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Weekend Japanatainment - Final Fantasy Anime Edition

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Far from Final

The Final Fantasy series is one of the most prominent video game series from Japan and is still considered a big name even with the bumpy transition to the HD gaming era in the last decade. Last week marks the decade the end of the long wait for the release of Final Fantasy XV, formerly known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII when it was first announced back in 2006. Leading up to this launch is a multimedia festival that also gave us an anime by the name of Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV,which is an anime spinoff that ties into the long awaited game [Watch the whole series HERE].

Brotherhood isn't the first anime to be made from the Final Fantasy series, there have been many attempts to bring the game to life in a non-interactive animation medium, even though Final Fantasy has come to be known for its lavish and gorgeous cinematics in the games. This week's Japanatainment is all about Final Fantasy adaptations into the world of animation. So let's take a look at a few of said Final Fantasy anime for this week! Enjoy!

Which one is your favorite Final Fantasy and adaptation? Is there a Final Fantasy I missed on here? SHARE IN COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know!

"Over the fantasy"

Anime: Final Fantasy Unlimited

I remember first discovering this one in 2005 on the internet, I was so excited about learning about an anime with the Final Fantasy name and checked it out. I was disappointed, it had none of the elements that I loved from the series, or at least it wasn't up to the quality that I expected from such a renowned series that was known for great storytelling. I don't remember this opening but it totally reeks of late 90's/early 2000's visual graphics with the abstract shapes and filters. This opening is a good preview (or warning) for what's up ahead.

 

Final Fantasy Legend of the Crystals Review by Austin Eruption from Arcadea

Anime: Final Fantasy Legend of the Crystals

Here is a review of a Final Fantasy OVA from one of my favorite Youtubers, Austin Eruption, taking a look at an OVA sequel to Final Fantasy V, a game which not available at the time of the OVA release in the US. Check out the video for a better look at the OVA (Original Video Animation).

 

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

I was super hyped when I first heard about this movie, it was around the time I first got on the internet and I must have gone on to the official site so many times just to check out the cool clips and website visuals. Then I saw the movie. I had mixed emotions about what I saw, let's just say it looked amazing at the time but the story was unimpressive.

Yes, this is an anime: from the setting, the characters, and the story. They were all anime cliches as hell. I own this movie on DVD which I picked up for a dollar a few years ago and I would say it was worth the dollar just to look back at how graphical technology has advanced since the movie's release.

 

Episode 1 - Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV

Here is a five episode spinoff anime from Final Fantasy XV that focuses on some of the road trip that lead character Noctis takes with his best friends in the game. I haven't seen the entire thing yet but I have heard of good things. If you're interested in the game's story, check this one out and all the episodes are available on the link below (or watch it all on the video above on one playlist).

[Watch the entire series of Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV HERE]

 

Which one is your favorite Final Fantasy and adaptation? Is there a Final Fantasy I missed on here? SHARE IN COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know!

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Red likes a lot of things from Japan and wants to share more about it with the world. He even likes the bad anime. Sometimes. As long as it doesn't have big boobs. Maybe. more + disclosures


 


 



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