Released in 1986. Produced by Idol and Kaname Production.
Two rival kingdoms vie for fresh water and in the process end up destroying their entire society. As seen through the eyes of an innocent go-between, this tragic story details the depths to which loyalty and everlasting love must be tested, in a futile attempt to save a world from total destruction.
Windaria (a.k.a. Once Upon A Time) is an excellent movie! The story is well-written. Just make sure to have a box of tissues next to you while you watch it, because this movie is depressing. It's also kind of a cult classic. I've spoken to people who aren't that interested in anime, yet they heard of this movie and love it. It was good enough to get a DVD release over here.
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