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Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile - Episode: Denzel

Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile - Episode: Denzel

Alternative Titles

Japanese: デンゼルを中心としたオリジナルアニメ

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 16, 2009
Duration: 28 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

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Ranked: #22282
Popularity: #1735
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Synopsis

Final Fantasy VII spinoff novel On the Way to a Smile Episode: Denzel will be adapted into an anime for the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete release on April 16. The anime will ship as an extra supplement on Advent Children's Blu-ray Disc releases. The Denzel part of On the Way to a Smile story begins as the character Denzel aims to enlist in the World Regenesis Organization (WRO) and "leaps" back into Denzel's past. (Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Parent story: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete

Characters & Voice Actors

Denzel
Denzel
Main
Izawa, Kazuma
Japanese
Izawa, Kazuma
Gaskin
Gaskin
Supporting
Tachiki, Fumihiko
Japanese
Tachiki, Fumihiko
Johnny
Johnny
Supporting
Kase, Yasuyuki
Japanese
Kase, Yasuyuki
Abel
Abel
Supporting
Shimoyama, Yoshimitsu
Japanese
Shimoyama, Yoshimitsu

Staff

Ishihira, Shinji
Director, Storyboard
Kurita, Shinichi
Key Animation
Yamamoto, Aoi
Character Design, Chief Animation Director
Nomura, Tetsuya
Original Character Design



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May 2, 2009
Retro8bit
"In a world filled with chaos and death, one kid finds the determination to move forward."

Enter the world of "Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile - Episode: Denzel." To put it pretty straight forward, it shows the end results of Final Fantasy VII, but this time we view it from the perspective of an ordinary kid named Denzel, who was caught up in it.

Story:8/10
The whole premise of the storyline takes place in flashback sequences, as told by Denzel, who not only explains just how he got where he is at present, but he also wants to join the WRO. Now don’t get read more
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Nov 30, 2013
FullmetalCowboy
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: November 30, 2013. Supplemental Review: On The Way To A Smile: Episode Denzel.


When Advent Children was released, Last Order came alongside it. When the Complete Version of Advent Children was released, here’s On The Way To A Smile: Episode Denzel

This is the story about Denzel and he aims to enlist in the World Regenesis Organization (WRO) and he leaps back into his past. some parts of this story takes place during the game and even before Advent Children.
To be technical, this is a production between Square Enix and A-1 Pictures and I assumed that Madhouse was behind this read more
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Oct 14, 2010
Max_Avenger
Story:(9/10)
Denzel was the only child of Abel, a worker in the Shin-Ra Company's 3rd Business Division, and Chloe, a sociable woman who ran her household well. The three of them lived in the Shin-Ra Company's employee residential area on the Sector 7 plate. Abel had been born and raised in a poor local village, so he was satisfied to have a family living in the upper levels of Midgar. But Abel believed that you always needed a goal in life, something to aim for. So read more
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Sep 8, 2009
Chinkyu
First I have to say that I´m a huge fan of the Final Fantasy franchise. I didn´t play the original game Final Fantasy VII, but I played Crisis Core and are familar with FFVII´s story.

This OVA tells the story of Denzel, a boy who lost his parents by the collapse of the Sector 7 plate. He now wants to join the World Regenesis Organization (WRO) to help other people. Then the story leaps back into Denzel´s past.

The story is really touching and sad.

My opinion:
I loved this OVA. I don´t really like the other Final Fantasy movies, but this was really touching. A must-watch read more
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They both tell side stories that aren't necessarily important to the overall plot of the main series but work rather nicely.

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