6.9/10
99
4 user 1 critic

Fight! Iczer-1 (1985)

Tatakae! Iczer-1 (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Horror, Sci-Fi | Video
Trailer
0:59 | Trailer
Iczer-1 needs to stop the Earth invasion by the evil Cthuwulf and she needs to now find a partner to defeat the forces of evil.

Director:

(as Toshihiro Hirano)

Writers:

(as Toshihiro Hirano), (story)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gunbuster (TV Mini-Series 1988)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A young pilot, daughter of a deceased space captain, is selected to pilot a colossal robot as the key point of Earth's defence in a space war.

Stars: Noriko Hidaka, Rei Sakuma, Norio Wakamoto
Bubblegum Crisis (TV Mini-Series 1987)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A female mercenary team, armed with unique power armor suits, battle the forces of the corrupt mega-corporation, Genom in futuristic Tokyo.

Stars: Yoshiko Sakakibara, Kinuko Ômori, Michie Tomizawa
AD Police Files (TV Mini-Series 1990)
Animation | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three different, unique stories about an elite police force called the AD Police.

Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Adam Henderson, Brad Moranz
Black Magic M-66 (Video 1987)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A freelance reporter discovers that two killer androids are running loose and have a little girl for a kill target.

Directors: Hiroyuki Kitakubo, Shirow Masamune
Stars: Yû Mizushima, Ichirô Nagai, Shinji Ogawa
Môsô dairinin (TV Series 2004)
Animation | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way.

Stars: Shôzô Îzuka, Toshihiko Seki, Michael McConnohie
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career.

Director: Satoshi Kon
Stars: Miyoko Shôji, Shôzô Îzuka, Mami Koyama
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In 2977, mankind has space colonies, machines do all the work and everyone just wants to have fun. When deadly plant-based aliens that look like women attack the Earth in order to colonize it, only one rogue captain can stop them.

Stars: Makio Inoue, Akira Kamiya, Ken'ichi Ogata
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.

Directors: Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya
Stars: Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A "bunny girl" crosses paths with iconic characters from comic books, live-action films, literature and animation.

Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A girl who fights monsters, robots, and spaceships from early science fiction TV shows and films.

Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga
Gunsmith Cats (Video 1995)
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two gun store owners/bounty hunters are forced to get involved in a gun running case that gets them targeted by a ruthless assassin.

Director: Takeshi Mori
Stars: Amanda Winn Lee, Michiko Neya, Kimberly Yates
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Arisa Andô ... Sepia (voice)
... Narrator (1993) (voice) (as John Billingslea)
Lilly Browne ... Mrs. Kano (1993) (voice)
... Commander (1993) (voice) (as Stevie Beeline)
Christopher Carroll ... Violet (voice) (as Sam Strong)
Luna Celeste ... Nagisa (1993) (voice)
... Two (1993) (voice) (as Jane Alan)
Dyanne DiRosario ... Sepia (1993) (voice) (as Bambi Preston)
... Sayoko Mom (voice)
... One (voice)
Julie Maddalena ... Mami (1993) (voice) (as Julie Kliewer)
Edie Mirman ... Aide (1993) (voice) (as Penny Sweet)
... Violet (voice)
... Violet (voice)
Mayumi Shô ... Nagisa (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Iczer-1 needs to stop the Earth invasion by the evil Cthuwulf and she needs to now find a partner to defeat the forces of evil.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Fight! Iczer-1  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 episodes)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Iczer gal: Iczelion (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Fight! Iczer-One
Lyric by Fumico Okada
Composed by Chumei Watanabe
Performed by Miki Kakizawa
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Iczer One: Self Fulfilling Prophecy
11 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Iczer One was one of the very first anime I became aware of. In my early teen years I even bought a copy of it on laserdisk, even though there was no English track--just the original Japanese.

Watching it much later in English I came to love the mood and story of this underrated film. Ultimately Fight! Iczer One is about a self-fulfilling prophecy coming true. An all-female alien race known as the Cthuwulf search the stars in a sleeper ship made from the wreckage of their home world. Their matriarch, Violet sits at the command couch looking out at space. In that moment she thinks "...my children shall die out here in space, and never find a true home". Unbeknowst to her, her ship has passed into the influence of a massive machine built to grant the wishes of its users. Suddenly a strange creature appears, Big Gold, a golden child in a crystal orb with glowing red eyes. It tells Violet that her wish is granted, and she hopes this means her people will be given a new home.

The entity joins itself to the Cthuwulf ship, bonding its essence with everything in it. Violet becomes Sir Violet, now draped in ominous black robes, with the glowing red eyes and masculine voice of Big Gold, while the child manifestation of the machine gains a feminine aspect, growing long golden hair and a more girlish appearance. Likewise the vediim, creatures that have long lived alongside the Cthuwulf, have become horrible parasitic creatures, made wretched by the influence of Big Gold. Now bioweapons, the vidiim implant hosts with eggs laid by large green tipped ovipositor tentacles, from which the alien takes over the host body until the time is right and it rips its way horribly through the host's flesh.

Big Gold indeed takes the Cthuwulf to a new home world, Earth. The vidiim descend to decimate the populace, but in fulfillment of Violet's wish, her children are destined to die before they can inherit it. In the style of a Shakespearian tragedy the Cthuwulf reduce Earth to ashes, but then are stopped by another manifestation of the Machine, a Yin to the Yang of Big Gold--a golden haired warrior woman named Iczer-1. Unstoppable, she singlehandedly carries out the wish as Big Gold's opposite. As Big Gold joined with Violet as a synchronization partner, she seeks out a human girl named Nagisa Kanao--but the girl does not want to fight, and will not synchronize with Iczer-1.

Amidst giant mecha battles and huge scale lightsaber melees on the streets of post-apocalyptic Tokyo, the fate set in motion by Violet's wish counts down like a timer until Iczer-1 is brought into the presence of Big Gold and the truth of their co-joined purpose is finally revealed. A wonderful story.

The downsides? Well the music, for one is awful poppy electronic stuff. The "Iczer-2 theme" has a nice jazzy riff to it, but other than that it's just bad. Likewise the battle pacing is a bit cheesy. The monsters seem paralyzed in "menace the heroine" mode forever without actually -doing- anything, as if waiting for Iczer-1 to show up and kill them. Likewise the power scale is so ludicrous and Iczer-1 seems so unkillable for most of the show, that the Dragonball-esquire fighting makes it hard to really feel any tension. The English dubbing is likewise terrible, killing a lot of the emotion that drips from the voices in the Japanese and making some of the best scenes play a bit cheesy.

On the other hand, the mood of the story is unrelenting and awesomely bleak. The story is wonderful, though it takes watching the show several times before everything makes sense. The characters are deep and their losses are heart-wrenching. On the whole a really great story.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial