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Lensman (1984)

SF Shinseiki Lensman (original title)
Kimball Kinnison, a young man from the agricultural planet Mquie and his Valerian companinon, Buscirk find a dying man with a legendary crystal lens embedded in his hand. As the man was ... See full summary »

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Kimball Kinnison (voice)
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Clarissa MacDougall (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ...
Peter Van Buskirk (voice)
Nachi Nozawa ...
Worsel (voice)
Tadashi Nakamura ...
Gary Kinnison (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata ...
Port Admiral Haynes (voice)
Seizô Katô ...
Helmuth (voice)
Kôji Yada ...
Greedle (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
LaVerne Thorndyke (voice)
Eiji Kanie ...
Narration (voice)
Yasurô Tanaka ...
Blakeslee (voice)
Shingo Kanemoto ...
Zwilnik (voice)
Masaharu Satô ...
Henry Henderson (voice)
Masashi Hironaka ...
Computer (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi ...
Operator (voice)
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Kimball Kinnison, a young man from the agricultural planet Mquie and his Valerian companinon, Buscirk find a dying man with a legendary crystal lens embedded in his hand. As the man was dying, he mysteriously passed on the Lens to Kim. With more companions to come by, Kim must find out the purpose of the Lens before the Boskone dynasty does. Written by Jenova Synthesis <mayu_roxx@hotmail.com>

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31 August 1990 (USA)  »

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While this film was nominally based on Edward E ("Doc") Smith's "Lensman" books, significant elements of the plot have actually been lifted from DC Comics "Green Lantern", which is fitting, as "Green Lantern" pretty much bases major parts of its background and setup on the "Lensman" stories. See more »

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Buzz: Look, it's not that I don't like you. It's just that I don't like you.
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Classic anime, a kind of poor man's Star Wars, made by the Japanese
25 October 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I know that for a 1984 film this is not so bad, but I have to say, after having seen so many animes in my life, I can't really appreciate it in any way. First of all the story is based on E. E. Smith's Lensman novels, which are written in the 1930s, and it shows. Second of all, the animation is not that good, with base colors, psychedelic lightning and silly 3D geometric shapes. The characters are not developed or likable and the plot is something akin to Star Wars, only without the complexity: evil empire, rebels, boy with super powers that can save the world, helpless girl, intellectual mentors that always suggest safe or rational actions and give the protagonist every chance to do exactly the opposite.

Bottom line: I did not like it. It was boring and a pain to watch till the end.


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