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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.
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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14 September 2005 (Japan) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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)
Jun'ichi Suwabe ... Tseng (voice: Japanese version)
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)

Jonny Rees ... Cait Sith (voice: English version) (as Greg Ellis)

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
Rita Kedineoglu .... voice-over producer: Skylark Sound Studios
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.
Ned Lott .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Fainaru Fantajî Sebun Adobento Chirudoren" - Japan (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action violence
101 min | 126 min (director's cut)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 (DVD version) | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Denmark:7 | Finland:K-11 | Germany:12 | Ireland:PG | Malaysia:U (DVD) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:7 | UK:PG | USA:PG-13

Did You Know?

The creators of the film had no prior knowledge of how to make a movie, so it was based on their knowledge of in-game movies.See more »
Miscellaneous: During the bike chase sequence, Kadaj bursts through a barrier reading: "WARNING: Authorized Parsonal Only." "Personnel" is the correct spelling. This error only appears in the original version, and is corrected in Advent Children Complete.See more »
[first lines]
Elena:Tseng! Look at this.
Tseng:Pay dirt.
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108 out of 160 people found the following review useful.
Awesome spectacle and great adventure, 15 September 2005
Author: UberNoodle from Japan

Just watched it then. It is pretty damn awesome. The fights are fantastic and the magic is really cool! It's totally like a video-game in parts, with some amazing hand-to-hand combat in there.

This film is for the fans: "To those who loved this world once before and spent time with its friends, gather again and devote your time..." Besides this ominous opening, the story was not very hard to follow, and Ihave never played a Final Fantasy game. I think it pays to be familiar with Role Playing Games in general; knowledge of the genre kinda helps you grasp some of it better. I think though that if you pay attention, and accept what the film throws at you, it's quite easy to understand. There is a lot that isn't explicitly explained, and if you demand that it should be then you will probably be confused and irritated.

Watching the film is like being dropped into the middle of some grand saga, and having to put as much of the puzzle together as possible. I like that approach; you get caught up in the mystery and confusion that all the characters are going through. But like I said, just be accepting. If a weird red lion thing that talks, turns up and starts kicking ass and taking names, and the other characters just say he's an old friend, accept it and move on; you don't need a biopic flashback, or a tell-all sit-me-down. You are an observer here, of something beyond your experience and undestanding.

So: fantastic graphics and animation, great voice acting, cool video game styled music, involving story and characters, and maybe some of the coolest fights you'll see in a while. It's worth seeing, and while it IS for the fans, it is perfectly accessible for people like me that have never played the games.

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