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Megazone 23 - Book Releases

 

This section contains information on "Megazone 23" artbooks, film comics and movie programmes. "Megazone 23" books relating to the other two parts of the series are listed here. A list of books relating to “Robotech the movie” can be found here.

 

Megazone 23 Movie Programme

Megazone 23 Movie Programme cover

Country of Origin: Japan
Publisher: Idol/Artmic
Pages: 22
Size: A4
ISBN: N/A
Release Date: March 1985
Availability: Out of Print

A movie programme for the short theatrical release of the OVA. It contains a synopsis, production notes, character and cast profiles and a massive Eve fold out poster in the middle of the programme.

 

Megazone 23: The Anime Special Edition

Megazone 23: The Anime Special Edition cover

Country of Origin: Japan
Publisher: Kindaieiga-sha
Pages: 138
Size: B5
Magazine Code: 66587-36
Release Date: 25 April 1985
Availability: Out of Print

A magazine/book (mook) from defunct Japanese anime magazine "The Anime", which contains a fold out centrefold of a Hargun on one side and Mai on the other, a film story of the OVA, comparisons between story boards and the final film, character profiles and design sheets, an article on Kumi Miyasato with lyrics of her songs which appear in the OVA, mecha design sheets, back story and setting of the world of "Megazone 23", a gallery of promotional images, maps of Shibuya, Harajuku, Shinjuku and Roppongi showing where the action takes place in the OVA, an article on how much items that appear in the OVA cost in real life, an article on the making of the OVA, staff and cast lists, some four panel gag manga, and a list of "Megazone 23" merchandise.

 

Megazone 23 Graffiti: Best Hit Series

Megazone 23 Graffiti: Best Hit Series cover

Country of Origin: Japan
Publisher: Akita Shoten
Pages: 104
Size: B5
Magazine Code: 61041-16
Release Date: 25 April 1985
Availability: Out of Print

A magazine/book (mook) containing a double sided pull out poster with Eve on one side and Mai, Yui and Tomomi on the other, pictorials introducing all of the characters, a two page spread on the places which appear in the OVA, a gallery of images, a pictorial of the battle scenes, an article/pictorial on what happened to the characters after the OVA ended, a film story, a manga titled "Tomorrow Blues" and staff and cast lists.

 

Megazone 23 Post Card Book: Best Hit Series

Megazone 23 Post Card Book: Best Hit Series cover

Country of Origin: Japan
Publisher: Akita Shoten
Pages: Unknown
Size: A6 (?)
Magazine Code: 61041-17
Release Date: April 1985
Availability: Out of Print

A small book of full colour postcards. The book also contains a "Megazone 23" manga.

 

SF Action Anime: Megazone 23

SF Action Anime: Megazone 23 cover

Country of Origin: Japan
Publisher: Kodansha
Pages: 188
Size: A6
ISBN: 4-06-190027-7
Release Date: June 1985
Availability: Out of Print

The novelisation of "Megazone 23" written by Noburo Ishiguro with illustrations by Hirano Toshihiro. Part of the "X Pocket Novel" series.

 

Megazone 23 Film Comics Volume 1 and 2

Megazone 23 Film Comics Volume 1 cover Megazone 23 Film Comics Volume 2 cover
Country of Origin: Japan
Publisher: Shogakukan
Pages: 240 (each volume)
Size: B6
ISBN: 4-09-101741-X and 4-09-101742-8
Release Date: June and July 1985
Availability: Out of Print

A two book manga version of "Megazone 23" using still colour images from the OVA.

 

Megazone 23 Settei Volume 0

Megazone 23 Settei Volume 0 cover

Country of Origin: Japan
Publisher: Idol/Artmic
Pages: Unknown
Size: A4
ISBN: Unknown
Release Date: 1985 (?)
Availability: Out of Print

A small book which contains a collection "settei", black white reference sheets for animators, used in the production of the OVA.

 

Megazone 23 Settei Volume 1

Megazone 23 Settei Volume 1 cover

Country of Origin: Japan
Publisher: Idol/Artmic
Pages: 72
Size: A4
ISBN: Unknown
Release Date: 1985 (?)
Availability: Out of Print

A second small book which contains a collection "settei", black white reference sheets for animators, used in the production of the OVA.

 

Megazone 23 Settei

Megazone 23 Settei

Country of Origin: Japan
Publisher: Idol/Artmic
Pages: Unknown
Size: A4 (?)
ISBN: Unknown
Release Date: 1985 (?)
Availability: Out of Print

A third small book which contains a collection "settei", black white reference sheets for animators, used in the production of the OVA. Unlike the first two it seems to be unnumbered. I have very little in the way of information on the contents of the book.

 

Official Art of Megazone 23

Official Art of Megazone 23 cover

Country of Origin: Japan
Publisher: Lark
Pages: 80
Size: A4
ISBN: Unknown
Release Date: 1985 (?)
Availability: Out of Print

This small book contains a collection of mecha reference design sheets used in the production of the OVA.

 

Megazone 23 B-Club Special

Megazone 23 B-Club Special cover

Country of Origin: Japan
Publisher: Bandai
Pages: 144
Size: A4
ISBN: 4-89189-476-8
Release Date: 25 February 1990
Availability: Out of Print

A reference and art book which covers all three parts of the "Megazone 23" franchise. The book contains illustrated synopsis of all three parts, image boards, staff and cast lists, character, background and mecha design sheets, a highly detailed article on the genesis of the first OVA including production drawings and pitches for the original series concepts, an illustrated back story to the Megazone universe, a guide map to the terms and concepts in the series, pictures of "Megazone 23" models, a "Megazone 23 Part III" manga, profiles and interviews with the cast of "Megazone 23 Part III" and a pull out poster of "Megazone 23 Part III".

 

Megazone 23 Maneuver Book

Megazone 23 Maneuver Book cover

Country of Origin: Japan
Publisher: Nikkei Business Publications
Pages: 95
Size: A4
ISBN: 4-8222-6305-3
Release Date: 9 April 2007
Availability: Out of Print

Another reference and art book with character, background and mecha design sheets, a list of "Megazone 23" merchandise including video releases, games and model kits, a comparison between 1985 and the world of the original "Megazone 23" OVA and interviews with the staff and cast.

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