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Venus Wars (1989)

Venus Senki (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Drama | 11 March 1989 (Japan)
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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 »


Yoshikazu Yasuhiko


Yuichi Sasamoto (screenplay) (as Yûichi Sasamoto), Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (comic) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Katsuhide Uekusa Katsuhide Uekusa ... Hiro (voice)
Yûko Mizutani Yûko Mizutani ... Magî (voice)
Eriko Hara Eriko Hara ... Sû (voice)
Yûko Sasaki Yûko Sasaki ... Miranda (voice)
Gorô Naya ... Gary (voice)
Hôchû Ôtsuka ... Will (voice)
Masami Kikuchi ... Rob (voice)
Shûichi Ikeda Shûichi Ikeda ... Kurtz (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Donner (voice)
Hiroshi Kawaguchi Hiroshi Kawaguchi ... Tao (voice)
Konami Yoshida ... Cathy (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Jeff (voice)
Kiyoyuki Yanada Kiyoyuki Yanada ... Jack (voice)
Mitsuaki Hoshino Mitsuaki Hoshino ... Manuel (voice)
Naoki Makishima Naoki Makishima ... Kenny (voice)


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!


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


Donner: I will not be beaten by children.
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Crazy Credits

The on-screen credits give the title of the insert song performed by Eiko Yamane as being "Seishun no shissô" ("Dash of youth"). In the tracklist of the original soundtrack album, however, that same title is given to an instrumental cue, while the song is titled "Shakunetsu no sâkitto" ("Burning Hot Circuit").

The insert song performed by Taku Kitahara is titled "Vuinasu no kaze" ("Wind of Venus") in the on-screen credits, while in the tracklist of the original soundtrack album it is given the longer title "Vuinasu no kaze (Wind On The Venus)". See more »


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Seishun no shissô
("Dash of youth")
Performed by Eiko Yamane
Lyrics by Kayoko Fuyumori (uncredited)
Music and arrangement by Joe Hisaishi (as Jô Hisaishi) (uncredited)
Strings & horn arrangement by Kôichi Fujino (uncredited)
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Nice Piece of Anime
19 October 2002 | by The_MissusSee all my reviews

It's 2089 and Venus is a thriving Earth colony, but it strives for independance and wars with Earth breaks out. Venus is split into two parts, and we follow a group of friends living on one side of the divide who before the war spent their time racing motor bikes, but they end up fighting in the war. A young reporter from Earth follows them around and eventually becomes part of the Venusian resistance.

Nice animation, well developed characters and plenty of love loss and struggle ,makes for a great film, worth watching if you're an anime fan :)

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