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Odin (1985)

Ôdîn - Kôshi hobune stâraito (original title)
A distress signal from a point near Jupiter takes the crew of the space-ship Starlight on a voyage through the sea of stars to a mysterious planet called Odin, the possible birthplace of the universe.


Takeshi Shirato (as Takeshi Shirado), Eiichi Yamamoto | 1 more credit »


Kazuo Kasahara (screenplay), Toshio Masuda (screenplay) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshio Furukawa ... Akira (voice)
Edward Glen Edward Glen ... Akira (1992) (voice)
Keiko Han ... Sara (voice)
Stacey Gregg Stacey Gregg ... Sara (1992) (voice) (as Stacey Jefferson)
Gorô Naya ... Kuramoto / Narrator (voice)
Bob Sessions Bob Sessions ... Kuramoto (1992) (voice)
Hideyuki Hori Hideyuki Hori ... Mamoru (voice)
Ian Tyler Ian Tyler ... Mamoru (1992) (voice)
Don Fellows ... Suzuka (1992) (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ... Ryou (voice)
Stuart Milligan ... Ryou (1992) (voice)
Tesshô Genda ... Belgel (voice)
Peter Whitman Peter Whitman ... Nekota (1992) (voice)
William Gaminara ... Minami (1992) (voice)
Michael Morris Michael Morris ... Nara (1992) (voice)


It is the year 2099, and mankind has taken great advances in its development of space travel: people sail through space in ships powered by photon-laser engines, and parts of the solar system have been colonized. The newly-built space schooner the Starlight is launched on a maiden voyage to venture beyond the boundaries of the system and investigate a distress signal from a lost starship near Jupiter. Starlight comes across a wrecked spacecraft, holding a lone survivor: a mysterious young female amnesiac named Sara Cyanbaker. Starlight is then immediately attacked by some sort of weaponized probes and sucked into a vortex that takes them to a moon called Oberon near Uranus. There they find an artifact in the form of an ancient galactic map that points to an ancient Norwegian mariner's folk song which mentions the Norse god Odin. Sara starts to have strange dreams of a place called Odin; with these facts, the crew deduces that Odin may actually exist as a planet, the place of paradise ... Written by Q. Leo Rahman

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Through the vast oceans of space the journey towards the legendary star of Odin begins. See more »


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Release Date:

10 August 1985 (Japan) See more »

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Toei Animation See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film is widely criticized by both critics and mainstream fans as being a transparent copy of Yoshinobu Nishizaki's more successful series Space Battleship Yamato (1974) (the crew of a starship go in search of a world). See more »


Featured in Anime Abandon: Odin (2013) See more »


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Not bad for old anime
24 December 1999 | by DarkMogSee all my reviews

It's no Akira, but Odin: Photon Sailing Ship Starlight is entertaining, if nothing more. You won't find any deep themes or realistic, enduring characters- just some decent animation and an adequate story. Although it in no way compares to some more recent efforts in the field, it is ok in it's own right.

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