Five Star Stories

The Five Star Stories

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Synonyms: Five Star Monogatari
Japanese: ファイブスター物語
English: The Five Star Stories
French: The Five Star Stories
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 11, 1989
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.591 (scored by 52165,216 users)
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Ranked: #61492
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Popularity: #5519
Members: 13,500
Favorites: 47

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Amaterasu is the god of light, the future emperor of the Joker Star System. Under the guise of young mecha conceptor Ladios Sopp, he is compelled by an old friend, Dr Ballanche, to save his two latest Fatimas Lachesis and Clotho. And so began the stories of the Joker System, as well as Amaterasu's love for Lachesis.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Ueda, Masuo
Yamazaki, Kazuo
Nagayama, Youko
Theme Song Performance
Urushihara, Satoshi
Assistant Animation Director, Key Animation


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Ending Theme

"Hitomi no Naka no Far Away (瞳の中のファーラウェイ)" by Youko Nagayama


Apr 23, 2017
This is one of those movies that is so gorgeous, you will immediately want to "plan to watch" everything made by every staff member involved. At this point I've watched almost only anime from before 1989, so I have to say I was a bit overwhelmed by the innovative and experimental art and animation. Some of you normal people, used to more recent stuff, might not share the same experience. I'm not saying it's a milestone of cel animation like Akira or any Studio Ghibli movie. This has more of a still frame style, but also terrific animation when it's needed. Anyway, it excels at ...
Jan 26, 2019
Mixed Feelings
It's a beautiful show, with distinctive character designs and richly drawn backgrounds. And the prettiest of pretty-boy main characters to boot. And yet...

The thing is, Five Star Stories is a very long-running and popular manga series. In fact, so long running is that it started in 1986, and is still coming out three decades later. It's a massive exercise in world building (or, rather in this case, multi-solar-system building), with a back-story that stretches past a thousand years, far too many characters to count, and intertwining machinations that would take hours to explain. Think Dune. Think ...
Nov 27, 2022
Came here from
[1988] Maria Kawamura - The Five Star Stories (CD Mini Single) - MartyMcflies v2 • 1.6K views • 87 likes
Found none of that soundtrack in the movie.

Stunning imagery, yet utterly lazy composition. Kinda sad such animation effort has been wasted on this generic kind of story about ~true love overcoming your superiors' will and even the mind control~ which, if you think about it, also would make no sense, had characters been driven by at least a smidgen of rational thinking.
This is even more stupid a loss if this was initially intended to just promote manga/game/whatever is was based ...

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