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Dôwa meita senshi Windaria (1986)

An ambitious young farmer becomes an agent in a pointless war between two nations, and tragedy ensues.

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Credited cast:
Tôru Furuya ...
Izu (voice)
Waka Kanda ...
Marliin (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kyôko Ai ...
Isis (voice)
Catherine Battistone ...
Queen (1987) (voice) (as Catherine Luciani)
Bill Capizzi ...
Caleb / Cord / Court / Tank / Walla (1987) (voice) (as A. Gregory)
Mari Devon ...
Marie (1987) (voice) (as Jayne Allan)
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Veronica / Window (1987) (voice) (as Betty Gustafson)
Kazuhiko Inoue ...
Jiru (voice)
Tomie Kataoka ...
Isis (voice)
Yumi Kinoshita ...
Salem (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi ...
Soldier (voice) (as Michitaka Kobiyashi)
Kerrigan Mahan ...
Alan (1987) (voice) (as Ryan O'Flannigan)
Naoko Matsui ...
Ahnas (voice)
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Draco (1987) (voice) (as Jeremy Platt)
Yuzuru Morimoto ...
Coppo (voice)
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As two countries wage war, a great valley is doomed for destruction. In an effort to save his home, Alan agrees to be a message carrier. In the process he is tricked into destroying a whole kingdom and his own life. The movie ends with him vowing to lead in the rebuilding of the valley to help right the incredible wrongs he has committed. Written by Grant Wagner <rwagner1@utk.edu>

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19 July 1986 (Japan)  »

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A Classic Film
26 September 2002 | by (EagleRock, California) – See all my reviews

When American critics and anime fans begin to start searching for other (older) anime to put on a list of classic and important anime films to watch, sooner or later they will find and add "Windaria" on that list.

"Windaria" and Miyazaki's "Nausicaa of the Valley wind" are two of the most beautifully crafted and carefully plotted animated ecological/anti-war movies created in the mid 80's. These two films are both timeless, with beautiful artwork and very memorable characters.

Because the romance between the characters in "Windaria" are so strong, well thought-out, and believable, the characters and their story help draw the viewer completely into the film's beautiful yet tragic tale--it is a finely crafted story about the loss of romance, loss of humanity, and the tragedies of war. It is truly a classic film. (One hopes for a complete, uncut, subtitled version of "Windaria" to be available very soon along with a new, complete, and uncut dubbed version.)

As many people here have commented already, "Windaria" is a gem that may bring tears to your eyes. I highly recommend this film. It is a classic film and is certainly worth viewing.


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