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Title (English) Windaria
Title (Japanese) Windaria Senki Densetsu

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Fantasy Novel

Notes A.k.a. "Windaria Legend of Fabulous Battle"
Based on a novel by FUJIKAWA Keisuke.
Movie , 101m, 1986.
US: Streamline dub (dialogue differs widely from original to the extent of changing the story). A.k.a. "Once Upon a Time". [Shoujo Anime List]
Classification shoujo
Synopsis The prince and princess of two warring kingdoms fall in love, and a young farmer leaves his love in search of fame and fortune with one of the warring sides. Betrayals and tragedy result. (VIW)
Review A beautiful story about love, greed, betrayal and death, that deserves to be better known. A young man living in a rural community is offered rewards to spy for one of two powers engaged in a bitter struggle over water supplies. The prince of one country and the princess of the other are in love, yet are forced to serve their warring countries, with tragic results. The spy is largely responsible for the destruction of the low-lying country, and his own love does not escape.
Note that the US dub (by Streamline,95m) deviates significantly from the Japanese text, as does the UK dub ("Once upon a Time",95m) which reputedly was edited for 7-year olds. (GC)

Rather Miyazaki-like appearance. Major tear-jerker. (VIW) Rating ****

Credits Dir: Kunihiko Yuyama
Mus: Satoshi Kadokura
Release Jap:LD, Jap:VHS, US:VHS
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Date 1986
Production Kaname Pro
Animation Mutsumi Inomata
References & Help Look up the latest data on this title at:
Richard Llewellyn's Animated Divots, or
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or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
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