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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.

Director:

Noboru Ishiguro

Writers:

Hiroyuki Hoshiyama, Noboru Ishiguro (concept)
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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 Katsuda Hisashi Katsuda ... Commander (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Shinji Nakagawa (voice)
Hiromi Yokoi Hiromi Yokoi ... Reporter (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Megazone Twenty Three Part I See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At 9:35 seconds there is a sign in Japanese that says: "No entry. Under construction. Please pardon the intrusion. Water pipe construction. Minato District Water Bureau Affairs. Safety first. Hirano group." 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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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

Edited into Robotech: The Movie (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Tomorrow's Blues
Performed by Kumi Miyasato
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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.


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