Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV is a 5-part anime ONA based on Square Enix’s hit game Final Fantasy XV. Brotherhood is directed by Soichi Masui and animated by A-1 Pictures. This is not the only time Square Enix and A-1 Pictures did a collab together, it was a short animated flim called “On the way to a Smile”. Which was a part of Final Fantasy VII: Children Complete Edition, both Square Enix and A-1 Pictures was willing to work together again. The plot is the same as game but the ONA explore the backstory of Noctis’s loyal companions Gladiolus Amicitia, Prompto Argentum, and Ignis Scientia. During the development of the Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV. The concept was originally supposed to CGI but was in favor of Kingsglaive. Episodes of the ONA was produced quickly and the creators took fan feedback for creating stories. Due to budget of Brotherhood being a free anime, the creators want the anime to a wide audience. The budget was split between production costs and physical sales of Final Fantasy XV.
In the ONA, we get to know who Gladiolus Amicitia, Prompto Argentum, are and Ignis Scientia really is. Before I get to Noctis Lucis Caelum I will talk about how this ONA handles issues with the main cast. For example. Prompto’s weight loss and not making a lot of friends, Gladiolus’s duty a big brother and responsible for protecting Noctis. Ignis look for baking deserts and being an advisor to Notics. I love that and getting to know who is Notics traveling with. Noctis experience a near death experience went almost getting killed by a snake-woman daemon. Noctis’s deals with being a prince as well as being a king because he has a lot of things on his plate. Gladiolus and Ignis keep him in check out that but Notics is careless about becoming king. Noctis soon learns that you can’t do this alone there are friends who are with you. Not I think my favorite was Dogged Runner because Prompt’s kindness to help find missing dogs and dealing with a weight problem. If you watch that episode, you can relate in a way and fun face writer Akio Ofuji favorite character is Prompto. Square Enix and A-1 Pictures did a great job with this one and if you have not play the game do so. Watch Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV for free on YouTube and Crunchyroll.