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|title = ''Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV''
|title = Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV
 
 
|japanese = ブラザーフッド ファイナルファンタジーXV
 
|japanese = ブラザーフッド ファイナルファンタジーXV
 
|romaji = Burazāfuddo: Fainaru Fantajī Fifutīn
 
|romaji = Burazāfuddo: Fainaru Fantajī Fifutīn
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|director= Soichi Masui
 
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|studio = [[A-1 Pictures]]
|music = Yasuhisa Inoue and Susumi Akizuki <ref name=vgmonline>http://www.vgmonline.net/composers-named-for-final-fantasy-xv-spin-offs/</ref>
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|music = Yasuhisa Inoue and Susumi Akizuki
|episodes = 6<ref name=IGN>http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/03/31/final-fantasy-15-brotherhood-anime-series-announced</ref>
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|episodes = 5
|run = Episode 1: March 30, 2016<br>Episode 2: June 14, 2016<br>Episode 3: July 7, 2016<br>Episode 4: August 17, 2016 <br>
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|run = Episode 1: March 30, 2016<br>Episode 2: June 14, 2016<br>Episode 3: July 7, 2016<br>Episode 4: August 17, 2016 <br>Episode 5: September 17, 2016
 
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'''''Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV''''' is a six-episode anime series that depicts the backstories of [[Noctis Lucis Caelum]], [[Ignis Scientia]], [[Gladiolus Amicitia]], and [[Prompto Argentum]]. It is part of the ''[[Final Fantasy XV Universe]]'' and a lead-in to ''[[Final Fantasy XV]]''.
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'''''Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV''''' is a five-episode anime series that depicts the backstories of [[Noctis Lucis Caelum]], [[Ignis Scientia]], [[Gladiolus Amicitia]], and [[Prompto Argentum]]. It is part of the ''[[Final Fantasy XV Universe]]'' and a lead-in to ''[[Final Fantasy XV]]''.
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{{See Also|Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn – Prologue}}
 
==Story==
 
==Story==
 
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===Episode 1: Before the Storm===
 
===Episode 1: Before the Storm===
[[File:Young Noctis injured in brotherhood.jpg|250px|thumb|Young Noctis lies in a pool of his blood after he is injured by Marilith.]]
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[[File:Young Noctis injured in brotherhood.jpg|left|thumb|Young Noctis lies in a pool of his blood after he is injured by Marilith.]]
Together with his friends Ignis, Gladiolus, and Prompto, Prince Noctis travels to [[Caem]] to rendezvous with [[Lunafreya Nox Fleuret]]. In the [[Regalia]], the group's [[car]], the prince dreams of his past, in which he was gravely injured by a [[Marilith]] and rescued by his father, [[Regis Lucis Caelum CXIII]]. Unfortunately, though not mentioned, his mother died in the same accident.
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Together with his friends Ignis, Gladiolus, and Prompto, Prince Noctis travels to [[Caem]] to rendezvous with [[Lunafreya Nox Fleuret]]. In the [[Regalia]], the group's [[car]], the prince dreams of his past, in which he was gravely injured by a [[Marilith]] and rescued by his father, [[Regis Lucis Caelum]]. A woman who was minding him had perished in the attack.
   
 
Noctis and his friends stop at a diner where they learn the Kingdom of [[Lucis]] has fallen under [[Niflheim]]'s control. Outside, an Imperial [[Airship (term)|airship]] drops off Magitek troops to scout the surroundings. This prompts Noctis and company to continue traveling.
 
Noctis and his friends stop at a diner where they learn the Kingdom of [[Lucis]] has fallen under [[Niflheim]]'s control. Outside, an Imperial [[Airship (term)|airship]] drops off Magitek troops to scout the surroundings. This prompts Noctis and company to continue traveling.
   
The next day, Noctis and his friends find their path blocked by Imperial troops. The four ambush the robotic soldiers, but when victory seems within their grasp, reinforcements arrive. Among their number is the Marilith that almost killed Noctis in his youth. In a rage, he charges forward and attacks.
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The next day, Noctis and his friends find their path blocked by Imperial troops. The four ambush the robotic soldiers, but when victory seems within their grasp, reinforcements arrive. Among their number is the Marilith that almost killed Noctis in his youth. Realizing that the Marilith in his youth had been set upon them by the Empire on purpose, an enraged Noctis charges forward and attacks.
 
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===Episode 2: Dogged Runner===
 
===Episode 2: Dogged Runner===
[[File:Plumpto Salad Dogged Runner.png|thumb|right|250px|Young Prompto eats a salad in an attempt to lose weight.]]
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[[File:Plumpto Salad Dogged Runner.png|thumb|right|Young Prompto eats a salad in an attempt to lose weight.]]
Noctis and his friends resume their journey to Caem. Prompto drives the Regalia but is forced to make a pit stop when he comes across an injured puppy. Tending to the puppy's wound reminds Prompto of how he and Noctis first became friends.
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Noctis and his friends resume their journey to Caem. Prompto drives, but makes a pit stop when he comes across an injured [[Dog (animal)|puppy]]. Tending to the puppy's wound reminds Prompto of how he and Noctis first became friends.
   
As a child, Prompto kept to himself, enjoyed taking pictures of animals, and struggled with his weight. One day, he came across a wounded [[Pryna|puppy]] after school and decided to take care of her until her owner could be found. Prompto nicknamed the puppy "Tiny" and became very attached to her; he was greatly worried when he woke up to find the puppy missing.
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As a child, Prompto kept to himself, enjoyed taking pictures of animals, and struggled with his weight. One day, he came across a wounded puppy after school and decided to take care of her until her owner could be found. Prompto nicknamed the puppy "Tiny" and became attached to her. One day he woke up to find the puppy missing, much to Prompto's dismay.
   
It turned out the puppy Prompto found was the property of Lunafreya Nox Fleuret and named "Pryna." Pryna returned home to Luna and was happily reunited with another puppy in the princess's care, [[Umbra (Final Fantasy XV)|Umbra]]. When Luna saw a bandage on Pryna's leg with Prompto's name on it, she decided to write a letter to the boy to thank him for taking care of her puppy.
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The puppy Prompto found belongs to Lunafreya Nox Fleuret and is called "[[Pryna]]." Pryna had returned home to Luna and had been reunited with another puppy in the princess's care, [[Umbra (Final Fantasy XV)|Umbra]]. When Luna saw a bandage on Pryna's leg with Prompto's name on it, she wrote a letter to him to thank him for taking care of her puppy.
   
Through Luna's letter, Prompto learned about Pryna and how the puppy had been sent to see Noctis, the prince who attended his school. Prompto decided to do as Luna's letter requested and be a friend to Noctis, but the prince commented on his weight, inadvertently embarrassing him. Prompto decided he could not face Noctis again until he slimmed down, thus he started running daily and eating healthier. Finally, as a teenager, a physically fit Prompto reached out to Noctis and became the prince's friend.
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Through Luna's letter, Prompto learned about Pryna and how the puppy had been sent to see Noctis, the prince who attended his school. Prompto decided to do as Luna's letter requested and befriend Noctis, but the prince commented on his weight, inadvertently embarrassing him. Prompto decided he could not face Noctis again until he slimmed down, and started running daily and eating healthier. Finally, as a teenager, a physically fit Prompto reached out to Noctis and became the prince's friend.
   
Back in the present, Prompto finishes tending to the wounds of the puppy he found and watches as the puppy returns to its mother. Prompto goes back to the Regalia as Noctis awakens from a nap. After updating Noctis on what has happened, Prompto and his friends resume their journey. Noctis agrees that Prompto can meet Luna when they reach Altissia.
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Back in the present, Prompto finishes tending to the wounds of the puppy he found and watches as the puppy returns to its mother. Prompto returns to the Regalia as Noctis awakens from a nap. After updating Noctis on what has happened, Prompto and his friends resume their journey. Noctis agrees that Prompto can meet Luna when they reach [[Altissia]].
 
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===Episode 3: Sword and Shield===
 
===Episode 3: Sword and Shield===
[[File:Brotherhood Sword and Shield - Iris and Noctis.png|250px|thumb|Young Iris and Noctis.]]
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[[File:Brotherhood Sword and Shield - Iris and Noctis.png|left|thumb|Young Iris and Noctis.]]
Noctis, Ignis, Gladiolus, and Prompto are out hunting in a grassy field and are pleased at their successful defeat of a large horned beast monster. Prompto is happy that meat is on the menu for the night, but just then two more of the same type of monster approach the party. They prepare for the next battle when suddenly an airship of the Empire approaches from the other direction. Prompto asks if they should run, even though it means leaving the meat, but the group decides to stay and fight. As the two groups prepare to clash, the party catches a lucky break as one of the monsters charges the Empire's line. The respite, however, is brief, as they only just dodge the second monster are forced to engage the Empire soldiers. As Gladiolus puts in a particularly strong showing, Prompto tells him that he "really is the king's shield." Gladiolus challenges the group to "let the numbers decide" who will be eating meat that night. As his sword clashes with an Empire soldier's, a memory of the past is recalled.
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Noctis, Ignis, Gladiolus, and Prompto are out hunting and kill a large horned beast, a Garula. Prompto is happy that meat is on the menu when two Garulas approach them. They prepare for the battle when an Imperial airship arrives from the other direction. The group stays to fight, but the monsters charge the Empire's line. After dodging the second monster the group engages the imperial soldiers. During the battle Gladiolus recalls how he used to train Noctis in their youth.
   
A young Noctis is practicing swordplay with Gladiolus using wooden swords, but is putting up a terrible showing. Noctis, frustrated, quits the session, saying that it's time for dinner. At dinner, Noctis speaks with his father Regis regarding his classes. The conversation is terse and Noctis scolded for not eating his carrots. Elsewhere in the palace, Gladiolus complains to himself about Noctis being "stuck up." A young girl, [[Iris Amicitia|Iris]], his younger sister, says that she's "telling papa" he said something mean and he playfully tickles her in response. He calls Noctis a "young punk" that will never be king, but when Iris demands to know why, he tells her to go to bed.
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A young Noctis practiced swordplay with Gladiolus using wooden swords, but was easily frustrated and prone to give up. Gladiolus viewed Noctis as "stuck up" and in private doubted he would ever be king. Gladiolus's young sister [[Iris Amicitia|Iris]] came to the palace to see Noctis of whom she had heard Gladiolus talk about often. While she waited to see him, Iris was distracted by a cat in the palace garden and inadvertently caught Noctis's attention as she pursued it. She eventually wandered outside the palace grounds.
   
Later, Noctis is eating cake for dessert when there's an unexpected arrival. It's Iris, who's come to see him. Gladiolus tells her that this isn't allowed, but she retorts that he sees him all the time. She has a tantrum and it's agreed that the request can be made to see him, while Gladiolus leaves to go back to work. As Iris waits, she is distracted by a cat in the palace garden. As Noctis heads for the meeting, he observes her darting through the garden and breaks free of the maid who's escorting him to go after her. He discovers her chasing the cat in some underground tunnels and pursues. She eventually goes back above-ground and finds some pretty rocks, distracting her from the cat.
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Back in the palace, Gladiolus was shocked to discover that Noctis and Iris were gone. Iris was lost in the woods outside, but Noctis caught up with her and asked her name. He knew the way back because he sometimes played there, and they agreed to keep the escapade a secret. She revealed that Gladiolus is her brother.
   
Back in the palace, Gladiolus is shocked to discover first that Noctis is gone and then that Iris is gone too, leaving only her plush bunny. It is now raining outside and Iris, lost, tumbles down a hill. Just then, however, Noctis catches her up. He asks her name and explains that he knows the way back because he sometimes plays there. They agree to head back and that the exit she found will be their secret. She reveals that Gladiolus is her brother.
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Gladiolus was angry at Iris's disappearance, but Noctis took the blame, claiming that he went to play outside and asked her to come along. He was chastised for leaving the palace and was grounded. Gladiolus received an apology, but took the blame himself, saying it was his fault for letting her out of his sight. Later, Iris admitted to him the truth.
   
At the palace, Gladiolus is beside himself with anger at Iris's disappearance. Noctis, however, takes the blame, claiming that he went to play outside and asked her to come along. He is chastised for leaving the palace alone without telling anyone and grounded. Gladiolus receives an apology, but takes blame himself, saying it was his fault for letting her out of his sight. Later, Iris admits to him the truth, that she was the one responsible and he saved her. Gladiolus at first doesn't believe it, but she insists it's true and sobs.
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The next day, Gladiolus found Noctis working on a project he was made to do because he was grounded. Gladiolus noted he could still train, and the two sparred with wooden swords again. Noctis was again clumsy, but this time Gladiolus told him he had guts, revealing that Iris had told him the truth. From that day on Noctis became more receptive to Gladiolus's teaching and the two became friends.
   
The next day, Gladiolus finds Noctis at his desk, working on a project he's being made to do because he's grounded. Gladiolus notes that he can still train, and that he's not the only one being punished. The two spar with wooden swords again. Noctis is again clumsy, but this time Gladiolus tells him he has guts, revealing that Iris told him the truth. He tells him that he has a lot to learn to be king. "Then teach me," Noctis replies. They fist bump and Noctis gets back up to his ready stance, promising that he won't lose this time.
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In the present, the two defeat the Empire's soldiers and the remaining Garula retreats. Prompto asks if they can eat, but Ignis says they must first replenish their supply of spices. Noctis and Gladiolus find they defeated an equal number of soldiers. Gladiolus says that he won't make it easy on them and they fist bump, ready to enjoy some steak.
 
In the present, the two are victorious against the Empire's soldiers and the remaining monster retreats. Prompto asks if they can eat, but Ignis says they must first replenish their supply of spices. Noctis and Gladiolus take score and find that they tied against the soldiers. Gladiolus says that he won't make it easy on them and they fist bump, ready to enjoy some steak.
 
   
 
===Episode 4: Bittersweet Memories===
 
===Episode 4: Bittersweet Memories===
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[[File:Ignis-baking-Brothehood-Ep4.png|thumb|Ignis baking.]]
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The group stays at a hotel in [[Lestallum]]. As Noctis and Prompto head out, Ignis visits the market to buy spices and bananas before returning to the hotel to bake. When Gladiolus asks why Ignis bakes so much, he recalls how he used to use the palace kitchen trying to recreate a treat young Noctis had once had in [[Tenebrae (Final Fantasy XV)|Tenebrae]].
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With the pastries Ignis had driven to the apartment a teenaged Noctis was staying in to get used to living independently, finding the place in a mess. When Noctis came home his apartment was spotless with Ignis busy cooking. After dinner Ignis presented his baked goods but Noctis said it wasn't the same as the treat he'd once had. When taking his leave Ignis tried to instill good habits to the apathetic Noctis, giving him a political report to read.
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The next day Ignis attended a political meeting to take notes for the prince. Afterward he met the king and regretted he hadn't been able to effect any change and make the prince take more responsibility. The king said he would leave Noctis in Ignis's care, alluding to his ailing health.
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The next day Ignis was disappointed Noctis hadn't read the report and was unwilling to discuss the day's meeting. After the next day's exams Noctis went to Gladiolus's house for sword practice, but was unable to concentrate, and revealed knowing he wasn't ready to succeed the throne but did not want to think about his father dying. Later, Gladiolus met Ignis and they briefly talked about Noctis, Gladiolus implying Ignis should strive to understand the prince more. At Noctis's apartment Ignis found the remains of a failed cooking attempt and Noctis's revision notes. The two had pot noodles and Noctis said Ignis had almost succeeded in the baking last time.
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Noctis and Prompto return to the hotel where they taste Ignis's pastries, but Noctis only comments "not quite."
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===Episode 5: The Warmth of Light===
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[[File:Noctis VS Marilith.jpg|thumb|left|Noctis faces off against the Marilith.]]
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The party faces against the Marilith, Gladiolus and Ignis being surprised the Empire is using [[daemon (Final Fantasy XV)|daemons]]. Noctis recalls having spent the day out when he was young and the car ahead of them had suddenly caught on fire. They had spotted the Marilith and the woman minding him had tried to take him to safety but was killed. King Regis had arrived and attacked the Marilith that fell off a cliff. Noctis had fallen into a coma.
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Noctis, Ignis, Gladiolus and Prompto fight the Marilith but Noctis is thrown off the cliff to the water below. Recalling his father calling out to him as he was falling comatose as a child, Noctis summons his crystal weapons in [[Armiger]], leaps out of the water and defeats the Marilith with his friends' help. After the battle a sad Noctis recalls his father seeing him at a lavish room where he had been recuperating.
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The team continues toward Caem, wondering how the four of them could possibly crush the Empire but are still ready to attempt it to reclaim all the things they have lost. When Prompto is excited about the prospect of meeting Luna, Noctis jokes that she might only want to see him. As Prompto gets agitated at Noctis "breaking his promise," Noctis smiles and says he will take a nap.
 
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==Music==
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A soundtrack for ''Brotherhood'' has not been released as a stand alone, but the Ultimate Collector's Edition of ''Final Fantasy XV'' has a special soundtrack that includes many tracks from ''Brotherhood''. The soundtrack for ''Brotherhood'' is playable in the ''Final Fantasy XV'' [[Music player (Final Fantasy XV)|music player]] where it is available by default.
   
 
==Creation and development==
 
==Creation and development==
''Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV'' was announced at the [[Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV]] event. While the first five episodes of the series are available on the official ''[[Final Fantasy XV]]'' [http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQSuIHSbDFH6Enz3AXeUHaA YouTube channel], the sixth episode is exclusive to a disc included in the game's Ultimate Collector's Edition.<ref name=IGN/> The first episode, titled "Before the Storm," was released on March 30, 2016. The second episode, "Dogged Runner," was released on June 14. The third episode, "Sword and Shield," was released on July 7.
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[[File:BFFXV Poster.jpg|thumb|A promotional poster for ''Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV''.]]
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''Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV'' was conceived by marketing producer [[Akio Ofuji]] and the director of ''Final Fantasy XV'', [[Hajime Tabata]], as a method to introduce the game's main characters and to help people better understand the game's character dynamic. Prompto in particular was subject to scrutiny, as he had ranked low in fan polls.<ref name = "BehindBrotherhood"/> While a typical role-playing game gradually assembles its cast, the heroes of ''Final Fantasy XV'' are together from the start. ''Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV'' shows how Noctis and his friends came together and allowed fans to familiarize themselves with the characters before playing ''Final Fantasy XV''.
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Within Square Enix, there was initially resistance to the idea of an anime due to the production costs and it being released for free. It was decided that half of the anime's budget would be allocated from that assigned to ''Final Fantasy XV'', and the other half would be covered by sales of physical discs. Ofuji conceived the overall scenario, then handed off the writing duties to writers.<ref name="BehindBrotherhood">{{Refwebsite| page url = https://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-story-behind-brotherhood-the-final-fantasy-xv-/1100-6443516/| page name = The Story Behind Brotherhood, the Final Fantasy XV Anime| site url = https://www.gamespot.com| site name = GameSpot| access time = 11:45, December 19, 2018 (UTC)}}</ref>
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The anime was announced at the [[Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV]] event. All five episodes are available on the official ''Final Fantasy XV'' [http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQSuIHSbDFH6Enz3AXeUHaA YouTube channel]. The first episode, titled "Before the Storm," was released on March 30, 2016. The second episode, "Dogged Runner," was released on June 14. The third episode, "Sword and Shield," was released on July 7. The fourth episode, "Bittersweet Memories," was released on August 17. The fifth episode, "The Warmth of Light," was released on September 17. The Blu-ray version of the series includes additional bonus scenes at the end of each episode, which feature Lunafreya.
   
[[Hajime Tabata]], director of ''Final Fantasy XV'', has stated that while a typical role-playing game gradually assembles its cast, the heroes of ''Final Fantasy XV'' are together from the game's inception. ''Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV'' exists to show how Noctis and his friends came together; developers hope the series will allow fans to familiarize themselves with the characters before playing ''Final Fantasy XV'' itself.<ref name=Famitsu04072016>{{Refwebsite| page url = http://www.famitsu.com/matome/ff15/interview01_EN.html| page name = Head-to-head with Hajime Tabata and Takeshi Nozue about FFXV - Making FF Great Again | site url = http://www.famitsu.com| site name = Famitsu}}</ref>
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Ignis is the focus of ''Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV'' Episode 4. The episode originally had a different story where Ignis would have discovered Noctis and Prompto hanging out downtown during exam season and reprimanded them before being confronted by delinquents. He would have beaten down the thugs shocking the others.<ref>{{Refwebsite| page url = https://twitter.com/loktonlop/status/1074199636322201600| page name = Recap on what was said in a ''Final Fantasy XV'' event in Osaka in Dec 2018| site url = https://twitter.com/loktonlop| site name = @loktonlop Twitter| access time = 11:45, December 19, 2018 (UTC)}}</ref>
   
 
==Reception==
 
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===Voice cast===
 
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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BFFXV Poster.jpg|A promotional poster for ''Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV''.
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Adult Lunafreya.png|[[Lunafreya Nox Fleuret]].
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Brotherhood FFXV - Gentiana.jpg|[[Gentiana]].
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Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV Gladiolus and Prompto.png|Prompto and Gladiolus.
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FFXV Party Dogged Runner.jpg|The party driving.
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The party eating brotherhood.jpg|The party at a diner.
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Prompto and Puppy.jpg|Prompto and a puppy.
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Plumpto Brotherhood FFXV.jpg|Young Prompto.
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Gladio listen to iris.png|Gladiolus.
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Iris.png|Iris.
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Noctis and Gladiolus Spar 2.png|Noctis and Gladiolus sparring.
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No Extra Credit for a Prince.jpg|Noctis and Prompto.
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Ignis Post-workout.jpg|Ignis.
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Noctis throw one of his sword while using Armiger Arsenal.jpg|Noctis wields his weapons in Armiger.
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Square-Enix-Cafe-Coaster-Designs-Brotherhood-FFXV.jpg|Coaster designs for Square Enix Cafe.
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Square-Enix-Cafe-Coasters-Brotherhood-FFXV.png|Square Enix Cafe coasters.
 
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
{{Etym|Fraternity}}
 
{{Etym|Fraternity}}
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==Trivia==
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[[File:FFXV-E3-2013-and-Brotherhood-Comparison.png|thumb|Comparison between the E3 2013 trailer and ''Brotherhood''.]]
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*''Brotherhood'' pays homage to the [[Final Fantasy XV E3 2013 trailer|''Final Fantasy XV'' reveal trailer]] where Noctis ate at the same dinner table in a similar manner.
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==See also==
 
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_e65SvolXw "Sword and Shield"]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_e65SvolXw "Sword and Shield"]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZq6WMhY0Fo "Bittersweet Memories"]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZq6WMhY0Fo "Bittersweet Memories"]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPXhQqkg5UA "The Warmth of Light"]
   
 
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Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV is a five-episode anime series that depicts the backstories of Noctis Lucis Caelum, Ignis Scientia, Gladiolus Amicitia, and Prompto Argentum. It is part of the Final Fantasy XV Universe and a lead-in to Final Fantasy XV.

StoryEdit

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Episode 1: Before the StormEdit

Young Noctis injured in brotherhood

Young Noctis lies in a pool of his blood after he is injured by Marilith.

Together with his friends Ignis, Gladiolus, and Prompto, Prince Noctis travels to Caem to rendezvous with Lunafreya Nox Fleuret. In the Regalia, the group's car, the prince dreams of his past, in which he was gravely injured by a Marilith and rescued by his father, Regis Lucis Caelum. A woman who was minding him had perished in the attack.

Noctis and his friends stop at a diner where they learn the Kingdom of Lucis has fallen under Niflheim's control. Outside, an Imperial airship drops off Magitek troops to scout the surroundings. This prompts Noctis and company to continue traveling.

The next day, Noctis and his friends find their path blocked by Imperial troops. The four ambush the robotic soldiers, but when victory seems within their grasp, reinforcements arrive. Among their number is the Marilith that almost killed Noctis in his youth. Realizing that the Marilith in his youth had been set upon them by the Empire on purpose, an enraged Noctis charges forward and attacks.

Episode 2: Dogged RunnerEdit

Plumpto Salad Dogged Runner

Young Prompto eats a salad in an attempt to lose weight.

Noctis and his friends resume their journey to Caem. Prompto drives, but makes a pit stop when he comes across an injured puppy. Tending to the puppy's wound reminds Prompto of how he and Noctis first became friends.

As a child, Prompto kept to himself, enjoyed taking pictures of animals, and struggled with his weight. One day, he came across a wounded puppy after school and decided to take care of her until her owner could be found. Prompto nicknamed the puppy "Tiny" and became attached to her. One day he woke up to find the puppy missing, much to Prompto's dismay.

The puppy Prompto found belongs to Lunafreya Nox Fleuret and is called "Pryna." Pryna had returned home to Luna and had been reunited with another puppy in the princess's care, Umbra. When Luna saw a bandage on Pryna's leg with Prompto's name on it, she wrote a letter to him to thank him for taking care of her puppy.

Through Luna's letter, Prompto learned about Pryna and how the puppy had been sent to see Noctis, the prince who attended his school. Prompto decided to do as Luna's letter requested and befriend Noctis, but the prince commented on his weight, inadvertently embarrassing him. Prompto decided he could not face Noctis again until he slimmed down, and started running daily and eating healthier. Finally, as a teenager, a physically fit Prompto reached out to Noctis and became the prince's friend.

Back in the present, Prompto finishes tending to the wounds of the puppy he found and watches as the puppy returns to its mother. Prompto returns to the Regalia as Noctis awakens from a nap. After updating Noctis on what has happened, Prompto and his friends resume their journey. Noctis agrees that Prompto can meet Luna when they reach Altissia.

Episode 3: Sword and ShieldEdit

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Young Iris and Noctis.

Noctis, Ignis, Gladiolus, and Prompto are out hunting and kill a large horned beast, a Garula. Prompto is happy that meat is on the menu when two Garulas approach them. They prepare for the battle when an Imperial airship arrives from the other direction. The group stays to fight, but the monsters charge the Empire's line. After dodging the second monster the group engages the imperial soldiers. During the battle Gladiolus recalls how he used to train Noctis in their youth.

A young Noctis practiced swordplay with Gladiolus using wooden swords, but was easily frustrated and prone to give up. Gladiolus viewed Noctis as "stuck up" and in private doubted he would ever be king. Gladiolus's young sister Iris came to the palace to see Noctis of whom she had heard Gladiolus talk about often. While she waited to see him, Iris was distracted by a cat in the palace garden and inadvertently caught Noctis's attention as she pursued it. She eventually wandered outside the palace grounds.

Back in the palace, Gladiolus was shocked to discover that Noctis and Iris were gone. Iris was lost in the woods outside, but Noctis caught up with her and asked her name. He knew the way back because he sometimes played there, and they agreed to keep the escapade a secret. She revealed that Gladiolus is her brother.

Gladiolus was angry at Iris's disappearance, but Noctis took the blame, claiming that he went to play outside and asked her to come along. He was chastised for leaving the palace and was grounded. Gladiolus received an apology, but took the blame himself, saying it was his fault for letting her out of his sight. Later, Iris admitted to him the truth.

The next day, Gladiolus found Noctis working on a project he was made to do because he was grounded. Gladiolus noted he could still train, and the two sparred with wooden swords again. Noctis was again clumsy, but this time Gladiolus told him he had guts, revealing that Iris had told him the truth. From that day on Noctis became more receptive to Gladiolus's teaching and the two became friends.

In the present, the two defeat the Empire's soldiers and the remaining Garula retreats. Prompto asks if they can eat, but Ignis says they must first replenish their supply of spices. Noctis and Gladiolus find they defeated an equal number of soldiers. Gladiolus says that he won't make it easy on them and they fist bump, ready to enjoy some steak.

Episode 4: Bittersweet MemoriesEdit

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Ignis baking.

The group stays at a hotel in Lestallum. As Noctis and Prompto head out, Ignis visits the market to buy spices and bananas before returning to the hotel to bake. When Gladiolus asks why Ignis bakes so much, he recalls how he used to use the palace kitchen trying to recreate a treat young Noctis had once had in Tenebrae.

With the pastries Ignis had driven to the apartment a teenaged Noctis was staying in to get used to living independently, finding the place in a mess. When Noctis came home his apartment was spotless with Ignis busy cooking. After dinner Ignis presented his baked goods but Noctis said it wasn't the same as the treat he'd once had. When taking his leave Ignis tried to instill good habits to the apathetic Noctis, giving him a political report to read.

The next day Ignis attended a political meeting to take notes for the prince. Afterward he met the king and regretted he hadn't been able to effect any change and make the prince take more responsibility. The king said he would leave Noctis in Ignis's care, alluding to his ailing health.

The next day Ignis was disappointed Noctis hadn't read the report and was unwilling to discuss the day's meeting. After the next day's exams Noctis went to Gladiolus's house for sword practice, but was unable to concentrate, and revealed knowing he wasn't ready to succeed the throne but did not want to think about his father dying. Later, Gladiolus met Ignis and they briefly talked about Noctis, Gladiolus implying Ignis should strive to understand the prince more. At Noctis's apartment Ignis found the remains of a failed cooking attempt and Noctis's revision notes. The two had pot noodles and Noctis said Ignis had almost succeeded in the baking last time.

Noctis and Prompto return to the hotel where they taste Ignis's pastries, but Noctis only comments "not quite."

Episode 5: The Warmth of LightEdit

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Noctis faces off against the Marilith.

The party faces against the Marilith, Gladiolus and Ignis being surprised the Empire is using daemons. Noctis recalls having spent the day out when he was young and the car ahead of them had suddenly caught on fire. They had spotted the Marilith and the woman minding him had tried to take him to safety but was killed. King Regis had arrived and attacked the Marilith that fell off a cliff. Noctis had fallen into a coma.

Noctis, Ignis, Gladiolus and Prompto fight the Marilith but Noctis is thrown off the cliff to the water below. Recalling his father calling out to him as he was falling comatose as a child, Noctis summons his crystal weapons in Armiger, leaps out of the water and defeats the Marilith with his friends' help. After the battle a sad Noctis recalls his father seeing him at a lavish room where he had been recuperating.

The team continues toward Caem, wondering how the four of them could possibly crush the Empire but are still ready to attempt it to reclaim all the things they have lost. When Prompto is excited about the prospect of meeting Luna, Noctis jokes that she might only want to see him. As Prompto gets agitated at Noctis "breaking his promise," Noctis smiles and says he will take a nap.

Spoilers end here.

MusicEdit

A soundtrack for Brotherhood has not been released as a stand alone, but the Ultimate Collector's Edition of Final Fantasy XV has a special soundtrack that includes many tracks from Brotherhood. The soundtrack for Brotherhood is playable in the Final Fantasy XV music player where it is available by default.

Creation and developmentEdit

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A promotional poster for Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV.

Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV was conceived by marketing producer Akio Ofuji and the director of Final Fantasy XV, Hajime Tabata, as a method to introduce the game's main characters and to help people better understand the game's character dynamic. Prompto in particular was subject to scrutiny, as he had ranked low in fan polls.[1] While a typical role-playing game gradually assembles its cast, the heroes of Final Fantasy XV are together from the start. Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV shows how Noctis and his friends came together and allowed fans to familiarize themselves with the characters before playing Final Fantasy XV.

Within Square Enix, there was initially resistance to the idea of an anime due to the production costs and it being released for free. It was decided that half of the anime's budget would be allocated from that assigned to Final Fantasy XV, and the other half would be covered by sales of physical discs. Ofuji conceived the overall scenario, then handed off the writing duties to writers.[1]

The anime was announced at the Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event. All five episodes are available on the official Final Fantasy XV YouTube channel. The first episode, titled "Before the Storm," was released on March 30, 2016. The second episode, "Dogged Runner," was released on June 14. The third episode, "Sword and Shield," was released on July 7. The fourth episode, "Bittersweet Memories," was released on August 17. The fifth episode, "The Warmth of Light," was released on September 17. The Blu-ray version of the series includes additional bonus scenes at the end of each episode, which feature Lunafreya.

Ignis is the focus of Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV Episode 4. The episode originally had a different story where Ignis would have discovered Noctis and Prompto hanging out downtown during exam season and reprimanded them before being confronted by delinquents. He would have beaten down the thugs shocking the others.[2]

ReceptionEdit

The reception of Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV was more positive than Square Enix expected. Developers promised to keep feedback the series received in mind while working on it.[3]

CreditsEdit

StaffEdit

Director Soichi Masui[4]
Composers Yasuhisa Inoue
Susumi Akizuki[5]

Voice castEdit

Character Japanese
Noctis Lucis Caelum Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Adult)
Miyuki Satō (Young)
Ignis Scientia Mamoru Miyano
Gladiolus Amicitia Kenta Miyake
Prompto Argentum Tetsuya Kakihara (Adult)
Aki Kaneda (Young)
Lunafreya Nox Fleuret Rina Kitagawa
Gentiana Sayaka Kinoshita
Iris Amicitia Megumi Han

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

Fraternity refers to "a group of people sharing a common profession or interests." It also describes "the state or feeling of friendship and mutual support within a group."

TriviaEdit

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Comparison between the E3 2013 trailer and Brotherhood.


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