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The Humanoid (1986)

A brilliant scientist named Dr. Watson has built a robot who can think and feel like a human. The planetary governor however, doesn't want anything to do with it.

Director:

Shin'ichi Masaki

Writers:

Hajime Sorayama (original characters), Kouichi Mizuide (as Kouichi Minade)
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Credited cast:
Runa Akiyama Runa Akiyama ... Ignatia (voice) (as Hikari Akiyama)
Sarah-Anne Dafoe Sarah-Anne Dafoe ... Princess Ignasia (voice)
Michael Dobson ... Alan (voice)
Mark Hildreth ... Eric (voice)
Janyse Jaud ... Sheri (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Alan (voice)
Ken Kramer ... Minister Libero (voice)
Eiji Maruyama Eiji Maruyama ... Libero (voice)
Ward Perry Ward Perry ... Governor Proud (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... Antionette (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata Hidekatsu Shibata ... Watson (voice)
Yumiko Shibata Yumiko Shibata ... Sheri (voice)
Robert O. Smith ... Dr. Watson (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Proud (voice)
Cathy Weseluck ... Antoinette (voice)
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A brilliant scientist named Dr. Watson has built a robot who can think and feel like a human. The planetary governor however, doesn't want anything to do with it.

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Enjoyable, not too deep.
10 June 2006 | by therealmusashiSee all my reviews

If you're a fan of Battle of the Planets, Transformers, Bubblegum Crisis, Macross, Robotech or other 80s anime, you'll likely enjoy this.

Contrary to what the review states, the animation is pretty much par for the course for anime released at that time, and some sequences are quite good.

It's main flaw is that it tackles a subject too deep and complex for a 45 min. feature. Can a robot love a human? Is it really love? Spielberg's "A.I." explored this concept in a much more mature, lengthy, and engaging fashion, but The Humanoid is still fun viewing.

If you find it now, it'll be cheap. My version is the original VHS, released in 1986 in Japan. There are a couple of newer versions, on DVD, and I don't know what they contain. Enjoy.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ザ・ヒューマノイド 哀の惑星レザリア See more »

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1.33 : 1
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