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

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)
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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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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 & Associates [jp], Uekusa often acts in film and TV, this is his only known voice acting role. See more »

Quotes

Donner: A reporter in league with terrorists is a dangerous enemy.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Sci-Fi Channel Saturday Anime (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Vuinasu no kaze
("Wind of Venus")
Performed by Taku Kitahara
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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Classic teens save the world film
5 November 2012 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

The animation is good for 1989, but the plot is nothing more than an idealized war story with kids. And it is all happening on Venus of all places. The heroes are a bunch of motorcycle kids who want to save their city from the invaders. They are not even alien invaders, just a bunch of other people. They get some weapons, mount a rebellion which amounts to little, but in the process they get the attention of the army proper and they are conscripted. The day is saved.

The problem with the characters is that they are all teens. However annoying they may be, they are acting according to their role. Damn unsympathetic, though. The glory of war pop music on the background was also irritating. Bottom line: lame story, but good animation.


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