Crusher Joe OVA

Crusher Joe: The OVAs

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: クラッシャージョウ
English: Crusher Joe: The OVAs
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 5, 1989 to Jun 5, 1989
Producers: Studio Nue
Licensors: AnimEigo, Discotek Media
Studios: Sunrise
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 56 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.621 (scored by 17271,727 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #61162
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Popularity: #9137
Members: 4,208
Favorites: 2

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Episodes: /2


The galaxy is a strange and dangerous place, and there are times when even the United Space Force can`t help. That`s where the Crushers come in - skilled troubleshooters who will deal with any problem, large or small, for a fee (large only!) And there is no better Crusher than Crusher Joe!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ohara, Noriko


Sakakibara, Yoshiko


Takizawa, Toshifumi
Ishihara, Tatsuya
In-Between Animation
Oomori, Takahiro
Assistant Animation Director, Animation Director
Kawamori, Shouji
Mechanical Design


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Ending Theme

"Innocent Dreamer" by Carlos Toshiki & Omega Tribe (カルロストシキ&オメガトライブ) (eps 1-2)


Feb 21, 2022
This OVA consists of two action-packed space adventures. While the first episode is slightly above average, the second one won an "OVA of the Year Award" in 1989, and it's easy to see why.

"The Ice Prison," the first episode, follows a plot reminiscent of the one in the movie (the OVA can be enjoyed without having seen the movie, however). There are 2 brief nude scenes near the beginning, and it starts out slow. It gets better after about 10 minutes in, but the story ends abruptly. One important thing to note about this episode, and what lowers my score for it, is that it ...
May 3, 2021
The two OVAs follow the 1983 Crusher Joe movie. While technically stand-alone, there is little setup of the universe or characters in the OVAs, so having watched the movie prior is recommended.

In both one-hour long episodes, the Crusher team (Crushers being this universe’s elite mercenaries) is called in to solve a problem for a planetary government. The plot is very heavy on space action, with even less character moments than the movie. The storylines are rather standard for serialized SciFi and would be at home in a Star Wars spin-off. Don’t expect thought-provoking questions, just enjoyable space action.

As a plus, the animation quality at least ...

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