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

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  31 August 1990 (USA)
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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)
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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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While this film was nominally based on Edward E ("Doc") Smith's "Lensman" books, significant elements of the plot have actually been lifted from DC Comics "Green Lantern", which is fitting, as "Green Lantern" pretty much bases major parts of its background and setup on the "Lensman" stories. See more »

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Could have been a REAL series......
28 August 2011 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

This was a manga series that later made it to TV/Video. Unfortunately it stayed a minor hit in Japan and barely made cult status in the states.

There was only one feature length film released stateside and it played mostly art theaters.

Young lad (Skywalker-san?) inherits the power of the Lens from a dying warrior. Now he needs to learn to use it to fight off the Boscone. (I spent half the film wondering why they were fighting a chocolate drink.) This was of course after the lad's father sacrifices himself to save his son.

Now he needs to move on.

He learns to use his power while being chased and also chasing. A lone female comes into his life to help. Along with a friend of his late father. You're typical gruff big guy.

This movie clearly got influence from the Spielberg canon. The young ladies Princess Leia hairstyle. The Lens=the Force. And one scene ripped off completely from Indiana Jones. You'll see it easily.

A rocking adventure worth sitting through. And good for younger kids too. Meaning it's more adventure less apocalypse.

And the fight in the disco was a trip.


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