Megazone 23 - Part 1
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Now, it's not uncommon for anime to have multiple English dubs. Maybe the old dub doesn't hold up, maybe the producers can't track down any high quality masters, maybe there are rights issues, the reasons are endless. MegaZone 23 is one of these multidub productions. It was originally dubbed and released on VHS in 1995 by Streamline Pictures, and this version was later rereleased in 1999 on DVD by Image Entertainment. This "Streamline dub" is superb, with perfectly-cast actors and believable, nuanced performances. While the script plays a bit loose with the actual dialogue, the original characters and story are not sacrificed in any way, and the final result is a realistic-sounding dub with dialogue that flows beautifully in the English language.
Eventually, Streamline Pictures shut down and Image's rights to MegaZone lapsed. In 2004, ADV Films relicensed MegaZone 23, Parts I, II, and III, for a remastered rerelease on DVD. Now, at this point, Carl Macek, the guy who helmed the first dub, was working at ADV, as their DVD rereleases of Macek's earlier Robotech show. With the superb quality of the first dub and the presence of the original dub director in the offices, one would think that it'd be a cinch to simply commission dubs of Parts II and III from the original cast at Intersound (the first dub's recording studio) and retain the old dub of Part I. However, ADV instead opted to forgo that route and create an all-new, in-house dub. And as much as I love ADV, the end result was less than stellar.Read more ›
It's not a cliff hanger ending either, just a bit of a thud... reminiscent of the animated Lord of the Rings ending. Remember that one? :-)
I love the visuals, though most of the animation is unpolished by todays anime standards.
A must for the Mecha Anime collector.
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The animation is good overall , considering that it was 1986 when this anime was released.
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if you'r a fan of Macross,Haruhiko Mikimoto's art and nostalgic, you'll enjoy this.Published 14 months ago by Ed
cool animation,awesome soundtrack and familiar storyline.it all makes up for an awesome retro/futuristic robot anime! Read morePublished on July 31, 2007 by spartan907
Well, I paid $21.99 for this DVD, was it worth the price?
I will show the greatness of MZ 23, and then it's drawbacks. Read more
Well, as lamebrained mishmashes of conflicted, cluttered, and uninnovative anime go, I guess Megazone 23 takes the cake, and the pan it sits on, and the oven it was baked in. Read morePublished on July 7, 2004 by Sesho
Well, I just bought, and watched, my copy of this CLASSIC "Japanamation" (which, for those to young to remember the 80's, is what we use to call "Anime" back in... Read morePublished on June 18, 2004 by stryper
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