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Kasei Yakyoku v2

When Orphan released Kasei Yakyoku in late 2018, we had to use a VHS tape for the first two episodes. At the time, I said we'd redo…

Collectr's Blog

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Kaitei 3-man Mile

Toei Douga pioneered the feature-length theatrical cartoon in Japan, starting with 1958's Hakujaden . Orphan has released several Toei featu...

Collectr's Blog

Lupin III The First

by Jeremy Clarke. A character with a long history in Japan in anime, manga artist Monkey Punch’s celebrated gentleman thief Arsène Lupin III is a descendant of the…

All the Anime

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Gainax and the Neo-Kanada Renaissance

1998 was one of the most important years in the history of the Kanada school. On the one hand, it was when Yoshinori Kanada himself left Japan—and, with…

Animétudes

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Abandoned #10 (Lupin III Part 4, Space Adventure Cobra, Cannon Busters, Space Dandy & The Future Diary)

While I procrastinate/struggle to finish my Perfect Blue review I thought I’d whip up another of my ‘Abandoned’ posts :D Standard disclaimer as usual: not ruling out one…

The Review Heap

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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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Hashire! Shiroi Ookami

Orphan hasn't done a critter feature in a while, so we're quite chuffed to present the first English-subtitled version of the 1990 movie Has...

Collectr's Blog

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From lolicon to moe: the adventures of the bishoujo

Japanese otaku fans are often associated with two controversial concepts: lolicon and moe. Outside of otaku circles, both terms are associated with some sort of abnormal attraction for…

Full Frontal

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Sensou Douwa: Boku no Boukuugou

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…

Collectr's Blog

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Takeshi Koike’s Lupin the Third

Ever since 1967, Lupin the Third has been a staple of Japan’s animation culture and one of the most storied and recognizable icons in the international market’s perception…

Sakura Sunrise

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Yasuo Otsuka Special Interview – Lupin III Perfect Book (2003)

Translation of an interview with Yasuo Otsuka published in the 2003 Lupin III Perfect Book as a celebration of the show’s 30th anniversary.

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In Memoriam – Yasuo Otsuka (1931-2021)

Yasuo Otsuka is, without doubt, the most important and influential animator in anime history. We retrace his career and legacy to pay respects to the man.

Full Frontal

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Mystery Box of Misery Volume 4: Astro Boy, Lupin III, Tenchi in Tokyo

They're the Part 2 of 3 you receive when both bookends are out of print. They’re the discs marked down to $1 during clearance and holiday sales. They're fodder for…

Ani-Gamers

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #153 – Best of 2020 with Dawn

Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast joins Evan and David to celebrate their favorite anime, manga, and video games of 2020 and look back on one hell of…

Ani-Gamers

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The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 95: Lupin III: The First with Tricia

  Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! Happy 2021! I’m starting the fir...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Anime Robin Hood: 11 Anime Series With Outlaw Heroes

Everyone loves a bit of a rogue. Or perhaps more specifically, people love the type of rogue you often see used in anime. What you see in anime…

Recommend Me Anime

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Anime of 2020

If you’re stuck at home, it's easy to become frustrated when, say, a plague makes your regularly scheduled programming go on hiatus. But we must remember that COVID-19…

Ani-Gamers

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This month on the podcast!

  New Year, New Lupin?? For the 1st episode of the new year, let’s do something fun: Old Fans watch NEW Lupin! That’s right, the lovely folk...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Apfelland Monogatari

For some time, BlueFixer has been looking for a better source to redo the 1992 movie Apfelland Monogatari ( The Tale of Apfelland ). When a ...

Collectr's Blog

Animation fundamentals – Layout and storyboard, what’s the difference ?

Animation Fundamentals teaches you about the essential principles behind animation. In this piece we delve on the difference between Storyboard and Layout.

Full Frontal

Understanding Russian Anime Characters From History to the Present

This video examines how Japanese ideas about Russia were and are expressed in popular culture through anime characters. From the Cold War, to the 90s, and co...

Thixotrofic

324 – Creator Cross Section 7 – Shigeru Tsuchiyama

On this episode Seamus discusses the penultimate volume of Ôoku: The Inner Chambers and dakazu learns about Miki Yakata’s breast cancer recovery in 27-sai no Nyugan Diary! Then…

Manga Machinations

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Botchan

Orphan is proud to present the first English version of the 1980 TV special Botchan . (It should not be confused with the shorter version th...

Collectr's Blog

20 Anime “Dere” Character Types That You Have Never Heard Of

Permit me to be old for just a moment, but back in my day, we only had a handful of “dere” type classifications in anime. You had: the…

Recommend Me Anime

Review: Lupin III: The First

Lupin III: The First not only serves as the swansong for franchise creator, the late great Monkey Punch, but marks the franchise’s first foray into CG animation. To…

littleanimeblog.com

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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…

Collectr's Blog

Why Do Anime Dubs Recast Actors?

Anime dub actors have very often been recast, so in this video we attempt to get to the bottom of why it happens sometimes (although there will always…

The Cartoon Cipher

How to Watch Lupin III in Order

While not unwieldy like Detective Conan in size, the many entries of Lupin III can be off-putting to those who are potentially interested in the series. However, of…

Recommend Me Anime

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Sweet Spot

Here's an almost totally unknown work from director Sugii Gisaburou, the 1991 OVA Sweet Spot . Based on a manga by Chuusonji Yutsuko, it tel...

Collectr's Blog

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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...

Collectr's Blog

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Amon Saga

This one is a bit odd: a new release of the 1986 sword-and-sorcery movie Amon Saga , based on a laserdisc rip. Amon Saga has already been…

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Lupin III The Woman Called Fujiko Mine – 4 [Vissi d’arte, Vissi d’amore]

This week on Fujiko Mine we get a deeper look into Zenigata, more Lupin, and a whoooole lot of sexual jokes.

Star Crossed Anime

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Sensou Douwa: The Cake Tree in the Ruins

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…

Collectr's Blog

Lupin III: Part 5

Lupin III: Part 5 has some major differences from Part 4. In this review, I discuss which part I preferred more.

DoubleSama

Lupin III The Woman Called Fujiko Mino – 3 [The Lady and the Samurai]

Welcome to episode 3 of The Woman Called Fujiko Mine! Apologies for the wait on this one. This is the only series I dont have a schedule for…

Star Crossed Anime

November 1990 Pt. 3 Anime V magazine

'Anime V' (New Video Magazine.) , Published by Gakken Co., Ltd.  ( 学習研究社 )  Consisting of 132 to 140 pages (including the front & ba...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

Lupin III The Woman Called Fujiko Mine – 2 [.357 Magnum]

Its time for another episode of The Woman Called Fujiko Mine! I have to say, its nice to not be on a rigid schedule for once. No weekly…

Star Crossed Anime

Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine – 1 [Master Thief vs. Lady Looter]

Welcome all to a very irregular segment for The Woman Called Fujiko Mine. Because of how small this season was, I wanted to fill in our coverage a…

Star Crossed Anime

The history of TMS – Part 6 : Lupin the Third

In the 70’s, TMS and its subcontractors managed to create two aesthetics of their own, one centered around the A Pro comedies and the other the Madhouse dramas.…

Animétudes

Lupin III (2015)

Lupin III (2015) is the fourth part of the Lupin III series. In this review, I discuss the new supporting characters and major story arcs.

DoubleSama

Fate/Grand Order: Lostbelt No. 2 – Gotterdammerung

This review of Lostbelt No. 2 - Götterdämmerung from the game Fate/Grand Order discusses the story, characters, gameplay, and more.

DoubleSama

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Year 1 Issue 24

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 24 June 10 - 16, 2020 Welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet! Still…

Arcadia Dragnet

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Year 1 Issue 23

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 23 June 3 - 9, 2020 Welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet! Yup, we're way…

Arcadia Dragnet

October 1990 Pt. 3 Anime V magazine

'Anime V' (New Video Magazine.) , Published by Gakken Co., Ltd.  ( 学習研究社 )  Consisting of 140 pages (including the front & back covers), #1...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

Episode 147 - Changing Jackets: Return of the Magician

In what has been few weeks, the show has returned to continue to provide a bit of entertainment. We continue our journey of all the movies and OVAs…

SSAA Podcast

Shinya Ohira (大平晋也) MAD

Anime clips used in this video: Space Dandy Animatrix The Hakkenden Prince of Tennis Futari No Samurai World of Kanako (Animated) Ping Pong The Animation Gen...

Sakuga Boy

October 1990 Pt. 2 Animedia magazine

Animedia - First Published in July 1981 by Gakken Co., Ltd. Consisting of 144 pages (including the front & back covers), #10October 1990 (No...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

October 1990 Pt.1 Newtype Magazine

'Newtype'  - the moving pictures magazine'. Published monthly by Kadokawa Shoten. Consisting of 188 pages (including front & back covers), #...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

KYOTO VIDEO: The Castle of Cagliostro

Kyoto Video finally ventures into the world of 70s anime with a historical title that came out at the tail end of the decade, The Castle of Cagliostro.…

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