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Megazone 23 (1985)

Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Music | Video 20 July 1995
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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 ...
Shogo Yahagi (voice)
Maria Kawamura ...
Yui Takanaka (voice)
Mîna Tominaga ...
Mayumi Shô ...
Mai Yumekanô (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ...
Mjr. B.D. (voice)
Coco (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
Eigen Yumekanô (voice)
Yûji Mitsuya ...
Morley (voice)
Katsumi Toriumi ...
Chombo (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Producer (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Ikuya Sawaki ...
Hisashi Katsuda ...
Commander (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Shinji Nakagawa (voice)
Hiromi Yokoi ...
Reporter (voice)


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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In a world where nothing is real, you've got nothing to lose, except your life. See more »


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Release Date:

20 July 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Megazone 23  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Shinji Nakagawa: Shogo, it's me.
Shogo Yahagi (ADV Films dub): Hey, Shinji!
[Shogo notices the Garland]
Shogo Yahagi (ADV Films dub): Oh, what is that? It's huge! So, who's prototype is it? It's not a Suzuki or a Honda either.
Shinji Nakagawa: Or a Yamaha Or Kawasaki. 15,000 rpms, 200 miles per hour. That's formula one speed. But this thing wasn't built as a sports bike.
Shogo Yahagi (ADV Films dub): You're kidding, right? Man, oh man, where'd you pick this baby up?
Shinji Nakagawa: I borrowed it from my company's hanger. I was supposed to test drive it. But do you know what this bike means?
Shogo Yahagi (ADV Films dub): So what does 'Bahamood' mean?
Shinji Nakagawa: From '...
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Spin-off Megazone 23: Blue Garland (2007) See more »


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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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