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Kasei Yakyoku v2

When Orphan released Kasei Yakyoku in late 2018, we had to use a VHS tape for the first two episodes. At the time, I said we'd redo…

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Gude Crest

Orphan's presents a new English release of the 1990 sword-and-sorcery OVA Onna Senshi Efe & Jira: Gude no Monshou ( Woman Warriors Efe & Ji...

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Call Me Tonight

Pink Noise was a series of unrelated OVAs issues by C.Moon, the "adult" label of Bandai Visual. It consisted of four titles: Call Me Tonight...

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Chameleon 3

I bet you weren't expecting another episode of Chameleon . Frankly, neither was I. Even though laalg translation-checked all the remaining e...

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Rain Boy v2

One of Orphan's earliest Tezuka Osamu projects was the set of six OVAs known as the Lion Books: 1 The Green Cat 1983 2 Rain Boy 1983 3…

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The Green Cat v2

One of Orphan's earliest Tezuka Osamu projects was the set of six OVAs known as the Lion Books: 1 The Green Cat 1983 2 Rain Boy 1983 3…

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Ohoshi-sama no Rail

I'm not sure how I feel about the 1993 movie Ohoshi-sama no Rail ( Rail of Stars ). Based on a 1983 autobiographical novel by Kobayashi Chi...

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Milky Passion: Dougenzaka - Ai no Shiro

Let's get 2021 started with a bang (so the speak), with another really obscure OVA, 1990's Milky Passion: Dougenzaka - Ai no Shiro ( Milky ...

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Amatsuki Re-Revisited

You might wonder, with good reason, why Orphan is releasing a new version of Amatsuki , six years after our first release. That release is q...

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Cool Cool Bye

When a laserdisc of the 1986 fantasy OVA Cool Cool Bye turned up in a pile of discs the team bought in Japan, I thought it would…

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Nagasaki 1945: Angelus no Kane (The Angelus Bell)

The atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, is less well known that the bombing of Hiroshima three days earlier, for several reasons. ...

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Lust -Fantasy- Yaoi Manga Review

If one thing has become obvious from my reviews over the years here on Yaoi Playground have shown anything, it is that I am a sucker for unrequited…

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Top 10 DMP Manga That Should Be Rescued

Once again, the rumor mill is churning about Digital Manga Publishing's future as one Kickstarter is all but confirmed to be dead and other...

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OtakuGeneration (Show #411) Spring Preview

  Shownotes :: (show 411 :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Spring Preview, recorded live April 21st, 2013. This week we finished our…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #410) Spring Preview

  Shownotes :: (show 410 :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Spring Preview, recorded live April 14th, 2013. This week we continued our…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #409) Spring Preview

  Shownotes :: (show 409 :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Potemayo, recorded live April 7th, 2013. This week we started the process…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #408) Potemayo

  Shownotes :: (show 408 :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Potemayo, recorded live March 31st, 2013. This week Botos suggested watching Potemayo…

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