Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | March 23, 2017
entertainment value
Stunning animation for what cannot escape feeling like an enormous cutscene from the game. Bare bones plot exists only for the spectacle.
genre Action | Animation | Fantasy
synopsis The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the world’s last remaining Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is determined to steal it. King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s magic, they fight to protect Lucis. As the overwhelming military might of the empire bears down, King Regis is faced with an impossible ultimatum – to marry his son, Prince Noctis to Princess Lunafreya of Tenebrae, captive of Niflheim, and surrender his lands to Niflheim rule. Although the king concedes, it becomes clear that the empire will stop at nothing to achieve their devious goals, with only the Kingsglaive standing between them and world domination.
lead actors Fuminori Komatsu | Ginga Banjou | Mitsuaki Kanuka | Tsutomu Isobe | Wataru Takagi | Yuichi Nakamura | Tomokazu Seki | Shozo Iizuka | Kôichi Yamadera | Keiji Fujiwara | Ayumi Fujimura | Shiori Kutsuna | Go Ayano
director Takeshi Nozue