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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

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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Storyline

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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31 August 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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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Buzz: Look, it's not that I don't like you. It's just that I don't like you.
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References TRON (1982) See more »

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Classic Sci-Fi Adventure!
15 February 2004 | by (Mouse Town, USA) – See all my reviews

Heard of this anime film about ten years ago, and finally got off my duff and watched it on VHS. So much in it to recommend, I don't know where to start, except that it's a classic Sci-Fi adventure like some of the early Heinlein juvenile novels (never read the Lensmen books, but I will now) and the Star Wars Trilogy, just in anime form. The characters are interesting, and the music score and rock tracks go well with all the futuristic imagery. I am really wishing for this to be on DVD soon!


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