The first and final episodes bookend three chapters exploring how each of them met, and what keeps them travelling together. The anime series explores the bonds between the main protagonist, Noctis, and his allies Ignis, Prompto, and Gladiolus, giving insight into their personalities and relationships while revealing their backstories. Ofuji's favorite character from the game was Prompto, and the anime grew from the wish to expand upon a reference in the game to the character's difficult childhood. The Crystal is kept in a special chamber within the Royal Citadel, its powers only accessible through the hereditary Ring of the Lucii. At the treaty-signing ceremony, the Niflheim delegation springs a surprise attack and kills the ruling council, while their army enters by destroying the Wall with help from the rebels, who are subsequently massacred.
Main article: Kingsglaive takes place on the Earth-like world of Eos, running parallel to the opening events of. The movie went through multiple phases of trial and error until the final product was solidified. The characters' body and facial movements were recorded using : these included capturing static figures for dialogue segments, and full-body capture for action sequences. . The first and last episodes tie directly into the events of , a free showing Noctis' journey through a dreamworld during a near-death experience. Initially created with a younger appearance, the team wanted him to have a proper regal air so he would have presence in Kingsglaive, so they aged the character significantly and created a story-based context for the change. Most of the movie's individual props such as the car, Nyx's daggers, the Niflheim mechs and the Ring of the Lucii were created and rendered before main production had begun.
So you can concentrate to enjoy the action and story. The Third Floor ended up handling around 40% of the work. This causes dissension among the Kingsglaive, who feel Regis is abandoning their families. So the production could be managed in the short time available, the movie's development was separated into three phases, with each phase being dedicated to a particular part of the production process and run by a different unit director answering to Nozue. Regis forces the two to go on without him, dying in his ensuing battle with Glauca.
The series consists of five 12-minute episodes, and begins parallel to the opening moments of the game. As he begins to feel the effects of maintaining Lucis' magical Wall, Regis entrusts Ignis with caring for Noctis. The director was Takeshi Nozue. Their fight ends as dawn approaches, with Nyx mortally wounding Glauca; Nyx dies shortly after as payment for using the Ring's power, wishing for Noctis to rule well in the future. You only get some brief glimpses of events unfolding in Insomnia many of which are actually pulled straight from the movie.
At the time, no theatrical release was announced for the West. King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers dubbed the Kingsglaive. These details may not seem all that important, but they help you form a deeper connection with the main cast of the game. Without this external aid, Nozue estimated that they would have needed a staff of five hundred people to complete the film in the given timeframe. Brotherhood was co-produced by , the game's developers, and anime studio. Original material is licensed under a permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution.
The two tales entwine to weave a stirring story of father and son. Crowe's physical appearance was modeled after actress Andrea Tivadar. Something that both in-house and external staff contended with was making character movements realistic without being symmetrical; the biggest example was Libertus's need to walk on crutches for much of the movie, shifting his weight balance and movement speed. Main articles: , and Brotherhood is set on the Earth-like world of Eos, occurring within the events of. This had to be cut from the game due to concerns over the volume of content, but as the team still wanted to show this event, they incorporated it into the plot of Kingsglaive. Co-produced by and , it is based on the setting and story of the 2016 video game , which is thematically connected to the subseries. Nozue later commented that another aspect of Kingsglaive was to bolster sales of the game's platforms prior to release, with a movie offering a greater means of reaching potential buyers.
Nozue's previous notable experience with feature-length productions was the 2005 feature. Some Japanese audiences shed tears as I did. According to Nozue, around 50 different companies were involved in the film's production: among these was Europe-based company Puppetworks Animation Studio. Its storyline details the backstory of Noctis from his childhood to the game's opening, along with the backstories of his companions. While both English and Japanese voicetracks were produced, for all versions was matched to the English voice work.
The main goal for the film's characters was to portray them as normal people with character flaws, rather than magical superheroes. You can get started on the series with episode one, Before the Storm, right here:. Each episode was released online for free through the game's official channel and concluded with the fifth episode on September 17, 2016. His likeness is based on actor Edward Saxby, while his motion actor is Jon Campling. Twelve years later, the Kingsglaive fight to protect Lucis's borders from attacks by Niflheim's Magitek army and Daemons, unnatural monsters tamed for military use. The treaty turns out to be a ruse for Niflheim to invade, and Kingsglaive soldier is caught up with Regis and Lunafreya in a battle to secure the future of Lucis. Do you have the strength and strategy to control the Crystal and rule the Realm? The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the sacred Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is determined to steal it.
The anime focuses on themes of brotherhood and friendship, and includes interpersonal scenes that could not be included in the game. Initially seeing Noctis as a spoiled and self-centered child, his opinion is changed drastically when Noctis helps keep Gladiolus' sister Iris out of trouble by taking the blame for going outside the Citadel grounds with her. Following the release of the game, director described Kingsglaive and Brotherhood as granting a better view of the game's world, adding that those who only played the game might notice the missing context. As the war of wills rages, the machinations of Niflheim transform Insomnia into an awe-inspiring battleground, pulling Nyx into a struggle for the very survival of the kingdom. Its high takings were attributed to positive following the initial release. Watching the show will help you understand things like why Ignis is such a devoted chef, or why Gladiolus is so tough.