Megazone 23

OVA (1 ep x 80 min)
3.162 out of 5 from 393 votes
Rank #2,455

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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softbank47's avatar by softbank47 on Dec 28, 2011
Score: 9/10

 Megazone 23's reputation preceded it for me. As one of the pillars of the “anime boom” of the mid-to-late 1980's, this series of three 80-minute OVA's is considered the creator of the modern OVA and is an anime classic. With superb animation, excellent production values, and an intriguing story that bears more than a passing resemblance to The Matrix, does this classic hold up after 26... read more

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