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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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Directors:
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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excellent for those well versed in Final Fantasy VII language See more (524 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)
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)

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
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.
 
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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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?

Trivia:
According to director Tetsuya Nomura in the DVD Commentary, the original movie was only supposed to be twenty minutes. The details of the original story are sketchy, but from what little Nomura has said about it, all that is known is that it featured someone requesting a message to be sent to Cloud. The message is then relayed to Cloud through several children and although Nomura insisted that he very much liked the original script, he decided to make the project more grand in scope because early word of the project generated so much interest that he couldn't resist the demands for the film to be feature length.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After everybody has gathered to fight Bahumut Sin, they are all on or near the ground. This is followed by a short scene lasting no more than a minute. Cloud then proceeds to jump up the tower, aided along the way by his companions, all of whom were stood around him on the ground only seconds previously.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Elena:Tseng! Look at this.
Tseng:Pay dirt.
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FAQ

Is Aeris in it?
What are the differences between the original version and the "complete version" later released on BluRay?
A few FF7 characters are voiced in the Kingdom Hearts games, are they played by the same people in this?
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133 out of 190 people found the following review useful.
excellent for those well versed in Final Fantasy VII language, 12 September 2005
Author: ey-deeplyrooted from United States

I shall begin with a disclaimer: This movie is NOT recommended for anyone who lack interest or have never played FF7 the game before watching. The movie relies on the audience's knowledge of each character in the game to convey story plot elements. And it does so very subtly. Do your homework before watching this wonderful piece of CG film and I promise it'll be that much better.

With that in mind, this film has some of the most spectacular CG sequences I have ever witnessed. The whole experience felt like an extra long FMV sequence from the game, on steroids. Yeah. The attention to detail in each scene, especially in the heavy action oriented ones, is so impeccable it left me with a sense of awe.

I believe the soundtrack is simplified so as to help the audience focus on the animation quality more than the music. Again, for those who are familiar with the FF7 story and background, the music should not surprise anyone (although the timing and placement of each soundtrack from the original accompany each scene and mood to the point where the music simply enhances the animation).

Once again, I myself having only played through FF7 once, thoroughly enjoyed this piece of art from Square Enix. And that is the feel in most scenes, choreographed and organized. Like a dance.

In short, if you enjoyed the music or the game Final Fantasy 7, this film will blow you out of the water. If you're in the unfortunate majority who has not experienced the goodness known as FF7 on Playstation or PC, doing so before watching the movie will allow for an exponentially greater experience.

Finally, I just want to make a note of the quality in animating this film. Characters move with fluidity. Each scene background comes to life and tells its own story. For those who criticize the thinness and dependency of the story plot, I urge you to reexamine the animation. Facial reactions, subtle clues that bring about another level of entertainment above the typical narration method of story plot delivery.

Square Enix and the great Tetsuya Nomura has set a new bar for quality animation and storytelling. Advent Children has ushered in a new era for CG animations, allowing the subtleties that lie in each character to speak volumes in and of themselves.

Thanks Square Enix. The wait was well worth it.

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