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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

Popular boy-band member Katsuhide Uekusa (of the trio Shonentai) played the lead role of Hiro. Although, like most members of the boy band talent agency Johnny's Jimusho, Uekusa often acts in film and TV, this is his only known voice acting role. 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 »

Soundtracks

Venus no Kaze (Wind of Venus)
Performed by Taku Kitahara
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what can I say...that's manga
10 October 2004 | by AprodiaSee all my reviews

This is the first manga film that I watched, and the reason to develop my interest and look for more movies. And thanks to this baby I found "AKIRA", for which I won't stop being grateful. The movie, simply said, has it all. there's action, thrill, criticizing general issues, a bit of romance. The big influence comes from Hiro - he's a boy, deeply interested and amazed by all the unfairness in this world, and as we can see, does everything in his powers to fix it all. Even though he is still a teenager, his seriousness and bravery make his a truly amazing character.

a perfect movie, worth the time 10 out of 10


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