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Megazone 23 (1985)

Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Music | Video 2 February 1994
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)
Hitoshi Takagi ...
Coco (voice)
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Eigen Yumekanô (voice)
Yûji Mitsuya ...
Morley (voice)
Katsumi Toriumi ...
Chombo (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Producer (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Ikuya Sawaki ...
Hisashi Katsuda ...
Commander (voice)
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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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2 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The original ADV Films DVD was available in both a stand alone DVD and a 'Collector's Edition' that included a cardboard box to store all three volumes of the OVA series, a mouse pad with EVE printed on it. 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

Yui Takanaka: I'm so glad!
[laughs]
Yui Takanaka: Shogo, I still can't believe it! a motorcycle that changes into a robot?
[laughs]
Yui Takanaka: Shogo, I kept praying that you'd-
[Shogo slaps Yui across the face]
Yui Takanaka: Are you out of your mind?
Shôgo Yahagi: You were in that sleazebags hotel room for Christ's sake!
Yui Takanaka: What I was doing was none of your business!
Shôgo Yahagi: Oh is that right?
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Supa robotto taisen D (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Senka Goshi ni Sentimental
("Sentimental Behind My Back")
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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