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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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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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Nothing Less Than Perfection!
8 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out. All i can say is that this movie is what movies are all about, catching your eye, the characters interaction with the environment around them. Suspense, action, Romance, horror, its all here. A story which shows us the trials of finding yourself, and what you have to do when it is time, will you sit there when problems arise or will you fight!? These are the kinds of questions Hiro the main character in this story is asked multiple times throughout the film. Bascically, everything is flawless in this delightful fast paced brilliant movie, Everything from the Characters, colors, trials, scenery to the Music score.

I don't know what the other people are talking about with how it sums up next to Akira, as it is a totally different movie with different choices and situations taking place. Sure it came out around the same time lots of other Anime's came out on sci-fi channel back in the day. Hard to say it is the same kind of film as i don't see any indication of similarity in it. It was a very popular movie for its time as well, not in the US but in Japan, Following many comics re-written to English by dark horse comics and soon following the Venus wars strategy game on the Regular Nintendo system. The fans of this series (movie and comic) could not get enough as I'm sure you will feel the same after seeing this Masterpiece. I still find it to be the greatest 80's anime of all time perfection.


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