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Final Fantasy VII Advent Children is an animated CGI movie released in 2005 as part of The Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, it is a sequel set two years after the events of Final Fantasy VII. The movie was developed by Square Enix and Visual Works.


Movie Information:


Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Formats: DVD
UMD
Genre: Science Fiction Fantasy
Developers: Square Enix
Visual Works
Distributors: Square Enix (NTSC-J)
Sony Pictures (International)
Running Time: 101 Minutes
Discs: 1 DVD (NTSC-J Regular Edition)
2 DVDs (Special Edition)
1 UMD
Ratings: PG-13 (NTSC-U/C)
PG (UK)


Release Dates:


DVD & UMD
japan NTSC-J Release: September 14, 2005
europe PAL Release: April 24, 2006
ntsc america canada flag NTSC-U/C Release: April 25, 2006


Additional Information:


Announced in September 2003 at the Tokyo Game Show alongside The Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII Advent Children and Before Crisis Final Fantasy VII were originally planned to be the entire Compilation, but series producer Yoshinori Kitase had plans for more projects to be part of the Compilation. Advent Children was developed by Square Enix and Visual Works. Visual Works had worked with Square Enix previously on CGI, but not an actual movie.

Originally, Advent Children was to focus entirely on Cloud and Tifa similar to how other Compilation media focuses on specific characters (Before Crisis - Turks, Dirge of Cerberus - Vincent etc.) and according to Director Tetsuya Nomura, was only going to be around 20 minutes long and would feature a story of a series of messages being delivered to Cloud through Children and when the message finally reached Cloud, the messenger would be revealed. Nomura liked the script and it set foundation for the final script, however the news of a Final Fantasy VII movie created a huge buzz among fans who wanted a feature length movie. Nomura decided to make it grander in scope and more of a feature length movie than a short movie, the length then went from 20 minutes, to 60 minutes and finally 100 minutes.

Rather than Tetsuya Nomura directing the movie alone, the decision was made to split directing between himself and Takeshi Nozue, who had previously worked with Nomura on Kingdom Hearts, as he believed this would add more depth to the film.

Character designs were redone as the staff found it impossible to directly reuse the same designs from Final Fantasy VII itself as well as certain characteristics and animations were removed. The redesigning of characters took the most time in producing Advent Children. Cloud's redesign consisted of eight different redesigns from his Final Fantasy VII super deformed/chibi (a Japanese anime style where characters are drawn to have large heads and limbs with a small chubby body) design. Sephiroth was supposedly the most difficult to translate to the realistic look of Advent Children, taking the staff two years to refine his look, as a result, Sephiroth's appearances in the movie are minimal. Tifa was also difficult to translate according to Nozue as she needed a style that was "balanced, yet showed off her feminine qualities.". Kadaj, Loz and Yazoo were created to be manifestations of Sephiroth's spirit: his cruelty, strength, and allure respectively. They all appear similar to Sephiroth in that they wear black and have silver hair, but are also younger than Cloud (who is 23 years old in Advent Children) in order to focus on the "next generation" theme.

The team was offered the opportunity to show their work at the Venice Film Festival in 2004 and had 2 months to create a minimum 30 minute piece. The team rushed production to meet the goal with unfinished CG and visuals and produced a 23 minute segment, most of which was cut from the final product. Nevertheless the team received positive feedback from the footage and the segment is available on the second disc in the Special Edition release.


Cover Boxarts:


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Limited Edition DVD (NTSC-J)
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DVD NTSC-J
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DVD NTSC-U/C
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DVD PAL


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Limited Edition Advent Pieces DVD (NTSC-J)
final fantasy vii international ntsc-j cover
Limited Collector's Edition DVD (NTSC-U/C)


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UMD NTSC-J
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UMD Ultimate Hits NTSC-J
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UMD NTSC-U/C
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UMD PAL


Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete is an extended HD rerelease featuring an additional 30 minutes of footage, a lot of redone CG and some redone music.


Movie Information:


Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete
Format: Blu Ray Disc
Genre: Science Fiction Fantasy
Developers: Square Enix
Visual Works
Distributors: Square Enix (NTSC-J)
Sony Pictures (International)
Running Time: 126 Minutes
Discs: 1 Blu Ray Disc
Ratings: PG-13 (NTSC-U/C)
12 (UK)


Release Dates:


Blu Ray Disc
japan NTSC-J Release: April 16, 2009
europe PAL Release: June 2, 2009
ntsc america canada flag NTSC-U/C Release: October 8, 2009


Additional Information:


Shown at Tokyo Game Show 2006, Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete was announced to be released on Blu Ray Disc with additional scenes. Nomura stated "it's not meant to be just an update to the original, but rather a replacement". Originally it was to be released in 2007 but was delayed until 2008 and again until its final release in 2009. The Japanese version featured a new song during the credits titled "Safe and Sound" which was a joint creation by Kyosuke Himuro and Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance.

Three Editions were released in Japan: A "Cloud Black" 160GB PlayStation 3 bundle that included a demo for Final Fantasy XIII, another with the movie and the demo, and a standalone Edition with just the movie. Also included on the movie disc is On the Way to a Smile: Case of Denzel. The Japanese Blu Ray case is black unlike the more commonly used blue Blu Ray cases.