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Final Fantasy VII's Denzel Novel Confirmed to Get Anime

posted on by Egan Loo

Enterbrain's Weekly Famitsu magazine confirmed on Friday that the 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.

Scriptwriter Kazushige Nojima (Last Order Final Fantasy VII , Advent Children) wrote three On the Way to a Smile novelettes about what happened to the characters Denzel, Tifa, and Barret during the two years between the original Final Fantasy VII game and the computer-animated Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children feature. The Square Enix production company posted the Denzel novelette online. The novelette also appeared in the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Prologue book and the limited edition Japanese collector's set of Advent Children.

A new On the Way to a Smile -Final Fantasy VII- book, which will ship on the same day as the Advent Children Complete release, will include the original three novelettes along with novelettes for the characters Yuffie, Turks, and Red XIII. A-1 Pictures, the anime studio attached to Sony's Aniplex production company, and BeSTACK are producing the Denzel anime project.

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