Megazone 23

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Megazone 23 Part II, Megazone 23 Part III, Robotech: The Untold Story (U.S.)
Japanese: メガゾーン23
English: Megazone 23
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 9, 1985 to Dec 22, 1989
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Artland, AIC, Artmic
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MusicMusic
Duration: 1 hr. 7 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 6.751 (scored by 58655,865 users)
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Ranked: #53862
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4681
Members: 22,856
Favorites: 77

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Synopsis

Shougo Yahagi is a young motorcycle enthusiast living in a world of hot bikes, hard rock, and J-pop idols. The general populace go about their lives in peace, under the watchful eyes of a computer program in the guise of pop idol sensation Eve, unbeknownst to them. Shougo himself is mostly concerned with riding his motorcycle and picking up beautiful women like Yui Takanaka, who aspires to be a dancer.

Shougo's life suddenly changes when his friend, Shinji Nakagawa, shows him a top-secret project: the "Garland," an advanced motorcycle that can transform into a robot. Ambushed by the military, Shougo hijacks the Garland and escapes into the city. Evading the military with the help of Yui and her friends, he gradually discovers that their idyllic society is only an illusion.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

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


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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) (eps 1)
2: "Lonely Sunset" by Kumi Miyasato (eps 2)
3: "Pandora no Fune" by Saki Takaoka (eps (ep. 3))
4: "Higeki no Idol" by Nobuyuki Shimizu (eps 4)




Reviews

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 ...
Apr 25, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Megazone 23 is an OVA series that can really be broken down into two parts. The first following Shougo and the second following Eiji. The first part is really well animated and has an intriguing plot line but that's about it. The narrative, while interesting, is not fully developed. The characters are not overly memorable and the pacing is erratic. In contrast the storytelling of the second part is executed much better. However the animation, while good, is not on par with the first part. Also the characters remain a weak point. Despite numerous promising concepts, Megazone 23 ...
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 ...

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