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Toei and early TV anime – Part 2: the rise of gekiga anime (1966-1968)

Many of Tôei’s promising artists, who had for the most part worked on Fujimaru, were determined to follow up on the possibilities the TV show had opened. This…

Animétudes

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Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots: 20 Anime Series Featuring Intelligent Technology

You know what’s strange? We have never been further along with research into robotics, yet the popularity of intelligent technology anime has fallen off significantly. Finding a good…

Recommend Me Anime

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Tobira o Akete

Tobira o Akete is a sword-and-sorcery fest from 1986. It's based on a 1984 short story by the Japanese fantasy and science fiction writer M...

Collectr's Blog

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The (Almost) Definitive Fall 2020-Spring 2021 English Shogakukan Manga Guide!

  Hello readers! Marion here, reporting back in after an extremely busy seven months. It's still busy where I am, since I work at a local mo...

Weekly Shounen Sunday Edition

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Kanada and Tomonaga, 1978-1979

This article is an annex to this piece 1979 was no doubt a busy year in the anime industry, and especially so in the careers of Yoshinori Kanada…

Animétudes

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Kanada, the first realist?

Today, especially in the Western side of the fandom, Yoshinori Kanada’s animation is associated with flashy, angular effects and very stylized and exaggerated motion, of the sort in…

Animétudes

News Update - Mon, 15 Mar 2021

Decked Out To The Nines in Cybernetic Finery. This week, Allen takes a look at Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier. It's the 2001 version, and I can't even say…

THEM Anime Reviews

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Lunn Flies into the Wind 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…

Collectr's Blog

Cyborg 009 (2001) Pre-production Trailer **Unofficially** Remastered

Always thought the animation here was really cool but the only version online was in poor quality. Was hoping this would get a higher quality release on the…

MercuryFalcon

#214 : Cyborg 009: Legend of the Super Galaxy

A great power, an energy source has been discovered that can be the panacea to Earth’s energy. And yet there is always a catch in finding or discovering…

The Classic Anime Museum

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Unboxing Fukkan’s Cyborg 009 Graphics Treasure Box

To commemorate the 55th anniversary of the manga's serialization, Fukkan released Cyborg 009 Graphics, an art book that compiles years of 009 illustrations into one volume.

Hakutaku

Cyborg 009 Breakdown | Birth

Diving into the first arc of Cyborg 009. Episodes 1 and 2 which cover the first volume and a half of the manga. Follow me ➜ https://twitter.com/MercuryFalcon Support me ➜…

MercuryFalcon

Cyborg 009 Breakdown | Introduction

The intro to the new series I've wanted to start for years now. Follow me ➜ https://twitter.com/MercuryFalcon Support me ➜ https://ko-fi.com/Mercuryfalcon My awful music ➜ https://popchaser.bandcamp.com/ Support the official release ➜ https://www.rightstufanime.com/Cyborg-009-The-Cyborg-Soldier-Blu-ray

MercuryFalcon

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Year 1 Issue 21

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 21 May 20 - 26, 2020 Hey, welcome to Arcadia Dragnet. Sorry for the delay…

Arcadia Dragnet

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The Decade in Review : The English Language Adaptation Industry and Fandom Part 1

With the Japanese side of things out of the way, I thought it might be fun to look at the English adaptation side of things. It’s taken me...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

Jon’s Creator Showcase: April Edition Pt. 1 (Anime + Books)

Welcome to May. How’s everyone doing? I’m not sure if this has something to do with our global situation, but the month of March saw a remarkable influx…

The Moyatorium

Animator Hiroshi Watanabe’s Interview

This is an interview with one of Studio Live’s main animators, Hiroshi Watanabe. For more on Studio Live and Hiroshi Watanabe, I recommend reading my previous post on…

Alex

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Year 1 Issue 16

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 16   April 15 - 21, 2020 Welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet. Hope you all…

Arcadia Dragnet

Cyborg 009 References the 1968 Anime

When the Skull was introduced in the 1968 anime he was a very different character than in the manga. Since he wasn't the leader of an evil organization…

MercuryFalcon

Studio Graviton

I have been researching Studio Graviton for a while, a small studio notable for its activities during the ‘80s, and I’ll articulate what I found in this post…

Alex

#MechaMarch Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu – Jokes and Romance

I’ve bent the definition of what a Mecha is quite a lot through the course of this Mecha March event. You know that already because of my Cyborg…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

#MechaMarch : Cyborg 009 – The Cyborg Soldier: Fighting For Peace and Humanity

Here we our with another series from Toonami history, the early 2000’s adaptation of Cyborg 009. I remember watching this show as a kid and unlike The Big…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Magic Knight Rayearth (with Asher Sofman)

Covers all of Magic Knight Rayearth by CLAMP (that's six volumes across MKR I and II) Take a trip to Cefiro, grab a sword, and get in a mech…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Japan Trip 2018 Special

We’re going on a Japan trip! Ashley’s been on vacation in Japan for the past two weeks, and has gone on some manga-related adventures (and many non-manga-related adventures).…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

2001: 21st-Century Digital Toys

Alexandra Roedder is finishing her Ph.D. in musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles, writing about Joe Hisaishi's Ghibli so...

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

1998: The Birth of the Cool

Evan Minto, also known as Vampt Vo, went from wide-eyed newbie anime fan to hardened cynic in just over ten years in the game. Nowadays he...

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