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Zillion: Burning Night, known in Japan as Red Photon Zillion: Songstress's Nocturne (赤い光弾ジリオン 歌姫夜曲 Akai Kodan Jirion Utahime Yakyoku?), is a Japanese direct-to-video anime release by Production I.G, a subsidiary of Tatsunoko. It is also referred to as "Red Bullet Zillion: Burning Night" and "Zillion: Burning Night Special".


In the peaceful aftermath of the Nozsa wars, the charismatic heroes known as "The White Knights" have changed career paths to becoming music making rockstars. J.J., Dave, Champ and Apple have formed a rock band called, "The White Nuts". Their music career would soon be interrupted by a new threat of colonial settlers. Apple is kidnapped by the sadistic ODAMA Clan - a family of ruthless killers. Located in a heavily-fortified mountain retreat, J.J. and company attempt a rescue mission with their laser weapon Zillion. But the former Knights only have a limited supply of Zillium for the Zillion guns. A mysterious stranger named Rick turns out to be an old lover of Apple.


The 1 episode movie was released as a spinoff to capitalize on the success of the previous TV series Zillion anime as well as the two video games Zillion and Zillion II. The OVA was not stretched into a full length series since the Light Phaser was only as marketable as the life span of the Sega Master System itself.


Director: Mizuho Nishikubo

Producer: Joji Furusawa, Motoki Ueda

Production manager: Mitsuhisa Ishikawa

Screenplay: Mizuho Nishikubo

Music: Jun Irie

Character Design: Takayuki Goto

Art director: Kikuko Tada

Animation director: Takayuki Goto

Executive producer: Ippei Kuri, Katsuhiko Hasegawa

Singer: Risa Yuuki


Name Japanese voice English voice
Champ Kazuhiko Inoue Kerrigan Mahan
J.J. Toshihiko Seki Doug Stone
Apple Yuko Mizutani Barbara Goodson
Rick Sho Hayami Michael McConnohie

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