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[Otakon 2021] The Kitchen Sink Too: Project A-ko (Remastered)

Project A-ko is an indelible part of my anime fandom. As a young nerd in the 1990s eager for more information about this newfangled “Japanese animation,” I ran…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Memories Collector's Edition

Discotek has performed some sort of wizardry for its Memories Collector's Edition release. The team has created the definitive edition and earned no shortage of fan accolades as…

Anime News Network - Views

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Artist spotlight: Shôichi Masuo

With this third artist spotlight dedicated to Shôichi Masuo, I’ll start analyzing the works of some animators who are not prominently affiliated with the Kanada school or style.…

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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B.B. Fish

There just aren't enough anime about scuba diving. Yes, there was Grand Blue , but it was primarily a gross-out comedy. And there was Amanch...

Collectr's Blog

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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

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TheOASG Podcast Episode 119: That Manga’s Not as Niche as You Thought

Justin and Helen talk about the wild Project A-Ko story and Kodansha's restructuring in Episode 119 of TheOASG Podcast.

TheOASG

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Yamatarou Comes Back v2

One of Orphan's earliest Tezuka Osamu projects was the set of six OVAs known as the Lion Books: 1 The Green Cat 1983 2 Rain Boy 1983 3…

Collectr's Blog

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The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 96: ReView: Prefectural Earth Defense Force

Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! This month’s episode is another Re...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Project A-Ko: An Animator’s Play Box

So yes, let’s into the realms of anime history once again. Something that continues to happen This time, let’s look at a pretty cool 80’s film which is…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Choosing Sources

Orphan does many of its show from analog sources - laserdisc by preference, VHS if need be. This reflects the team's interest in the "anime that time forgot"…

Collectr's Blog

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

VTubias: MomoConline 2020

I want to give a quick shout-out to MomoCon for asking me to present panel content for their virtual convention this weekend. I know life is weird for…

Third Impact Anime

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Community Profile: Rose

Community Profile Rose @ lilithmachine , Fansubber, Blogger, Anime Fan * * * * * Hello, Arcadia Dragnet readers and everyone…

Arcadia Dragnet

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

Old-school Valentines are back!

It’s the return of the old-school anime Valentine cards! Yes, I’m back again this year with more cheesy puns for your Valentine needs. ...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Redshift #33

Here we are again! This post covers attention to older anime between the previous post and 1 August. We’ll aim (aim!) to get a post covering activity in August…

Anime Redshift Chronicle

PROJECT A-KO (1986)

Take me down to parody city......

Animehead's Retroworld

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Forgotten Anime: “Blue Sonnet”

Distributor: US Manga Corps (Central Park Media, USA) Original Year of Release: 1989 - 1990 English Video Release: 1994 - 1995, NTSC ...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

Manga Mania Mondays – September 1995

NEWS Upcoming Releases (titles that got a news feature in bold) Anime Projects – Oh My Goddess 4, Bubblegum Crisis 5 (dub) East2West – Kekkou Kamen 2 Manga…

AWESOME ENGINE

Manga Mania Mondays – July 1995

Cover this month was by Metin Salih NEWS Upcoming Releases (titles that got news feature in bold) Manga Video – Project A-Ko 2, Patlabor the Movie, Wings of…

AWESOME ENGINE

Cut It Open And See If It Swallowed Any Gems Part 29 – Ani-Mayhem

Again, it’s been a while so let’s bring you up to date with what this is. I’m listing as best I can from memory, in the general sort…

AWESOME ENGINE

Texas Invades the Fifth Radish! Old Fans Find Funny Clothes!

"A scanner. A scanner.  My kingdom for a scanner."Sometime in late 1984 or early '85, the Daicon III&IV anime shorts started making the American fannish rounds and the result…

Hokuto no Fogie

Beware! The Bones of Pharaoh will Take Your Life! Embrace The Power of the Pasties!

T'was doing some surfing recently and came across the wiki entry for Project A-Kon in Dallas and I tried hard to remember if I was at the first or…

Hokuto no Fogie