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Venus Wars

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Set in the 21st century on a recently terraformed Venus, Venus Wars is the story of a war between two opposing nations, and the effect it has on a group of teenagers. Dark and gritty, with an air similar to that of Akira, it focuses on coming of age during the midst of a planet's devastating war.

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Venus Wars 1987 TBD
Name Role
Yoshikazu YASUHIKO Character Design
Hiroshi YOKOYAMA Character Design
Yoshikazu YASUHIKO Director
Joe HISAISHI Music
Yoshikazu YASUHIKO Original Manga Creator
Yukio KURATA Producer

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Title Author Score Date
Venus Wars Prons 8/10 Nov 22, 2012
Venus Wars iamanimelover2 9/10 Oct 22, 2012
Venus Wars herano 7/10 Nov 18, 2011
Tinginyste watched Venus Wars at 1 of 1 episodes
Bof29 watched Venus Wars at 1 of 1 episodes
dj8900 dropped Venus Wars
dj8900 won't watch Venus Wars
dj8900 dropped Venus Wars

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Akira

Akira
  • Movie (1 ep x 125 min)
  • 1988

Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.

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rauq
At an initial glance, Akira and Venus Wars seem fairly similar - Biker characters, and a dark feel to them - but it is clear they take different paths as their stories progress. If you've seen Akira, why haven't you watched Venus Wars yet? (and vice versa of course. =p)
sothis
Akira and Venus Wars both have two similar themes: biker teenagers getting involved into things they probably shouldn't have. But in addition to that, both have a very dark, similar feel and environment, though Akira does take place more in a big city. Anyways, I do believe if you like one, you'd have similar feelings about the other.
kilrothi

With a similar mood and a plot line set around war, Akira and Venus Wars are both movies that any anime fan should make a point to see. Though Akira is more widely considered a 'classic,' Venus Wars is one of those hidden gems that you should definitely take the time to find and watch.

Raspberries

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You're not likely to find an anime fan who says, "What the hell is Akira?", But Venus Wars is virtually unknown to much of today's anime audience. Both anime feature Biker gang-member characters that end up getting into things that are quite a bit over their heads. The art style, the characters, you can hardly look at one of these anime without thinking of the other. Venus Wars is certainly a diamond in the rough, and while your friends might say, "What the hell is Venus Wars?", any fan of Akira is sure to enjoy it.

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Bounty Dog

Bounty Dog

The Moon – Earth’s mysterious companion for countless ages, always keeping its dark side hidden from human eyes. It has not stayed hidden forever, as the moon has now been colonized and has a city of its own on the surface. However, something has taken offence at the human incursion – “The Sleeper” is awakening.

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sothis
When watching Bounty Dog or Venus Wars, one major thing sticks out: the color and animation style. Both BD and VW both possess a very yellow, bleak version of a planet in space, where all sorts of things go wrong. You'll get the same dark and gritty feel from watching each of these, so check them out.
TheBurningCrow
All in all, these both have a very similar feel. They both have the "great" 80's music as well as the same level of animation and similar animation at that. They also are both fairly Sci-Fi based, so you'd like one if you liked the other.

Bubblegum Crisis

Bubblegum Crisis

The year is 2032. Tokyo has been destroyed by a great earthquake and a new city, MegaTokyo, has risen from the ashes. Humans now live side-by-side with androids known as Boomers who perform many of the menial and laborious tasks that humans despise, but these artificial servants come with a price: they have a tendency to go haywire and attack those they were built to serve. The A.D. Police force was created to try and stop this menace, but its weapons can do little more than annoy the Boomers. Hope lies with the Knight Sabers, four young women with high-tech, armored suits and enough firepower to stop an army - but will it be enough to stop MegaTokyo's greatest threat?

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zethib

Same feelings, same music style, very 80s and at the same time ahead of its time. The main characters are within the same range of behavior meaning they are doing what they got to do even though they do not really want to in both cases. Some of them would even fit right with each other universe (ie. the reporter or the junkshop owner).

valondar

Neither Bubblegum Crisis nor Venus Wars is particularly shy about fanservice, although Bubblegum indulges in it far more often than the coyer Venus Wars. These are two 1980s sci-fi OVA actioners with a side order of pop music and animation that lovingly focuses on technology. Beyond this they don't have a lot of similarity - and Venus Wars takes itself a fair bit more seriously than the often silly Bubblegum - but if you enjoyed whiling the way the hours with one, the other may be worth your time.

Darkside Blues

Darkside Blues
  • Movie (1 ep x 85 min)
  • 1994

In a world dominated by the ultimate family corporation, a man arrives by unusual means in the worst part of the worst city in the world: Tokyo Darkside. His origin is uncertain, his powers unknown, and his motivations obscure. We know only that his purpose is ‘renewal’. Of what? Or whom? This complex and highly symbolic movie will appeal to any who enjoys trying puzzle understanding from fragments. The fights are spectacular, and it does make sense… eventually.

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sothis
While Darkside Blues and Venus Wars have very, very different plots, I got the same kind of feeling while watching both. Each of these films is quite dark in nature, and animation-wise, they look fairly similar too. This recommendation might not be as cut and dry as others, but I do think they feel very much the same.
TheBurningCrow
Both of these movies had a lot of the same animation style, and the same way they progressed through the story. Darkside Blues is a lot more based on mythical stuff and "magic", while Venus Wars is based on "technology of the future".

Dominion Tank Police

Dominion Tank Police

Many years in the future, crime is out of hand. In order keep the city safe, the Tank Police were created. The Tank Police are an elite unit that uses massive tanks to bring criminals to justice, yet many feel they do more damage than they are worth. Leona is a rookie, and within her first few days on the force she is already knee-deep in trouble.

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TheBurningCrow
Dominion Talk Police and Venus wars aren't so much alike, but the animation style is very similar, and they both have huge tanks and take place sometime in the near future on some other planet. The one thing that Dominion Talk Police has that Venus Wars doesn't, is strange animal characters.
zethib

Very much the sense style, same era. It has the racing style of advanced design and the rythm of the music is comparable, it basically has the same soul. These were part of the PFC Manga Video collection in the early 90s to board Europe at the same time.