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Lensman (1984)

SF Shinseiki Lensman (original title)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshio Furukawa ...
Kimball Kinnison (voice)
Mami Koyama ...
Clarissa MacDougall (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ...
Peter Van Buskirk (voice)
Nachi Nozawa ...
Worsel (voice)
Tadashi Nakamura ...
Gary Kinnison (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata ...
Port Admiral Haynes (voice)
Seizô Katô ...
Helmuth (voice)
Kôji Yada ...
Greedle (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
LaVerne Thorndyke (voice)
Eiji Kanie ...
Narration (voice)
Yasurô Tanaka ...
Blakeslee (voice)
Shingo Kanemoto ...
Zwilnik (voice)
Masaharu Satô ...
Henry Henderson (voice)
Masashi Hironaka ...
Computer (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi ...
Operator (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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Referenced in Titan A.E. (2000) See more »

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Fun film. I don't care what others have to say!
6 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Though I like E.E. "Doc" Smith's books and David A. Kyles books of Lensman, the anime, which is loosly based on the books, is quite a fun and somewhat innovative fair.

Though the story may seem familiar to Sci-Fi/Fantasy buffs, such as some kid on an isolated planet inherits mystical powers and avenges the death of his family, it is quite an entertaining one nonetheless. Plus, Lensman was THE first Animated motion picture to use hand drawn and CG animation all at once. Sure, it may look a bit outdated now, but it is still an innovation. If it were not for Lensman, none of that would have ever happened (personally, I think Computer Graphics look better in animation that live action.)

Too bad they only released it on DVD/VCD in a few countries in the worls (mostly on formats that are quite foreign and different). I just wish they release the Lensman movie and tv series on DVD/VCD in EVERY part of the world, not just certain parts.

P.S. Worsel rules! I just think he is so amazing and neat looking as well.


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