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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Yoshikazu Yasuhiko who was the creator of the original manga, also did the character designs for the movie. See more »

Quotes

Maggie: Hiro! Gimme a hand! Help me with the bag!
Hiro: The sky could fall and women could still go shopping.
Maggie: What a stupid thing to say.
Maggie: I just bought food for a few weeks, that's plain common sense if you ask me.
Hiro: You'll make some lucky man a lovely wife.
Maggie: Very funny.
Hiro: Well, we just about got it all in.
Maggie: Your car is pretty sporty, but not practical.
Hiro: Tell Rob what ya think of it. It's his car.
Maggie: Hmmm, Rob's car? Don't you have one?
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Connections

Featured in Anime Abandon: Venus Wars (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Asu e no Kaze (Wind of Tomorrow)
Performed by George Yanagi
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Classic teens save the world film
5 November 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

The animation is good for 1989, but the plot is nothing more than an idealized war story with kids. And it is all happening on Venus of all places. The heroes are a bunch of motorcycle kids who want to save their city from the invaders. They are not even alien invaders, just a bunch of other people. They get some weapons, mount a rebellion which amounts to little, but in the process they get the attention of the army proper and they are conscripted. The day is saved.

The problem with the characters is that they are all teens. However annoying they may be, they are acting according to their role. Damn unsympathetic, though. The glory of war pop music on the background was also irritating. Bottom line: lame story, but good animation.


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