Once Upon a Time (movie aka Windaria)

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Alternative title:
C'era una volta Windaria (Italian)
Dōwa Meita Senshi Windaria (Japanese)
Windaria
Виндария (Russian)
ウインダリア (Japanese)
童話めいた戦史ウインダリア (Japanese)
Genres: drama, fantasy
Themes: love, Tragedy, war
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Two rival kingdoms vie for fresh water and in the process end up destroying their entire society. As seen through the eyes of an innocent go-between, this tragic story details the depths to which loyalty and everlasting love must be tested, in a futile attempt to save a world from total destruction.
User Ratings: 249 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 11 votes (sub:6, dub:3, raw:2)
 Excellent: 28 votes (sub:21, dub:2, ?:1, others:4
2 Russian subtitled
2 Russian dubbed
)
 Very good: 43 votes (sub:28, dub:13, ?:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Good: 62 votes (sub:45, dub:14, ?:1, raw:1, edit.dub:1)
 Decent: 27 votes (sub:18, dub:7, ?:1, raw:1)
 So-so: 29 votes (sub:18, dub:9, ?:2)
 Not really good: 22 votes (sub:15, dub:5, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Weak: 15 votes (sub:9, dub:5, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Bad: 6 votes (sub:3, dub:3)
 Awful: 2 votes (?:1, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 4 votes (sub:2, dub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 487 users, rank: #1698 (of 5923)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.402 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.162, rank: #3603 (of 5916)
Weighted mean: 6.375 (Decent+), rank: #3625 (of 5916) (seen all: 6.42 / seen some: 3.62 / won't finish: 4.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.429 (Decent+), rank: #3226 (of 4471)
Running time: 102 minutes
Vintage:
1986-07-09
1987 (Streamline home video release)
Premiere date:
1986-07-09 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
"Yakusoku" by Akino Arai
Ending Theme:
"Utsukushii hoshi" by Akino Arai
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 1
Comment:
In order to market the movie to younger audiences, Harmony Gold had cut out about seven minutes (of mostly nudity and violence) and changed much of the plot. More about the edit can be read here.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Once Upon a Time (DVD) 2004-03-16

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Original Work: Keisuke Fujikawa
Character Design: Mutsumi Inomata
Art Director: Geki Katsumata
Animation Director: Mutsumi Inomata
Mechanical design:
Shohei Kohara
Takahiro Toyomasu
Sound Director: Noriyoshi Matsuura
Director of Photography: Hiroaki Edamitsu
Executive producer:
Shuuichi Onodera
Toshihiro Nagao
Producer: Toshihiro Nagao

Accessory Coordinator: Shohei Kohara
Animation Coordination: Shigenori Kageyama
Assistant Director: Shin'ichi Masaki
Assistant Sound Director: Jun Watanabe
Chief Production Administrator: Akihiko Inari
Editing: Shuichi Kakesu
In-Between Check: Atsuko Ishida
Production Desk: Mutsuo Horibe
Sub-mechanical Design: Tomohiko Sato
Theme Song Arrangement: Satoshi Kadokura (OP-ED)
Theme Song Composition:
Akino Arai (ED)
Kazuhiko Katoh (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Akino Arai (ED)
Masumi Kawamura (OP)
Theme Song Performance: Akino Arai (OP, ED)
Kazuhiko Inoue as Jiru
Naoko Matsui as Ahnas
Tohru Furuya as Izu
Waka Kanda as Marlin

Gara Takashima as Druid
Norio Wakamoto as Kyle
Sho Saito as Ginevia

Hidekatsu Shibata as Lancelot
Ichirô Nagai as Piralu
Kan Tokumaru as Haloli
Kazuki Yao as Torel
Kenichi Ono as Townsman
Masayuki Nakai as Townsman
Michitaka Kobayashi as Soldier
Rihoko Yoshida as Kundri
Shinya Ohtaki as Kurakki
Tomie Kataoka as Isis
Yumi Kinoshita as Shalem
Yuzuru Fujimoto as Coppo
Japanese companies
Background Art: Studio Cosmos
Distributor: Atlus
Photography: Studio Gallop
English cast
English staff
Director: Carl Macek
ADR Director: Tom Wyner
Executive producer:
John Ledford (ADV Films)
Mark Williams (ADV Films)
Producer: Carl Macek

International Coordination: Toru Iwakami (ADV Films)
Jane Alan as Marie
Kerrigan Mahan as Allen

Bruce Nielsen as Prince Roland

A. Gregory as Old Allen
Abe Lasser as Lord Legato
Alfred Thor as Lunarian Advisor
Barbara Goodson as Princess Veronica
Brittany Harlowe as Celina
Catherine Luciani as Lunarian Queen
Dave Mallow as Lunarian Court Member
Deanna Morris as Telsa
Lara Cody as Kid
Michael McConnohie as King Drako
Richard George as
Legato's Soldier
Shadowland Pilot
Sam Strong as
Lunarian
Shadowland Guard
Sonja S. Fox as
Juliet 2
Shadowland Queen
Wendee Lee as Juliet 1
English companies
ADR Production: Intersound, Inc.
Licensed by:
ADV Films
Streamline Pictures (Expired)
Korean staff
Korean cast
(none)
Korean companies
(none)
French staff
French cast
(none)
Christine Paris as Marine
Frédérique Marlot as Arahnas
Tony Joudrier as Jill

Cathy Cerda as
Célina
Guinebia
Frédérique Marlot as Juliette
Gérard Boucaron as Le conseiller de Guinebia
Hervé Caradec as Lagado
Laurence Bréheret as Femme de Lanslot
Mike Marshall as
Caleb
Lanslot
Narrateur

French companies
Distributor: Kaze
Dubbing: Studio Chinkel
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Alejandro Abdalah as Counselor
Guillermo Romano as Narrator
Ignacio Campero as
Counselor
King Drako
Javier Ponton as Alan
Marcela Bordes as Princess Veronica
María Becerril as Queen
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: Intersound, Inc.
Italian staff
Italian cast
(none)
Dario De Grassi as Alan(old)
Vittorio Guerrieri as Alan(young)


Giuliano Santi as Lagado
Monica Ward as Veronica
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga
Distributor: Yamato Video
Dubbing: Promovision
Russian staff
Russian companies
(none)
Production: MC Entertainment
Russian cast
(none)
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