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Megazone 23 (1985)

Megazone 23 Part 1 (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Music | Video 2 February 1994
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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)
... Tomomi Murashita (voice)
Mayumi Shô ... Mai Yumekanô (voice)
... Mjr. B.D. (voice)
Hitoshi Takagi ... Coco (voice)
... Eigen Yumekanô (voice)
... Morley (voice)
Katsumi Toriumi ... Chombo (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Producer (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ... Mjr. B.D.'s Senior Officer (voice)
Ikuya Sawaki ... 1st. Lieutenant Nakao (voice)
Hisashi Katsuda ... Commander (voice)
... 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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Trivia

In the scene where Tomomi drops her bag, you will see a reference to the 1985 anime film Kamui no ken (1985) (The Dagger of Kamui) written 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

BD: Welcome to realty.
Shougo Yahagi: But how do you know they're our enemy?
BD: You saw that molt and wasteland, that's the reality of the impending danger that we are all now exposed to. Which is why we've secretly expanded our military, and developed new weapon's projects. Here, underground where's Bahamut's influence can't reach us. That's why we've been trying to find the key to overriding Bahamut's core directives. Thus far, We've managed to clear six levels of programming. That left just level seven. However, ...
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Referenced in Supa robotto taisen D (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Megazone 23 no Thema
("Megazone 23 Theme Song")
Compose/Arrangement: Sagisu Shirô
Vocals: Mîna Tominaga
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the anime classic that inspired the Matrix
25 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Picture Toyko Japan.It's 1985.Bike gangs roam the streets,when teens carried boomboxes on their shoulders.This is the world of megazone 23.An 18 yearold biker and mechanic named Shogo is given a mysterious motorcycle called the Garland,it's more than he bargins for as the cycle is actually an advanced robotic weapon system.Chased down by the millitary,he and his friends begin to slowly release that the world around them isn't what it really is.And the truth has to be kept a secret as the authorities struggle to maintain the truth for the citizens of Toyko.But how does this all have to do with Eve,the pop idol of Toyko and the Garland?It's a cult classic with great music and nicely done animation done by two masters of anime Haurihiko Mikimoto ans Toshihiro Hirano.


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