Megazone 23 (OAV)

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©1985 Victor Entertainment, Inc.


Related anime:
    Megazone 23 Part II (OAV) (sequel)
      Megazone 23 Part III (OAV) (sequel)
    Robotech: The Untold Story (U.S. movie) (amalgam)

Alternative title:
Megazone Twenty Three Part I
メガゾーン23 (Japanese)
無限地帶23 Part 1 (Chinese (Hong Kong))
Genres: science fiction
Themes: mecha, real robot
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Motorcycle enthusiast Shogo mistakenly comes into possession of a government prototype bike. Pursued by ruthless goverment agents he plans to save himself by exposing the bike to the public on a live TV show hosted by a popular singing star. But, even the lovely Eve has secrets of her own and the government has much more to hide than just a transforming military motorcycle. As Shogo begins to unravel the mystery of the bike, he discovers a reality-shattering secret about the city and the world he thought he knew.
User Ratings: 257 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 18 votes (sub:11, dub:7)
 Excellent: 35 votes (sub:22, dub:11, ?:1, raw:1)
 Very good: 65 votes (sub:45, dub:20)
 Good: 65 votes (sub:42, dub:20, raw:2, others:1
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
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 Decent: 37 votes (sub:22, dub:14, edit.dub:1)
 So-so: 18 votes (sub:13, dub:5)
 Not really good: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:2)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:3, dub:2)
 Bad: 6 votes (dub:4, sub:2)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:1, dub:1, edit.dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 438 users, rank: #1850 (of 6067)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.128 (Good), std. dev.: 1.8237, rank: #2003 (of 6061)
Weighted mean: 7.101 (Good), rank: #1913 (of 6061) (seen all: 7.19 / seen some: 4.13 / won't finish: 3.81)
Bayesian estimate: 7.120 (Good), rank: #1717 (of 4612)
Running time: 81 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1985-03-09
Release dates: We have 8
Opening Theme:
"Senaka goshi ni Sentimental (背中ごしにセンチメンタル; Sentimental Over the Shoulder)" by Kumi Miyasato
Ending Theme:
"Samishikute Nemurenai (I can't sleep so sadly)" by Yuka Takeuchi
Insert song:
"Kaze no Lullaby" (Lullaby of the Wind) by Kumi Miyasato
"Tomorrow's Blues" by Kumi Miyasato
Links: We have 7
Trivia: We have 11
Comment:
Previously released by Harmony Gold and Cannon Films as part of Robotech: The Movie - The Untold Story.
News: Show:
New Megazone 23 Anime (Jun 6, 2005)
Metrocon (Aug 5, 2004)
Marionette Generation (Sep 19, 2000)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Megazone 23 - Complete Collection (DVD) 2007-12-11 (from $22.49)
    Megazone 23 - Complete Collection (DVD) 2009-01-13 (from $17.26)
    Megazone 23 - PART 1 (DVD 1) 2004-06-01 (from $19.98)
    Megazone 23 - Part 1 Collector’s Edition (Artbox) (DVD 1) 2004-06-01 (from $27.98)
    Megazone 23, Part 1 (DVD) 1999-08-10 (from $22.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Noboru Ishiguro
Screenplay: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Art Director: Mitsuki Nakamura
Animation Director:
Ichiro Itano
Yasuo Hasegawa
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda
Action Director: Ichiro Itano
Editing: Eiko Nishide
Eve Design: Haruhiko Mikimoto
Filming Director: Kenichi Yoshizaka
Planning: Toshimitsu Suzuki
Theme Song Arrangement: Shiro Sagisu (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics:
George Sakai (ED)
Yoshiko Miura (OP)
Theme Song Performance:
Kumi Miyasato (Insert)
Yuka Takeuchi (END)
Kumi Miyasato as Eve Tokimatsuri(Part 1, 2)
Masato Kubota as Shogo Yahagi

Kaneto Shiozawa as BD(Part 1)
Maria Kawamura as Yui Takanaka(Part 1)
Mayumi Shou as Mai Yumekanoh(Part 1)
Miina Tominaga as Tomomi Murashita(Part 1)

Daisuke Gouri as
manager(Part 1)
Senior Official
Hiromi Yokoi as Reporter
Hisashi Katsuta as
director(Part 1)
Director General
Hitoshi Takagi as Coco(Part 1)
Ichiro Itano as Navigator
Ikuya Sawaki as Lieutenant Nakao(Part 1)
Katsumi Toriumi as Chombo(Part 1)
Kazuyuki Sogabe as The Producer(Part 1)
Ken Yamaguchi as
Staff A(Part 1)
Staff Officer A
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Eigen Yumekanou(Part 1)
Kosuke Tomita as Prime Minister
Kouichi Hashimoto as Staff Officer B
Kouichi Yamadera as Shinji Nakagawa(Part 1)
Kôzô Shioya as Guts(Part 2)
Maya Okamoto as B.D.'s Girlfriend(Part 1)
Nobuo Tobita as Communicator(Part 1)
Tetsuya Hashimoto as Announcer
Yoshio Kawai as Sergeant
Yuji Mitsuya as Hiroki Mohrii(Part 1)
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Director:
Carl Macek (Streamline Dub)
Matt Greenfield
Translation:
Jason Bowhay
Jimmy Yamasaki (Streamline dub)
ADR Script:
Carl Macek (Streamline Dub)
Gregory Snegoff (Streamline Dub)
Matt Greenfield
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams

Creative Director:
Chris Hawley
David Del Rio
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Menu Design:
Larry Koteff
Patrick Givens
DVD Packaging: Larry Koteff
DVD Producer: David Williams
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Mixing: Brent Marshall
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Recording engineer: Jason Grundy
Sound Design: Brent Marshall
Subtitle Timing: Joshua Carvalho
Subtitling: Joshua Carvalho
Andy McAvin as BD
Barbara Goodson as Yui Takanaka (Streamline Dub)
Bob Bergen as Shougo Yahagi(Streamline Dub)
Monica Rial as Eve Tokimatsuri
Vic Mignogna as Shougo Yahagi

Brittany Harlowe as Eve Tokimatsuri (Streamline Dub)
Edie Mirman as Tomomi Murashita (Streamline Dub)
Gregory Snegoff as BD (Streamline Dub)
Lia Sargent as Mai Yumekanoh(Streamline Dub)

Allison Shipp as Yui Takanaka
Bob Biggerstaff as TV Anchor B
Carl Macek as Military Tech 3(Streamline dub)
Dan Mackey as Senior Officer
Dan Woren as Shinji Nakagawa(Streamline Dub)
David Povall as
Military Tech 1(Streamline dub)
Military Tech 4(Streamline dub)
Doug Stone as
Air Vehicle 2(Streamline dub)
Cabbie(Streamline dub)
TV Station 2(Streamline dub)
George Manley as Tech Chief
Gregory Snegoff as
Newscaster 1(Streamline dub)
TV Bumper 2(Streamline dub)
Hilary Haag as Tomomi Murashita
Illich Guardiola as Shinji Nakagawa
Jason Klassi as
Man Identifying Yahagi(Streamline dub)
Newscaster 2(Streamline dub)
Jeff Winkless as
Brian(Streamline dub)
District 3D(Streamline dub)
Military Announcement(Streamline dub)
Team 11(Streamline dub)
Underground Hargan 2(Streamline dub)
John Swasey as Coco
John Tyson as Eigen Yumekanou
Kerrigan Mahan as Mory(Streamline Dub)
Kevin Charles as TV Anchor A
Kirk Thornton as Chombo(Streamline dub)
Kurt Stoll as Morley
Mark X Laskowski as Chombo
Michael Forest as
Air Vehicle 1(Streamline dub)
Commentator(Streamline dub)
Eigen Yumekanou(Streamline dub)
Michael Reynolds as Coco(Streamline dub)
Michael Sorich as Bus Driver(Streamline dub)
Mike Kleinhenz as Director General
Mike MacRae as Producer
Mike Vance as First Lieutenant Nakao
Paul Sidello as Commentator
Rebecca Forstadt as Female Reporter(Streamline dub)
Richard Cansino as
Fake Good Samaritan 2(Streamline dub)
TV Station 1(Streamline dub)
Russell Case as BD's Superior(Streamline dub)
Sasha Paysinger as Mai Yumekanou
Simon Prescott as
Man Reporting Termination Completion(Streamline dub)
Military Tech 5(Streamline dub)
Steve Kramer as
BD's Right Hand(Streamline dub)
Car 2(Streamline dub)
Man Reporting 2nd Wave(Streamline dub)
Space Warfare Officer(Streamline dub)
Truck Driver(Streamline dub)
Tiffany Grant as Female Reporter
Tom Wyner as
General(Streamline dub)
Military Tech 2(Streamline dub)

David Traylor(Streamline dub)
Eleni Kelakos(Streamline dub)
Jason Klassi(Streamline dub)
Joyce Kurtz(Streamline dub)
Julie Maddalena(Streamline dub)
Russell Case(Streamline dub)
Simon Prescott(Streamline dub)
Steve Kramer(Streamline dub)
Tom Wyner(Streamline dub)
Tricia O'Neil(Streamline dub)
English companies
ADR Production:
Industrial Smoke & Mirrors
Screenmusic Studios (Streamline dub)
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
Distributor:
ADV Films (UK)
Image Entertainment (Expired)
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Streamline Pictures (VHS Expired)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network
Licensed by: ADV Films (North America)
Licensor, Distributor: Manga Entertainment (Australia, UK) 
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Aldo Stella
Translation: Irene Cantoni

Post Production Video: Giovanni Petronaci
Synchronization: Massimo Parretti
Francesca Bielli as Yui Takanaka
Paolo De Santis as Shogo Yahagi

Jenny DeCesarei as Mai Yumekanoh
Sonia Mazza as Eve Tokimatsuri
Tosawi Piovani as Tomomi Murashita

Flavio Arras as Marley
Marco Balbi as Eigen Yumekanou
Marco Pagani as Coco
Matteo Zanotti as Chombo
Maurizio Arena as Shinji Nakagawa
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga
Distributor: Yamato Video
Chinese (Hong Kong) staff
Chinese (Hong Kong) companies
(none)
Licensed by: Asia Video
Chinese (Hong Kong) cast
(none)
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