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


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Japanese: デンゼルを中心としたオリジナルアニメ

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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 16, 2009
Producers: Square Enix
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Novel
Duration: 28 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Denzel
Denzel
Main
Izawa, Kazuma
Japanese
Izawa, Kazuma
Strife, Cloud
Strife, Cloud
Supporting
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Lockhart, Tifa
Lockhart, Tifa
Supporting
Ito, Ayumi
Japanese
Ito, Ayumi
Tuesti, Reeve
Tuesti, Reeve
Supporting
Ginga, Banjou
Japanese
Ginga, Banjou

Staff

Ishihira, Shinji
Ishihira, Shinji
Director, Storyboard
Nomura, Tetsuya
Nomura, Tetsuya
Original Character Design
Ishimoto, Takeharu
Ishimoto, Takeharu
Music
Hayama, Junichi
Hayama, Junichi
Animation Director


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Retro8bit
May 2, 2009
"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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FullmetalCowboy
Nov 30, 2013
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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Chinkyu
Sep 8, 2009
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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Max_Avenger
Oct 14, 2010
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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