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Crusher Joe: The Movie


Alternative Titles

Japanese: クラッシャージョウ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 12, 1983
Producers: Studio Nue
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Unknown
Duration: 2 hr. 11 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.011 (scored by 778 users)
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Ranked: #33672
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Popularity: #5615
Members: 2,014
Favorites: 5
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Synopsis

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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Background

The film won the 1983 Animage's Anime Grand Prix Award.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Alfin
Alfin
Main
Sasaki, Run
Japanese
Sasaki, Run
Joe
Joe
Main
Takemura, Hiroshi
Japanese
Takemura, Hiroshi
Talos
Talos
Main
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Japanese
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Ricky
Ricky
Main
Ohara, Noriko
Japanese
Ohara, Noriko

Staff

Yasuhiko, Yoshikazu
Yasuhiko, Yoshikazu
Director, Script, Storyboard, Character Design, Animation Director
Chiba, Kouichi
Chiba, Kouichi
Sound Director
Hamatsu, Mamoru
Hamatsu, Mamoru
Storyboard, Assistant Director
Kawamori, Shoji
Kawamori, Shoji
Mechanical Design


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peroxid
Jun 6, 2010
Introduction:
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 read more
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Sartana
Nov 20, 2015
This was a big dissapointment, with such awesome detailed animation, cool character designs, and the whole space opera vibe going on the story is barely there. Poorly assembled, and just bland to the point of boredom. Starts interesting but quickly loses steam as the story unfolds. I wouldn't mind a new take on the characters in a modern version, there's a lot of wasted potential here. Even a live action film could be a good chance to do a proper exploration of the world of the film, and it's characters. Once more, a shame really, proof that not even great animation can save a read more
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