History Anime / MegaZone23

22nd Apr '18 12:25:20 PM binaroid
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Ten years later, Creator/{{AIC}} launched successful crowdfunding campaigns for promotional videos of two other entries in the franchise:
* ''Megazone 23 XI'', a sequel set on another Megazone, revolving around a middle-school girl who befriended Eve. (Anime News Network article [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-04-18/new-megazone-23-anime-project-plans-crowdfunding-for-promo-video/.114962 here]].)
* ''Megazone 23 Sin'', a reboot of Part I as a television anime. (ANN article [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-06/megazone-23-sin-remake-project-starts-crowdfunding-for-promo-video/.118472 here]].)
22nd Apr '18 7:25:40 AM binaroid
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* CantStopTheSignal: Subverted in Part I. Shogo's first idea after receiving the Garland is to call into Eve's morning talk show, show the bike off, and hand it over to the TV station. B.D. and the Army override the broadcast and try to capture Shogo. The next plan is to help Tomomi make a movie using the Garland, to get word out that way. [[spoiler:Tomomi is killed by a Man In Black just as she finishes editing her film -- and Shogo is framed for the murder.]]



* ContrivedCoincidence: Shogo just happens to be close friends with Yui's roommates, Tomomi and Mai, even though he only meets Yui after almost running over her.



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: It's strongly implied that Shogo became Bishop Won Dai]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: FallenHero: [[spoiler: It's strongly implied that Shogo became Bishop Won Dai]]Dai from Part III]]



* KnifeNut: Eiji Takanaka's fighting style while in a Garland
* KillTheCutie [[spoiler: Tomomi ]] in Part I

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* KnifeNut: Eiji Takanaka's fighting style while in a Garland
Garland.
* KillTheCutie KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Tomomi ]] Tomomi]] in Part II; .



* TheMenInBlack

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* TheMenInBlackTheMenInBlack: B.D. and his minions first operate as this before escalating to using MiniMecha in broad daylight.



* RoadBlock

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* RoadBlockReleasedToElsewhere: When Shogo's friend Shinji is killed after showing the Garland, Shogo becomes more suspicious when his friends are told that Shinji suddenly left for training in the United States.
* RoadBlock: BD's minions set up several of them in parts 1 and 2 for Shogo to break through.



* ShoutOut / CulturalCrossReference

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* ShoutOut / CulturalCrossReferenceShoutOut: A long list, with many of them also {{Cultural Cross Reference}}s.
21st Apr '18 8:09:20 AM binaroid
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Teenager Shogo Yahagi is a motorcycle nut with few cares in the world; he and his friends do little more than ride around and have fun. This all changes when one of his older friends leaves a mysterious, incredibly-advanced motorcycle called the Bahamut in Shogo's possession. The Bahamut is far more than it seems, and a mysterious cabal of [[TheMenInBlack men in black]] seems willing to do anything to get it back. Soon, Shogo discovers some of the secrets hidden in the Bahamut, and it leads him to even more secrets; secrets that will completely change his understanding of the world he lives in.

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Teenager Shogo Yahagi is a motorcycle nut with few cares in the world; he and his friends do little more than ride around and have fun. This all changes when one of his older friends leaves shows him a mysterious, incredibly-advanced motorcycle called the Bahamut Garland, which ends up in Shogo's possession. The Bahamut is far more than it seems, and possession soon after a mysterious cabal of [[TheMenInBlack men in black]] seems demonstrates they're willing to do anything to get it back. Soon, The Garland is far more than it seems; as Shogo discovers some of the secrets hidden in the Bahamut, and it leads bike, they lead him to toward even more secrets; secrets that will completely change his understanding of the world he lives in.
10th Jun '17 2:59:48 PM Zuxtron
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* WaveMotionGun / ChestBlaster: One of the enemy Garlands has this in Part 3 [[spoiler: and it is also something that Eiji may AttackItsWeakPoint ForMassiveDamage]]

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* WaveMotionGun / ChestBlaster: One of the enemy Garlands has this in Part 3 [[spoiler: and it is also something [[AttackItsWeakPoint a weak point]] that Eiji may AttackItsWeakPoint ForMassiveDamage]]attack.]]
16th May '17 7:09:58 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with [[FanFic/UndocumentedFeatures MegaZone]].[[note]]Brian Bikowicz, the co-author of ''UndocumentedFeatures'', legally changed his name to [=MegaZone=] because he was such a big fan of this anime.[[/note]]

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Not to be confused with [[FanFic/UndocumentedFeatures MegaZone]].[[note]]Brian Bikowicz, the co-author of ''UndocumentedFeatures'', ''Fanfic/UndocumentedFeatures'', legally changed his name to [=MegaZone=] because he was such a big fan of this anime.[[/note]]
3rd Mar '17 2:46:48 PM kkhohoho
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Teenager Shogo Yahagi is a motorcycle nut with few cares in the world; he and his friends do little more than ride around and have fun. This all changes when one of his older friends leaves a mysterious, incredibly-advanced motorcycle called the Bahamut in Shogo's possession. The Bahamut is far more than it seems, and a mysterious cabal of [[TheMenInBlack men in black]] seems willing to do anything to get it back. Soon, Shogo discovers some of the secrets hidden in the Bahamut, and it leads him to even more -- secrets that will completely change his understanding of the world he lives in.

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Teenager Shogo Yahagi is a motorcycle nut with few cares in the world; he and his friends do little more than ride around and have fun. This all changes when one of his older friends leaves a mysterious, incredibly-advanced motorcycle called the Bahamut in Shogo's possession. The Bahamut is far more than it seems, and a mysterious cabal of [[TheMenInBlack men in black]] seems willing to do anything to get it back. Soon, Shogo discovers some of the secrets hidden in the Bahamut, and it leads him to even more -- secrets; secrets that will completely change his understanding of the world he lives in.
12th Feb '17 2:03:17 PM Gouken20xx
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** It's heavily implied that the Maneuver Slaves, unlike the Garland, store most of their robot parts in their transport trucks.
1st Feb '17 11:22:56 AM Black_Diesel
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27th Dec '16 6:46:53 PM Winter
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* ChaseScene
* CityInABottle
* CombatTentacles

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* ChaseScene
ChaseScene: Quite a lot of all three parts consist of the main character on his bike with cops or someone else on his tail.
* CityInABottle
CityInABottle: In parts I and II, [[spoiler: Tokyo is actually a replica inside a giant GenerationShip]]
* CombatTentaclesCombatTentacles: The favoured weapons of the invaders in Part II. They mostly fight by tearing people apart.



* CoolBike: The Garlands
** Though on the whole they're not actually very good bikes. They can go very fast, but it's all brute thrust [[MasterOfNone and they're extremely bulky and unmaneuverable due carrying all their robot parts around with them]], unlike the aforementioned Hargans. Amusingly demonstrated by Shogo causing several traffic accidents as he tries to drive it the same way as a normal bike.
** In Megazone 23 Part 3, something that is notable is that all the scenes involving Eiji and his team, who are all using Garlands with their conversion modules locked out, have them travelling along curiously empty and wide streets.
* CyberPunk

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* CoolBike: The Garlands
** Though on
Garlands, which not only transform into a humanoid mech mode, but also potentially have a direct connection to the whole Bahamut super computer. That said, they're not actually very good bikes. They can go very fast, but it's all brute thrust [[MasterOfNone and they're extremely bulky and unmaneuverable due carrying all their robot parts around with them]], unlike the aforementioned Hargans. Amusingly demonstrated by Shogo causing several traffic accidents as he tries to drive it the same way as a normal bike.
** In Megazone 23 * CyberPunk: Underneath the [=80s=] Tokyo veneer, there's a plotline about supercomputers, dark secrets, and control of the media. Part 3, something that is notable is that all the scenes involving Eiji III adds hackers and his team, who are all using Garlands with their conversion modules locked out, have them travelling along curiously empty and wide streets.
* CyberPunk
a cult.



* DistressedDamsel
* DownerEnding: To Part 1 -- [[spoiler:after StormingTheCastle, Shogo is soundly defeated by B.D., who decides that he's NotWorthKilling - or thinks he's dead but doesn't even care enough to check.]]

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* DistressedDamsel
DistressedDamsel: Eve is mostly a hostage of the military through the first two installments.
* DownerEnding: All three parts end pretty badly.
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To Part 1 -- [[spoiler:after StormingTheCastle, Shogo is soundly defeated by B.D., who decides that he's NotWorthKilling - or thinks he's dead but doesn't even care enough to check.]]



* GenerationShip

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* GenerationShipGenerationShip: [=Megazone=] has been away from Earth for hundreds of years, maintaining the illusion of Tokyo for its inhabitants. It's not the only one, and the "alien" enemies in Part II are another ship that retained or developed more advanced technology on the trip.



* GovernmentConspiracy

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* GovernmentConspiracyGovernmentConspiracy: In the first two parts, the government has learned about the true nature of their world and act to keep the truth from the public.



* IKnowMortalKombat: Intentionally done by the Orange corporation in ''Part III''.

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* IKnowMortalKombat: Intentionally done by the Orange corporation in ''Part III''. They create a mecha combat simulator and market it as a game to identify and recruit potential pilots.



* TheMasquerade

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* TheMasqueradeTheMasquerade: Bahamut keeps the true nature of "Tokyo" from its inhabitants, concealing the ship's advanced machinery and maintaining an artificial sky.



* TransformingMecha

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* TransformingMechaTransformingMecha: Garlands, which transform from rather bulky motorcycles into humanoid mecha.
13th Sep '16 4:15:41 AM Gouken20xx
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* Played fairly straight with Eve, except in Part II when she's reprogrammed as a propaganda tool, wearing solely an unflattering military uniform.

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* ** Played fairly straight with Eve, except in Part II when she's reprogrammed as a propaganda tool, wearing solely an unflattering military uniform.uniform. Every other appearance of Eve, [[spoiler: Even the real one]] looks far nicer on the eyes.



* RobotGirl: Implied with Eve Tokimatsuri. [[Spoiler: Eve is just a normal teenage girl... who went into hypersleep for over a millenia.]]

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* RobotGirl: Implied with Eve Tokimatsuri. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Eve is just a normal teenage girl... who went into hypersleep for over a millenia.]]
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