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Genma Taisen

Alternative Titles

English: Harmagedon
Synonyms: Ghenma Wars, Great War with Genma
Japanese: 幻魔大戦


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 12, 1983
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Unknown
Duration: 2 hr. 31 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.161 (scored by 771 users)
Ranked: #70512
Popularity: #5227
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From the depths of space he is coming...

Ancient beyond understanding, his power is immeasurable. He has destroyed half the universe and is on his way here. He is... Genma.

Only two people are aware of the imminent catastrophe: Princess Luna, a modern day prophetess and Vega, a cybernetic crusader from a world long since ravaged by Genma. Determined to spare the Earth from a similar fate, Luna and Vega must try to mobilize the most potent psychics in the world. Together, this army of fledging psychic warriors must succeed where billions have tried... and failed.

But will they be able to gather their champions in time? Genma's agents are already on Earth to ensure that their master meets with no opposition!

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Otomo, Katsuhiro
Otomo, Katsuhiro
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Kanada, Yoshinori
Kanada, Yoshinori
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Nozomi, Aoki
Nozomi, Aoki

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Jan 2, 2016
This film left me annoyed, invigorated, frustrated and amazed.

This is about a boy getting love-powered psychic abilities and his journey as he discovers this, plays with this, discovers the consequences, and of course has to help the handful of other psychic warriors on Earth defeat a countless-galaxies-destroying being. I found myself really enjoying and relating, not only to his journey, but to a few other characters. Until the last third. Oh god what did I just see.

I have mixed feelings about this anime, but they're mostly a mixture of good things. At first it seemed awful, then it seemed so bad it was good. The read more
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Feb 24, 2013
After getting a good laugh from the infamous Mars of Destruction, I decided to watch Genma Taisen thinking that I would have a somewhat similar experience. I was gravely mistaken...

Story- 2/10
Typical save the world from the bad guy plot. Things happen for no apparent reason, and anytime something did happen I felt like punching myself in the throat.

Art- 3/10
Still frames, expressionless faces, recycled/ choppy animations, and horribly drawn backdrops (with the exception of a few decently animated scenes). Nothing much else to say here.

Sound- 3/10
Below average voice acting. Terrible soundtrack. Cheesy sound effects (this is a plus though). Again, nothing much else to say.

Character- 1/10
This read more
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Feb 24, 2013
Before i start this review I would like to state I am being 100% serious about this and believe this movie is one of the greatest(shittiest) movies of all time.


Wow. Just wow never have I would have a imagined that a film like this would create such a heart warming(more like heart killing) and brilliant(retarded) story. The story follows Jo who has just learned that he is actually a "PSIONIC WARRIOR!" and he is destined to save the universe from the wrath of the evil Genma!(who is actually just a giant red skull floating in space for no fucking reason). I thought the story was read more
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Dec 18, 2012
After surviving a mysterious airline explosion princess Luna then encounter a supernatural being that warn her about the impending fate of the earth.The evil demonic entity called Genma plots to whip out all life on earth and only her and other special individuals with psychic powers called psionic warriors can stop him.She most gather the other from across the globe and unite to defeat Genma and his evil minions

I Seriously deserve the title of sainthood for sitting through this;which although overall wasn't completely awful, at times was a dung fest.The pacing is ridiculously slow and the plot transparent and uninspiring.The characters were bland read more
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Anime: Ai City
Both series have a group of people with superpowers who fight on two opposite sides with obvious purpose, one cause a catastrophe and the another group save the world from that plan. However, the common people does not interfere much in the story.
Genma Taisen is more apocalyptic while Ai City is more biological and cyber.
reportRecommended by SunWukung
Anime: Angel Cop
Both anime involve extreme battles between powerful psychic forces. 
reportRecommended by Mr_Panda
Anime: Akira
This is an often overlooked work of Rintaro and Katsuhiro Otomo. Otomo was the director of Akira, and many of the concepts and visual styles of Harmageon show up in Otomo's later works (including Akira). Harmagedon is considerd by many to be the building block of Otomo's later accomplishments. If you want to see where it all started with Otomo or with his style, Harmagedon and Akira are worth doing a comparison viewing. 
reportRecommended by Mr_Panda

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