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Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid – 12 (END)

「坊ちゃんと一緒に……」 (Botchan to Issho ni......) "Together with the Duke..." Bocchan learns the power of his own voice

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Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid – 07

「坊ちゃんとアリスのなんでもない一日」 (Botchan to Arisu no Nandemonai Ichinichi) "The Duke's and Alice's Uneventful Day" Home remedies 101

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Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid – 06

「坊ちゃんとアリスと魔界の一夜」 (Botchan to Arisu to Makai no Ichiya) "The Duke, Alice, and a Night in the Witches' World" Witches’ Sabbath or Halloween funhouse?

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Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid – 05

「 坊ちゃんと烏とアイススケート」 (Botchan to Karasu to Aisu Sukēto) "The Duke, a Crow, and Ice Skating" A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, and in Bocchan’s case,…

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Kaitei 3-man Mile

Toei Douga pioneered the feature-length theatrical cartoon in Japan, starting with 1958's Hakujaden . Orphan has released several Toei featu...

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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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Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid – 04

「坊ちゃんとアリスと雪の記憶」 (Botchan to Arisu to Yuki no Kioku) "The Duke, Alice, and Memories of Snow" Bocchan’s courage is being built upon stage by stage, like the tiers of a snowman.

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Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid – 03

「坊ちゃんと満月の流星群」 (Botchan to Mangetsu no Ryūseigun) "The Duke and the Meteor Shower During the Full Moon" Like the moon shining on the lake, Alice reflects Bocchan's kindness and love back…

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Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid – 02

「坊ちゃんと執事と迷い猫」 (Botchan to Shitsuji to Mayoi Neko)"The Duke, His Butler, and a Lost Cat" Bocchan's life is like his requiem love song-utterly unique and terribly bittersweet.

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Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid – 01

「坊ちゃんとアリス」 (Botchan to Arisu) "The Duke and Alice" The forbidden fruits

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Hashire! Shiroi Ookami

Orphan hasn't done a critter feature in a while, so we're quite chuffed to present the first English-subtitled version of the 1990 movie Has...

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Sensou Douwa: Boku no Boukuugou

Sensou Douwa ( War Tales or War Fables ) was a series of TV specials by Shin-Ei Animation that ran annually from 2002 to 2009. In…

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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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Ideas for 2021

After 2020, "plans" seems altogether too strong a word for Orphan Fansubs' projects in 2021. So rather than write down some impossible set of goals, or even an…

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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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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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#147c : Botchan (1986)

I never knew Rodney Dangerfield was in an anime? In truth he wasn’t, but in the story of Botchan, our main protagonist literally, “Gets no respect”… except for…

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Botchan

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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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