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Hi No Tori 2772: Ai No Kosumozon (1980)
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Hi No Tori 2772: Ai No Kosumozon (1980) In a distant, near-apocalyptic future, the Earth is slowly dying due to its natural resources running out. All human beings produced by computer to live out predetermined social roles. Godo, the hero of this saga, was classed and raised by his female robot guardian Orga to be an exceptionally gifted pilot. Even though Orga has developed romantic feelings for Godo, he has eyes for Rena, a politician's daughter far above his stature. Rena's fiance Rock commissions Godo for a special mission: to head into space and capture the legendary Phoenix, a celestial being who has the ability to revive drained planets. Rock hopes to use the Phoenix to revive the Earth - and fulfill his ambition of becoming its leader, as well as keeping Godo away from Rena. So Godo and his companion Dr Saruta, and Orga coming along as well, blast off to the stars in search of the Phoenix. Godo's journey will take him through the cosmos, life and death, and above all love.

Movie Tagline:
The karmic wheel has turned to 2772.

Title: Hi No Tori 2772: Ai No Kosumozon
Release Date: July 13, 1982
Runtime: 122 mins
Genre: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Sci-Fi
Languages: Japanese
Country: Japan
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Buried.com Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With H

MPAA Rating: 11

Taku Sugiyama

Kaneto Shiozawa ...Godo Shingo (voice)

Susumu Akitagawa
Kiichi Ichikawa
Osamu Tezuka

Taku Sugiyama
Osamu Tezuka
Osamu Tezuka

yasuo Higuchi

More Movie Taglines:
  • The karmic wheel has turned to 2772.
Movie Trivia:
  • Renowned animator/comic writer Osamu Tezuka has described the "Hi No Tori" ("Phoenix") comic as the culmination of his life's work, and (along with others) acknowledges it as his masterpiece.
  • Osamu Tezuka was inspired to create the "Phoenix" saga after listening to Igor Stravinsky's symphonies, some of which feature in this film.
  • While the film's story is completely original, it incorporates elements from the various tales in the "Phoenix" anthology: - the setting of the tale (a worn-out planet populated by people and run by computers) was taken from the "Future" story; - the hunt for the Phoenix amidst political conflict is drawn from the "Turbulent Times" story; - the space odyssey with Dr Saruta was inspired by the "Space" story; - Godo's return to his homeworld (even though he lives on a paradisaical planet) is based on the "Nostalgia" story; - and the two opposite central characters (Godo and Rock) whose lives are altered forever by the Phoenix was taken from the "Karma" story.
  • The film holds an unusual legacy as a combination of Osamu Tezuka's humanitarian fantasy, the use of western-styled animation, and a stellar musical score by Yasuo Higuchi.
  • The film won the Inkpot Award at the 1980 San Diego Comic Convention and the Animation Award at the 1980 Las Vegas Film Festival.
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