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Five Star Stories

Alternative Titles

English: The Five Star Stories
Synonyms: Five Star Monogatari
Japanese: ファイブスター物語


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 11, 1989
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.671 (scored by 3,237 users)
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Ranked: #50202
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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.

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

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

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Aug 10, 2010
teh98 (All reviews)
The Five Star Stories is a notoriously complex and detailed manga by Nagano Mamoru, who also worked on L-Gaim, a mecha show that Yoshiyuki Tomino fans should be familiar with.

The movie, however, had minimal involvement from Nagano, and only tells the story of the first 3 or so volumes of the manga or the first "book" released here in the U.S. and so by the end it feels like it has just set the stage for an epic, interstellar adventure filled with androids, robots, and androgynous gods. And that's it. That's where it stops. This could be seen as a major flaw, and it read more
Oct 21, 2014
LadyMillenia (All reviews)
A fairly standard story. A young man must save his true love from a greedy merchant. Decent way to spend an hour.


-- (Nice aesthetic) - Renaissance Italy combined with mecha and other classy tech
-- (Specificness) - the story is a small piece of a larger tale, so instead of being another tale of The Ultimate Hero defeating The Ultimate Evil, it's a more personal journey of a man realizing that he loves a woman and should save her, even though they're not lawfully allowed to be together
-- (Engagement) - the story is fairly absorbing and moves along well. We have sympathy for out hero and read more
Apr 23, 2017
YesterdaysJoe (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 26, 2019
matthigh (All reviews)
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 read more


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