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Windaria (Dôwa meita senshi Windaria - 1986) is an anime best described as two intertwined Romeo and Juliet stories. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A scene from Cowboy Bebop (1998) Anime (アニメ) (pronounced ah-nee-may) is a style of cartoon animation originating in Japan, with distinctive character and background stylings that visually set it apart from other forms of animation. ... The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, commonly referred to as Romeo and Juliet, is a play by William Shakespeare concerning the fate of two young lovers who would do anything to be together. ...


The mountainous kingdom of Paro and the coastal city-state of Itha had been at peace for over a century. They would have remained that way but for the ambitions of Paro's power-hungry king. Paro invaded Itha, despite the love between Jill, Paro's prince, and Ahanas, Itha's princess. Caught between duty and emotion, the star-crossed lovers were forced fight a war to its bitter conclusion.


Isu was a simple farmer from the neutral village of Saki, but he saved Itha from being destroyed by a spy from Paro, and found himself hungering for wealth and glory that the Ithan monarchy could provide. Agents from Paro made him an offer to fulfill his wishes, and he left his wife Marin behind in what would turn into a battlefield between the two kingdoms.


In 1987, Harmony Gold brought Windaria to the U.S., changing the title to Once Upon A Time, trimming the movie from its 101 running time. Streamline Pictures issued this version on video in 1992 (titled, ironically, as Windaria). This edited dub (attacked by critics and Anime fans) altered the plot drastically (the script was rewritten by Carl Macek), switched scenes around, gave the entire cast American names, and even added narration provided by Russell Johnson (of Gilligan's Island fame). ADV Films has reissued this version on DVD in 2004. Harmony Gold is the creator and main distributor of Robotech. ... Carl Macek started Streamline Pictures, an American film company best known for their dubbing and distribution of the Studio Ghibli films: The Castle of Cagliostro, My Neighbor Totoro, and Kikis Delivery Service, in 1988. ... Carl Macek is an American writer and anime producer of the 1980s and 1990s. ... Russell Johnson as The Professor on Gilligans Island Russell David Johnson (born November 10, 1924, in Ashley, Pennsylvania), is an American television and film actor best known as The Professor on the CBS television sitcom Gilligans Island. ... The cast of Gilligans Island. ... ADV Films is the home video publication arm of A.D. Vision based in Houston, Texas. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Windaria (1122 words)
Windaria is one such show that I could have discussed off the top of my head...but I didn't.
Windaria is ultimately a tragedy, and unfortunately so is the story of its mutilation when it came to the U.S. This ultimately qualifies it as one of the true misunderstood classics of anime.
Windaria is not a movie that will impress any modern anime fan with its artwork.
Windaria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (274 words)
Windaria (Dôwa meita senshi Windaria - 1986) is an anime best described as two intertwined Romeo and Juliet stories.
In 1987, Harmony Gold brought Windaria to the U.S., changing the title to Once Upon A Time, trimming the movie from its 101 running time.
This edited dub (attacked by critics and Anime fans) altered the plot drastically (the script was rewritten by Carl Macek), switched scenes around, gave the entire cast American names, and even added narration provided by Russell Johnson (of Gilligan's Island fame).
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