California Crisis: Tsuigeki no Juuka

California Crisis: Gun Salvo

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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
English: California Crisis: Gun Salvo
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 1986
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.631 (scored by 31573,157 users)
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Ranked: #108672
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Popularity: #7286
Members: 6,995
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Episodes: /1


One hundred miles south of Los Angeles, a reckless biker named Marcia and her newfound acquaintance Noera crash their vehicles after getting caught in the explosion of a semi truck. In the resulting confusion, Marcia manages to sneak off with a briefcase containing a mysterious dark orb. When Marcia and Noera touch it, they experience a vision of Death Valley. Taking this as a sign that the ball needs to be brought to Death Valley, the pair set out on the road, chasing their version of the American Dream, all while evading those who seek to take the elusive object back from them.

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Director Mizuho Nishikubo intended for California Crisis: Tsuigeki no Juulka's story to be concluded in a sequel movie, but his studio went out of business shortly after the original video animation was released.

Characters & Voice Actors


Nishikubo, Mizuho
Director, Script
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director
Fujiwara, Miho
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics


Opening Theme

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"Streets Are Hot" by Miho Fujiwara

Ending Theme

"Streets Are Hot" by Miho Fujiwara


Nov 25, 2022
Ever wondered what a '70s Corman chase film might look like as an anime? Give this a look. The entire plot of some kids stumbling into something crazy which leads to tons of wacky, over the top chase scenes reminded me a lot of the Corman films of the 70s. The alien sub-plot is pretty second rate though, I'm not sure why they even went with it. Hell, I don't think those involved knew what to do with it, as the ending is incredibly flat and ultimately hurts an otherwise fun flick. I should also mention the animation style, which oozes cool. I honestly have ...
Jul 4, 2022
Mixed Feelings
If you're a fan of all the American 80s action movie cheese that checked every box on the stereotypes of those movies at the time, this is the anime for you.

Or if you just came around for the art and its aesthetic.

Everything about this anime made me feel like I was watching some b-movie from my dad's collection, albeit not in English without all the slang. Aliens, car chases, Coca Cola, California, hot rods, the fashion, it checks all the boxes for me.

The story and characters are very flat and lacking. There isn't really anything spectacular about this anime outside of it being ...
Dec 1, 2020
Aside from the character designs and music, this anime has little to offer.

The animation is minimal and badly directed, with many scenes confusingly edited together and at times barely comprehensible. Most of this OVA consists of an uninteresting chase scene that leads up to a very unsatisfying conclusion. The plot is practically non existent, with the mystery presented halfway through the OVA having zero payoff in the end and what few characters are introduced are uninteresting and pointless. I've seen many describe this OVA as "underrated" but it's better described as something that's obscure and boring.

Overall, I'd say the only enjoyable way to ...

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