In order to promote the launch of the newest instalment of Final Fantasy, coming the end of november, Square Enix created this anime series.
Containing 5 episodes of around 15 minutes each, it dabs in the backstory of the main character.
Plot (from Wikipedia)
Brotherhood is set on the Earth-like world of Eos, occurring within the events of Final Fantasy XV.
The kingdom of Lucis, keeper of the world's last surviving crystal, has
been at war with the technologically-advanced empire of Niflheim, the
latter dominating much of the known world.
After many years of war, a
peace is agreed between Lucis and Niflheim.
As part of the peace
agreements, Noctis Lucis Caelum—son of the reigning king Regis and heir to the Lucian throne—is to marry Lunafreya Nox Fleuret,
former princess of Tenebrae and now hostage of Niflheim. Noctis sets
off to marry Lunafreya in the company of his loyal companions and
friends: Gladiolus Amicitia, Prompto Argentum and Ignis Scientia.
On their journey, Niflheim betrays and invades Lucis, stealing the
crystal and killing Regis, leaving Noctis to go on a quest to reclaim
his throne and defeat Niflheim.
This is actually a cool way to get an introduction into the newest sibling of the Final Fantasy franchise. The short stories tell the "why" Noct is going to his destination, but also focusses on the how he got to meet his friends that are accompanying him, all against the backdrop of a battle with a large demon, the same one that attacked him when he was a child.
The animation is drop dead gorgeous, and the backstories aren`t actually that far sought, as we have his friend from school, one of his guards and his butler as the other heroes.
Rating: 7 / 10