Anime: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
is the movie
sequel to the seventh entry in the *insert magnitude-describing adverb here*
popular Final Fantasy
Two years have passed since the destruction of Meteor in Final Fantasy VII
. People all over the world have become infected with the deadly Lifestream-distributed disease Geostigma; in spite of this, humanity keeps rebuilding society in the wake of Sephiroth's attempts at global destruction. In the city of Edge (built from the ruins of Midgar), Cloud now lives a quiet life with Tifa, Marlene, and a sickly orphan named Denzel. To Cloud's dismay, he soon discovers his own Geostigma infection — and realizes that the influence of Sephiroth has not yet died off when three young men bearing a resemblance to the "One-Winged Angel" come looking for Cloud and the remnants of Shinra...Advent Children
served as a big turn-around for Square Enix
(specifically, the Square half) after Final Fantasy The Spirits Within
flopped; it proved Square can make a movie that's at least watchable. Advent Children
became a definite Love It or Hate It
entry in the franchise (like so many before it), but the biggest complaint for both fans and non-fans revolved around the hard-to-follow storyline
(even with Word of God
present to help clear things up).
Limited-edition copies of the movie came bundled with a novella detailing several characters' points of view during the two-year Time Skip
. The Advent Children Complete Blu-ray
re-release included an OVA version of one of the novella's stories and added additional footage to the film which either expanded on the plot (a necessary move
) or altered parts of it (not so necessary.
You can (legally) watch the original release of Advent Children
for free on YouTube
(note: offer may not apply outside the United States
), and the Complete
version is available on Netflix (subs only).
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children contains examples of the following tropes: