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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
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 2 hr. 11 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.101 (scored by 1,184 users)
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Ranked: #97052
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Popularity: #6269
Members: 3,260
Favorites: 4


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. 
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Both are Based on mangas by Shōtarō Ishinomori and feature a group of 9 heroes from different countries  
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Both anime involve extreme battles between powerful psychic forces. 
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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.  
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