Megazone 23 OVA's Original Paper Scroll Credits Shown on Twitter
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Somehow, one particular user on Twitter has gotten their hands on the original ending credits scroll from Megazone 23 OAV. The 1985 credits are in a bit of rough shape from what looks like sun exposure but are still legible.
Twitter user @kirin0720 didn't immediately explain how they came into possession of the credits. Their profile describes them as an artist and fan of Disney, Takarazuka Revue, and the Huis Ten Bosch theatrical performances.
The first Megazone 23 original video anime was released in 1985 and would later spawn a second part in 1986 and a third part in 1989. The first OAV's story is as follows:
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.
Harmony Gold USA used the footage from the first OAV to create the Robotech: The Untold Story film.
Recently, AIC launched multiple crowdfund campaigns to revisit the sci-fi series. In 2017, staff raised 10 million yen (about US$92,000) to create a promo video for the Megazone 23 XI anime project in hopes it later becoming a television anime. Staff then launched a second crowdfund campaign for Megazone 23 SIN, a tentative television anime remake of the original, also in 2017. That project also reached its goal of 10 million yen (US$89,000).
Finally, AIC started a third crowdfund campaign in 2018 to supplement the funds raised for Megazone 23 XI. That crowdfund raised 255,000 yen (US$2,300) of its 1,000,000 yen (US$9,100) goal. The staff had stated that sponsorship of the project hinged on the crowdfund's success.
Source: Kirin0720's Twitter account