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Megazone 23 (1985)

Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Music | Video 20 July 1995
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

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


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20 July 1995 (USA)  »

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"Megazone 23" is one of the very few anime to be released in VHD (Video High Density) format. 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

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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Connections

Followed by Megazone 23 III (1989) See more »

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Tomorrow's Blues
Performed by 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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