Crusher Joe

Crusher Joe: The Movie

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Japanese: クラッシャージョウ
English: Crusher Joe: The Movie
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 12, 1983
Producers: Studio Nue
Licensors: AnimEigo, Discotek Media
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 2 hr. 11 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.851 (scored by 30633,063 users)
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Ranked: #49042
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Popularity: #6607
Members: 9,670
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Crushers: intergalactic Jacks-of-All-Trades who will take on any assignment for the right price. Crusher Joe heads a small team of these outer space troubleshooters that includes the cyborg Talos, the beautiful Alfin, and the obligatory kid sidekick Ricky. A routine assignment escorting a cryogenically frozen heiress to a medical facility goes awry when the girl goes missing and Joe and his team are left holding the bag. It seems space pirates are trying to play the Crushers for patsies, but Joe doesn’t take kindly to the setup and tracks the pirates to their home world. The four heroes not only have to rescue their human cargo but take down the pirates in the process, which involves a heck of a lot of space dogfights, explosions, and good old-fashioned hand-to-hand combat.

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Crusher Joe won the 1983 Animage Anime Grand Prix Award.

Characters & Voice Actors


Takemura, Hiroshi


Sasaki, Run


Kobayashi, Kiyoshi


Ohara, Noriko





Kowalski, Colonel

Naya, Gorou


Mutou, Reiko


Yasuhiko, Yoshikazu
Director, Script, Storyboard, Character Design, Animation Director
Chiba, Kouichi
Sound Director
Hamatsu, Mamoru
Storyboard, Assistant Director
Toriyama, Akira
Character Design


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Ending Theme

"Hishou (Never End)" by Kazuhiro Nishimatsu


Oct 8, 2017
Crusher Joe is a sci-fi action movie was produced by studio Sunrise and directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko who's not really done much in terms of directing, but more in terms of animation direction and character designs on series such as Mobile Suit Gundam. It's adapted from a series of sci-fi light novels Haruka Takachiho that were initially published in 1977.

In this movie we follow a team of Crushers comprised of Joe, Alfin, Ricky and Talos. Crushers are intergalactic jacks-of-all-trades who will take on any task for the right price. Joe and his team are tasked with helping escort a cryogenically frozen heiress to a medical ...
Jun 6, 2010
Crusher Joe: The Movie, is a Movie from 1983, by Studio Nue. It was adapted from the Crusher Joe light novels, written by author Haruka Takachiho. Directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, who had already worked on the 1979’s Mobile Suit Gundam, it won Animage Anime Grand Prize in ’83.

Story (6/10):
Crusher Joe follows the adventures of Crusher Joe and his team, Alfin, Talos and Ricky. Our main characters are the so-called Crushers, a kind of legal and controlled mercenaries. The movie revolves around a group of Pirates, which have stolen a highly dangerous weapon, while Crusher Joe and his team are fighting the Pirate faction. The ...
Jan 31, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This movie is too long. It was hard to sit through the entire thing. The plot is serviceable; it's a relatively simple plot with predictable twists that's been done before, but they really stretch it out over the two hour-plus runtime. Direction-wise, there are often shots that seem repetitive or that linger on nothing in particular, probably in an attempt to pad the film. Some scenes look like they were inspired by iconic scenes in "Star Wars." (This came out around the same time.)

The animation itself is good, especially for the time it was made. It's clear and fluid, with vivid colors. The character designs ...

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