Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals
Japanese director Rintaro’s anime ‘Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals’ is based ona role-playing video game called ‘Final Fantasy’.The game has a series that contains sixteen parts and the anime is based on the fifth part of the game. It is a four episode mini anime OVA released in 1994.
The episodes are: Wind chapter, Fire chapter, Dragon chapter and Star chapter. The series is a continuation of the events from ‘Final Fantasy V’. 200 years after Bartz (the previous hero) and his friends saved two worlds from the threat of ExDeath (the villain), a new threat arises and seeks to take the lost crystals for itself. Linaly, a descendant of Bartz and her friend Prettz tries to stop this new villain.
This anime was produced by Madhouse studios and distributed in North America by Urban Vision Entertainment, the production and distribution company that introduced ‘anime’ to the American mainstream in 1996. This anime was distributed in North America in 1997 on Video Home System (VHS), which is a standard for consumer-level analog video recording on tape cassettes.
IsoMitsuo of Japan handled the key animation and special effects with the guidance of Ookubo Tomihiko. The team has used V-Ray with Sketchup software to create the anime. They sketched all the characters manually before giving it motion.
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