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Once Upon a Time, originally known in Japan as Windaria (童話めいた戦史ウインダリア Douwa Meita Senshi Uindaria) is a Japanese animated film produced by Kaname Productions and Idol. The film was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama in his directorial debut, and written by Keisuke Fujikawa. It was released theatrically in Japan on July 19, 1986.


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.

Dubbing History

The film was adapted by Harmony Gold for its English release in 1987, which edited the films running time from 101 minutes to 95. According to director Carl Macek, Harmony Gold was given no scripts or translations of the property and they thus had little insight into the plot details. Thus the English version included a new script, an altered plot with scenes re-arranged, Americanized character names and an added narration.


Character Original Name Seiyū Dub Actor
Alan Izu Tōru Furuya Kerrigan Mahan
Marie Marin Waka Kanda Mari Devon
Roland Jiru Kazuhiko Inoue Bruce Winant
Veronica Anasu Naoko Matsui Barbara Goodson
Lunarian Queen Ginevia Shō Saitō Catherine Battistone
Lunarian Chancellor Haloli Kan Tokumaru Michael Forest
Caleb Piralu Ichirō Nagai Jeff Winkless
(first half)
Bill Capizzi
(second half)
King Drako Ransuro Hidekatsu Shibata Michael McConnohie
Shadowland Queen Kundori Rihoko Yoshida Melodee Spevack
Lord Legato Kairu Norio Wakamoto Tom Wyner
Celina Sharemu Yumi Kinoshita Iona Morris
Juliet Druid Gara Takashima Wendee Lee
(first half)
Melodee Spevack
(second half)
Bren Torel Kazuki Yao ¿?
(Old Alan)
N/A Russell Johnson

Additional Voices


  • Both Caleb and Juliet's voices end up being changed toward the end of the film.
    • Juliet is voiced by Wendee Lee in the initial flashback of her near the beginning of the film, while Melodee Spevack voices her toward the end.
    • Caleb is voiced by Jeff Winkless in the beginning scenes. When he reappears towards the end, he is now voiced by Bill Capizzi.

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Dub Region Country
Harmony Gold 1988 VHS.jpg NTSC United States United States
Streamline Pictures 1992
ADV Films 2004 DVD.jpg 1

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