Final Fantasy Unlimited is a anime television series which features original characters unrelated to any other characters in any of Final Fantasy games. The series is based on an adventure Sci-Fi fantasy of heroine named Risa and Kaze whose hometown was destroyed by Kumo (foe). There are approximately 25 complete episodes at about 30 minutes each only released in Japan and ran for a year (2001-2002).

Critics gave mixed reviews for the series, but for the most part the series was given a "good" review. Some say it did not live up to the "Final Fantasy" name, despite not having any characters or other relations to it. One thing many agreed on is that it was better than the Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals anime series. The series stays at a steady 6.5 on IMDB.


One day, the black pillar appeared suddenly and mysteriously in the Sea of Japan. That is a gate which led to the 'another world', and monsters have invaded into our world from there. Dr.Hayakawa, who was famous for the research of the crust energy, went to another world with his wife Marie, and they had come back safely... More

There have 2 video games release in Japan that revolve around the Final Fantasy: Unlimited universe, including:

  • Final Fantasy: Unlimited with U - Was released in Japan in August of 2002 for i-mode compatible mobile phones. The game's plot is the same as the anime and points can be accumluated by playing through the game's many levels and be used to purchase characters and ringtones.
  • Final Fantasy: Unlimited on PC Adventure - Labyrinth - Was released in Japan in May of 2003. The game was published by Amada Printing and the game takes place within the Final Fantsay: Unlimited universe.

Game Releases

Title Platform Release Date (JP) Release Date (US)
Final Fantasy: Unlimited DVD 2001-10-02 2005-08-23
Final Fantasy: Unlimited with U Mobile Phone (i-mode) 2002-08-20
Final Fantasy: Unlimited on PC Adventure - Labyrinth Microsoft Windows (PC) 2003-05-16