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NEWS: AIC Ad: New Megazone 23, Pretty Sammy Projects in the Works


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CrescentWolf



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:01 am Reply with quote
Well, that's pretty damn cool.

I haven't watched Megazone 23 in awhile now, but I always liked it.

Hopefully this turns out well.
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BodaciousSpacePirate
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:04 am Reply with quote
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"AIC animates the projects you think of!"


It's true, I was just thinking about what a third season of Sasami Magical Girls Club would be like!
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jeromeskee



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:55 am Reply with quote
Wow! This is awesome news. I'd love to see what a Megazone-23 film would look like with today's animation technology. I think studios are starting to see that there's a market for bringing back old franchises, such as Dragon Ball Super, the new Berserk anime, Ushio & Tora, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
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Dandylion



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:02 am Reply with quote
Well ... Good to hear that AIC is still Alive !!! Very Happy
I was wondering just a month ago, what happened to them ...
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VinceA
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:56 am Reply with quote
So I could have purchased AIC for less than $80? Smile

Of course, it was probably some sort of necessary paperwork thing like selling a car to your brother for $1 but it still sound cool that you could have purchased a legendary studio for less than the price of Tenchi box set back in the day
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russ869



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:02 am Reply with quote
Considering how bad Megazone 23 Part III was compared to the first 2, I'm not sure I have high hopes for a Part IV. But I'm definitely interested to see what comes from this.
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Beatdigga



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:13 am Reply with quote
Megazone 23? There's a name I haven't heard in a long time.
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Utsuro no Hako



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:52 am Reply with quote
Beatdigga wrote:
Megazone 23? There's a name I haven't heard in a long time.


I haven't gone by the name Megazone 23 since before you were born.
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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:32 am Reply with quote
BodaciousSpacePirate wrote:
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"AIC animates the projects you think of!"


It's true, I was just thinking about what a third season of Sasami Magical Girls Club would be like!


Think that was a mistranslation of "Animates the titles you distantly remember!"

(Because whoever paid the $77 for AIC was able to grab the property licenses, like all the other name-only Tenchi resurrections.
Tenchi has become sort of the equivalent of all our Terminator sequels.)
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Beltane70



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:31 pm Reply with quote
If they can do a Megazone 23 remake as good as they did for Space Battleship Yamato, I'll be a very happy man! What I'd really love to see is having it as a TV series like it was originally planned.

I'm a little disappointed that the news article left out the fact that Toshihiro Hirano was the main character designer for MZ 23 and that Mikimoto only designed Eve.
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Kicksville



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:48 pm Reply with quote
Part of what makes Megazone 23 work is very...specific, so it's not such an easy thing to simply transplant it into modern looking anime. They'd better have a solid vision for it.

Of course, I wonder if anything will even come of this. There was actually talk of a new one all the way back in 2005 and nothing happened. That might've simply ended up being the Blue Garland PS3 game, although I don't believe Mikimoto was in on that one.
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megazero



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:42 pm Reply with quote
2 "very" AIC titles getting new installments is something to look forward especially Megazone 23.
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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:24 pm Reply with quote
Wow, AIC still making things happen. So they want to bring back Megazone 23? Well they need to get Haruhiko Mikimoto back on designs.
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v1cious



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:49 pm Reply with quote
The final scene of the original Megazone 23 is one my favorites of all time. The biggest benefit I can see from a remake is hopefully a more unified project. I really hated the style change between 1 and 2.
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Cptn_Taylor



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:05 pm Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
The final scene of the original Megazone 23 is one my favorites of all time. The biggest benefit I can see from a remake is hopefully a more unified project. I really hated the style change between 1 and 2.


Please, part 1 has cookie cutter blander than bland 1980s design on all levels especially on the character design.
Part 2 is what really distinguishes Megazone 23. If you want Minmay go watch Macross, Megazone 23 is not for you. Laughing
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