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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…

Collectr's Blog

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Nendoroid’s I Wish Were Real

I didn’t think I would ever be the type to collect figures. In the early years of my fandom, I simply didn’t have the money to buy them…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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The Obscurities in the Western Connection Catalogue: “Ladius”

Release Date: 30 April 1995 Format: PAL VHS, Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles Runtime: 48 mins Catalogue Number: WEST042 Jap...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

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40 Anime on ANIMAX in South Africa

2007-2010 South Africa’s DSTV provided the channel ANIMAX. It was a TV network that offered English dubbed anime. Here is a list of 26 anime that the channel…

All About Anime and Manga

334 – Morgana’s Manga Makeup 3 – Mob Psycho 100, Phoenix, Give My Regards to Black Jack

On this episode Morgana takes a break from terrible teens of The Flowers of Evil with the Real Friends series, while Darfox and dakazu check out the live-action…

Manga Machinations

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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 ...

Collectr's Blog

Books: Japanese Drinking

By Shelley Pallis. Masaaki Watanabe’s anime series Bartender is part of a long tradition of TV shows about smart loners who help others in secret. Its leading man…

All the Anime

On Husbandos

I’ll just jump on the bandwagon late. Something as universal as ‘Husbandos’ doesn’t really trend. It just exists, and occasionally is brought to the forefront when a truly…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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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…

Collectr's Blog

Black Jack (1993) – A Good, Traveling Doctor

You guys remember when I wrote the Black Jack Movie post? The one from Osamu Dezaki? A post I wrote about a pretty great movie that I think…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

The Husbando Post

Starting this, I am a little shocked that I am actually writing this. Some weird circumstances have led here and I think that’s ok. Let’s recount the reason…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Visual Kei&Anime – Janne Da Arc

Hello, hello to the 7th edition of Visual Kei&Anime! This edition is hot and fresh because it’s a group that is near and dear to my heart. Bonding…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Eiyuu Banka Koushi-den

In these disastrous times since the 2016 US election, I've taken solace in watching (and endlessly rewatching) The Great British Baking Sho...

Collectr's Blog

Ani-Gamers Podcast #143 – Bander’s Problematic Love Life with Vinnie Averello

Vinnie Averello from All Geeks Considered joins Evan to dive into the RetroCrush catalog with One-Million Year Trip: Bander Book, the first of Osamu Tezuka’s NTV specials. It’s…


The Panda from Beastars is Basically Black Jack

The manga and anime Beastars by Itagaki Paru features an eclectic menagerie of personalities, but one that caught my attention is the panda character Gohin. The reason: the…


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Year 1 Issue 20

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 20 May 13 - 19, 2020 Hello and welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet. So I…

Arcadia Dragnet

Black Jack: The Movie – Performance Comes with A Cost

Ok, I’m going to be honest with all of you on two things. The first one is this post is a replacement for the Kyousougiga post that I…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Before the Golden Days: Of Mice and Osamu Dezaki

Director Osamu Dezaki started a revolution at Tokyo Movie in the 70s, according to this 1997 interview on The Adventures of Gamba.

Heisei Etranger

#85 - Black Jack: The Movie (1996) feat. Basil from the OSMCast

Happy Black Jack-sgiving! Or, Black (Jack's) Friday? Either way, he'd be the best one to slice the turkey. This episode, we're gathering around the dinner table to discuss…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

Sunday Champions. (Editor in chief Ichihara and Takekawa interview pt2)

Hullo, Hello, Greetings! It's a little later than I would have liked but here's part two of the Takekawa and Ichihara interview! It was interesting to hear these…

Weekly Shounen Sunday Edition

The Other Half of the Golden Combo: Akio Sugino Interview – Animation and Akio Sugino (Part 5/6)

“I went back and forth to America over the span of a few years and designed these characters. But ultimately I got dropped from [Nemo]. It was really…

Heisei Etranger

OtakuGeneration (Show #540) Fall Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 540) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Fall Impressions, recorded live October 11th, 2015. This week we finished…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #539) Fall Impressions

  Shownotes :: (show 539) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Fall Impressions, recorded live October 5th, 2015. This week we jumped…

otakugeneration's Podcast

2004, Part 2: Respectful, Yet Rebellious

Over 130 new anime shows debuted in 2004 on Japanese television, a number in magnitude that would be the norm for the next decade. Naturally...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

Don Dracula, Leo, Melmo, & more now on Viki.

Not too long ago I reported on , the free streaming site that presents international video with crowd sourced subtitles. They had ...

AstroBoy World

What is Anime?

In my time as a moderator over on Anime-Planet , there's one debate that has come up countless times: what actually constitutes anime? This ...

Cassie's Anime and Manga Blog

Black Jack 21, Uncut 80's Astro Boy Now Streaming on Viki

A great new way to watch Tezuka anime has recently appeared, and it's all 100% free and legal ! Viki , a website with international video…

AstroBoy World

Ravex in Tezuka World

Produced in time for what would have been Osamu Tezuka's 80th birthday, Ravex in Tezuka World is a short animation featuring characters fro...

AstroBoy World

Osamu Tezuka Manga Movable Feast

Manga Critic Be sure to check out The Manga Critic for a huge celebration into the life and work of Osamu Tezuka. Many reviews…

AstroBoy World

Black Jack by Ayami Kojima

Hey there. It's been a long time. I haven't had much time to post as I was super busy with a big annual project for TFcon , the…

AstroBoy World

Black Jack Returns to Manga

That's right, Osamu Tezuka's famous doctor character will soon be drawn again in manga form. Hitoshi Iwaaki , the creator of Parasyte , wil...

AstroBoy World

Black Jack OVA #11?!

Somehow, this amazing news had totally slipped by me until now! The Black Jack OVA , directed by the legendary Osamu Dezaki who unfortuna...

AstroBoy World

OSMcast: Black Jack 8-30-2010

Black Jack. He's a REAL DOCTOR. For this episode of the OSMcast_!_ we decided to tangle with Osamu Tezuka’s Black Jack, being released by  Vertical. But frankly the dark…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

Texas Invades the Fifth Radish! Old Fans Find Funny Clothes!

"A scanner. A scanner.  My kingdom for a scanner."Sometime in late 1984 or early '85, the Daicon III&IV anime shorts started making the American fannish rounds and the result…

Hokuto no Fogie