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Final Fantasy: Unlimited: The Complete Box Set
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Twelve-year-old twins Ai and Yu Hayakawa take a mysterious subway to Wonderland to look for their missing scientist-parents. Wonderland is a hostile place, ruled by the petulant Earl Tyrant and his assorted hench-creatures. Ai and Yu are attacked by monsters and saved first by Lisa, a practitioner of the "Kigen Arts," then repeatedly by the taciturn, gun-totting Kaze. The first episodes are cluttered with characters who appear briefly then vanish. Although Ai, Yu, and Lisa do a lot of traveling, the series doesn't really go anywhere: the filmmakers seem more interested in showcasing the elaborate CG effects at their disposal than in coherent storytelling. The effects are very flashy, but they never meld satisfactorily with the drawn animation. Based on the popular videogame franchise, Unlimited borrows from Matsumoto's Galaxy Express and Miyazawa's Galactic Railroad, but offers none of their mystery and magic. (Rated 12 and older: violence, tobacco use) --Charles Solomon
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The story is basically about two children looking for their parents who have mysteriously disappeared in the world of Wonderland. The two find their way into Wonderland, beginning their adventure of mystery and exotic lands.
There is a combination of animations. One animation type looks hand drawn and simplistic. The artwork is not very detailed, but still done nice. The second type of animation is 3D computer generated. It sounds like the two and two wouldn't work together, but they blend well nicely.
It's a great series to watch for a Final Fantasy fan because it has qualities from the games.
1.) There are summons such as Phoenix.
2.) Fanfare Victory music is played: just like the games. (maybe cheesy, but it's there)
3.) There are chocobos. (chocobo music is even played)
4.) In all Final Fantasy games, there's a man named Cid. In FF: Unlimited, there is also a man named Cid.
For a start, FF: Unlimited (Phase 1) is well done. The first episode may be a little slow, but it's great when it picks up. The lead characters have great personalities. However, I find the little girl a little obnoxious at times. The chocobo is cute, as it likes to yank on the little girl's hair and yell out, "KWEH!" from time to time. The enemies in this series are a little corny, but all in all not bad.
I give Phase 1 a 4 stars because of the slow start. I also didn't like feeling like FF: Unlimited was a rip from Alice in Wonderland. I wish they would've named the world something a little more creative, but that's just me being picky.
If you don't believe me, do a google search for "FF Compendium". Then look for FF:Unlimited on the side bar. See how terrible everything looks and sounds? They have episode summaries. It sure sounds original. This is just an animated series endorsed by SquareSoft so they can get more money to help the flop that was the FF movie. I think there were 2 or 3 good music pieces in this, but that's all.
Anime really, REALLY needs to get some new ideas. The style's been stale since about 1998. Please, don't buy this. Give money to charity before giving it to this dvd. And now that I gave you the site to look for, you can't say this review wasn't helpful you little fanboys. Get over it. FF isn't the best anything. I've been into the FF series since 1994 when the best one- VI came out. Since then I've seen the series have its highs and lows. The low being FF7 (that's the worst RPG ever made), and its highs- Tactics + X (being the most innovative in the series yet), and this anime had nothing to do with FF but some characters.
Note- if you're offended that I said that FF7 is terrible, grow up. You all just like it and think it's the best because you're new to RPGs and it was the first one you played. Sephiroth was stupid, and not even evil. Stop acting like you know what it takes to be a good villain. Kefka fron FFVI, now that's a true bad guy. At least he did more than take out a main character and burn some miserable village.
the series keeps its childish appeal with the kids and chobi laughing and having fun, but the bad guys get a little more "sadistic" and lisa and kaze begin to be emersed in their dark pasts. so it begins to turn more in the adult's favor with plot and mood, but keeps in touch with kids with the same characters and a few funny scenes. this dvd is one of the best so far and is worth all its money. especially for the new ending song.
Most recent customer reviews
dont just buy this anime because of the name "Final Fantasy" plastered on it. dont think that this anime will be as good as all the ff games. its not. Read morePublished on Oct. 12 2004
The animation is odd... the hand-drawn is good, the computer animation is mostly good, but together it's not so good. So be prepared.
It's also not entirely for kids... Read more
In episode 22 they could've made a little more sense otherwise this one is excellent! This one is a must-have although there's some sad parts.Published on June 8 2004
Rather than review all the phases, I figure it's best to do the first since you'll be starting off with this one anyway :)
The 'Final Fantasy' direct game series (meaning... Read more
Perfectly in synch with the rest of this series, FFU Phase 5 still leaves some questions unanswered, but are not meant to be answered until later. An awesome series. Read morePublished on April 22 2004
I found this DVD more riveting than those in the beginning of the series. I, for one, especially enjoyed the episode with Makenshi/Kumo's brother and their duel; however, I would... Read morePublished on April 20 2004 by Bobbi Meislohn
Why are there only 3 episodes on this DVD but the price is the exact same as one with 4 episodes? I think the series is starting to fall apart at this point. Read morePublished on April 18 2004 by Patrick
i have to admit that the series isn't spectacular thus far. however, i'm in love with the ff series and just hearing its name draws me in. Read morePublished on April 11 2004
Unlike the first review, i enjoyed the story in this series. It is good in the fact that it incorporates some of the FF trademark characters. Read morePublished on April 6 2004
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