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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.

Directors:

Tetsuya Nomura, Takeshi Nozue (co-director)

Writers:

Kazushige Nojima, Brian Gray (English screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takahiro Sakurai ... Cloud Strife (voice)
Ayumi Itô ... Tifa Lockhart (voice)
Shôtarô Morikubo ... Kadaj (voice) (as Shoutarou Morikubo)
Maaya Sakamoto ... Aerith Gainsborough (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara ... Reno (voice)
Taiten Kusunoki Taiten Kusunoki ... Rude (voice)
Yûji Kishi Yûji Kishi ... Yazoo (voice) (as Yuuji Kishi)
Kenji Nomura Kenji Nomura ... Loz (voice)
Shôgo Suzuki Shôgo Suzuki ... Vincent Valentine (voice) (as Shougo Suzuki)
Masahiro Kobayashi Masahiro Kobayashi ... Barret Wallace (voice)
Kazuyuki Yama Kazuyuki Yama ... Cid Highwind (voice) (as Kazuyuki Yamaji)
Yumi Kakazu ... Yuffie Kisaragi (voice)
Hideo Ishikawa Hideo Ishikawa ... Cait Sith (voice)
Masachika Ichimura ... Red XIII / Nanaki (voice)
Miyû Tsuzurahara Miyû Tsuzurahara ... Marlene Wallace (voice) (as Miyuu Tsuzuhara)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Tifa's fighting style against Loz mirrors some of her Limit Breaks from the game. She opens up with Beat Rush, comes back with a Water Kick, backs him into the corner with Somersault, and ends with Meteor Strike. See more »

Goofs

During Sephiroth's opening monologue before he and Cloud begin to fight, when he says "What I want, Cloud...", you can see through his hair to his earlobe, where his hair should be thicker and you shouldn't be able to see the part of his ear that it covers. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Alternate Versions

A 23 minute 'Special Edition' was shown at the Venice Film festival. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children End Credits
Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
Arranged and orchestrated by Kazuhiko Toyama
Conducted by Taizo Takemoto
Recorded & mixed by Toru Kamekawa (uncredited)
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This movie is the total awesomeness!
12 September 2005 | by gozuSee all my reviews

Square really landed this one. They didn't try to please everyone and instead focused exclusively on Final Fantasy 7 fans. And boy, are those going to be happy fans when they see this movie! The story might not be all that interesting or credible but it ties in neatly with the story of the game and has several honest-to-god funny moments!! A total surprise there and a welcome one too

There are lots of cameos and funny references to the game too. And most important of all: The fighting scenes rock so hard they could cut through diamond! They are truly the total awesomeness and would have made the movie worth it even if everything else sucked. I mean, they are some of the best ever created PERIOD.

See this movie. Bye.

PS: I know my review sounds like the ravings of a teenage girl. It was, like, totally what I intended.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 September 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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