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Five Star Stories (1989)

| Animation, Action, Fantasy
The Joker five-star system is under Emperor Amaterasu. Mecha pilot Ladios must save his co-pilot, Fatima-class female android Lachesis, from one of many warlords, who oppose Amaterasu.

Director:

Kazuo Yamazaki

Writers:

Akinori Endô (screenplay), Mamoru Nagano (comic)
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Ryô Horikawa ... Ladyos Soap / Amateras no Mikado (voice)
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The Joker five-star system is under Emperor Amaterasu. Mecha pilot Ladios must save his co-pilot, Fatima-class female android Lachesis, from one of many warlords, who oppose Amaterasu.

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Japan

Language:

Japanese

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24 January 2006 | by shinchanfanSee all my reviews

"The Five Star Stories" is a well created Japanese anime film. I found it at a local bargain bin and picked it up and I was very impressed. Although its only in Japanese I still thought it was very powerful, but I would still like to see it with an English audio track. The DVD comes with a booklet that describes the timeline of this film and a character bio for most of the cast. The movie itself maybe considered boring and hard to understand but its still entertaining. I strongly recommend this movie to anyone who likes older anime and other series such as GUNDAM or ESCAFLOWNE. You will not be disappointed with "The Five Star Stories".


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