Final Fantasy Unlimited - Vol. 5 [DVD]
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Ai and Yu are two 12-year-old children searching for their lost parents in this Japanese anime series, based on the popular role-playing video games. Their search takes them into the parallel dimension of Wonderland, a strange world where the sea floats far above the land, and where Earl Tyrant keeps their parents hostage as he brainwashes them into helping with his evil schemes. In this volume of the series, Earl Tyrant is seeking to piece together the shattered fragments of a crystal entity called Omega. Ai and Yu, and their friends Lisa and Cid, must race to stop him.
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) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This adventure is baed on 2 twins Ai and Yu (Yeh i and you very funny) who set off to a mysterious world known as wonderland, wonderland is full of monsters and above all the Evil Earl Tyrant who has everything he wants, anyway the twins go into wonderland to find there missing parents, ofcourse theres lots of enemies who want to stand in there way, Lisa helps them as best she can, but they always seem to get trapped, until Kaze shows up, and although he doesnt seem to intend to want to help them he always summons a beast to destroy there persuers, monsters are summoned by Kazes Gun (Magun translated is Magic Gun) to summon a monster he inserts 3 varied capsules of soil, he mixes different combinations to result in the summons, sometimes by the colours he chooses you can guess what hes going to summon, for ex, Ice Blue, Maiden White, and Sky Blue summon Shiva, as any FF Fan would have probably guessed, youd be a fool to miss out on this wonderful series, even if you dislike Anime/manga it really doesnt matter, its very exciting to watch, and you will want to watch them over and over, ive already put mine onto Recordable DVDs so not to wear out my originals a must by
FF:U is also one of the very first anime series that I bought and really enjoyed the series. It’s well made, plot is really good, voice actors seem to do their best... It has action, it is fun. It’s very much everything I want to see in animated film or serie. It has rich, strange worlds, amazing, sometimes silly and unique characters. It’s also something that it just is worth watching even the end is bitter. This also suits for people who are not familiar with Final Fantasy series of games. For sure I’m not.
The animation is clean and the CGI fits in nicely with the 2D. The musicis great with plenty of nods and winks to Uematsu's efforts from theseries. Uematsu in fact has made the opening theme, which includes wordsalong the bottom for those of you who like Karaoke!
The storyline at first seems clicheed but all worries of this are soonallayed as the plot keeps you hanging on at every turn, leaving you with asomewhat down feeling as you realise you've seen all 4 episodes and haveto fork out on another DVD to see what happens next! What is also nice arethe references, some casual, some blatent, to the videogame series, withpossibly the best being the summons that Kaze produce from his Magun(watch it and see).
For fans of Manga, this is a must. For those of you who aren't, this isstill a must!
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I didn't even know Final Fantasy had a anime series until I found this in a second hand shop in Leeds. Read morePublished on 23 Mar. 2012 by Minimad123
do not buy this product.if you are an anime fan who loves action ,a good story line,something that will make you more and more exited form one episode to the next LOOK SOMEWHERE... Read morePublished on 20 Jun. 2009 by Gerard Egan
i recently went out and bought this series shortly after watching it all round a friends house,(he had a downloaded copy of all episodes) the series is ok, but they could do well... Read morePublished on 22 Aug. 2006 by D. Knight
Being a crazy Final Fantasy fan i brought the series of ebay after being intrigued for sometime. Its obvious when watching the series thats its primarily intended for kids but do... Read morePublished on 25 Mar. 2006 by BradSurvive
When I saw the first episode of FFU I wasn't expecting a great deal I must say. After the disappointment of the film I was expecting something similar. Read morePublished on 11 Oct. 2005 by Amazon Customer
Less Final Fantasy and more "standard anime with some FF moments in". It's a bit weird to be honest, having a very simple art style which occasionally has CGI elements. Read morePublished on 9 Jan. 2005 by Bishmanrock