Last Bronx

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Last Bronx
Publisher: Sega
Distributor: Deith Leisure (UK)[1]
System(s): Sega Model 2B CRX, Sega Saturn, Windows PC
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (22/22 tracks)
Genre: Fighting

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
1996-06[2] ¥?  ?
1996-09[1]  ?

Sega Saturn
¥6,800 GS-9152
Sega Saturn
$? 81078
Sega Saturn
£44.99[3] MK81078-50
Sega Saturn
?F MK81078-50
Sega Saturn
DM ? MK81078-50
Sega Saturn
?Ptas MK81078-50
Sega Saturn
R$? 191x38

Windows PC
¥8,800 (9,240) HCJ-0130
Windows PC
$? ?
Windows PC
US (Expert Software)
$? T-6812-01
Windows PC
€? ? ?
Windows PC
EU (Xplosiv)
€? ? ?
Windows PC
UK (Fair Game)
£? ?
Windows PC
?RUB ?

Last Bronx, subtitled Last Bronx: Tokyo Bangaichi (ラストブロンクス -東京番外地-) in Japan, is a 3D versus fighting game developed by Sega AM3 for Sega Model 2B CRX arcade hardware.


Last Bronx is a 3D polygonal fighting game, similar to the likes of Virtua Fighter 2, but developed independently by AM3 on an entirely different engine. Most notably, each of the eight characters weild unique weapons of various sizes and strengths. According to AM3, each character has roughly the same number of moves as those seen in Virtua Fighter 2[5].

The game has a number of real-world Japanese sponsors, including Gamest and Famitsu magazines.



Last Bronx is the third in a set of games released during the mid-1990s by Sega's AM teams to capitalise on the success on a genre kickstarted by Sega's own Virtua Fighter. At the time, Sega AM2's Virtua Fighter 2 and Fighting Vipers were proving to be profitable ventures - Last Bronx stands as Sega AM3's (sole) attempt at taking some of the market for themselves. While Virtua Fighter 2 is seen as the technical fighter and Fighting Vipers a more intense experience, Last Bronx was envisioned as a story-led fighting game with motion-captured weapons, one of the first games to do so (the other being Namco's Soul Edge).


Model 2 version

Last Bronx proved to be another big success for Sega, despite AM3's lack of experience with the genre.

Sega Saturn version

After being announced at the Sega Saturn Senryaku Happyoukai conference on the 8th November 1996, Last Bronx was brought to the Sega Saturn in early 1997, and was considered at the time to be a big technical achievement for home console fighting games, the key feature being polygonal backgrounds, which although present in plenty of arcade games prior to Last Bronx's release, were non-existent on home consoles due to a perceived lack of processing power. Usually, as was the case in Virtua Fighter 2 and Fighting Vipers, backgrounds would be replaced with unrealistic 2D variants, and were a common source of complaint at the time.

Last Bronx was the first fighting game to break this trend, although the level of detail in the background still pales in comparison to the Model 2 version. It is also notable as at the time, no PlayStation fighting games were achieving this feat either (although they became more common towards the end of 1998). Of note is that Last Bronx was also is also AM3's first Saturn game, with previous conversions behind handled by CS Team.

As was customary, the Saturn version contains more gameplay modes so as to satisfy a console audience.

PC version

Following the Saturn release, a PC version of Last Bronx was released in 1998. The PC version retains the Saturn's extra modes but with visuals more comparable to the Model 2 version.


Following the release of Last Bronx, AM3 largely abandoned the 3D fighting game genre so no direct sequels have ever been produced. The popularity of Last Bronx however led to comics, radio dramas and a V-Cinema film.

The game was souped up and brought to the PlayStation 2 as Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 24: Last Bronx -Tokyo Bangaichi- in 2006.

Production credits

Arcade version

© 1996 Sega

Saturn version

Japanese version

Source: In-game creditsMedia:LastBronx_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf[6]
  • キャスト
    • 工藤 優作: 矢尾 一樹
    • 稲垣 丈: 塩沢 兼人
    • 港野 洋子: 緒方 恵美
    • 富家 大: 檜山 修之
    • 豊饒 梛: 井上 喜久子
    • 黒澤 透: 若本 規夫
    • 草波 リサ: 富永 みーな
    • 財目 三郎: 玄田 哲章
    • Red Eye: 林 延年
  • ディレクター: 安部 顕信
  • プログラマー: 藤原 誠司, 岡本 寛史, 小野 充喜, 石田 文吾
  • デザイナー: 山緜 誠一, 久松 美紀, 高橋 将貴, 石山 サヤカ, 山下 清彦
  • キャラクターデザイン: 佐藤 由紹
  • サウンド: 河村 知之
  • CGタイトル: 小野 弘司
  • ムービーコンバート: 澤入 雄二 (デジタルメディア制作部)
  • コーディネーター: 八塚 敬昌, 清水 信彦
  • パッケージデザイン&マニュアル: 三井 弘幸, 西村 尚志, 小川 英一, 戸村 文昭
  • パブリシティ: 竹崎 忠, 南雲 靖士, 花谷 和宏, 平野 将典, 山崎 純二, 寺井 奈美, 吉田 謙
  • アニメーション制作: テレコムアニメーションフィルム
  • 監督: 青山 浩行
  • プロデューサー: 山路 晴久
  • 絵コンテ/作画監督: 青山 浩行
  • 原画: 青山 浩行, 富沢 信雄, 川口 隆, 友永 和秀, 矢野 雄一郎
  • 美術監督: 白石 誠
  • 動画チェック: 富野 昌江
  • 動画: 飯盛 夏子, 平井 和子, 中路 景子, 渡邊 奈津子, 東樹 葉子, 後藤 美幸, 安留 博子, 式部 美代子, 毛利 志乃舞, 上田 峰子, 宇田 明彦, 藤倉 雅代, 志村 恵美子, 小高 雅子, 岩岡 優子
  • 色指定: 石川 恵理子, 山本 智子
  • デジタルペイント: 菅井 啓介, 篠村 睦美, 八尋 清美
  • コンピュータスタッフ: 市川 幸彦, 笠原 義宏, 大坪 聡, 赤松 理恵子
  • BGスキャン: トムス・フォト (T.D.I)
  • 制作進行: 西片 康人
  • オープニングムービー・テーマ曲: 「JAGGY LOVE」 (Inoks Records)
    • 作詞: 太田 みのる
    • 作曲・編曲: Woora
    • : D'Secrets
  • スペシャルサンクス: 斉藤 徹 (Inoks Records), 堀 正明 (Inoks Records), 唐 文智 (APJ), 光遊社, Sega Digital Studio
  • ゼネラルマネージャー: 小口 久雄
  • プロデューサー: 安部 顕信

Other version

LAST BRONX Opening Movie and Ending Movie
  • Director: Hiroyuki Aoyama
  • Producer: Teruhisa Yamaji
  • Art Director: Makoto Shiraishi
  • Color Key: Tomoko Yamamoto
  • Computer Staff: Yukihiko Ichikawa
  • " Jaggy Love " (iNOKS Records)
    • Artist: D'Secrets
    • Lyrics: Minoru Ohta
    • Music & Arrangement: Woora
  • Special Thanks: Hiroya Tanaka, Tetsu Saito (iNOKS Records), Masaaki Hori (iNOKS Records), W.Tang (APJ), Kouyousha, Sega Digital Studio, & All the Testers
  • Executive Producer: Hisao Oguchi
  • Producer: Akinobu Abe

PC version

PC Edition Staff

Magazine articles

Main article: Last Bronx/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

SSM JP 19970725 1997-25.pdf

Saturn print advert in

Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #61: "1997-25 (1997-07-25)" (1997-07-11)

SSM JP 19970808 1997-27.pdfSSM JP 19970808 1997-27.pdf

Saturn print advert in

Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #63: "1997-27 (1997-08-08)" (1997-07-25)

EGM US 101.pdfEGM US 101.pdf

Saturn print advert in

Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #101: "December 1997" (1997-xx-xx)
also published in:

  • Ultra Game Players (US) #104: "December 1997" (1997-xx-xx)[7]

SegaMagazin DE 50.pdf

Print advert in

Sega Magazin (DE) #50: "Januar 1998" (1997-12-10)
also published in:

SegaMagazin DE 53.pdf

Print advert in

Sega Magazin (DE) #53: "April 1998" (1998-03-11)
also published in:

Physical scans

Model 2 version

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №191, p60/61[3]
80 №49, p78/79[19]
73 №451, p34
84 №60, p41
70 №9, p90[20]
84 №68, p100/101[21]
85 №5, p72-75[22]
92 №24, p68/69[23]
73 №1997-27, p193[24]
80 №, p11Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[25]
Sega Saturn
Based on
10 reviews

Saturn, US
LastBronx Saturn US Box Back.jpgLastBronx Saturn US Box Front.jpg
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Lastbronx sat us manual.pdf
Saturn, EU
LastBronx Saturn EU Box.jpg
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Saturn, JP
LastBronx Saturn JP Box Back.jpgLastBronx Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
LastBronx Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
LastBronx Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc 1
LastBronx Saturn JP Disc2.jpg
Disc 2
Last Bronx Sega Saturn Japan Manual.pdf
LastBronx Saturn JP Box InlayF.jpgLastBronx Saturn JP Box Inlay.jpg
Last Bronx Sega Saturn Japan Card.pdf
Reg Card
Last Bronx Sega Saturn Japan Poster.pdf
Dreamcast Lineup Vol 03.pdf
Saturn, BR
LastBronx Sat BR cover.jpg

PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №56, p104[26]
Windows PC
Based on
1 review

LastBronx PC US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngLastBronx PC US Box Front.jpg
LastBronx PC US Box Front JewelCase.jpg
Jewel Case
PC, US (Expert Software)
LastBronx PC US Box Front Expert.jpg
LastBronx PC US Disc Expert.jpg
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Jewel Case

LastBronx PC JP Box Front.jpg
PC, UK (Xplosiv)
LastBronx PC UK Box Xplosiv.jpg
PC, UK (Fair Game)
LastBronx PC UK Box FairGame.jpg
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PC, FR (Xplosiv)
LastBronx PC FR Box Xplosiv.jpg
PC, ES (Xplosiv)

LastBronx PC RU Box Back.jpgLastBronx PC RU Box Front.jpg
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External links


Games in the Last Bronx Series
Last Bronx (1996) | Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 24: Last Bronx -Tokyo Bangaichi- (2006)
Last Bronx related media
Last Bronx: Tokyo Bangaichi Soundtracks vs Club Remix (1996) | Last Bronx: Tokyo Bangaichi Sound Battle (1997) | Last Bronx Radio Drama Vol. 1 (1997) | Last Bronx Radio Drama Vol. 2 (1997) | Last Bronx Radio Drama Vol. 3 (1997) | Last Bronx Radio Drama Vol. 4 (1997)
Last Bronx Tokyo Bangaichi Koushiki Command Book (1996) | Last Bronx Official Art Works (1997) | Last Bronx Official Guide (1997) | some others
Sega Official Video Library Vol. 4: Last Bronx (1996) | Last Bronx: Tokyo Bangaichi (1997)