IMDb > Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)
Fainaru Fantajî Sebun Adobento Chirudoren
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

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

Photos (See all 42 | slideshow) Videos (see all 4)
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children -- Blu-Ray trailer for this animated action film
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.

Overview

User Rating:
7.4/10   44,787 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 2% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Directors:
Writer:
Kazushige Nojima (event scenario writer)
Contact:
View company contact information for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
14 September 2005 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
2 years later... 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 »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
(19 articles)
East meeting West: Anime, Manga and American Animation
 (From SoundOnSight. 1 April 2013, 12:07 PM, PDT)

9 Essential Anime Movies
 (From NextMovie. 16 February 2012, 7:00 AM, PST)

Blu-ray Deal: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Under $8
 (From TheHDRoom. 26 January 2012, 8:27 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
Not fantastic. See more (522 total) »

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
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fainaru Fantajî Sebun Adobento Chirudoren" - Japan (original title)
See more »
MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action violence
Runtime:
101 min | 126 min (director's cut)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The opening scene of the movie is the closing scene of the original video game.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: When Kadaj summons Bahamut he uses a Green Materia when he should have used a Red Materia (in the game red materia calls forth summons, green materia is for magic).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Elena:Tseng! Look at this.
Tseng:Pay dirt.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (2007) (VG)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the original version and the "complete version" later released on BluRay?
The credits say Mena Suvari as "Aerith Gainsborough". Why is her name different?
A few FF7 characters are voiced in the Kingdom Hearts games, are they played by the same people in this?
See more »
8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not fantastic., 28 June 2006
Author: melekcrescent from United States

This movie feels like an incredibly beautiful video game cinematic the entire time. 20 minutes to half an hour would have been a good length.

As a showcase for the state of the art, and as a Final Fantasy ad, it does well; As a movie, it is poorly thought out. The dubbing wasn't very good, so perhaps I'd have liked it a bit more had I seen the subtitled version. I'll continue to say how I think this falls short as a movie, since thats how it bills itself, but know that I more consider this a show-offy cinematic short on steroids.

Advent Children's plot feels clipped, not really a fullblown movie plot. Nearly nothing happens, several big fights and minimal plot development, just enough to get to the next storyboard section. For a 'movie' little to no effort is given to develop any of the characters. The plot itself appears as a neat thought-experiment in potential FF7 aftermath, but ends up being rather vague and simplistic, with similarly abstract closure at the finale.

Of particular note was the music and sound. While the compositions were nice, music was literally like the video games. Fight music was loud and shot up right when a battle started, fanservice was done with an 'FF Victory Song' phone ring. Sound effects felt over-emphasised, and when the music wasn't jarring me the sound effects the ambient/environmental sounds lacked realism or were altogether missing, leaving awkward silent moments. (Which usually ramped quickly into Fighting music.) I think this movie would have sat MUCH better with me had the sound been better produced.

This is NOT a good movie. But, as I said, the eyecandy is marvellous and the fight scenes are grand. That is what this movie is about, so enjoy it - for what it should be taken as, a movie length short, or even more, a really long game cinematic, designed to get oohs and ahhs and appeal to FF fans.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (522 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Green Lantern G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Avatar Reign of Fire The Forbidden Kingdom
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Animation section IMDb Japan section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.