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Hameln no Violin Hiki

Here's a project that everyone on the team loved: the 1996 short movie Hameln no Violin Hiki ( The Violinist of Hamelin ). Based on a 37-vol...

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Nemure Omoigo, Sora no Shitone ni

From the depths of the unfinished projects vault, Orphan and M74 bring you a new version of the 2014 sci-fi anime, Nemure Omoigo, Sora no S...

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Arisa Good Luck

Here's a true bluebird: the 1999 one-shot OVA Arisa Good Luck . Last month, Tennouji, translator and proprietor of SakuraCircle, contacted m...

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Nana Toshi Monogatari

Here's another project that BlueFixer asked Orphan to redo: the two-part sci-fi OVA Nana Toshi Monogatari: Hokkyokukai Sensen ( A Tale of S...

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Animated Movie August: Doukyuusei (movie)

Well, talk about a tonal change for this pick of mine in comparison to the last one. It’s a modern choice too. If I’m not mistaken, I think…

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Status

I haven't done a status report in a long time, because for a long time, there was nothing to report. Now, though, there are quite a few proj...

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Kakyuusei (1995), DVD Edition

The world doesn't need another version of Kakyuusei (1995), but here's one anyway. An Internet pen-pal who goes by the handle of ProxyMan ha...

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Dōkyūsei: Bangin’ Summer (ACTUAL Review)

Dōkyūsei – one of the most important visual novels ever released. It came out all the way back in 1992 and is generally considered to be one of…

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Alice in Cyberland, the Sequel

In my blog post on the original Alice in Cyberland , more than three years ago, I commented on the mystery of the missing second episode.…

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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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Body Jack (Laserdisc Version)

I wasn't planning on doing any more of the Pink Noise series after Call Me Tonight , but the laserdisc for the fourth and last show in…

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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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Megami Paradise

Sometimes, Orphan's path to a project is so convoluted that even I can't quite figure out how we got there. That's pretty much the case with...

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Majo demo Steady... v3?

Ever since Orphan released Majo demo Steady ( My Steady Is a Witch ) two years ago, I've wanted to do a version with better video (the…

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Sensou Douwa: Tako ni Natta Okaasan

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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#PrideMonth2020 special; Why the Doukyuusei series will always be special for me, but also my view on problematic media

{This is a lengthy introductory part to my thoughts about problematic bl/yaoi stuff and a part of my mini review for Doukyuusei. Spoilers for said manga, and light…

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43. Doukyuusei by Nakamura Asumiko.

I got my DVD of Doukyuusei last week. To be honest, I didn’t want to get the DVD. I mean, yes, I wanted to watch the film. I was…

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Nakamura Asumiko’s Doukyuusei (Classmates) is getting an anime!

So good things happened yesterday and one of which was this announcement that A-1 pictures, the studio behind Persona and […]

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