Future War 198X (1982)

Japan, 1982
120m
colour, 4:3
Japanese

A Japanese animated science fiction film directed by Tomoharu Katsumata and Toshio Masuda.

Plot Summary

American scientist Bert Gain develops the Missile Defense System which will protect the USA from nuclear attack. But an accident triggers the very war that Burt hoped to prevent.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Tomoharu Katsumata, Toshio Masuda
Toei Animation. With the cooperation of AD Cosmo, Baku Production, Easy World Pro, Last House, Magic House, Monsieur Onion, Studio Cockpit, Studio Cosmos, Studio Live, Studio World, Suzuki Animation Planning, T Nishimura, Tiger Production, Trans Arts Co.
Written by: Koji Takada, Yuuji Takada
Animation Director: Masami Suda
In-between Animation: Jun Kawagoe, Yasuhiro Nakura
Music: Nozomi Aoki
Music Director: Seiji Yokoyama
Costume Design: André Courrèges
Character Design: Masami Suda
Mechanical Designer: Yoshinori Kanada
Conceptual Artist: Noriyoshi Orai

Cast
Kinya Kitaoji (Wataru Mikumo)
Masako Natsume (Laura Gaine)
Ai Sakuma (Lena)
Chikao Ohtsuka (Stroganov)
Goro Naya (DF Commander Tono)
Hidekatsu Shibata (Burt Gaine)
Hideyuki Hori (Yutaka Tono)
Hideyuki Tanaka (Michael)
Juuji Matsuda (Gerhart, Miller)
Kan Tokumaru (Mackiverne)
Kaneuchi Yoshio (President Gibson)
Katsuji Mori (Smirnov)
Kazuhiko Kishino (Hamilton)
Keiichi Noda (Dr Brown)
Kôhei Miyauchi (Frinovsky, Koshiro)
Kouji Nakata (Jones)
Kouji Totani (Gould)
Kouji Yada (Lloyd)
Masaharu Satou (Kline)
Masashi Amenomori (Secretary General Olrov)

Alternative Titles

Future War – Australian video title
Future War 1986 – English language title
Null-Zeit – West Germany video title
Polemos Sto Mellon – Greek title

References

Books
Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.108