Venus Wars

Annecy Classics: Venus Wars

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  2. Description
  3. Fact Sheet

A journey to Venus in 2089…

This year, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival celebrates Japanese animation, offering you a full program of classics to enjoy from the Land of the Rising Sun! The spotlight shines on the feature film Venus Wars (1989) to offer a glimpse into the amazing talent of director and mangaka Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, well-known for the legendary saga Gundam.

The film takes us to Venus in the year 2089, where a civil war rages between Ishtar and Aphrodia, the two nation-states that share the planet…

With Annecy Classics, the Festival pays tribute to timeless shorts and features to remind us of the great moments in the history of animation. It highlights avant-garde techniques, the journey of brilliant directors, and celebrates key events. Take a break and rediscover the great animated classics!

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The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Venus Wars

    Directed by: Yoshikazu YASUHIKO

    Country: Japan

    Year of production: 1989

    Running time: 01 h 42 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: Drawing on cels

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Yoshikazu YASUHIKO

    Production: BANDAI VISUAL CO., LTD., SHOCHIKU CO., LTD., GAKKEN CO, LTD.

    Artistic direction: Shichirô Kobayashi

    Script: Yuichi Sasamoto, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

    Camera: Yoshiyuki Tamagawa

    Music: Joe Hisaishi

    Sound: Kohichi Chiba

    Editing: Takeshi Seyama