6.9/10
344
5 user 12 critic

Megazone 23 (1985)

Megazone 23 Part 1 (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Video 2 February 1994
Trailer
1:18 | Trailer
A young biker stumbles onto a prototype motorcycle with a hidden function that has a link to the true nature of his world.

Director:

Noboru Ishiguro

Writers:

Hiroyuki Hoshiyama, Noboru Ishiguro (concept)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masato Kubota Masato Kubota ... Shogo Yahagi (voice)
Maria Kawamura Maria Kawamura ... Yui Takanaka (voice)
Mîna Tominaga ... Tomomi Murashita (voice)
Mayumi Shô ... Mai Yumekanô (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Mjr. B.D. (voice)
Hitoshi Takagi Hitoshi Takagi ... Coco (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Eigen Yumekanô (voice)
Yûji Mitsuya ... Morley (voice)
Katsumi Toriumi Katsumi Toriumi ... Chombo (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Producer (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Mjr. B.D.'s Senior Officer (voice)
Ikuya Sawaki Ikuya Sawaki ... 1st. Lieutenant Nakao (voice)
Hisashi Katsuta Hisashi Katsuta ... Commander (voice) (as Hisashi Katsuda)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Shinji Nakagawa (voice)
Hiromi Yokoi Hiromi Yokoi ... Reporter (voice)
Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Action | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Shogo Yahagi is on the run. But this time he's got his biker gang called 'Trash' on his side and they have chosen to revolt against the authorities, and the police. An invasion from an ... See full summary »

Director: Ichirô Itano
Stars: Kazuki Yao, Maria Kawamura, Shigeru Chiba
Megazone 23 III (TV Series 1989)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Eiji Takanaka is a B Level hacker who has been accepted into EX. However, before his first day on the job, he becomes embroiled in a network war, a legendary figure named EVE, and a plot to re-inhabit the Earth.

Stars: Takeshi Kusao, Hiroko Kasahara, Kôichi Yamadera
A.D. 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
Angel Cop (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An elite anti-terrorist agent battles terrorists threatening Japan, but a mysterious third player is involved in their own way.

Stars: Mika Doi, Sharon Holm, Masashi Ebara
Madox-01 (Video 1987)
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Koji Kondo is a young mechanic who finds the Madox-01. He gets stuck inside the machine before he finishes reading the manual. He must now evade the government and find his girlfriend before she disappears forever.

Director: Shinji Aramaki
Stars: Yasunori Matsumoto, Michael McGhee, Scott Simpson
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
Genocyber (TV Mini-Series 1994)
Animation | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A nightmarish combination of cybernetics and psychic potential. At its core: the tortured souls of 2 human beings. Many desire to control this monstrosity, but can its hatred be contained? ... See full summary »

Stars: Rosemary Elliot, Stuart Milligan, William Roberts
Armitage III (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the year 2046, a cop and his female android partner called Armitage, part of the latest android line known as "class III" models that look, act and feel human, investigate illegal manufacture of class III androids on colonized Mars.

Stars: Hiroko Kasahara, Yasunori Masutani, Ryûsei Nakao
Bubblegum Crisis (1987–1991)
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
Wicked City (1987)
Animation | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two agents - a lady-killer human and a voluptuous demon - attempt to protect a signatory to a peace ceremony between the human world and the "Black World" from radicalized demons.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Yûsaku Yara, Toshiko Fujita, Ichirô Nagai
Macross Plus (TV Mini-Series 1994)
Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two old friends/rivals find themselves rival test pilots in competing projects while a mutual old flame returns to them with her own secrets.

Stars: Beau Billingslea, Bryan Cranston, Richard Epcar
Demon City Shinjuku (Video 1988)
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young warrior must finish what his father started by battling his way through a city of demons and defeat a diabolical psychic who has opened a portal to hell.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Hideyuki Hori, Hiromi Tsuru, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Edit

Storyline

A young biker stumbles onto a prototype motorcycle with a hidden function that has a link to the true nature of his world.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Fast! Furious!! And Out of Control!!! The Original Anime Classic is Back!!! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The original planned title was "Omega City 23," then "Vanity City" and "Omega Zone 23." 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, ...
[...]
See more »

Alternate Versions

The movie originally ended with Eve giving Shogo a weapon which he used to defeat B.D. and end the war. The producers considered this ending to be ludicrious and chopped it off. The Robotech Movie (which alters the plot so it fits in with the TV series) contains this ending; for years people thought that Harmony Gold got the producers to animate a new ending, but they simply used the original. See more »

Connections

Featured in Sci-Fi Buzz: Anime Expo '96 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Samishikute Nemurenai
("I Can't Sleep So Sadly")
Performed by 'Yuka Takeuchi'
See more »

User Reviews

the anime classic that inspired the Matrix
25 June 2000 | by gailnekoSee 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.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Megazone Twenty Three Part I See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed