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Junki Takegami (story)
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Mîna Tominaga ... Jupiter Rasa (voice)
Kazuki Yao ... Shulgi Nam (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Bal Ruzan (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Junobell Kim (voice)
Fuyumi Shiraishi ... Monga (voice)
Keiko Toda ... Arlia (voice: Japanese version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masahiro Anzai ... Imp (voice)
Bill Capizzi ... Raider (Streamline 1992) (voice: English version) (as A. Gregory)
Bradley Carlin ... Kim (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Alexis Chamow ... Rasa (ADV 2003) (voice: English version) (as Alexis Chamov)
Mary Agen Cox ... Grandma (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Robert Fisher ... Inorganic Biker #3, Monster Octopus, Orange Mole (ADV 2003) (voice: English version) (as Robert S. Fisher)

Rebecca Forstadt ... Child (Streamline 1992) (voice: English version)
Matt Hislope ... Inorganic Biker #2, Monga (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Samantha Inoue Harte ... Munga, Additional Voices (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Kerrigan Mahan ... Keen (Streamline 1992) (voice: English version) (as Ryan O'Flannigan)
Robert Matney ... Inorganic Biker #1 (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Lisa Michaels ... Mother (Streamline 1992) (voice: English version)
Jeffery Mills ... Inorganic Biker Kid (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Vinnie Moxpar ... Giant Inorganic (voice: English version)
Yôko Ogai ... Mogo (voice)
Tony Oliver ... Talon (Streamline 1992) (voice: English version)
Garry Peters ... Grandpa (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
James Phillips ... Bao (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Chika Sakamoto ... Munyo (voice)
Kôzô Shioya ... Soldier C (voice)
Jessica Simon ... Extra (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ... Mo (Streamline 1992) (voice: English version) (as Greg Snow)
Sandra Snow ... Rasa (Streamline 1992) (voice: English version)
Reiko Suzuki ... Baa (voice)
Miki Takahashi ... Orissa (voice)

Brent Werzner ... Nam (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Gemma Wilcox ... Arlia (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Cyndi Lou Williams ... Mu-Nyo, Nam's Ostrich (ADV 2003) (voice: English version) (as Cyndi Williams)
Jôji Yanami ... Jii (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ... Soldier B (voice)
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ... Soldier A (voice)
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Directed by
Shin'ya Sadamitsu 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Junki Takegami  story

Produced by
Ahmed Agrama .... producer (1992 English version)
Frank Agrama .... executive producer (1992 English version)
Yoshiaki Aihara .... planning producer
Lowell Bartholomee .... producer (2003 english version) (as L.B. Bartholomee)
Toshihiro Nagao .... producer (as Satohiro Nagao)
Shûichi Onodera .... planning producer
 
Original Music by
Joe Hisaishi 
 
Cinematography by
Teiji Sano (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Shûichi Kakesu 
Masahiro Matsumura 
 
Art Direction by
Geki Katsumata 
 
Production Management
Alan Letz .... production supervisor (1992 english version)
 
Art Department
Satoru Sayama .... color designer
 
Sound Department
Katsumi Itô .... sound effects
Yasuyuki Konno .... sound effects
Shigeru Narita .... sound recordist
Hiroyuki Takahashi .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Takao Tanaka .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tomoko Endô .... camera operator: Imagination Product
Fumio Hirokawa .... camera operator: Sankô Production
Kiyoshi Ishihara .... camera operator: Sankô Production
Yôko Kitamura .... camera operator: Imagination Product
Katsunori Miyamoto .... camera operator: ACC Production
Harumi Sakai .... camera operator: Imagination Product
Nobuyuki Sugaya .... camera operator: ACC Production
Hiroaki Yamada .... camera operator: Imagination Product
 
Animation Department
Yoshiaki Akabane .... inbetween artist
Noriko Akahoya .... background artist
Hideaki Anno .... inbetween artist
Kiyotoshi Aoi .... inbetween artist
Yûji Arita .... inbetween artist
Kenji Chiba .... cel painter
Tomoko Ejima .... inbetween artist
Takehiko Endô .... cel painter
Koji Fujita .... inbetween artist
Etsuko Hasegawa .... cel painter
Takashi Hasegawa .... cel painter
Toshihiko Hashimoto .... inbetween artist
Takafumi Hayashi .... animator
Mayumi Hayashida .... inbetween artist
Keiko Hiraga .... cel painter
Mariko Horie .... cel painter
Kenji Hoshigoe .... inbetween artist
Kayo Hôga .... cel painter
Katsuyoshi Ichihara .... background artist
Masakatsu Iijima .... inbetween artist
Keiko Ikegami .... cel checker
Mutsumi Inomata .... animation director
Mutsumi Inomata .... animator
Atsuko Ishida .... inbetween artist
Akiko Ishihara .... background artist
Kazuhiko Ishii .... inbetween artist
Akihiko Isozaki .... cel painter
Kôji Itô .... inbetween artist
Shigenori Kageyama .... animation director
Shigenori Kageyama .... animator
Hajime Kamegaki .... inbetween artist
Makiko Kanada .... inbetween artist
Yoshinori Kanada .... animation director
Yoshinori Kanada .... animator
Yoshinori Kanada .... character designer
Yukiko Kasama .... cel checker
Toshio Kawaguchi .... animator
Atsunori Kazama .... inbetween artist
Jun Kiguchi .... inbetween artist
Mayumi Kinoshita .... cel painter
Makoto Kobayashi .... mecha design
Shôhei Kobayashi .... mechanical designer
Yôko Kurobe .... background artist
Yû Kuwaiwa .... cel checker
Shinsaku Kôzuma .... animator
Mahiro Maeda .... inbetween artist
Naomi Masuda .... cel painter
Kôichi Mikami .... inbetween artist
Sumiko Mikami .... cel painter
Masako Minami .... inbetween artist
Yôko Mitsuhashi .... cel painter
Masako Moriyama .... cel painter
Osamu Nabeshima .... animator
Keiji Nakamura .... inbetween artist
Saburô Nakamura .... cel painter
Miyuki Nakano .... inbetween artist
Tsuneo Ninomiya .... background artist
Masanori Nishii .... inbetween artist
Kazuhiro Ochi .... animator
Yûji Ogata .... inbetween artist
Takako Ogura .... cel painter
Dai Ohta .... background artist
Miwako Okano .... background artist
Jun Sanjô .... inbetween artist
Hirotoshi Sano .... inbetween artist
Taira Sanuki .... inbetween artist
Rieko Shimizu .... background artist
Noriko Shinoda .... cel painter
Toshiyuki Shômura .... cel painter
Takashi Sogabe .... inbetween artist
Masaaki Susuki .... inbetween artist
Sachiko Tada .... animator
Kazunori Takahashi .... inbetween artist
Yoshio Takahashi .... cel painter
Takeshi Takeda .... inbetween artist
Hideki Tamura .... animator
Noriyuki Tokinaga .... inbetween artist
Takahiro Toyomasu .... inbetween artist
Yorihisa Uchida .... inbetween artist
Kôji Usui .... inbetween artist
Kôichi Wada .... inbetween artist
Takuya Wada .... inbetween artist
Mayumi Watanabe .... animation checker
Wakae Watanabe .... cel painter
Osamu Watanuki .... inbetween artist
Osamu Yamasaki .... animation checker
Masahito Yamashita .... animator
Atsuo Yamauchi .... inbetween artist
Cindy H. Yamauchi .... inbetween artist (as Hideko Yamauchi)
Yoshie Ôkawara .... cel checker
Ken'ichi Ônuki .... inbetween artist
 
Music Department
Noriyoshi Matsûra .... music director
 
Other crew
Mitsuhiro Ajiki .... titles: Maki Production
Lowell Bartholomee .... voice director
Akihiro Ikeda .... production advancement
Akihiko Inari .... production assistant
Shin'ichi Masaki .... production assistant
Kozo Ogata .... production assistant
Gregory Snegoff .... adaptor: English (as Greg Snegoff)
Yasuhiro Takei .... production desk
Yôko Yamashita .... production work
 

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"Bâsu" - Japan (original title)
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Pure adventure tale, 18 September 2000
Author: Bruce Whitten (StlBlade) from In Delta City waiting on a promised future

A group of adventurers band together on a future Earth to try and claim the ultimate weapon.

I saw this on TV as "World of the Talisman" and was pleased with it. Unlike most anime that was getting TV time in the late '80's, it was actually a stand-alone tale instead of something horribly cut down from a TV series.

I have no idea how accurate the translation was, though the 'electronic stutter' suffered by the main bad guy was pretty cute. As I recall, the heroes consisted of a man, a woman with a pet furry whatever (The TV Guide listed these as brother and sister, though even the translation didn't give any hint of that), a pair of moderately inept spacemen, and what seems to be an intelligent sword. The bad guys were a series of men or aliens in a variety of 'robot suits' (Like the power suits from StarShip Troopers), though they all had the same basic design. They all spend a merry hour and a half chasing each other about with an extreme amount of firepower, but no blood or sex (Probably why it was deemed suitable for translation to American TV).

All in all a pleasant distraction without any overbearing morals or messages to weigh it down.

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