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Venus Wars (1989)
"Venus Senki" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katsuhide Uekusa ...
Hiro (voice)
Ben Fairman ...
Hiro (1992) (voice)
Yûko Mizutani ...
Maggie (voice)
Anna Alba ...
Maggie (1992) (voice)
Eriko Hara ...
Sue (voice)
Denica Fairman ...
Sue (1992) (voice)
Yûko Sasaki ...
Miranda (voice)
Jocelyn Cunningham ...
Miranda (1992) (voice)
Gorô Naya ...
Gary (voice)
Bob Sessions ...
Gary (voice)
Hôchû Ôtsuka ...
Will (voice)
...
Will (1992) (voice)
Masami Kikuchi ...
Rob (voice)
Michael Morris ...
Rob (1992) (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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11 March 1989 (Japan)  »

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Trivia

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: A reporter in league with terrorists is a dangerous enemy.
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This movie stuck with me...
30 January 2002 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this back on the Sci-Fi Channel when they used to show Anime on Saturday morning at 9 pm. I may have been 15, and it was my first exposure to anime, and I watched every single week. One week they showed Venus Wars, and I loved it when I first saw it. Something about it really stuck with me, atmosphere, story... I never forgot about it. Then recently I had an opportunity to order a copy and I did. I popped it into the DVD player, hoping that it would be as good as I had imagined it... it was. This movie just plain rocks. Every character is textured and believable, and the animation, while not being mind-blowing, is just perfect... it relays the grim reality of war time on Venus perfectly and the atmosphere it generates is what I remembered the most about it.

If you like anime that has an awesome story, good animation, I would suggest tracking this down.


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