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Megazone 23

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Shogo was an average teenager who worked at McDonalds, drove a motorcycle and hung out with his friends – until one day, his friend Shingi showed off a prototype motorcycle called 'Garland' and was killed by secret agents attempting to steal it for themselves. Shogo escaped with the bike and his life. The next day, there is no indication that this ever happened. Shingi is reported as overseas for special training; but secret agents are staking out Shogo's apartment and are still hunting him down! Eventually the conflict comes to a head and Shogo discovers that Garland is able to transform into a giant robot – how can this be? With these new developments, Shogo must discover the purpose of the conspiracy and the secret world around him.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Megazone 23 Part II OVA 1986 TBD
Megazone 23 Part III OVA 1989 TBD
Name Role
Haruhiko MIKIMOTO Character Design
Toshihiro HIRANO Character Design
Noboru ISHIGURO Director
Shiro SAGISU Music
Toru MIURA Producer
Hideaki SUDA Producer
Suichi ONODERA Producer

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Title Author Score Date
Megazone 23 softbank47 9/10 Dec 28, 2011
List Title Username Entries Date
My Favs So Far alionsfeather 175 Dec 13, 2012
Top 10 Anime of the 1980's ZeonicFreak 10 Apr 10, 2012
Top 15 OVA's to Watch!!!! ZeonicFreak 15 Jan 22, 2012
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2hands rated the Megazone 23 anime 3.5/5 stars
2hands watched Megazone 23 at 1 of 1 episodes

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Akira

Akira
  • Movie (1 ep x 125 min)
  • 1988

Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.

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valondar

A rebellious youth with his futuristic motorcycle soon finds himself at odds with the government (being dangerously close to secrets they'd rather keep that way) and in these action-filled works full of 1980s cool our hero may end up challenging reality itself or something... anyway, fun, memorable and explosive watches.

cerberus38

Both Megazone 23 and Akira are about delinquent motorbike gang members who stumble upon government conspiracies that may affect their worlds as they know it. Both shows are from the '80s and are violent with intriguing stories. If you like one you will probably like the other.

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Macross: Do You Remember Love

Macross: Do You Remember Love
  • Movie (1 ep x 115 min)
  • 1984

Hikaru Ichijyo is a fighter pilot who lives onboard the Macross -- a spaceship that is under constant attack by the alien race Zentraedi and stranded light years from home. After rescuing pop star Lynn Minmay during an enemy raid, the two seem set for a whirlwind romance; but separated by fate, he finds himself in the arms of another woman. When it is discovered that Minmay's singing may be the only thing that can prevent a galactic war, Hikaru must set out to find her once again, and make the most difficult decision of his life: the love that got away, or the love he currently holds dear?

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Funkgun

First off it has the same character designer, and many of them are eerily similar to Macross, but that is only one of the similarites

Action, a romantic story weaved in, and transformable mecha. Also a pop idol singer EVE  is in Megazone 23 and Minmey a pop singer idol is in Macross.

Also it is movie length like Macross DYRL

Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01

Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01

Everyone is excited about the prospects of the awesome new tank-busting Madox battlesuit -- everyone except for lieutenant Kilgore, who has suffered defeat upon defeat during prototype testing. His opportunity for revenge comes swiftly, however, as the truck carrying Madox-01 suit suffers an accident, dropping the war machine into another truck owned by mechanic Sujimoto Koji. Unable to resist the temptation of playing with this new toy, Koji unwittingly becomes locked in the suit and is now hunted by the military, including Lt. Kilgore himself!

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MalteseFalcon

Megazone 23 and Metal Skin Panic centre around a guy who stumbles upon an advanced combat suit and is chased after by the government as a result. Combat suit action scenes ensue. While Megazone 23 has a much deeper plot, both series are enjoyable, and seeing as how they are both short, it is easy to check out one if you enjoyed the other.

Venus Wars

Venus Wars
  • Movie (1 ep x 105 min)
  • 1989

Set in the 21st century on a recently terraformed Venus, Venus Wars is the story of a war between two opposing nations, and the effect it has on a group of teenagers. Dark and gritty, with an air similar to that of Akira, it focuses on coming of age during the midst of a planet's devastating war.

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valondar

Motorcycles. The 1980s. A sci-fi future. J-pop. An angsty teen dragged into a conflict, and his relationship with some girl. Some decent animation for the period. Venus Wars is darker and grimier then the slick, Macross-esque sheen of Megazone, but either OVA title serves up a comprehensible plot with a side order of sci-fi action.