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Future War 1986 (1982)
"Future War 198X" (original title)

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An American scientist constructs a laser satellite with hopes of preventing any nuclear conflicts from occurring. However, after a fatal error from both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. ... See full summary »

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An American scientist constructs a laser satellite with hopes of preventing any nuclear conflicts from occurring. However, after a fatal error from both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. governments, war breaks out and humanity faces a new bloodshed. Written by Anime News Network

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'Noriyoshi Ohrai' was the original poster designer for Japan, who also made posters for the Japanese release of Star Wars and the first Godzilla movie. See more »

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Only Time Will Tell
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Written by Geoff Downes and John Wetton
Performed by Asia
Taken from the album "Asia"
Published by Geffen Records
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Heartrending war melodrama
6 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a shame this movie is so hard to come by. I only managed to get a hold on it through the Internet.

This story tells of WWIII and was written during the Cold War. From the beginning, it shows the war through many sets of eyes: civilians', the engineers', the world powers, and the soldiers'. Probably the most realistic portrayal of war in a cartoon.

It's extremely somber and depressing, which is the right tone for it. That is, until the end. I felt the ending of it really reversed all of the buildup and drama the movie had going for it.

But even though it's heartbreaking, it ends on a note of hope. There's something to be learned from that.

The Japanese music is better in my opinion. Not too much that is important was cut, though, just a scene showing Japan's involvement and some of the gorier details (for instance the shot of a bloody stump of a soldier's arm is cut). Laura is also implied to be in a relationship with the character who was her brother in the original.

Either way, it is wonderfully animated and a real gem, making it a shame that it's so obscure.


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