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Lensman (1984)
"SF Shinseiki Lensman" (original title)

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Kimball Kinnison, a young man from the agricultural planet Mquie and his Valerian companinon, Buscirk find a dying man with a legendary crystal lens embedded in his hand. As the man was ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Kerrigan Mahan ...
Kimball Kinnison (voice)
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Van Buskirk (voice)
Edie Mirman ...
Clarissa MacDougall (voice)
Steve Kramer ...
Worsel (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ...
DJ Bill (voice)
Tom Wyner ...
Lord Helmuth (voice)
Mike Reynolds ...
Gary Kinnison (voice)
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Adm. Haines (voice)
Alexandra Kenworthy ...
Lens (voice)
Dave Mallow ...
Thorndyke (voice)
...
Sol (voice)
Doug Stone ...
Blakslee (voice)
Milton James ...
Zwilk (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yôko Asagami ...
Sol / Greedle (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Kimball Kinnison (voice)
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Kimball Kinnison, a young man from the agricultural planet Mquie and his Valerian companinon, Buscirk find a dying man with a legendary crystal lens embedded in his hand. As the man was dying, he mysteriously passed on the Lens to Kim. With more companions to come by, Kim must find out the purpose of the Lens before the Boskone dynasty does. Written by Jenova Synthesis <mayu_roxx@hotmail.com>

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Debut roles for Akimitsu Takase and Kenji Nomura. See more »

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Buzz: Look, it's not that I don't like you. It's just that I don't like you.
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Get the original Japanese version
26 November 1998 | by (Wollongong,Australia) – See all my reviews

Lensman is a rather lesser-known Anime gem from Toho and MK studios.It's loosely based on the novel,but it reminds me more of the game "Metroid".

If you want to see this,see it in Japanese with Subtitles or just plain Japanese.The English dubbed version was almost cropped and edited to death.

There is not much new,despite the fact that it's the 1st animated feature to combine CG-graphics with hand-drawn animation,but it's fun to watch,nevertheless.


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