Ranked #3186

Megazone 23

Alternative Titles

English: Megazone 23
Synonyms: Megazone 23 Part II, Megazone 23 Part III, Robotech: The Untold Story (U.S.)
Japanese: メガゾーン23

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 9, 1985 to Dec 22, 1989
Producers: Artmic
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 7 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.031 (scored by 1,756 users)
Ranked: #31862
Popularity: #3470
Members: 5,028
Favorites: 22
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Synopsis

The ultimate virtual reality trip! The world literally unravels for a group of Tokyo teens as they attempt to discover the truth surrounding the death of one of their friends. Everything turns inside out once Shogo gets his hands on a top secret power bike and is hunted by the authorities. When Shogo turns to his friends for help, they discover a complex web of dark, political intrigue and shocking government cover-ups.

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About Robotech: The Untold Story

Background

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Promotional Videos


Characters & Voice Actors

Yahagi, Shogo
Yahagi, Shogo
Main
Kubota, Masato
Japanese
Kubota, Masato
Takanaka, Yui
Takanaka, Yui
Main
Kawamura, Maria
Japanese
Kawamura, Maria
B.D.
B.D.
Main
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Takanaka, Eiji
Takanaka, Eiji
Main
Kusao, Takeshi
Japanese
Kusao, Takeshi

Staff

Ishiguro, Noboru
Ishiguro, Noboru
Director
Itano, Ichiro
Itano, Ichiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation
Aramaki, Shinji
Aramaki, Shinji
Director, Original Creator
Yatagai, Kenichi
Yatagai, Kenichi
Director

More episodes Episodes(0/4)

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Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

#1: "Samishikute Nemurenai (淋しくて眠れない)" by Yuka Takeuchi (タケウチユカ) (ep 1)
#2: "Lonely Sunset" by Kumi Miyasato (ep 2)
#3: "Pandora no Fune" by Saki Takaoka (ep. 3)
#4: "Higeki no Idol" by Nobuyuki Shimizu (ep 4)



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ArtRodriguez
Apr 11, 2009
Thank God for the OVA boom that was single handedly started by Megazone 23 (pronounced Megazone 2 3). The story by the way the title is based on what Japan was called back in WW2.

The story is pretty hard to get into, but once you get it it's there. Here's a sentence to sum it up: The main character, Shogo finds a bike, a bike that's top secret to an organization. Oh, and the world is only Tokyo and they live in a spaceship that people aren't aware of.Not very novel, right? Wanna know why? Because Megazone started it. The story was originally read more
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Yamchaa
Jun 7, 2011
Wow.

When i originally saw the trailer for Megazone 23 on a random anime dvd, i couldnt help but to be fascinated by the fast pace and 80's soundtrack that i was watching, and i knew i had to get this anime.

As a major fan of old school anime, i ordered the Megazone 23 collection with all the aspirations of old school anime glory, and i must admit, it took me for a ride that ill never forget. With this review i hope to give my own opinions and insight on what has currently become one of my favorite anime titles - Megazone 23.

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Mol0ko
Aug 29, 2015
The most important thing to be aware of when going into Megazone 23 is that it's in three very different parts. Each part is directed by someone different, so the quality fluctuates drastically.

The first part is outstanding. As to be expected from Noboru Ishiguro. The story has some incredible twists, the art is top notch and there's plenty of great 80s j-pop. I'd give this part a 9/10 and was really looking forward to what happened in the next episode.

So you can imagine the disappointment when in the second part, everything was entirely different. The characters do not even look remotely similar to how read more
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sizest300
Oct 17, 2015
The only way to begin with Megazone 23 is to first realize that this will feel like watching three separate anime. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3-4 can all be taken as separate stories in the same universe. It began with director Noboru Ishiguro (Macross) doing Part 1, and then the character designers were different in each part as well as the directors.

Megazone 23 is a very original anime with a setting that will enthrall the viewer into the story, characters, and even the representation of the era it was made in. Yes, this is incredibly 80’s. Part 1 by Noboru Ishiguro is absolutely read more
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