California Crisis: Tsuigeki no Juuka
California Crisis: Gun Salvo
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English: California Crisis: Gun Salvo
Synonyms: California Crisis: Tsuigeki no Juka, California Crisis: Tsuigeki no Juuka [Hibana]
Japanese: カリフォルニア・クライシス 追撃の銃火


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 1986
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Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.661 (scored by 17851,785 users)
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Ranked: #88812
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Popularity: #6698
Members: 3,932
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A boy and girl have a chance encounter in California where they find something not quite of this world.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Nishikubo, Mizuho
Director, Script
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director
Fujiwara, Miho
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"Streets Are Hot" by Miho Fujiwara

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"Streets Are Hot" by Miho Fujiwara

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Sep 12, 2011
Armitage87 (All reviews)
There's not much to say about this OVA. It's an anime that tries to recreate a 70s-80s american action movie (a bad one), and for the most part it does a pretty good job.

Story: Well, there's just enough story to justify the action scenes. Basically a boy and a girl discover some UFO fragment and they're chased by government agents who try to recover it.

Characters: There's no character development. After watching it I can't even remember the names of the main characters. There's not a single moment where you might actually feel something for them.

Art: For the most part it's okay (keep in mind read more
Dec 7, 2014
BlokeTokes (All reviews)
Not too many anime dive into cultures beyond that of Japan's, especially in the particular setting of California. I've only run into one other relation of anime to California in the first part of the triple-feature "Memories". It was a brief nod to the state's existence that wasn't at all necessary, but led to an interesting vision that some people of Japan at the time might have had of California. "Memories" was released in the mid-90's, while California Crisis was released in the mid-80's. These two, nearly forty-minute, shorts are a decade apart yet present California in an interestingly similar light. It makes it seem read more
May 21, 2019
bitchassdarius (All reviews)
We finally learn the girl's name after 18 minutes, more than a third of the way in. Not that the main characters' names matter anyway, nor does the plot nor the characters' backgrounds nor really any of the specifics. In this way, California Crisis reminds me of Monte Hellman's sun-baked road movie classic, Two-Lane Blacktop; that is, there is a story, one about a road trip, but that story also happens to be the aspect of least interest. Forget the story, and the focus is now what is being presented on screen. You've got the really striking art style reminscent of Patrick Nagel, with its read more
Sep 22, 2019
johnbradshaw (All reviews)
This 45 minute OVA right here is the most American thing I've ever seen in anime. It's so inconceivably silly. It's like watching a 80s Hollywood action movie with no plot but it's one thing it did right and boy I have an entertaining time watching this one.

So some Alien's object has been stolen by the Russian. It happens to be held by 2 civilian after a trailer's accident. Now the US government has to sent troops out to retrieve the object. That leads to some hilarious and exciting action sequences that fill the runtime of this OVA.

There's really not much I can say read more

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