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Bride of Deimos

Deimos no Hanayome: Ran no Kumikyoku ( Bride of Deimos: The Orchid Suite ) is a 1988 one-shot OVA. It's based on an incomplete 17-volume ma...

Collectr's Blog

Cyborg 009 - Legend of the Super Galaxy (1980) v2

Thanks to MartyMcFlies for providing the LD audio source and CrashOveride for syncing everything up. Once again, thanks to Nanto and The Ska...

Inka-Subs

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Anime OVAs You Missed - Makurena! Makendo (Kendo Rage) 1995

Makeruna! Makendo It’s very random at times, and I kinda couldn’t follow it, but Makurena! Makendo also known as Don't Lose, Makendo! is a 1995 OVA from Studio OLM…

animebackwhen

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...

Collectr's Blog

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The Beauty Of Anime Backgrounds

https://www.apari-shop.com/?ref=internetpitstop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apariart/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ApariArt Shoutout @inakyu for the collab shoutout to https://twitter.com/Holdsworthands for the decades of the backgrounds pixel art map! A very short analysis deep dive into anime background art and…

Internet Pitstop

Inochi no Chikyuu: Dioxin no Natsu

Here's another project that has been stuck in limbo for a very long time: the 2001 movie Inochi no Chikyuu: Dioxin no Natsu ( Life on Earth...

Collectr's Blog

Genji Part 1

Here's another project that's been on my "to do" list for a long time: 1992's time-travel sci-fi mind-fuck OVA Genji (Part One) . The "Part ...

Collectr's Blog

Maken Liner 0011 Henshin Seyo!

Maken Liner 0011 Henshin Seyo! ( Wonderdog Liner 0011 Transform! ) is a 1972 Toei sci-fi anime movie. It seems like a descendant of 1970's ...

Collectr's Blog

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What I Watched This Week – 8/27- 9/2

Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier, Ep. 1-25 – Amusingly, I am watching this sci-fi series about a group of nine cyborg soldiers who’ve escaped from an evil organization…

The Romantic Goldfish

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The Toku Fans Who Create Media

This is certainly something I have been digging at for a while and while at my last con, Zenkaikon 2023. I had an idea of wanting to do…

KamenSentai

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...

Collectr's Blog

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Journey to the Center of Wurm

Those of cynical mindset could deem Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth a messy game, but they’d be wrong. At the very least it’s seve...

Kid Fenris

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Cyborg 009 2001: Emotional Arcs in Art Direction

A look at how two episodes from this series use colour tones and backgrounds to surprising effect.

cartoon milk

Never Say Never Again (Cat-Eyed Boy 02)

Happy Halloween! Orphan again brings you some thrills and chills with the second episode of Umezz Kazuo's 1976 horror series Youkaiden Nekom...

Collectr's Blog

Cyborg 009 - Legend of the Super Galaxy (1980)

Special thanks to Nanto and The Skaro Hunting Society for letting us have his partial TL. Nyaa Email | Discord

Inka-Subs

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Cyborg 009 The Movie: The Legend of the Super Galaxy

Some Background This is a movie where I think the history behind it is much more interesting than the movie itself. Let’s think of the time period that…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de 2

Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de ( In a Distant Time ) is an otome game franchise developed by Ruby Party. It spans at least a dozen…

Collectr's Blog

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Beginners Guide to Cyborg 009 Anime - Where to Start Watching? Anime Review

Today's video covers the main Cyborg 009 entries. My goal is to determine which versions are still enjoyable, convey their respective pros and cons and provide a recommended…

BobSamurai Anime Reviews

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The Newtypes Episode 24: Yugioh and Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier

Welcome to Episode 24 of The Newtypes Podcast: a podcast in which 3 duelists talk about children's card games, and also robots idklol Also, Master Duel has certainly gone…

The Newtypes

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What’s the Justice, Indeed—Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier

The early 2000s were an interesting time for anime remakes. Rather than trying to “update” aesthetics to match contemporary sensibilities, many chose to be intentionally retro. It’s within…

OGIUE MANIAX

Disaster Report: GENMA WARS TV

This review was commissioned by @zawa113CJ .  Thanks! In the early 2000s, there was a sudden urge within the anime industry to take stories ...

Renaissance Josei

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009-1 (TV)

009-1 (2006) TV I’m a little annoyed that I’d never come across 009-1 before last year. Written by Shotaro Ishinomori as a way to tackle stories beyond the…

The Review Heap

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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

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Episode 40: 010: What Hath Gods Wrought

In this episode of Boku No Stop! we discuss the God's War OVA that concluded Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier. This is an incredibly odd episode, because God's War…

Boku No Stop!

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Episode 39: 009: Wee Boomer

In this episode of Boku No Stop! we discuss episodes 43-48 of Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier: 043: Cataclysm 044: Van Vogt 045: Goodbye, Dolphin 046: To the Depths of the Earth 047:…

Boku No Stop!

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Episode 38: 008: You and Mi and Gamo Wisky Tonight

In this episode of Boku No Stop! we discuss episodes 37-42 of Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier: 037: The Night of the Star Festival 038: Black Ghost 039: The New Assassins 040:…

Boku No Stop!

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Episode 37: 007: PGSM - Pretty Grounded Session, Matt

In this episode of Boku No Stop! we discuss episodes 32-36 of Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier: 032: Man or Machine? 033: Crystallized Time 034: The Pharaoh Virus 035: City of Wind 036:…

Boku No Stop!

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Episode 36: 006: It Begins

In this episode of Boku No Stop! we discuss episodes 26-31 of Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier: 026: Gilmore's Notebooks 027: Little Visitors 028: Fight For Tomorrow 029: The Blue Earth 030: Computopia 031:…

Boku No Stop!

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Episode 35: 005: Hideo Kojima's 002

In this episode of Boku No Stop! we discuss episodes 21-25 of Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier: 021: The Fossil of Evil 022: Invasion of the Gods 023: Towering Myth 024: Artemis 025:…

Boku No Stop!

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Episode 34: 004: Christo-Fre Gue-st

In this episode of Boku No Stop! we discuss episodes 16-20 of Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier: 016: Charge 017: The Final Battle 018: The Story of a Struggling Restaurant 019: Conditions…

Boku No Stop!

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Episode 32: 003: Kony 2020

In this episode of Boku No Stop! we discuss episodes 11-15 of Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier: 011: A Christmas Eve Vision 012: The Mysterious Desert Island 013: London Fog 014: Land…

Boku No Stop!

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Episode 31: 000: An Incredibly Stupid Diversion

In this episode of Boku No Stop! we discuss no episodes of Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier whatsoever. Instead, it's almost a half-hour of the hosts teasing Fletcher about…

Boku No Stop!

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Episode 30: 002: Fuck 0012

In this episode of Boku No Stop! we discuss episodes 6-10 of Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier. 006: Search For The Professor 007: Defeat The Invisible Enemy 008: Friend 009: The Deep…

Boku No Stop!

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Episode 28: 001: Our Problematic Posse

In this episode of Boku No Stop! we discuss episodes 1-5 of Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier. 001: The Birth 002: The Escape 003: The Lightning Assassin 004: Duel to the Death 005:…

Boku No Stop!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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