Megazone 23 (OAV)

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©1985 Victor Entertainment, Inc. 

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: 292 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 17 votes (sub:10, dub:7)
 Excellent: 35 votes (sub:22, dub:11, ?:1, raw:1)
 Very good: 66 votes (sub:46, dub:20)
 Good: 71 votes (sub:46, dub:22, raw:2, others:1
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
 Decent: 51 votes (sub:36, dub:14, edit.dub:1)
 So-so: 23 votes (sub:18, dub:5)
 Not really good: 9 votes (sub:6, dub:3)
 Weak: 9 votes (sub:6, dub:3)
 Bad: 6 votes (dub:4, sub:2)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:2, edit.dub:1, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 479 users, rank: #1894 (of 6577)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.884 (Good), std. dev.: 1.9107, rank: #2839 (of 6580)
Weighted mean: 6.904 (Good), rank: #2710 (of 6580) (seen all: 6.98 / seen some: 4.14 / won't finish: 3.81)
Bayesian estimate: 6.928 (Good), rank: #2400 (of 5026)
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
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
    Megazone 23 - Complete Collection (DVD) 2009-01-13 (from $486.16)
    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

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Noboru Ishiguro 
Screenplay: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama 
Unit Director:
Ichiro Itano 
Yasuo Hasegawa 
Original story:
Noboru Ishiguro 
Shinji Aramaki 
Character Design:
Haruhiko Mikimoto 
Toshihiro Hirano 
Art Director: Mitsuki Nakamura 
Animation Director: Ichiro Itano 
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda 
Action Director: Ichiro Itano 
Editing: Eiko Nishide 
Eve Design: Haruhiko Mikimoto 
Filming Director: Kenichi Yoshizaka 
Key Animation:
Hideaki Anno 
Kinji Yoshimoto 
Masahito Yamashita 
Masami Obari (Non Credited; ep 1) 
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 
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 
Production Assistant:
Carole Pavlik 
Maki Nagano 
Marta Bechtol 
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 
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) 
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
Licensed by: Asia Video 
Chinese (Hong Kong) cast

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