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10 Anime Movies That Bombed But Became Cult Classics

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Some anime movies may have been unpopular upon release, but they had a ripple effect that influenced anime aesthetics and genre over time.

Some classic anime films had more of a slow-burn journey toward recognition. As is often the case with experimental stories and art ahead of its time, viewers don't always know what to make of a film that pushes boundaries. If a movie doesn't make a huge splash at the box office, sometimes it gains a second chance through television airings and DVD releases as it reaches new audiences.

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Many films gained a new appreciation when their creators achieved success and critical acclaim later on, spurring fans to see their creative journey through their backlist of projects. These movies may have been less celebrated than others in their initial release, but they had a ripple effect that influenced anime aesthetics and genre over time.

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The movie Venus Wars takes place on the terraformed planet Venus, which is divided into two continents with rising tensions. Military conflict merges the paths of Earthen reporter Susan Sommers and Hiro Seno, a talented racer whose gang of motorcycle racers is compelled to join a conflict between continents.

Venus Wars keeps to traditional character types, depicted in a charming animation style. Venus is a compelling landscape for the film, and the explanation for how the planet's atmosphere was rendered livable for humans is creative and believable for a science fiction setting.

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