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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

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In the year 2065, life on Earth is almost extinct due to an invasion of creatures known as "Phantoms." Only a few cities remain in the midst of a wasteland, which are shielded by barriers that the spirit-like Phantoms cannot cross. While the brilliant scientist Aki Ross and her mentor Dr. Sid want to find a way to peacefully end the conflict with the Phantoms, the military would prefer to fire a space cannon to eradicate the mysterious life forms from the planet – though Earth might be destroyed in the process. In a race against time, can Aki and Dr. Sid find a solution before the cannon is fired?

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within PhdInCartoons 6/10 Mar 13, 2013
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within roriconfan 5.5/10 Jun 5, 2012
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within james4888 9/10 Oct 13, 2010
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Animatrix

Witness the true beginning of the Matrix: how men created the machines and how those machines stood up against their masters, and the effects of the great war that waged between them, which in the end led to the fall of mankind. Watch the ship Osiris and its efforts to warn the remaining humans of the imminent attack; follow a champion who happens to break free from the Matrix; explore the exploitation of a glitch in the overall system; observe the story of the Kid and how he was found by Neo; travel with an investigator who tracks the well-known hacker Trinity; and learn the secrets of the Matrix in other wondrous ways.

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sothis

Though Animatrix is remarkably more dark and varied as far as the animation goes, it and FF:SW seem to have a similar tone and feel. Fans of "Final Flight of the Osiris" will immediately recognize FF:SW's character designs (and vice versa), as they were both animated by the talented folks at Square. With a similar post-apocalyptic setting, grim demeanor and interesting story, both FF:SW and Animatrix aim to please. Most people tend to prefer Animatrix, but fans of one would probably enjoy the other.

jimmytheduck

Both films utalise high tech visuals -owing to their large budgets- to show their futuristic world where humans are struggling to survive on the desolate planet. Additionally they both have a similar sci-fi theme revolving around similar advanced technology and a protagonist deemed to be the worlds last hope.

Aryon984

Whilst it is difficult to recommend these two anime together, considering one in fact contains multiple anime in the one dvd. This recommendation, may be seen as mainly based more toward one WITHIN the dvd: Final Flight of the Osiris. However, this recommendation DOES show relations between Final Fantasy and the others within the dvd.

Both anime are future based, in a world where Humanity is dying, and the world itself has decayed. And namely Both Final Flight of the Osiris which is animated with similar styles. Not just the look of it either. And with FFotO, if female protagonists are your thing, well they both have that too. :D

Both anime are great watching and, if you like this genre, will keep you watching.

Wonderful Days

Wonderful Days
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 2003

Surrounded by water and a world of pollution, oppression, and never-ending rain, the city of ECOBAN feeds off of the surrounding pollutants to sustain life on this seemingly last continent on earth. Shua, a man thrown out of the city, misses the blue sky and now fights to cast down light on this cloud covered island, while uncovering figures from his past.

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cerberus38

Both have similar post-apocalytic settings and excellent graphics. If you like futuristic films, excellent graphics and action then these films are for you.

Lan

For animated movies that push the envelope of CGI you can't get much better than these. Even If you don't care for either story just watch and stare in complete awe at the absolutely stunning CGI scenery and your time will still be well spent. There are scenes in both of the movies where it doesn't even look animated it looks so amazingly realistic.

district22vox

I thoroughly enjoyed both. while I found personally that wonderful days was alot more bleak, they both gave you a sense of people eking out an existence on an "island sanctuary" surrounded by endless wastelands.

Appleseed Movie

Appleseed Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 105 min)
  • 2004

In a world where mankind is at the brink of destruction, one lone scientist has concocted the means to save it: bioroids. These artificial humans coexist with humans in the city of Olympus, under the watchful eye of the supercomputer Gaia -- to stabilize society. The military strongly opposes their use, however, and the elite soldier Deunan may hold the key to saving both the human race and the lives of the bioroids. Teamed up with an old friend, Briareos, Deunan must race against the clock to discover the secret of the Appleseed before countless lives are tragically lost...

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cerberus38

Both films feature post-apocalytic settings with plots around action and conspiracies. Both have awesome computer graphics, though Appleseed has gone for a more of an anime feel whereas Final Fantasy went for realism. If jaw-dropping computer graphics and action are your thing then check both of these out.

Nocturnalgloria

Appleseed and The Spirits Within are sci-fi movies done exclusively with computer generated technology, which lends them the same overall feeling, 3D animation dominating the viewing experience almost completely. The plot is similar, in both cases humanity is at the brink of extinction and it is up to scientists to come up with solutions.

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Starship Troopers: Invasion

Starship Troopers: Invasion
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razkazz

If you enjoy either Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within or Starship Troopers: Invasion, you should like the other as well. They're both high quality CG animated features in which a small squad of space marines face overwhelming odds against alien creatures. You'll only find deep philosophical themes in Spirits Within, but both deliver great sci-fi action/visuals and evoke a strong attachment to the characters.

Vexille: 2077 Isolation of Japan

Vexille: 2077 Isolation of Japan
  • Movie (1 ep x 110 min)
  • 2007

Disturbed by Japan’s emergence as the de facto world leader in robotics, the United Nations instituted an international treaty requiring stringent regulations. When vocal objections failed to overturn the decision, Japan chose to withdraw from the UN and vanished from world view in a self-imposed isolation made possible by an impenetrable electromagnetic barrier. Now, ten years later in 2067, the only means of contact between Japan and the world belongs to Daiwa Heavy Industries, a powerful corporation monopolizing the world’s robotics market. The uneasy truce comes under question when SWORD, a U.S. special forces unit, finds disturbing evidence that Japan may have sinister designs for the rest of the world. SWORD must now infiltrate Japan to separate fact from fiction, but is anyone prepared for the truth?

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SmugDude

If you liked Final Fantasy's animation style you'd love Vexille which raises the bar that Final Fantasy initially set. Vexille has a great story and while I'll be the first to admit the stories aren't totally similar the imagery and style has definite cross over appeal.

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