Venus Wars (movie)

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©1989 Kugatsusha/Gakken Co., Ltd./Shochiku Co., Ltd./Bandai Co., Ltd.


Alternative title:
Venus Senki (Japanese)
Война на Венере (Russian)
ヴィーナス戦記 (Japanese)
金星戰記 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: future, military, war
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: War breaks out between 2 nations on a terraformed Venus, catching a teenage motorized unicycle team unaware. At the same time, a reporter from Earth is trying to keep up with the team to document the story.
User Ratings: 337 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 13 votes (dub:7, sub:5, raw:1)
 Excellent: 32 votes (dub:16, sub:16)
 Very good: 61 votes (sub:32, dub:25, ?:1, others:3
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Good: 99 votes (dub:50, sub:42, edit.dub:3, ?:3, raw:1)
 Decent: 72 votes (sub:37, dub:29, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:3
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 French dubbed
)
 So-so: 29 votes (sub:15, dub:11, ?:1, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Not really good: 16 votes (sub:8, dub:7, ?:1)
 Weak: 10 votes (sub:5, dub:5)
 Bad: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 602 users, rank: #1761 (of 8015)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.766 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.6383, rank: #3854 (of 8086)
Weighted mean: 6.715 (Good−), rank: #3933 (of 8086) (seen all: 6.75 / seen some: 5.44 / won't finish: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.743 (Good−), rank: #3576 (of 6141)
Running time: 102 minutes
Vintage: 1989
Premiere date:
1989-03-11 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 1
Ending Theme:
"Asu e no Kaze" (明日への風) by George Yanagi
Insert song:
"Shakunestu no Circuit" (灼熱のサーキット) by Eiko Yamane 
"Venus no Kaze" (ヴイナスの風) by Taku Kitahara
Trivia: We have 1
Review:
Venus Wars DVD (Oct 19, 2012)
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Venus Wars (Blu-Ray) 2015-12-15
DVD (Region 0)
    The Venus Wars (DVD) 1998-11-03
    The Venus Wars (DVD) 2003-01-28
DVD (Region 1)
    Venus Wars (DVD) 2012-09-18 (from $17.95)
VHS
    The Venus Wars (Dub.VHS) 1993-10-20

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Unit Director: Koichi Chigira
Music: Joe Hisaishi
Original creator: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Character Design: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Art Director: Shichirō Kobayashi
Animation Director:
Sachiko Kamimura
Toshihiro Kawamoto (Assistant)
Mechanical design:
Kow Yokoyama
Makoto Kobayashi
Sound Director: Koichi Chiba
Director of Photography: Yoshiyuki Tamagawa
Assistant Animation Director: Morifumi Naka
Assistant Unit Director: Yasunori Urata
Color Coordination: Nobuko Mizuta (MI)
Color Coordination Assistance:
Ryoko Yoshimori
Yumiko Katayama
Editing: Takeshi Seyama
Editing Assistant: Hiroshi Adachi
In-Between Animation: Kumi Horii
Mechanical animation Director: Hirotoshi Sano
Production Advancement:
Kōichirō Ōhashi
Yukio Muneoka
Production manager: Katsumi Yamaguchi
Special Effects:
Kou Yamamoto
Yasuhiko Komori
Theme Song Performance:
Eiko Yamane (Insert Song)
George Yanagi (ED)
Taku Kitahara (Insert Song)

Eriko Hara as Susan

Daisuke Gouri as Game Announcer
Gorō Naya as Gary
Hidemi Osaka as Desk
Houchu Ohtsuka as Will
Ikuya Sawaki as Branch Manager
Kaneto Shiozawa as Donner
Kiyoyuki Yanada as Jack
Konami Yoshida as Cathy
Minoru Inaba as Bartender
Mitsuaki Hoshino as Manuel
Naoki Makishima as Kenny
Shūichi Ikeda as Kurtz
Tatsuyuki Jinnai as Chief
Tesshō Genda as Sims
Yousuke Akimoto as Maggie's Father
Yuko Mizutani as Maggie
Yuko Sasaki as Miranda
Yuzuru Fujimoto as General
Japanese companies
Animation Production:
Kugatsusha
Triangle Staff
Backgrounds: Kobayashi Production
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Photography: T. Nishimura
Publicity: Major, Inc.
Sound Effects: E&M Planning Center
Sound Production: Cruise, Inc.
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
Director: Michael Bakewell
Executive producer:
John O'Donnell
Laurence Guinness
Adaptation: George Roubicek
Casting: Jill Wilmot
DVD Compression: Justin Sevakis (Discotek release, uncredited)
DVD Coordination: Karel Havle
Ben Fairman as Hiro

Denica Fairman as Susan Sommers

Anna Alba as Maggy
Bob Sessions as Gary
Bradley Cole as Will
Jesse Vogel as Superior (uncredited)
Jocelyn Cunningham as Miranda
John Jay Fitzgerald as
Barfly (uncredited)
Mechanic (uncredited)
Soldiers (uncredited)
Peter Marinker as General Gerhard Donner
Peter Whitman as
Anchor (uncredited)
Scorpio (uncredited)
Sean Barrett as
Maggie's Father (uncredited)
Sims (uncredited)
Soldier (uncredited)
Stacey Gregg as Cathy
Vincent Marzello as
Barkeep (uncredited)
Mechanic (uncredited)
William Dufries as Kurtz 
William Roberts as Sportscaster (uncredited)
English companies
Digital Premastering: Crush Digital Video
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Manga Entertainment (Australia, UK)
U.S. Manga Corps
DVD Menu Design: Crush Digital Video
Licensed by:
Central Park Media (expired)
Discotek Media (2012)
French cast
French staff
Dubbing Director: Pierre Valmy

Adaptation: Pierre Valmy
Thierry Ragueneau as Hiro Seno

Claire Guyot as Susan Somers

Bertrand Arnaud as Kenny
Gaëlle Bonneau as Cathy
Georges Berthomieu as
Barman
Général
Père de Maggy
Jérome Keen as
Jack
Lieutenant Kurtz
Michelle Buczynski as Miranda
Olivier Korol as Tao
Olivier Marina as Journaliste
Patrice Baudrier as Général Gerhard Donner
Patrick Messe as
Colonel
Gary
William Coryn as Will
French companies
Distributor:
Dybex
Manga Video
Dubbing: S.T.A.R.T.
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer: Luis de Val

Screen Inserts:
José Luis Barcelona (Spain dub)
Mercedes Montalá (Spain dub; title)
Juan Antonio Bernal as Hiro (Spain dub)

Eduard Farelo as Captain Kurtz (Spain dub)
José Antequera as Gary (Spain dub)
Mercedes Diemand-Hartz as Maggie (Spain dub)
Mercedes Montalá as Suzan Sommers (Spain dub)
Montse Moreno as Miranda (Spain dub)
Oriol Rafel as Will (Spain dub)

Alberto Trifol as Maggie's Father (Spain dub)
Angel de Gracia as Rob (Spain dub)
César Martínez as Kenny (Spain dub)
Enrique Encarnación as General Donner (Spain dub)
José Javier Serrano as Jack (Spain dub)
Josep María Zamora as General (Spain dub)
Juan Comellas as Colonel Sims (Spain dub)
Juan Carlos Gustems as Bartender (Spain dub)
Juan Miguel Díez as Chris (Spain dub)
Mercedes Domingo as Cathy (Spain dub)
Ramon Canals as Tao (Spain dub)
Xavier Fernández as Jeff (Spain dub)

Fernando Carreter (Spain dub)
Francisco Alborch (Spain dub)
José Félix Pons (Spain dub)
Miguel Marquillas (Spain dub)
Miriam Guilimany (Spain dub)
Oriol de Balle (Spain dub)
Pedro José Martos (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian companies
(none)
Broadcaster: Man-Ga
Italian cast
(none)
German staff
German cast
(none)
Luise Charlotte Brings as Susan Sommers

Hans-Gerd Kilbinger as Maggie's Father
Ilya Welter as Cathy
Ulrike Hoetzel as Miranda
Volker Wolf as General Gerhard Donner

German companies
Russian staff
Russian companies
(none)
Distributor: MC Entertainment
Russian cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)

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