Story: A great improvement on the final episode of Gundam Seed Destiny. I really thought extending it like this made it have more significance, as an ending of an anime should. I liked the added content the most, but the reason for not scoring a 10 in this situation is that I once again felt the main scheme of things was rushed. Everything else in Gundam Seed Destiny was laid out and played perfectly except the ending. And it couldn't be helped that this OAV was to have the same downfall as the actual episode. However it was a great improvement and I was happy
with what they did. The story revealed some things that weren't revealed before. I find it hard to talk about the story of a single episode without giving away spoilers though, so all I'm going to say is, that it's a lot better, a great remake of the ending points of the plot.
Art: Same as Gundam Seed and Gundam Seed Destiny. I love the design of the characters, their eyes, and hair. I think the artist that designed them did a great job, since I even feel their designs fit their personalities. A lot of this can't really be described with words though. Just know that the art is fantastic. (See my other reviews for Gundam Seed and Gundam Seed Destiny for more of my opinions on the art of the series).
Sound: SO much better this time around. A special opening, and a great song that was well fitted to what was happening in the anime. I loved the opening and ending songs for this remake. I felt that the opening was perfect for the "final battle" setting that we were in.
Enjoyment: I enjoyed this OAV much more than the final episode of Gundam Seed Destiny, by far. It was greatly improved upon and I would have liked to see more. It kept me interested and I loved the added content.
Overall: Overall I found this remake of episode 50 to be a fantastic improvement and much more thrilling than it's predecessor. If I wasn't such a fan of Gundam Seed Destiny and was only watching it to watch it I would have skipped episode 50 and just gone on to watch this. I really enjoyed the new music and I have always been a fan of the art. I give this OAV a 10/10 for sure. Loved it.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Final Plus: The Chosen Future. The title's such a mouthful, you'd think it would have equal amounts of substance to it.
...But there's almost none. Maybe it's my fault for jumping in without knowing this is mostly a re-do/recap of SEED Destiny's final episode, but at first I thought I was watching the wrong video. Slowly, but surely, I began to notice the insignificantly infrequent extra scenes and realized that this was the OVA I'd eagerly awaited (for about 5 minutes) to see.
Basically, I wasted a valuable hour of my time. I already knew what would happen from watching the
final episode of the actual series, so Final Plus was no longer enjoyable. In fact, it was quite the grueling experience. Watching a re-do held absolutely no suspense, no excitement, and no emotion at all. The so-called "newly added scenes" were parts I could've lived without seeing. The only section remotely worth seeing is the final 8 or so minutes which were completely new scenes never seen in the final episode. But seriously, I could've spent my 50 minutes doing something else...
So please. Do yourself a favor. Instead of watching this OVA, do something productive. Watch something else. Perhaps the Hellsing Ultimate OVA... just don't watch this. Heck, you can even go out and play sports or something... just DON'T DO IT!!!
Compared to the original SEED, Destiny was not as good and it left many things unanswered at the final episodes, things that sunrise answered with this Final Plus episode. True it may not add many things but it fills several gaps and at the end it paves the way for the SEED movie we've been waiting since forever to come out....Hopefully someday it will.