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Brief Thoughts On: Elf 17

So many of its contemporaries dabbled in gore and sex, so I appreciate that Elf 17 focuses on keeping the action fun.

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Star Dust

Orphan's last release for 2022. The 1992 sci-fi OVA Star Dust is the brainchild of Itano Ichirou, a well-known action director who worked o...

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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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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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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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Salvaging an Investment (Cherry no Manma)

Many, many years ago, members of the team were interested in translating Umi no Yami, Tsuki no Kage , a three-part horror OVA from 1989. The...

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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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MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-tachi

Here's a wonderful example of the "wide-screen baroque" school of anime science fiction, the 1987 movie MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-t...

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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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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...

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Elf 17

Orphan's projects get started for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes, a raw intrigues one of the translators. Sometimes, an orphaned series ge...

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