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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:

Steve Kramer (adr writer), Edward E. Smith (novels) (as Edward E. 'Doc' Smith) | 2 more credits »
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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)
Yasuo Tanaka Yasuo Tanaka ... Blakeslee (voice) (as Yasurô Tanaka)
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:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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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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Alternate Versions

Two English dubs of the movie exist. The first, made in 1987 by Harmony Gold, is cut by about 15 minutes and replaces much of the music with stock music from the Robotech movies. The second English dub, released in 1990 by Streamline Pictures, is uncut (although a new English ending credit roll replaces the original Japanese) with music and sound effects intact. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Final Fantasy VII (1997) See more »

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Classic Sci-Fi Adventure!
15 February 2004 | by moonbus69See all my reviews

Heard of this anime film about ten years ago, and finally got off my duff and watched it on VHS. So much in it to recommend, I don't know where to start, except that it's a classic Sci-Fi adventure like some of the early Heinlein juvenile novels (never read the Lensmen books, but I will now) and the Star Wars Trilogy, just in anime form. The characters are interesting, and the music score and rock tracks go well with all the futuristic imagery. I am really wishing for this to be on DVD soon!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lensman: Secret of The Lens See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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