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Venus Wars (1989)

Venus Senki (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Drama | 11 March 1989 (Japan)
The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before ... See full summary »

Director:

Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Writers:

Yuichi Sasamoto, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katsuhide Uekusa Katsuhide Uekusa ... Hiro (voice)
Ben Fairman Ben Fairman ... Hiro (voice)
Yûko Mizutani Yûko Mizutani ... Maggie (voice)
Anna Alba Anna Alba ... Maggie (voice)
Eriko Hara Eriko Hara ... Sue (voice)
Denica Fairman Denica Fairman ... Sue (voice)
Yûko Sasaki Yûko Sasaki ... Miranda (voice)
Jocelyn Cunningham Jocelyn Cunningham ... Miranda (voice)
Gorô Naya ... Gary (voice)
Bob Sessions Bob Sessions ... Gary (voice)
Hôchû Ôtsuka ... Will (voice)
Bradley Cole ... Will (voice)
Masami Kikuchi ... Rob (voice)
Michael Morris Michael Morris ... Rob (voice)
Shûichi Ikeda Shûichi Ikeda ... Kurtz (voice)
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Storyline

The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before it's captured by Ishtar. She falls in with a bunch of teen-agers who live for a sort of motorcycle version of Roller Derby. Daredevil rider Hiro and his friends reluctantly join the struggle to free Aphrodia from the invaders. Not surprisingly, Hiro proves an ace at piloting the mono-cycles that are the Aphrodians' secret weapon in the key battle. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The ultimate turf war!


Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 March 1989 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Venus Wars See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The cigarettes that Sue gives the bartender are Camel Cigarettes. See more »

Quotes

Hiro: Everything's different, even if it looks the same.
Maggie: The important things haven't changed. There's still the same painted blue sky and and artificial trees. white birds on a brilliant rainbow purified water on man-made flowers the orange sun filtered through acid-free air,warming our beautiful world. These things haven't changed...
Hiro: But what else do you see?
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Connections

Featured in Sci-Fi Channel Saturday Anime (1995) See more »

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Asu e no Kaze (Wind of Tomorrow)
Performed by George Yanagi
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The future looks excellent.
27 March 2003 | by benshinobiSee all my reviews

One of my personal favorites... can't beat the classics, eh? This film is hard to come by these days but it is a definite "gotta-see-it." Apparently an icy comet hit Venus around about now and made the planet habitable. The planet contains a population of relatively disillusioned human beings who, when not complaining or uni-bike racing, raise armies to try and control the planet. Bleak, eh? Our heroes are a bunch of hot-shot biker punks who team up with some rebels to fight the evil warlords... Good stuff. The animation is fluid and lovingly rendered... the sort of quality that made "Akira" so popular. Occasionally, live-action shots of what I assume are Arizona are incorporated into the backgrounds to give the whole film a "real feel." Do not miss this film. Get it get it get it. There's next to nil in the way of flesh, but that's not important. Great plot, great action, great characters... not to mention some hilarious lines here and there for fun. This film makes a powerful statement about human nature.


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