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SF Shinseiki Lensman

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Synonyms: Science Fiction New Century Lensman, Lensman Movie
Japanese: SF新世紀 レンズマン


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 1984
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 47 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.231 (scored by 972 users)
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Ranked: #73952
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Popularity: #7637
Members: 2,241
Favorites: 7


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Nov 8, 2013
bedheadred (All reviews)
A young man aims to do something more exciting than farming. His homeland is destroyed by an evil Galactic enemy and he is given super-human powers by which to save the galaxy. His comrades are a sarcastic, hairy alien and a beautiful female in white with a braided bun on the side of her head. Do you recognize any similarities here to an American pop culture icon?

This mid 80′s film has aged pretty well, excepting the CGI which was laughable (though not as laughable as Golgo 13.) I had fun just watching and picking up stolen Star Wars references with a Japanese twist (tentacles!) If read more
Oct 4, 2015
BowlingJD (All reviews)
Lensman (1984)


1984 brought many sci-fi oriented stories. One of which was Lensman, directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Memories, X) and Shinya Ohira (Gundam sequels, Akira), so there is some strength here. Unfortunately, the script is weak, the music is pretty much absent, and the voice acting (Japanese and English dub) is sub-par at best.

The story is about a farm boy named Kimball whom dreams of life bigger than is country lifestyle. Well, it just so happens that an intergalactic war is going on simply between good and evil. During some battle somewhere, Kimball comes across a runaway spaceship, finds an important guy, and gets this read more
Dec 3, 2019
Chronuss (All reviews)
First, some education. Even though this was made in 1984, the source material was published in 1939. For those that can do simple maths, you should also be able to tell this is 38 years before Star Wars. So whom borrowed from whom? Unfortunately, the movie is only loosely based on the source material, and the author, E. E. Smith, completely distanced himself from this movie and the 25 episode series.

Also, there are technically THREE versions of Lensman. There is the original Harmony Gold dub from 1988 that was edited, the Streamline dub from 1990 that was unedited (about 18 read more