Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile
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Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile

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Japanese: On the Way to a Smile ファイナルファンタジーVII
English: Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile
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Volumes: 1
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 16, 2009
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy
Serialization: None
Authors: Nojima, Kazushige (Story)


Score: 7.381 (scored by 269269 users)
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Ranked: #36112
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Popularity: #13494
Members: 883
Favorites: 8

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Mercenary Cloud Strife and his allies have prevented an apocalyptic attack from the psychotic Sephiroth, but human civilization remains in tatters. Furthermore, each member of Avalanche, the victorious rebel group, struggles with a growing emptiness and a lack of purpose in their new reality.

Cloud's childhood friend Tifa Lockhart, who feels responsible for the loss of innocent lives, desperately tries to sustain her relationship with him. Still, the burden of their dead companions leads to a growing rift between them. Meanwhile, Barret Wallace and Red XIII search for a new ambition now that the threat of Sephiroth has passed, and Yuffie Kisaragi returns to her home nation of Wutai to help its citizens combat a new disease known as Geostigma.

But somewhere in the lifestream—the collective spiritual energy of the world and all who have died on its surface—lurks the remnants of Sephiroth's vengeful spirit, left to stew in its hatred toward Cloud and the rest of the human race. And while the soul of someone dear to Cloud monitors Sephiroth's growing animosity, the villain's revenge plot continues to spiral closer to completion.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile has been licensed in English by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint. It is a series of short stories taking place between the events of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

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Jun 20, 2020
This novel is a must have if you're a Final Fantasy VII fan.

The novel is comprised of short stories involving FFVII characters. It takes place either prior to FFVII: Advent Children (the sequel movie which released some time ago) or after it, depending on the story. Although the movie nor this novel are quite as good as the original game that released on the PSOne in 1997, both are still respectable in their own right. Again, this is a must-read if you love Final Fantasy VII. The characters are that endearing.

The quality of the stories themselves is a mixed bag. Episode Tifa is easily the ...
Aug 9, 2022
Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile is a near perfect epilogue Final Fantasy VII and a great way to set up many plot points in Advent Children, in some ways even exceeding both of them. I would say you’d have to play Final Fantasy VII to enjoy this novel to its fullest, but in all honesty, this novel sets almost all of the characters up better than the game ever did. The novel does recount some things that occurred in the game when necessary, so even if you haven’t played the game in a long time, or never at all, you won’t ...

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