Crusher Joe

Crusher Joe: The Movie

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English: Crusher Joe: The Movie
Japanese: クラッシャージョウ


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: 6.841 (scored by 19701,970 users)
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Ranked: #43822
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Popularity: #6261
Members: 6,411
Favorites: 5

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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.

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Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Hishou (Never End)" by Kazuhiro Nishimatsu

Jun 6, 2010
peroxid (All reviews)
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
Nov 20, 2015
Sartana (All reviews)
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
Oct 8, 2017
AnimeTopScholar (All reviews)
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 read more

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