Final Fantasy - Unlimited (Phase 4)
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Then the box set came out, and I admitted to myself that I was at least curious about how this series would end, plus I had learned that Gonzo made Unlimited, and Gonzo has yet to fail me in any of my anime endeavors. I bought it, and I watched the first episodes again. I cringed, because suddenly I felt the same way and even found a few more things I disliked about it. But I didn't stop, and continued to watch, and found that, slowly, this series evolved. It became emotionally driven, with a lot of elements that made Final Fantasy great. There were mascots galore (the stated chocobo, cactuar, moogles, summons, and Cid). Some of the music heard can be heard in previous games (the opening song--not the title song--and the battle victory).
Still, it wasn't as Final Fantasy as its namesake, but I found that in watching the anime the entire way through that that was okay. Though it isn't a good chapter in Final Fantasy, it's a great stand-alone anime nonetheless. It has great animation, a strange style that seems both classical and cutting edge (Astroboy with CG).Read more ›
A great tower of light suddenly plunges into the modern world, and titanic monsters appear in epic battles. The world changes subtly as a darker presence begins to take possession of the shadows. A pair of research scientists start an investigation, but disappear right after they publish a book about a strange underground world that seems to have appeared right under our feet. Now it falls to Yu and Ai Hayakawa to try and find their parents. The board an odd subway train, and are transported to...Wonderland.
In this DVD we take our first tour of wonderland, as the young children discover the mysteries and threats that surround then and acquire new companions like Lisa, who has her own special variety of 'martial arts,' and Kaze who uses a magical gun to carry out his role as a summoner (remember FF8 and FFX). At present the story stays focussed at this level, a bit more fight and adventure oriented, although I expect that the serious story arcs will gradually become more important.
While the work is acceptible as standard Saturday morning cartoon fareit really lakes the flair that marks most Final Fanasty work. In fact, other than some creatures like Chocobos, it really has very little in common with the Final Fantasy game series.Read more ›
I have this product rated as 4/5 stars, but actually i think there it should be 4.5/5 stars. I really enjoyed this series, but I dock it .5 points because the time length ADV gives the series to be is inadequate. They say it is total 625 minutes, where actually each episode is 22min 45 sec, thus 22.75 min * 25 = 568.75 minutes long total length of series.
Anywho, if you like final fantasy, i suggest watch this series.
cause I enjoy the plot and characters.
The anime gets such low ratings cause they think of it as "Final Fantasy" and base it off the games. FFU is an orginal Final Fantasy title, like every final fantasy game has it's own storyline. What people actually want is a final fantasy anime that is based on one of the games. People have no concideration for an original FF storyline anime. That's why it gets such a low rating. I am not a newbie to anime, I personally look for the message of FFU, which is family and friends conqure evil and keep hopes high. I think to be a true fan of this anime is to get its message. I would suggest this to non-final fantasy fans, because they wouldn't judge the anime on how Final Fantsish it is.
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For kids 14 and under, this might be a great anime. The animation itself is pretty good. To me, 2 of the main characters' voice acting seemed lame, the others were at least good. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Walter D. Fitzgerald
Picked up used to see if I'd like it since I'm a FF fan and like some anime. After watching 5 minutes I'm not sure I can finish it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Foul Pet
This is a great cartoon series I really enjoyed watching it from start to finish, and would recommend the series to anyone.Published on May 21, 2014 by Mike
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