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Venus Wars (1989)

Venus Senki (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Drama | 11 March 1989 (Japan)
The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before ... See full summary »

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Katsuhide Uekusa ...
Hiro (voice)
Ben Fairman ...
Hiro (voice)
Yûko Mizutani ...
Maggie (voice)
Anna Alba ...
Maggie (voice)
Eriko Hara ...
Sue (voice)
Denica Fairman ...
Sue (voice)
Yûko Sasaki ...
Miranda (voice)
Jocelyn Cunningham ...
Miranda (voice)
Gorô Naya ...
Gary (voice)
Bob Sessions ...
Gary (voice)
Hôchû Ôtsuka ...
Will (voice)
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Will (voice)
Masami Kikuchi ...
Rob (voice)
Michael Morris ...
Rob (voice)
Shûichi Ikeda ...
Kurtz (voice)
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The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before it's captured by Ishtar. She falls in with a bunch of teen-agers who live for a sort of motorcycle version of Roller Derby. Daredevil rider Hiro and his friends reluctantly join the struggle to free Aphrodia from the invaders. Not surprisingly, Hiro proves an ace at piloting the mono-cycles that are the Aphrodians' secret weapon in the key battle. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The ultimate turf war!


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Popular boy-band member Katsuhide Uekusa (of the trio Shonentai) played the lead role of Hiro. Although, like most members of the boy band talent agency Johnny's Jimusho, Uekusa often acts in film and TV, this is his only known voice acting role. See more »

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Donner: I will not be beaten by children.
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Featured in Anime Abandon: Venus Wars (2014) See more »

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Venus no Kaze (Wind of Venus)
Performed by Taku Kitahara
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The future looks excellent.
27 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

One of my personal favorites... can't beat the classics, eh? This film is hard to come by these days but it is a definite "gotta-see-it." Apparently an icy comet hit Venus around about now and made the planet habitable. The planet contains a population of relatively disillusioned human beings who, when not complaining or uni-bike racing, raise armies to try and control the planet. Bleak, eh? Our heroes are a bunch of hot-shot biker punks who team up with some rebels to fight the evil warlords... Good stuff. The animation is fluid and lovingly rendered... the sort of quality that made "Akira" so popular. Occasionally, live-action shots of what I assume are Arizona are incorporated into the backgrounds to give the whole film a "real feel." Do not miss this film. Get it get it get it. There's next to nil in the way of flesh, but that's not important. Great plot, great action, great characters... not to mention some hilarious lines here and there for fun. This film makes a powerful statement about human nature.


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