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Ai to Ken no Camelot

Some anime is great; some is awful. And some just leaves you scratching your head, not in confusion (like Genji, Part 1 ), but in bemusement...

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Raiyantsuuri no Uta

Orphan is pleased to bring you the first English version of the 1994 movie Raiyantsuuri no Uta ( The Song of Raiyantsuuri ), a title so rar...

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Sanada 10 - The Battle of Sekigahara (Ep 1-3)

Sanada 10 - more formally, Shinshaku Sengoku Eiyuu Densetsu Sanada Juu Yuushi ( New Legend of the Warring States Heroes: The Ten Warriors ...

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The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 119: ReView: Amon Saga

Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! This month’s episode is another sh...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Sanada 10 Special

Once upon a time, in the ancient days of the mid-oughts, there was a TV series with the rather long title of Shinshaku Sengoku Eiyuu Densets...

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Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament Ep22-24

The eighth volume of Tezuka Osamu's Tales of the Old Testament covers the glory days of the Kingdom of Israel, its decline (mostly skipped)...

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Tengai Makyou

Our 300th release, or at least that's what is says on the release page. Orphan starts out 2023 on the right note with the first English-subt...

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2022 in Review

2022 winds down as catastrophically as most other recent years. The war in Ukraine grinds on. A "tripledemic" rages in the US. Covid has ret...

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(Maris) The Choujo - Dual Audio

So... a dual audio version of Maris the Choujo , that is, an updated release including an English dub track. You may be asking yourself, "Ha...

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Wolf Guy v2

When Orphan released Wolf Guy back in 2016, I noted , "The laserdiscs came from two sources. The first three volumes are from Erik's collec...

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Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu!

Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu! ( I Am Shiratori Reiko! ) is a one episode shoujo romantic comedy from 1990. It is based on a 7-volume manga ...

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Itoshi no Betty - Mamonogatari (1986) Fansub credits can be found in the link above. Here's an English fansub of an anime released in 1986, based o...

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Choujikuu Romanesque Samy: Missing 99

Choujikuu Romanesque Samy: MISSING 99 ( Superdimensional Romanesque Samy: MISSING 99 ) is a 1986 sci-fi fantasy that makes no sense along m...

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Brief Thoughts On: Amon Saga

Amon Saga feels like an author transcribing the coolest stories from their tabletop RPG and bringing them to animation.

Reasons to Anime


Forty years ago, the famed "social realism" film director Imai Tadashi released his one and only anime movie, Yuki . It was based on a 1976 ...

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Blue Sonnet

Akai Kiba Blue Sonnet ( Crimson Fang Blue Sonnet ), usually known as just Blue Sonnet , is a five-episode OVA series from 1989. It is based...

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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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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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Technology Continues to March On

In previous posts, I've written about advances in technology that have enabled Orphan, and other fansub teams, to get more out of analog sources. These included:The Domesday Duplicator,…

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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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2020 In Review

Boy, am I happy to see 2020 in the rear-view mirror. Pandemic, protests, political polarization... Millions dead world-wide... It can't end soon enough. Despite that, Orphan Fansubs had…

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Apfelland Monogatari

For some time, BlueFixer has been looking for a better source to redo the 1992 movie Apfelland Monogatari ( The Tale of Apfelland ). When a ...

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Ipponbouchou Mantarou

Stop me if you've heard this one before. The son of a local grub shop is goaded by his father into seeking his fortune as a chef. He…

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Amon Saga

Amon Saga (1986) Amon Saga is classic sword and sorcery in anime form that is definitely up front about its influences – obviously via tropes common to the…

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Orphan is proud to present the first English version of the 1980 TV special Botchan . (It should not be confused with the shorter version th...

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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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Choosing Sources

Orphan does many of its show from analog sources - laserdisc by preference, VHS if need be. This reflects the team's interest in the "anime that time forgot"…

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Mea Maximum Culpa (Exper Zenon v2)

What, another v2? Yup... and for a problem that's happened before: timecodes. Several of the raws Orphan has used have had timecode problems. For example, a discrepancy between…

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Amon Saga

This one is a bit odd: a new release of the 1986 sword-and-sorcery movie Amon Saga , based on a laserdisc rip. Amon Saga has already been…

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