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AoY Podcast # 38 – Get in the Zone! Megazone 23 Part 2 Review


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Also known as: “WHO DID YOU SAAAAAY?! JOHNNY….WINTERS?”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:18:03)

We are still kicking it for the month of March, as we still get zoned into the madness that is the Megazone 23 OVA series. This time, we cover the maybe-once-hated, but-now-probably-not-so-much sequel to the first Megazone 23 OVA.

As Zeonic will say in this podcast, he does like Part 2 a little bit more than Part 1, only because its straight up on what its trying to tell, and it has one of Zeonic favorite anime directors doing his first directing job, Ichiro Itano. If you want to see an anime that Itano directed that won’t make you feel scared or hate anime for the rest of your life, this is that anime. This of course has bikers who are just pure Trash, rad 80’s to the max, doggy style sex scenes (I ment to say 45 seconds not 45 minutes long, sorry guys), taking down the system, and Sex Wax on your back. Of course, there is no need for time codes on this one as we do stick to the review… most of the time. Zeonic goes off the rails to mention how the new 300: Rise of an Empire movie is really dumb as far as Zack Snyder sex scenes goes, how wrasslin babes from the 80’s can do some voice acting and have cameos in this OVA, how anime dubbing has come a long way to fall flat on its face, Toonami talk in general on shows that have ended and started, and much more.

You can watch the whole International Dub on Youtube from this guys channel, and check the comments for some good pieces of info that we may or may not have covered on the podcast.

People who cover this better than us:
Anime World Order
Let’s Anime Blog

Music Selection:
OP – Johnny Winters must be stopped!

ED – The only sunsets in the Megazone are the lonely ones…

Also known as:


Dump Matsumoto is gonna be the woman in the short blonde hair… buried under that Samurai Armor. Or really, that armor is part of herself. Keep that in your mind for a while…



Here is what you can expect from an animator like Yasuomi Umetsu… I mean other than porn…

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I’m sure through a bit of digging, you can find the person who worked on both SilverHawks and Thundercats.

Doing it Cyndi Lauper/Tiffany Grant style…

You sure wont this this on the International Dub Edit version on youtube that’s for sure…

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AoY Podcast #37 – Get in the Zone! Megazone 23 Part 1 Review


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Also Known as: “PROPERTY OF ORION HOME VIDEO: NOT FOR SALE OR RENTAL.”
Or also: “Remote Control Remote Control…REMOOOTE CONTROOOOOOOOOOOOOOL”

Download Episode HERE! (Total Time: 1:24:40)

So, March Madness has come upon us. I know that is mostly related to College BeeBall, but Jonn and I cannot dedicate ourselves to a sports anime to review this time around, or really ever (sorry, but trying to watch all of Slam Dunk with no compilation movies in a month is a herculean task that is far too great for us to handle). So, we decided to keep things a bit simple, as we found our zone of focus for the next few episodes, and i’m talking about Megazone 23.

There isn’t a need for time codes this time, since we only get to focus on one anime for a change. Right off the bat we dive right into discussing pretty much everything about what is in Megazone 23 Part 1, and what we can try and make sense of in terms of the story about halfway into the OVA. We of course stray off topic (or really dig deeper) to talk about Robotech: The Movie and how that connects to the Megazone 23 anime. We also mention the other Megazone 23 OVA’s that we will get around to do reviewing (and try not to spoil too much), the differences in each of the dubs for the Megazone OVA’s, how we found out about Megazone 23, and general Robotech talk. We also finish things off in talking about people who are no longer with us that I bought my anime from, people we know on the internet, (SPOILERS) what could be our tentative podcast schedule for the next few episodes, Zeonic taking a trip to land of the rising sun, and much more. 

I should also point out, I recently heard the ANN Cast episode where they interview Carl Macek. I (and the rest of the internet) are wrong as to why Robotech The Movie failed. The real reason according to Macek: Robotech The Movie did really well in the test audiences in Texas and not everyone hated it. What pulled the project was Cannon Films getting cold feet on their end and not letting it go to all the theaters it should have, plus they went under financially at the same time. You can find more info about that about the last 30 minutes of the interview.

People who do better reviews of Megazone 23:
Dave Merrel “let’s anime blog”
Anime World Order

Music Selection:

OP – Man we totally Zoned out on this one

ED – No one in the zone sleeps alone…

This show has:

The alternative ending added to the Robotech: The Movie… you can kinda tell from looking at the video, that don’t look “original.”

All I have to do is get past the 20 minutes i’ve seen of this piece of crap…. and I will lose hope in humanity…

As I said in the podcast, it was either the Streamline version or the ADV version of Megazone to watch. I think we picked the better poison…

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Man… talk about a different time… (from Hokuto No Fogie blog)

Shogo working towards that Garland gas money (and also thank Eve for giving us the inspiration towards that Hatsume Miku bullcrap that anime fans fap over today.)

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To say that Japan “liked” Streets of Fire in the 80’s is a HUGE understatement…