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Megazone Twenty Three Part I (1985)
"Megazone 23" (original title)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Music  -  2 February 1994 (USA)
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A young biker stumbles onto a prototype motorcycle with a hidden function that has a link to the true nature of his world.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Masato Kubota ...
Shôgo Yahagi (voice)
Maria Kawamura ...
Yui Takanaka (voice)
Mîna Tominaga ...
Mayumi Shô ...
Mai Yumekanô (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ...
B.D. (voice)
Hitoshi Takagi ...
Coco (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
Eigen Yumekanô (voice)
Yûji Mitsuya ...
Morley (voice)
Katsumi Toriumi ...
Chonbo (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Producer (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Ikuya Sawaki ...
Hisashi Katsuda ...
Commander (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Shinji Nakagawa (voice)
Hiromi Yokoi ...
Reporter (voice)
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A young biker stumbles onto a prototype motorcycle with a hidden function that has a link to the true nature of his world.

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Megazone Twenty Three Part I  »

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Trivia

Megazone 23 was initially conceived as the studio ARTMIC's next television project after Genesis Climber Mospeada with an unrelated story, but it was converted into an OVA after the sponsors withdrew during the production. See more »

Goofs

After the sex scene between Shogo and Yui, if you look closely at Yui her skin tone switches back and forth between her's and Shogo's skin tone. See more »

Quotes

BD: It's manipulated us so skillfully that we'd never realize the truth. All of this except for an elite few the populous would be blissfully living in a illusion of the perfect world... or rather the perfect prison.
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Connections

Followed by Megazone 23 III (1989) See more »

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Kaze no Lullaby
("Wind's Lullaby")
Performed Kumi Miyasato
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Great Potential
6 July 2003 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

The excellent story line in this anime could have led to a classic in the Sci-Fi Anime genre, however, the ending left me going, "Huh?"

It's not a cliff hanger ending, either, just a bit of a thud... reminiscent of the animated Lord of the Rings ending. Remember that one? :-)

This film *does* have some excellent visuals, though most of the animation is unpolished by today's anime standards. Since the follow up (Part II) diverges so much from the original this film ultimately fails to deliver on the promise of its premise.


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