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YAHAGI Shōgo is a young man living in Tokyo in the mid-80s, enjoying life during a period of unprecedented peace and prosperity.

Or so he thinks...

In reality he, and everyone he knows, are living in a carefully maintained illusion. Almost all are blissfully unaware that they are aboard a massive spaceship, Megazone 23. Only a few of the inhabitants of Megazone 23 know the truth -- that not only is the city a ship, but that it is controlled by Bahamut, an AI, and is in danger of attack from the mysterious Dezalg.

When Shōgo stumbles upon the secret of Megazone 23, the military decides that he and his friends need to be silenced before they can interfere with their plans to hack Bahamut. Shōgo only has two things going for him – a motorcycle that is much more than it seems, and an acquaintance who is much less so!


Blu-ray contents

  • The complete Megazone 23 saga (Parts I, II and III, using the new Japanese HD transfer) with the original uncompressed Japanese 2.0 and the ADV Films English 5.1 DTS audio tracks. Total runtime: 4h 4m (each is about 80m long).

  • The Megazone 23 Part II International Edition English dub (94m).

  • The Streamline Pictures Megazone 23 Part I English dub.

  • An assortment of Megazone 23 trailers.

  • The original ADV Films English commentary featuring Matt Greenfield, David Williams and Janice Williams.

  • Japanese commentary featuring MIYAO Gaku and our returning champion, SATO Hiroki.

  • Multicolored non-SDH and SDH subtitle tracks and SDH captions for the Japanese program, SDH captions for the english program, and multicolored SDH subtitles for the commentary tracks.


Making its debut in 1985, Megazone 23 ignited the Japanese Original Video Animation (OVA) boom. It proved there was a market for direct-to-video anime films, and paved the way for anime to become not just a niche genre, but a world-wide phenomenon.


The team that created Megazone 23 includes a Who's Who of anime legends, including (just to name a few) ISHIGURO Noboru (Macross, Yamato), ITANO Ichirō (creator of the “Macross Missile Massacre”), MIYAO Gaku (Devil Hunter Yōko), MIKIMOTO Haruhiko (Macross, Gunbuster), ANNO Hideaki (Evangelion), YATAGAI Kenichi (Bubblegum Crisis), ARAMAKI Shinji (Appleseed), HOSHIYAMA Hiroyuki (Dirty Pair), ARII Emu (Bubblegum Crash), SAGISU Shirō (Evangelion), MORIMOTO Koji (The Animatrix), YŪKI Nobuteru (Vision of Escaflowne), KAKINOUCHI Narumi and HIRANO Toshiki (Vampire Princess Miyu), UMETSU Yasuomi (Kite), and KITAZUME Hiroyuki (Gundam).


Audio: Japanese, English
Subtitles: English / English SDH / Captions
Format: BD-50
Region: Region-Free
Rating: 18+, Run Time: 360min+extras
Released: 1985
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, COLOR
Extras: Color & Line Art, 2 Commentary Tracks, Trailers

Directors: Noboru ISHIGURO, Shinji ARAMAKI, Ken’ichi YATAGAI
Screenplay: Hiroyuki HOSHIYAMA & Emu ARII
Voice Actors: Masato KUBOTA, Maria KAWAMURA, Kumi MIYASATO, Takashi KUSAO, Hiroko KASAHARA, Saki TAKAOKA, Vic Mignogna, Allison Shipp, Monica Rial, Jay Hickman, Jessica Boone, Bob Bergen, Barbara Goodson, Kerrigan Mahan
Warning: Contains Profanity, Violence, and Brief Nudity
Parts I & II © AIC, Part III © AIC / Flying Dog

Megazone 23 Blu-ray - Old Version

SKU: ANM-DV-1699
$39.99 Regular Price
$34.99Sale Price
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