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Lensman (1984)

SF Shinseiki Lensman (original title)
Kimball Kinnison, a young man from the agricultural planet Mquie and his Valerian companinon, Buscirk find a dying man with a legendary crystal lens embedded in his hand. As the man was ... See full summary »

Directors:

Shûichi Hirokawa (as Kazuyuki Hirokawa), Yoshiaki Kawajiri

Writers:

Edward E. Smith (novels) (as Edward E. 'Doc' Smith), Sôji Yoshikawa
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshio Furukawa ... Kimball Kinnison (voice)
Mami Koyama ... Clarissa MacDougall (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ... Peter Van Buskirk (voice)
Nachi Nozawa Nachi Nozawa ... Worsel (voice)
Tadashi Nakamura Tadashi Nakamura ... Gary Kinnison (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata Hidekatsu Shibata ... Port Admiral Haynes (voice)
Seizô Katô Seizô Katô ... Helmuth (voice)
Kôji Yada Kôji Yada ... Greedle (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... LaVerne Thorndyke (voice)
Eiji Kanie Eiji Kanie ... Narration (voice)
Yasurô Tanaka Yasurô Tanaka ... Blakeslee (voice)
Shingo Kanemoto Shingo Kanemoto ... Zwilnik (voice)
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ... Henry Henderson (voice)
Masashi Hironaka Masashi Hironaka ... Computer (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi Michitaka Kobayashi ... Operator (voice)
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Storyline

Kimball Kinnison, a young man from the agricultural planet Mquie and his Valerian companinon, Buscirk find a dying man with a legendary crystal lens embedded in his hand. As the man was dying, he mysteriously passed on the Lens to Kim. With more companions to come by, Kim must find out the purpose of the Lens before the Boskone dynasty does. Written by Jenova Synthesis <mayu_roxx@hotmail.com>

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Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lensman See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

While this film was nominally based on Edward E ("Doc") Smith's "Lensman" books, significant elements of the plot have actually been lifted from DC Comics "Green Lantern", which is fitting, as "Green Lantern" pretty much bases major parts of its background and setup on the "Lensman" stories. See more »

Quotes

Buzz: Look, it's not that I don't like you. It's just that I don't like you.
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Referenced in Final Fantasy VII (1997) See more »

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amazing

anyone remember the days where the SciFi channel use to show anime films about 6-7 years ago? well out of all of them, only 3 stuck in my mind, first being Akira for sheer brilliance in animation and detail, next was Fist of the North star for the outstanding entertainment, and finally there was a quietly known feature film called The Lensmen. this film from start to end was amazing, because of the story, yes it seems very similar to Star Wars, but you have to remember that the books were made about 50 years before George Lucas started his little project that would change the world, even then he copied the theme from Flash Gordon.

this should get a DVD release, to do it justice and then the world will realize how good The Lensmen really is.


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