Shogo is a rather rebellious but not very bright 18 year old.
He has a smart mouth which constantly gets him into trouble.
Shogo acquires the transformable bike, the Garland, after a
meeting with his friend is disrupted by a group of men
claiming to be from the company that produces the bike. Shogo
usually hangs out with his friends at a motorcycle shop called
"Coco Nutts" and works part time at McDonalds. Shogo is played
by Masato Kubota. In the Streamline Pictures dub, Shogo is
played by Bob Bergen who played Lupin III in the Streamline
versions of the "Lupin III" movies and No-face in "Spirited
Away". In the ADV Films dub, Shogo is played by Vic Mignogna
who has previously provided the voice for Kurz Weber in "Full
Metal Panic!" and Edward Elric in "Fullmetal Alchemist".
BD is a commander in the military. He attempts to retrieve the
experimental Garland from Shogo, but fails numerous times. BD
is a very cunning man and will just about do anything to
achieve his goals. BD is played by Kaneto Shiozawa who has
also played Rei in "Fist of the North Star", D in "Vampire
Hunter D" and Larva in "Vampire Princess Miyu". Kaneto died in
May 2000 after falling down a flight of stairs. In the
Streamline Pictures dub, BD is played by Gregory Snegoff.
Greg's others roles have included, DJ Bill in the "Lensman"
movie, Duke 'Golgo 13' Togo in the Streamline Pictures dub of
"The Professional: Golgo 13" and strangely enough BD's
counterpart, Colonel B.D. Andrews, in "Robotech the movie".
Greg also worked as the dub director on Streamline Pictures
English dub of "Megazone 23 Part 1". Andy McAvin plays BD in
ADV Film's dub. He has previously played Ichiro "Icchan"
Mihara in "Angelic Layer" and Richard Mardukas in "Full Metal
Yui is a professional dancer whose luck is finally turning
around and finds herself now appearing as a dancer on TV
shows. She begins a relationship with Shogo after he nearly
crashes into her on a sidewalk. But the relationship is a
troubled one as Shogo is pulled into a military conspiracy.
Yui shares an apartment with Tomomi Murashita and Mai
Yumekanou. Yui is played by Maria Kawamura who has also played
Jung Freud in "Gunbuster (Aim for the Top!)", Naga the Serpent
in "Slayers" and Lisa in "Megazone 23 Part III". Barbara
Goodson plays Yui in the Streamline Pictures dub. She has
previously played Nandaba Naota in "FLCL (Furi Kuri)", Prime
Minister Kayabuki in "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex"
and Suzy Sue (AKA Yui Takanaka) in the obscure Harmony Gold
dub of "Megazone 23 Part II". In the ADV Films dub, Allison
Shipp plays Yui and has also played Misato Katsuragi in
"Evangelion", Melissa Mao in "Full Metal Panic!" and Nuku in
"Cat Girl Nuku Nuku".
Eve is a mysterious but extremely popular singer. She has her
own TV show called "Only You" where fans call up to discus
their problems, but when Shogo calls her, he is set upon by
BD's men. But this is not just mere coincidence. There's much
more to Eve than the public knows. Eve is played by Kumi
Miyasato who was a popular singer during the 1980's in Japan.
In the Streamline Pictures dub, Brittany Harlowe played Eve,
who also played the part of Becky Michaels (Yui Takanaka) in
Harmony Gold's 1986 adaptation of "Megazone 23", "Robotech the
movie". In ADV Film's dub, Monica Rial plays Eve. She has also
provided the voice for Hyatt in "Excel Saga", Haruka Shitow in
"RahXephon" and Misa Hayase in "Macross".
Tomomi is an aspiring film maker. She is 17 and lives with Yui
Takanaka and Mai Yumekanou in an apartment. Upon seeing
Shogo's Garland, she convinces Shogo and Yui to be the leads
in her movie, and formulates a plot for film based on the
bike, which unbeknownst to her is incredibly like what is
happening Shogo's world. But the making of the film has dire
consequences for Tomomi. Tomomi is played by Miina Tominaga
who has provided the voice for Noa Izumi in "Patlabor", Karin
Aoi in "DNAČ" and Yahiko Myoujin in "Rurouni Kenshin". In the
Streamline Pictures dub, Edie Mirman played Tomomi. She has
previously played Fujiko Mine in the Streamline Pictures dubs
of the "Lupin III" movies, Clarissa 'Chris' McDougal in the
"Lensman" movie and Tomomi's counterpart in "Robotech the
movie", Kelley Stevens. Hilary Haag played Tomomi in ADV
Film's dub. She has also played Megumi Shitow in "RahXephon",
Teletha Testarossa in "Full Metal Panic!" and Menchi in "Excel
Mai is an aspiring singer and also lives in the apartment with
Yui Takanaka and Tomomi Murashita. Her father is Eigen
Yumekanou, who is aiding BD in a plot to take over the
government. Mayumi Shou played Mai, and has also played Mia
Alice in "Dangaioh", Nagisa Kanou in "Iczer-One" and Chi Chi
in "Dragon Ball". Lia Sargent played Mai in the Streamline
Pictures dub. She has also voiced Morgan le Fay in "Ah! My
Goddess: The Movie", Nanami Jinnai in "El Hazard" and Milly
Thompson in "Trigun". Sasha Paysinger played Mai in ADV Film's
dub. She has also played Hatoko Kobayashi in "Angelic Layer"
and Misao Nanjo in "Pani Poni Dash!".
Shinji is one of Shogo's biker friends. He gets a job as a
test riding an amazing new bike for a company, which is called
a Bahamut (i.e. the Garland). Even though the bike is top
secret Shiji is disturbed so much by the advanced technology
in it he decides to show it to Shogo. Kouichi Yamadera
provides the voice for Shinji. He has also played Spike
Spiegel in "Cowboy Bebop", Togusa in "Ghost in the Shell" and
Ryouji Kaji in "Evangelion". Dan Woren played Shinji in the
Streamline Pictures dub, and has also played Roy Fokker in
"Robotech", Rene D'anclaude in "Armitage III" and Shinji's
counterpart in "Robotech the movie", Todd Harris. In the ADV
Film's dub, Illich Guardiola voices Shinji, and has also
played Masaru Kato in "Gantz", Shinjiro Hayashida in
"Cromartie High School" and Ryusuke Yamino in "Detective
Coco runs a motor bike repair shop called Coco Nutts. It's a
hang out for the young bikers including Shogo, Morley and
Chombo. He seems to have an affection for the guys and always
looks out for them. He seems to be one of the very few adults
that they look up to. Hitoshi Takagi played Coco, who has also
played Moomin Papa in "Moomin" and Big Totoro in "My Neighbor
Totoro". In the Streamline Pictures dub, Mike Reynolds
provides the voice for Coco. He has previously played Giuseppi
Mayart in the Streamline Pictures dub of "Wicked City" and
Captain Mike Hamilton in "Lily C.A.T.". John Swasey played
Coco in the ADV Films dub. He has previously played Karl
Haushofer in "Fullmetal Alchemist" and Professor Kakuzawa in
Hiroki Mori (Morley)
One of Shogo's best friends. Nicknamed Morley, he often hangs
out at Coco's bike shop or rides with Shogo around Shibuya.
When war breaks out, he doesn't hesitate and joins the
military. Yuuji Mitsuya played Morley and has also voiced Marg
in "God Mars" and Virgo Shaka in "Saint Seiya". Kerrigan Mahan
provided the voice for Morley in the Streamline Pictures dub.
He has also provided the voice for Kimball Kinnison in the
"Lensman" movie, Carson in the Streamline Pictures dub of
"Dirty Pair: Project Eden", Bunta Fujiwara in "Initial D" and
Mark Landry (Shogo Yahagi) in Harmony Gold's 1986 adaptation
of "Megazone 23", "Robotech the movie". Kurt Stoll plays
Morley in the ADV Films dub. He has previously played Kensuke
Aida in "Evangelion" and Yoshiki Yaegashi in "Blue Seed".
Shigeru Tomota (Chombo)
Nicknamed Chombo, Shigeru is another of Shogo's biker friends
who hang out at Coco's, though he gives the impression of
being a bit more easily influenced than the others. Like
Morley, he enlists to join the armed forces when war breaks
out, much to the disgust of Coco. Katsumi Toriumi plays
Chombo, and has also voiced Scott Heyward in "Vifam" and
Roanne Demitrich in "SPT Layzner". Kirk Thornton played Chombo
in the Streamline Pictures dub. He has also voiced Black Jack
in the "Black Jack" OVA series, Bunshichi Tawara in "Tenjho
Tenge" and Don Patch in "Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo". Mark X. Laskowski
played Chombo in the ADV Films dub. He has played Jun Aoi in
"Nadesico" and Masaharu Ogata in "Angelic Layer".
Eigen is the head of Yumekanou Zaibatsu, a fairly wealthy
company. He secretly helps funds BD to help him take control
of the government. In providing funds to BD, his company is
set to become the sole military hardware supplier to the
government. Eigen is the father of Mai Yumekanou. Although his
role is quite small in this part of the story, his character
has a larger and pivotal role in "Megazone 23 Part II".
Kiyoshi Kobayashi played Eigen, and has also played Watari in
"Death Note", Jigen Daisuke in "Lupin III" and Aguille Delaz
in "Gundam 0083". Mike Forest voiced Eigen in the Streamline
Pictures dub, and has also played Alex Rosewater in "The Big
O". John Tyson played Eigen in the ADV Films Dub, and has also
played Hairi in the ADV Films dub of "Crying Freeman".