem ridiculous when you realise how it was based on a game that executed plot tremendously well.

Characters - 7/10 The characters, whilst all being present in one form or another, don't necessarily shine to their true potential. There simply isn't really enough movie-time to spend with all of them. And so, all of their background stories and abilities are not entirely showcased, and in some cases, barely at all (Red and Cait Sith leave absolutely no real lasting impressions). Even Cloud, who is the focal point of the movie, I feel doesn't use enough of his familiar abilities from the game. The Materia issue is a strong reason for this. With that said, it's a joy to see the cast back in action, even if it's in such a role that doesn't utilise them to their fullest. The new characters were the ones that caused me most of the strife however - the Bad Guy Trio and the kid dude Denzel - there was a huge lack of explanation about any of them. Anyone willing to use their imagination can probably fill in the blanks with something reasonable and be done with it, but objectively speaking the issue is still there to be commented on and is therefore a little disappointing.

Value - 10/10 The replay value for this movie is excellent - I personally want to watch it again in a more bigger and louder way - bigger screen, louder volume.

Enjoyment - 10/10 Whatever the flaws of the movie, they simply weren't big enough to hinder my enjoyment of it, and I honestly think that will be the same case for most people. I enjoyed Advent Children tremendously, and encourage fellow FF7 fans to go see it.

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