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Memory Matrix (Database) - Megazone 23 Japanese Video Releases

 

Below is a chronological listing of every Japanese release of every "Megazone 23" OVA on every format that the series was released on. Note: Please do not ask me where bootlegs and/or downloads can be found. If you email me regarding bootlegs or downloads, don't expect any response.

 

Megazone 23

Megazone 23 VHS cover

Company: Victor
Format: NTSC VHS and Beta, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime: 81 minutes
Catalogue Number: VTG-94 (VHS), VBG-94 (Beta)
Release Date: 9 March 1985
Availability: Out of Print

The first video release the OVA.

 

Megazone 23

Megazone 23 VHD cover

Company: Victor
Format: NTSC VHD, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime: 81 minutes
Catalogue Number: ODG-1007
Release Date: 5 April 1985
Availability: Out of Print

VHD (Video High Density) discs were a 25cm disc format developed by JVC and first marketed in 1983. "Megazone 23" is one of the very few anime to be released in this format.

 

Megazone 23 Special Memory

Megazone 23 Special Memory VHD cover

Company: Victor
Format: NTSC VHD, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime: 24 minutes
Catalogue Number: S10-1001
Release Date: 1985
Availability: Out of Print

This VHD contains mostly music video clips from "Megazone 23". The disc came as a bonus when you bought certain JVC VHD players. It was never released in the video market separately, nor was it released on any other format. This video disc is quite rare. I don't know exactly the contents of the disc, but I do have a tracklisting; Kumi to Eve, Hot Machine, Nice Guy, Kumi Miyasato in Harajuku, Sentimental Angel, The New Metallic War, and Final Memory.

 

Megazone 23 Part II

Megazone 23 Part II VHS cover

Company: Victor
Format: NTSC VHS and Beta, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime: 82 minutes
Catalogue Number: VTG-178 (VHS), VBG-178 (Beta)
Release Date: 30 May 1986
Availability: Out of Print

The first release of the sequel on video.

 

Megazone 23 Part II

Megazone 23 Part II VHD cover

Company: Victor
Format: NTSC VHD, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime: 82 minutes
Catalogue Number: ODG-1064
Release Date: 25 June 1986
Availability: Out of Print

The rare VHD release of the OVA. Very few anime were released on this obscure format.

 

Megazone 23 Part II Special Memory

Megazone 23 Part II Special Memory VHD cover

Company: Victor
Format: NTSC VHD, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime: Unknown
Catalogue Number: S10-1005
Release Date: 1986
Availability: Out of Print

This VHD contains mostly music video clips from "Megazone 23 Part II". The disc came as a bonus when you bought certain JVC VHD players. It was never released in the video market separately, nor was it released on any other format. This video disc is quite rare. I don't know exactly the contents of the disc, but I do have a tracklisting; Big Fight, Sentimental Love, Tender Solider, Secret Ambition.

 

Megazone 23

Megazone 23 Laserdisc cover

Company: Polydor
Format: NTSC Laserdisc, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime: 81 minutes
Catalogue Number: W78L-1003
Release Date: 25 February 1987
Availability: Out of Print

The first laserdisc of this OVA, sublicensed and released by Polydor.

 

Megazone 23 Part II

Megazone 23 Part II Laserdisc cover

Company: Polydor
Format: NTSC Laserdisc, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime: 82 minutes
Catalogue Number: W78L-1004
Release Date: 25 February 1987
Availability: Out of Print

The first laserdisc of this OVA, sublicensed and released by Polydor.

 

Megazone 23 Part II Overseas Edition & Part I Special Film

Megazone 23 Part II Overseas Edition & Part I Special Film VHS cover

Company: Victor
Format: NTSC VHS, English Dubbed with Japanese Subtitles
Runtime: 90 minutes
Catalogue Number: VTG-271
Release Date: 4 April 1987
Availability: Out of Print

This video tape contains the mid 1980's Harmony Gold English dub of "Megazone 23 Part II" with Japanese subtitles and the 10 minute ending of "Robotech the movie" as a bonus. The additional footage is subtitled "Present For You", and only contains background music and no dialogue from "Robotech the movie".

 

Megazone 23 Part II Overseas Edition

Megazone 23 Part II Overseas Edition Laserdisc cover

Company: Polydor
Format: NTSC Laserdisc, English Dubbed with Japanese Subtitles
Runtime: 90 minutes
Catalogue Number: W78L-1007
Release Date: 4 April 1987
Availability: Out of Print

Same as the VHS version, this laserdisc contains the mid 1980's Harmony Gold English dub of "Megazone 23 Part II" with Japanese subtitles and the 10 minute ending of "Robotech the movie" as a bonus. The additional footage is subtitled "Present For You", and only contains background music and no dialogue from "Robotech the movie".

 

Megazone 23

Megazone 23 re-issue VHS cover

Company: Victor
Format: NTSC VHS, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime: 81 minutes
Catalogue Number: VTG-312
Release Date: 21 August 1987
Availability: Out of Print

A re-release of the original OVA with slightly different artwork.

 

Megazone 23 Part II

Megazone 23 Part II re-issue VHS cover

Company: Victor
Format: NTSC VHS, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime: 82 minutes
Catalogue Number: VTG-313
Release Date: 21 August 1987
Availability: Out of Print

A re-release of the sequel to the original OVA with slightly different artwork including a logo change.

 

Megazone 23

Megazone 23 re-issue VHS cover

Company: Victor
Format: NTSC VHS, Japanese Dialogue Only
Runtime: 81 minutes
Catalogue Number: VTG-387
Release Date: 27 July 1989
Availability: Out of Print

Re-release of the original OVA with brand new cover art. Released in anticipation of the third OVA which was released in September of that year.

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