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Venus Senki

Alternative Titles

English: Venus Wars
Japanese: ヴィナス戦記


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 11, 1989
Producers: Shochiku, Gakken, Bandai
Studios: Triangle Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 43 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.851 (scored by 3,578 users)
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Ranked: #43542
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Popularity: #4496
Members: 8,506
Favorites: 37


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Jul 13, 2009
acceleratum (All reviews)
Venus wars is to me a classic, Its not very very good but I watched it many years ago and by the standart back then it was quite good.
Probably not the best choice for younger fans who cant stomach the outdated animation but it is a fine example of 80's sci fi anime.

Its a decent quick watch, and a peek into the 80's, the golden era of anime, and by this I mean it's better than 90% of modern animes easily...
May 15, 2016
Voivodian (All reviews)
If you want a gritty war anime full of tanks, look no further! This sci fi ova embodies the charm of 80s anime; though very flawed, the aesthetics and love put into its making is enough for an enjoyable watch.

The premise is sound if not a bit basic. Humans have colonised Venus (out of all the planets in Sol) but thanks to ecological disasters, it is a backwater hellhole far from the supposed utopia of this world's Earth. Its people have a reckless, fatalistic and at times apathetic view towards life and peace (the ridiculously deadly bike racing games they have!). The nation Ishtar launches read more
Oct 5, 2008
darKagami (All reviews)
I don't usually do review but after seeing this movie I had to, because I can't really recommend this to anyone.

Basically the story is very ordinary! I have seen many movies from late 80s that are written in same way and this also borrows many elements. I felt that this movie was re-written less bloody version of Akira. These two movies have many things in common!

And the characters are forgettable. I didn't even remember anyone's names.

Only one thing that is good in this anime is its artwork. I really liked how the tanks and other vehicles were drawn.

Overall an unfinished anime, which read more
Feb 14, 2013
Shura-shurato (All reviews)
Original Tape version 9, Remastered 16:9 widescreen edition dvd, 5,5 at best because it rapes the texture and recording of its time, while it shows too much at the colors and stuff. Original i like it best because i saw it the 1st time on t.v back in 1994,95, and its just sooo enjoyable that way, the music tracks, the grainy resolution, sigaretburns inscreen and the shady yet movable animation thats NOT like static body movement on the remaster! A good movie in the HEYDAYS of sci-fi and cyberpunk anime that had an nice storyline to it and good fitting chara. that are involved the read more
Aug 5, 2013
Huntsman (All reviews)
In the not so distant future Venus has been colonized by settlers from Earth that has come to be controlled by two nations that are Ishtar and Aphordia. The two new independent nations are vying for control of Venus as tensions between the nations quickly spiral toward war Susan Sommers a carefree reporter from Earth who is arriving on Venus to report on the growing tensions between the two Venus nations. As war breaks out with Ishtar invading Aphordia's capital with giant flying ships that drop huge advanced tanks into the city Susan encounters Hiro and the other members of the "Killer Commandos" who are read more
Mar 31, 2018
VergilLeonidas (All reviews)
I enjoyed this one much more than I thought I would, that sums up my thoughts fairly well. The pacing is really good and considering how many years passed since it first aired animation is really fluid as far as my opinion goes. The story isn’t anything over the top original, though I haven’t seen this type of vehicles used as base for weapons. Well, there’s a certain amount of convenience in that but I’ll gladly overlook that; mostly because there is a certain amount of sense put into the thought.

The way Hiro dealt with the situations he was in was incredibly resourceful and read more
Nov 26, 2016
Redruum (All reviews)
I felt inclined to write this review because so many of you reading this were probably born in the 90s, and really have no decent appreciation of how awesome 80's and 90 anime truly was. Now listen, I get it, the art style may not be packed full of lens flares and sharp lines that you modern otaku go crazy for, but each frame is bursting with detail. Honestly if your an "anime fan", then you owe it to yourself to go back and watch some of the classics like this one. Gritty, futuristic wars on distant planets . . . all read more