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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 »

Directors:

Shûichi Hirokawa (as Kazuyuki Hirokawa), Yoshiaki Kawajiri

Writers:

Steve Kramer (adr writer), Edward E. Smith (novels) (as Edward E. 'Doc' Smith) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshio Furukawa ... Kimball Kinnison (voice)
Mami Koyama ... Clarissa MacDougall (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ... Peter Van Buskirk (voice)
Nachi Nozawa Nachi Nozawa ... Worsel (voice)
Tadashi Nakamura Tadashi Nakamura ... Gary Kinnison (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata Hidekatsu Shibata ... Port Admiral Haynes (voice)
Seizô Katô Seizô Katô ... Helmuth (voice)
Kôji Yada Kôji Yada ... Greedle (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... LaVerne Thorndyke (voice)
Eiji Kanie Eiji Kanie ... Narration (voice)
Yasurô Tanaka Yasurô Tanaka ... Blakeslee (voice)
Shingo Kanemoto Shingo Kanemoto ... Zwilnik (voice)
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ... Henry Henderson (voice)
Masashi Hironaka Masashi Hironaka ... Computer (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi Michitaka Kobayashi ... Operator (voice)
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lensman: Secret of The Lens See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Debut roles for Akimitsu Takase and Kenji Nomura. See more »

Quotes

Buzz: Look, it's not that I don't like you. It's just that I don't like you.
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Alternate Versions

Two English dubs of the movie exist. The first, made in 1987 by Harmony Gold, is cut by about 15 minutes and replaces much of the music with stock music from the Robotech movies. The second English dub, released in 1990 by Streamline Pictures, is uncut (although a new English ending credit roll replaces the original Japanese) with music and sound effects intact. See more »

Connections

Followed by Lensman: Galactic Patrol (1984) See more »

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What are Anime Otakus talkin' about here?
26 March 2000 | by Chibi RizaSee all my reviews

This is one of my all time favorite old-school Animes of all time!The Lensman anime movie has been looked down upon alot and doesn't deserve the bashing that it gets.

The story focuses around a young hearder named Kimball Kinnison and the Galactic Control base and their struggles with the Boskone dynasty and the mavolent Lord Helmuth. This one is chocked full of plot twists and really amazing extra-terrestrials and monsters.

The one thing I did not like about this film is the relationship between Kim and Clarrise.


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