Future War 198X-nen

Future War Year 198X

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: Future War 198X年
English: Future War Year 198X
German: Das Ende aller Tage: Future War 198X
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 30, 1982
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genre: DramaDrama
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 2 hr. 5 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #92732
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Popularity: #10187
Members: 2,472
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An American scientist constructs a laser–satellite with hope to prevent any nuclear conflicts. However, after a fatal error from both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. government, war breaks, and humanity faces a new bloodshed.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Gain, Laura

Natsume, Masako


Yoshida, Tooru
Kanada, Yoshinori
Animation Director, Mechanical Design
Yokoyama, Seiji
Nakura, Yasuhiro
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Ending Theme

"Ai Yue ni Kanashiku (愛ゆえに哀しく)" by Poplar


Apr 14, 2020
Politics and warfare from multiple perspectives is already somewhat uncommon in anime. Just that set in the real world is even less common, and adds an interesting layer of entertainment especially if you have an interest in history and geopolitics. This film delivers well for people that enjoy war and politics. Cold war, explosions, nukes, space lasers. Also if you're someone that's interested in military craft this series definitely looks like it was given a lot of care from people who are very enthusiastic about historical aircraft and ships and things of that nature. You could almost say it has "fan service" for fighter jets.

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Feb 6, 2016
I will be reviewing the Australian release of this obscure as heck anime.

Story: This is one of the most unique anime ever made. Few, in fact, practically no other anime can claim to depict conventional modern warfare as faithfully as this anime has. No aliens, no overpowered mecha suits, no ancient interdimensional vampires etc. Just war! One side of its story is a geopolitical thriller about WW3 and the escalation of nuclear warfare. It captures the general essence of anti war cold war era movies like Strangelove, Fail Safe, Wargames etc. which in itself is an admirable feat for an anime. Equally unique IS ...
Jan 13, 2019
Mixed Feelings
If I watched this at the time it came out (1982), it would have scared the crap out of me, and I would have been obsessed with it for weeks after.

Many people today may not really understand what this movie means, but for anyone who lived during the height of the Cold War, this really rings true. The level or fear and anxiety was palpable, and omnipresent -- it's not so much a question of "if" WW3 breaks out and the world is thrown into nuclear winter, it was really a question of "when". We all watched ...

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Rod_Russ - Jun 30, 2019
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