Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals

Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals
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Cover to the North American release of the anime
ファイナルファンタジー
(Fainaru Fantajī)
GenreFantasy, Adventure, Comedy
Original video animation
Directed byRintaro (series director)
Naoto Kanda (#2)
Tomohiko Ohkuda (#3)
Produced byTetsuo Daitoku
Yūji Takae
Yojirō Shirakawa
Written bySatoru Akahori
Music byMasahiko Sato
StudioMadhouse
Licensed by
Released March 21, 1994 July 21, 1994
Runtime30 minutes each
Episodes4 (List of episodes)
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Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals, released in Japan as Final Fantasy (Japanese: ファイナルファンタジー, Hepburn: Fainaru Fantajī), is an anime OVA based on the Final Fantasy series of role-playing video games. It was released in Japan in 1994[1] and distributed by Urban Vision in 1997 in North America on VHS. Urban Vision have since lost the distribution license and to date the series hasn't been released in any other format, such as DVD, following its initial video release.

Legend of the Crystals takes place 200 years after the events of Final Fantasy V.[2] It is divided into four thirty-minute OVA episodes spanning two VHS tapes.

Plot

The story takes place in the same world as Final Fantasy V, named Planet R, set two hundred years in the future, where three of the four crystals have been stolen. The original heroes in Final Fantasy V are now legends of the past and a new evil, Deathgyunos, has risen on the Black Moon and must be dealt with. Mid, a recurring character from Final Fantasy V, contacts a new hero and heroine: Prettz and Linally (a descendant of Bartz). They eventually meet the sky pirate Rouge and Valkus, commander of the Iron Wing.