California Crisis: Tsuigeki no Juuka


California Crisis: Gun Salvo

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Alternative Titles

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

Information

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, ComedyComedy
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 5.671 (scored by 21192,119 users)
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Ranked: #96262
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Popularity: #7002
Members: 4,725
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Synopsis

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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Background

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


Staff

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


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Opening Theme

"Streets Are Hot" by Miho Fujiwara
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Ending Theme

"Streets Are Hot" by Miho Fujiwara



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
Dec 1, 2020
KeroKeroRetro (All reviews)
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 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

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