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Windaria (1986)

Dôwa meita senshi Windaria (original title)
An ambitious young farmer becomes an agent in a pointless war between two nations, and tragedy ensues.

Director:

Kunihiko Yuyama

Writer:

Keisuke Fujikawa (story and screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tôru Furuya ... Izu (voice)
Waka Kanda Waka Kanda ... Marliin (voice)
Kazuhiko Inoue ... Jiru (voice)
Naoko Matsui ... Ahnas (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata Hidekatsu Shibata ... Ransuro (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ... Cail (voice) (as Noriaki Wakamoto)
Aki Saitou Aki Saitou ... Ginevia (voice)
Rihoko Yoshida Rihoko Yoshida ... Kundri (voice)
Gara Takashima Gara Takashima ... Druid (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Piralu (voice)
Yuzuru Fujimoto Yuzuru Fujimoto ... Coppo (voice) (as Yuzuru Morimoto)
Kan Tokumaru Kan Tokumaru ... Haloli (voice)
Tomie Kataoka Tomie Kataoka ... Isis (voice)
Kazuki Yao ... Torel (voice)
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ... Keyl (voice) (as Shouji Samori)
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As two countries wage war, a great valley is doomed for destruction. In an effort to save his home, Alan agrees to be a message carrier. In the process he is tricked into destroying a whole kingdom and his own life. The movie ends with him vowing to lead in the rebuilding of the valley to help right the incredible wrongs he has committed. Written by Grant Wagner <rwagner1@utk.edu>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | Greek

Release Date:

19 July 1986 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Once Upon a Time See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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An anime classic; be sure to avoid the U.S. version
26 November 1999 | by zenamakoSee all my reviews

Windaria: Legend of Fabulous Battle is a classic anime movie from the mid-80s--a deeply moving tragedy with gorgeous character designs by Inomata Mutsumi (Leda: Fantastic Adventure of Yohko) and one of the most effective musical scores of any anime film. Note, however, that the U.S. "adaptation" bears no resemblance to the original Japanese movie apart from the visuals; the script was completely rewritten from scratch by Carl Macek back when he worked for Harmony Gold. Even the soundtrack was altered, and yes, scenes were cut (ironically, the movie's closing ballad appears on the American "Best of Anime" CD, but not in the U.S. release of the movie). I would definitely recommend this film to anyone who enjoys epic dramas or animated films, but make sure you get the original Japanese version.


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