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Megazone 23 (Video 1985) Poster

(1985 Video)

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In the scene where Shogo is being chased by the police car, the two cops driving look like Lupin and Jigan from the anime series, Lupin the III.
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The original planned title was "Omega City 23," then "Vanity City" and "Omega Zone 23."
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ADV Films (Since 2004) is currently the owner of the license. It has passed hands through Harmony Gold, Streamline Pictures, and Image Entertainment.
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Previously released by Harmony Gold and Cannon Films as part of Robotech: The Movie - The Untold Story.
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"Megazone 23" made its first SRW-related debut in the game "Super Robot Wars D" for Game Boy Advance.
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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.
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Megazone 23 was the second Original Video Animation (OVA) released in Japan (as stated by Matt Greenfield on the audio commentary track on the ADV Films DVD), and among the first to be a commercial success. The first OVA, Dallos, was released in 1983 but was considered a financial disappointment.
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Since the first OVA was not initially intended to have a sequel, it lacks the Part I subtitle on it's initial release however was added on video covers of subsequent reissues after the release of Megazone Part II.
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The Italian DVDs from Yamato Video feature DTS sound on the DVDs.
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A CD soundtrack was released on March 21, 1985 and was re-released on December 16, 2000 by Victor Entertainment.
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The original ADV Films DVD included a poster with EVE singing on one side and trivia facts and character sketches on the other side.
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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.
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"Megazone 23" is one of the very few anime to be released in VHD (Video High Density) format.
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The film was shot in 35mm.
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The Japanese Blu-ray box set's retail price was 26,800 Yen.
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When ADV Films dubbed the first 2 OVAs, they wanted to make sure that they chose voice actors that would fit the different character designs of Shogo, Yui and BD.
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In the scene where Tomomi drops her bag, you will see a reference to the 1985 anime film The Dagger of Kamui (1985) (The Dagger of Kamui) written on it.
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