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Artist spotlight: Shin’ya Ohira

This is just my personal opinion on the matter, but I don’t think many animators ever reached the same level of genius as Yoshinori Kanada in terms of…

Animétudes

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Megazone 23 Part III (Manga UK Dub): *sigh*... Hard On. Done Laughing Yet? OK, Let's Move On...

Back in April of 2013, I reached my second milestone review with Review #100, in which I watched & reviewed Robotech the Movie , an infamous...

The Land of Obscusion: Home of the Obscure & Forgotten

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Megazone 23 Part 3: Enter the Matrix

Yes, I went with the very blatant title this time for a lot of reasons. After making the joke about Megazone Two Three Part 1 and 2 influencing…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Megazone 23 – Part 1 and 2: The Truth Revealed

My blu-ray copy of Megazone Two Three of Animeigo finally came in after months of having some delays, so I am happy. I originally planned on having this…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Toshihiro Hirano and AIC studio

As I mentioned in the previous article about Graviton, the OVA boom was very much carried by small structures and the overlapping nets of connections made by their…

Animétudes

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Graviton, Gainax, and the Itano school

Among all the artists influenced by Yoshinori Kanada, Ichirô Itano is probably one of the most important. And yet, he is never considered a Kanada-style animator, most likely…

Animétudes

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Artist spotlight: Kôji Itô

I’ve mentioned that the sudden wave of Kanada-style animators in the first half of the 80s is as much due to Kanada as to one of his most…

Animétudes

#228 : Megazone 23 Part III

And I thought this was a 90s anime… goes to show I need to read the release dates more carefully. Megazone 23 is supposedly not done telling it’s…

The Classic Anime Museum

Holding out for a B-Club: Toshihiro Hirano Commentary

Courtesy of this B-Club special, character designer and director Toshihiro Hirano gives us commentary on his 80s work in anime. Find out what he has to say about…

Heisei Etranger

Megazone 23 liner notes

One of the projects I have worked on recently and forgot to mention here is that I did the liner notes for the forthcoming Blu-ray release of Megazone…

Koyagidō Kanwa子山羊堂閑話

October 1990 Pt.7 AnimeUK Newsletter

AnimeUK Newsletter. AnimeUK Newsletter, Consisting of 16 pages, #2 October 1990. Editor: Helen McCarthy.  And was available by subscrip...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

80’s Anime Characters Who Know How to Wear a Pair of Sunglasses

Ever heard of the song Sunglasses at Night? This hit song by the Canadian singer/songwriter Corey Hart was released in 1984 and is one of many popular tracks…

The Classic Anime Museum

#194 : Okubyo na Venus

Pop idols are plentiful in terms of anime. Creamy Mami, Lynn Minmei (Macross) and Eve Tokimatsuri (Megazone 23) are three that come to my mind from the 1980s…

The Classic Anime Museum

#183 : Megazone 23 Part II: Please Give Me Your Secret

“Whatever happened to my rock n’ roll?” … Now the title says so and this plot says so, but this certainly don’t look like, or feel exactly like…

The Classic Anime Museum

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

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Megazone 23

I ALSO wrote this review years ago, and I ALSO never published it. Sorry if it seems different than my other reviews, it was written for another site,…

Prede's Anime Reviews

Evidence #23: The ANIMAG Saga (Issue #11)

HAPPY BELATED 4TH ANNIVERSARY GUYS!! So, this site has existed for 4 years and... 8 days. Yea, so I'm a little…

Anime of Yesteryear

Manga Mania Mondays – Number 23, June 1995

That’s a Kev Walker (ABC Warriors, Thunderbolts) cover up there. NEWS Upcoming Releases (titles that got a news feature in bold) Western Connection – Ladius, Space Firebird, Ushio…

AWESOME ENGINE

Godzilland Attacks Cool Stuff! Say Hellow to Comic Saurs Story!!!

Okay, before I get started I want to introduce everybody to someone.He ought to be here any moment now. Yeah, I hear him, breathing fire and smoke as…

Hokuto no Fogie

OtakuGeneration (Show #131) Con-Survival for Con Staffers

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugenerationLJ community. Shownotes :: (show 131) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Con-Survival for Con…

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