History Anime / Megazone23

2nd Jan '16 11:42:03 AM ChandlerC
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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Shogo became Bishop Won Dai]]
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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: It's strongly implied that Shogo became Bishop Won Dai]]
30th Dec '15 4:48:01 AM Winter
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* ArtificialOutdoorsDisplay: The Tokyo of parts I and II has a fairly normal looking sky, but it's all simulated.
13th Dec '15 3:53:26 PM Gouken20xx
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* ReactionShot: A surprising one happens in Part 3. [[spoiler: The music video from the beginning of the 'episode' is scrolling into view as Eiji shoots Sion. At the exact second he is hit, The EVE avatar right behind Sion abruptly puts her hand to her face in shock...]]
14th Nov '15 5:35:47 PM nombretomado
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The original American distributions of ''Megazone 23'' were anything but impressive. It was briefly released in North America by Harmony Gold as ''{{Robotech}} the Movie''. Carl Macek crudely spliced in footage from ''{{Robotech}}'' to force a linkage between the two shows, and of course the [[{{Macekre}} usual Macek dub script]] was conjured up out of nothing to replace the original dialogue. Macek and Harmony Gold also produced a dub of ''Part 2'' (with a different cast and set of character names), which was only released in Japan as an aid for teaching English. (It also used footage of the alternate ending for ''Part 1'' that was produced for the Robotech movie as a prologue). Creator/StreamlinePictures later produced a straight dub of Part 1 with the same cast as the International Part 2 (but Japanese character names), but couldn't release Parts 2 and 3 due to their financial problems and inevitable shutdown. Later, Creator/MangaEntertainment released an un-butchered version of Part 3 for the UK on VHS, but the result, reportedly, was still horrendous.
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The original American distributions of ''Megazone 23'' were anything but impressive. It was briefly released in North America by Harmony Gold as ''{{Robotech}} ''{{Anime/Robotech}} the Movie''. Carl Macek crudely spliced in footage from ''{{Robotech}}'' ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' to force a linkage between the two shows, and of course the [[{{Macekre}} usual Macek dub script]] was conjured up out of nothing to replace the original dialogue. Macek and Harmony Gold also produced a dub of ''Part 2'' (with a different cast and set of character names), which was only released in Japan as an aid for teaching English. (It also used footage of the alternate ending for ''Part 1'' that was produced for the Robotech movie as a prologue). Creator/StreamlinePictures later produced a straight dub of Part 1 with the same cast as the International Part 2 (but Japanese character names), but couldn't release Parts 2 and 3 due to their financial problems and inevitable shutdown. Later, Creator/MangaEntertainment released an un-butchered version of Part 3 for the UK on VHS, but the result, reportedly, was still horrendous.
13th Oct '15 7:32:41 PM DarkHunter
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Super Robot Wars is a game, not a trope.
** RetGone: Eve's hair color changed to be exclusively platinum blond in Part III, ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' and Aoi Garland, despite the latter two portrayals being set in Parts 1 and 2. This is even retconned within the series when [[spoiler:The original Megazone 23's Eve is visited by the real Eve and Eiji]], and even they have platinum blond hair!
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** RetGone: Eve's hair color changed to be exclusively platinum blond in Part III, ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' III and Aoi Garland, despite the latter two portrayals being set in Parts 1 and 2. This is even retconned within the series when [[spoiler:The original Megazone 23's Eve is visited by the real Eve and Eiji]], and even they have platinum blond hair!

* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: Appears in ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars D|estiny}}''. ** FixFic: This version follows the plot of Parts I and II (putting the "Trash" gang [[PutOnABus On A Bus]]), until Eve sends the entire Megazone to another dimension to keep ADAM from destroying everything.
25th Sep '15 10:24:16 AM MarkLungo
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** The ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985'' pinball machines in ''Part II''[[note]]In reference to other shows {{AIC}}, ''Megazone'''s animation studio, was also working on at that time[[/note]].
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** The ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985'' pinball machines in ''Part II''[[note]]In reference to other shows {{AIC}}, Creator/{{AIC}}, ''Megazone'''s animation studio, was also working on at that time[[/note]].
25th Sep '15 10:22:51 AM MarkLungo
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** The ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' pinball machines in ''Part II''[[note]]In reference to other shows {{AIC}}, ''Megazone'''s animation studio, was also working on at that time[[/note]].
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** The ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985'' pinball machines in ''Part II''[[note]]In reference to other shows {{AIC}}, ''Megazone'''s animation studio, was also working on at that time[[/note]].

** In Part II, albums by Jeff Beck and Van Halen's (specifically 1984) can be seen as Yui's old room is destroyed.
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** In Part II, albums by Jeff Beck and Van Halen's Music/VanHalen (specifically 1984) ''1984'') can be seen as Yui's old room is destroyed.
20th Sep '15 3:01:40 PM Gouken20xx
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** 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.

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** Downer Endings also happen with Part 2 and Part 3. [[spoiler: In Part 2, most of the population of Megazone Two Three perishes when the ADAM system tears the colony ship apart, and in Part 3, EVE banishes herself into space inside Eden City's computer core to stop the end of the world.]]

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* TrashTheSet: In Megazone 23 Part 2's closing minutes, the titular space ark itself is torn apart by the ADAM system that was used to replace the Moon, and it shows, in great detail, several of the locations from Part 1 and Part 2.
1st Aug '15 4:25:43 PM nombretomado
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* CombiningMecha: The Hargans, similar to the original MobileSuitGundam's Core Fighter, are formed from an ordinary-looking motorbike docking with a set of limbs carried in a transport truck.
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* CombiningMecha: The Hargans, similar to the original MobileSuitGundam's ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'''s Core Fighter, are formed from an ordinary-looking motorbike docking with a set of limbs carried in a transport truck.
4th Jun '15 11:44:17 PM sgamer82
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** The passenger in the cab Shogo cuts off is wearing a hat that looks like it came straight off the head of a ''DrSlump'' cast member.
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** The passenger in the cab Shogo cuts off is wearing a hat that looks like it came straight off the head of a ''DrSlump'' ''Manga/DoctorSlump'' cast member.
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