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Taking a look at the obscure 90s anime OVA, Heavy

Heavy. An obscure anime OVA from 1990, made by the director behind Legend of the Galactic Heroes and the studio behind Mushishi. This series piqued my interest due…

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Nayuta

Nayuta is a 1986 sci-fi OVA,based on a three volume manga by Sasaki Junko. (The manga is not available in English.) It's another show that a...

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Uchuu Neko: Mardock no Bouken

So here's Orphan's holiday release, the 2016 short series Uchuu Neko: Mardock no Bouken ( Space Cat: Mardock's Adventures , or more grandil...

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Top 20 English Songs in Anime (Video)

English OPs & EDs in anime have something of a bad reputation, but there are some gems in there that shouldn't go ignored!

Reasons to Anime

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 ...

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Thoughts on Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These – Collision

Even more legendary heroes of the future galaxy. If Legend of the Galactic Heroes is the actual future, maybe it’s better that we don’t have one — only a shitty…

Everything is bad for you

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Anime short review: Magical Play

Back to the anime shorts, and what a short this one is. After covering brain-expanding political philosophy in Legend of the Galactic Heroes twice, I thought I should…

Everything is bad for you

Sanada 10 - The End of the Beginning... Actually, Just "The End" (Ep10-12)

The final episodes of Sanada 10 bring the series to a close... sort of. In fact, there are so many loose ends that it's clear the creators…

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Thoughts on Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These – Stellar War

More thoughts on the new LOGH, now covering the second season subtitled Stellar War. Even though the whole series is a stellar war, or an interstellar war, but…

Everything is bad for you

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Thoughts on Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These – Encounter

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I wrote about Legend of the Galactic Heroes way back in 2014 or whenever it was, being then and now one of…

Everything is bad for you

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15 Space Anime That Aren’t Mecha

There are many who appreciate mecha anime, but it is very obvious that the popularity of mecha has waned significantly in modern anime. Unfortunately, in many

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Tune of the Week(ish): Galactic Heroes’ dust

You can always count in this series to deliver it with the music. The Tune of the Week is the third opening for The Legend of Galactic Heroes…

Shallow Dives in Anime

Dallos (Blu-ray)

It's been more than ten years since Orphan first released Dallos . After release posts for the DVD version , the HD web version , and the la...

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15 Dialogue-Heavy Anime Where Talking Carries The Plot

Dialogue-dense anime certainly isn't for everyone, and it certainly isn't for those who watch with subtitles and have slower reading comprehension. Sometimes

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Tune of the Week(ish): Galactic Heroes’ I am waiting for you.

An oldie, but forever a goodie. The Tune of the Week is the second opening theme to Legend of the Galactic Heroes: I am waiting for you by…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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...

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[Review & Recommended Watch] A Belated Look At MAL Expo Lite 2022 + MAL Academy Production I.G / Q&A with WIT STUDIO

Source: Screenshot from MAL Expo Stream, Hosted Feb 25, 2022 By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting MAL Expo Lite 2022 Review MyAnimeList’s first-ever Expo was a fun experience, consisting of a small...

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Rehab Assignment (Grimm Douwa: Kin no Tori Full HD)

When it came to Covid, I was pretty lucky, considering my age. No hospitalization required, no lingering after-effects. Still, it knocked me...

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gaiden: Golden Wings: We got Death Star (We got Death Star)

This series has always been a masterpiece that no one has ever watched. It has its hardcore fans, but it’s something you don’t really hear about. Thankfully I…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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What Would a NEW HUNTER X HUNTER Anime Look Like?

Make sure to tune into CodeX's debut concert streaming live on Sunday, March 5th 2023 at 6pm EST/3pm PST! You can watch the entire concert for free at…

The Canipa Effect

Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament Ep25-26

With the return of the Jews (as they were now known) to Jerusalem, the historical narrative in the Old Testament basically peters out. The b...

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Tengai Makyou

Our 300th release, or at least that's what is says on the release page. Orphan starts out 2023 on the right note with the first English-subt...

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A Very GLORIO 2022: Gee’s Last Minute Year in Review

2022 is an interesting year for anime. What it lacks in an obvious high profile mega-hit, it makes up for with a lot of surprise hits. I laughed…

The Glorio Blog

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode #48

Well everyone, this is the final episode where we begin with Captain Boris Konev returning to Fezzan after a day of transporting goods, unaware on what comes next.

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode #47

Let’s begin with Admiral Alexandre Bewcock where he told everyone that the Galactic Empire will go through the Fezzan Corridor and attack the Free Planets Alliance, yet none…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode #46

Let’s begin with Ensign Julian Mintz where he made a stop to Heinessen and pay a visit to Admiral Alexandre Bewcock as the young ensign delivered a personal…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode #45

On this episode, the war drums are beating within the Galactic Empire as it’s experiencing a surge of new recruits who want to fight against the remnants of…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode #44

Well everyone, it’s time for a nice conversation between a son and his father. Sure that they’re not related by blood, but the parental bond between Julian Mintz…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode #43

This is Kaiser Erwin Josef von Goldenbaum II who is staying at a fancy hotel, although it appears that the child emperor is dazed and confused as Erwin…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Anime and the Costs of Starting Battles

I think a lot of people who read my blog posts know how I feel about wars and fighting. I hate them. Not because they aren’t necessary sometimes,…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode #42

Let’s begin with Julian Mintz where he shows his athletic prowess in a futuristic version of basketball, throwing American footballs at a floating basket. Damn, he really made…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode #41

Well everyone, looks like Fleet Admiral Reinhard von Lohengramm called his officers for an emergency meeting due to the kidnapping of Kaiser Erwin Josef von Goldenbaum II.

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode #40

Let’s begin with Commissioner Nicholas Boltik where he’s really angry after failing to strike a deal with Reinhard von Lohengramm as the duke told him about letting his…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode #39

Let’s begin this episode with Superintendent Ulrich Kesler where he told Duke Reinhard von Lohengramm that two defectors have returned to Odin for a major plot. It’s Count…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

Critiquing Captain Corinth

Japanese fantasy light novels typically fall into either the sci-fi or hard fantasy genres. Stories usually revolve around aliens and advanced technology, such as Yoshiki Tanaka’s Legend of…

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode #38

Let’s begin this episode at the Dominion of Fezzan where Adrian Rubinsky and Rupert Kesserling discusses the current state of both superpowers. While the Free Planets Alliance is…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode #37

Well then, sorry to keep you waiting as Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These has returned where the battle at the Iserlohn Corridor has reached its…

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Breaking Down Cyberpunk: Edgerunners' Breathtaking Animation | Animation Spotlight

Canipa breaks down the creation of Studio Trigger and CD Projekt Red's unexpected masterpiece. (Spoilers for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners) Support the channel at: https://www.patreon.com/TheCanipaEffect Sources and Further Reading: Interview with Rafal Jaki…

The Canipa Effect

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Sugata Sanshiro

When Orphan released Botchan , I mentioned that YES raws had an equally good rip of the 1981 TV special, Sugata Sanshirou , just waiting to ...

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LoGH OP 4 “Must be Something” (Japanese Cover)

Legend of the Galactic Heroes’s ability to pull off cheesy English openings gloriously is unrivalled. Well…the first three openings anyway. OP4 “Must be Something” is genera…

The Moyatorium

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Kimami ni Idol

Kimama ni Idol (Free-Spirited Idols) is a 1990 comedy OVA based on a manga by Kotani Kenichi. It tells the madcap tale of three teenage girl...

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Fall 2022 Anime Premiere Reviews – Day 1

Over on Anime News Network, as part of "The Summer 2022 Preview Guide," I've reviewed the first episodes of My Master Has No Tail, I'm the Villainess, So…

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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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Why Anime Sci-Fi Space Wars are so Interesting

I talk about Space Wars as shown in anime. Strategy, Villains, Space Combat, Sci Fi Weapons, Mecha, and I kind of just go off the cuff about what I…

Miracleもも

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Ranking 12 Times Dvorak’s New World Symphony was Used in Anime

New World Symphony is a hype piece. Many people know it for the slow and pastoral Second Movement, “Goin’ Home,” but when I think of it, I think…

The Moyatorium

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 114: Spring 2022 Anime Wrap Up

We bid temporary farewell to the best season of anime comedies in recent memory, including some wild Birdie Birdie speculation for Birdie Wing season 2.

The Glorio Blog

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It's STILL Impossible to Live as a Crunchyroll Translator | The Canipa Effect

Following on from his 2020 video, Canipa revisits the topic of low pay for translators and how the one billion dollar Funimation buyout makes that even more ridiculous. It's…

The Canipa Effect