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Mecha Smile Impact 2023: My Unsolicited #MODEROID Top Picks

It’s just day 1 of Mecha Smile Impact 2023, but I think they’ve already covered most of the MODEROID stuff and day two will focus on their other…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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More Tetsujin 28 on the Horizon: RIOBOT Tetsujin 28 FX & No. 27 Phoenix

Earlier this year, I got myself the Mini Gokin “Messenger of the Sun” Tetsujin 28 thinking I could easily get a similarly scaled Tetsujin 28 figure as a…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

Anime Openings of 30 Years Ago title list

 Thanks so much to everyone who came to my panel "Anime Openings of 30 Years Ago" at Anime Frontier 2022! For those who wanted a complete li...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Non-Subpar Robot: Astroganger

I first encountered Astroganger while watching a collection of robot anime throughout the decades. There it was, right after the black-and-white 1960s Tetsujin 28 and right before Mazinger…

OGIUE MANIAX

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All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2022: Let’s Talk MODEROID

One of the more active companies and product lines in recent years, or at least that’s visible to me, is Good Smile Company’s MODEROID line of plastic models.…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 110: Giant Robo with MinovskyArticle

Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! Last month, the beginning of a wel...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Interesting, They’re Not Gokin Figures? Mini Action Series Mazinger Z & Aphrodite A

As I’ve yet to get myself a copy of the Mini Action God Sigma set, the amazing folks over at Action Toys has announced the next figures in…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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#MechaMarch2022: Tetsujin-28 Go (2004)

I was nervous about starting this anime for a long time. After watching Giant Robo by Yasuhiro Imagawa a couple years ago which you can read about here:…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Disaster Report: GENMA WARS TV

This review was commissioned by @zawa113CJ .  Thanks! In the early 2000s, there was a sudden urge within the anime industry to take stories ...

Renaissance Josei

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Daitetsujin 17 and the Wonderful Clunkiness of Tokusatsu Soul of Chogokin

The latest Soul of Chogokin figure was announced last month, and it’s Daitetsujin 17 (pronounced “One-Seven”) from the 1970s tokusatsu series by the same name. It was created…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Tetsujin #28 in three flavors. Happy Birthday, Mitsuteru Yokoyama!

Tetsujin #28 statue at Wakamatsu Park in Kobe I used to own a PS2 with mod chip, but I never saw this game… Today we celebrate the birthday…

THE SKARO HUNTING SOCIETY

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Another Great ‘Mini’ Figure: Mini Gokin Tetsujin 28 (Shin Tetsujin 28)

While I’ve yet to secure myself a copy of the Mini Action God Sigma set, Action Toys has announced the next figure is their Mini Gokin line which…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

Hideaki Anno’s NHK Special

I was writing a different short piece when a TV Special on Hideaki Anno and the last few years in the production of the last Eva movie, which…

Alex

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Artist spotlight: Kazuhiro Ochi

I decided to start this series on the development of the Kanada school with Urusei Yatsura, arguably the moment when its members really became prominent and their style…

Animétudes

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Their collective masterpiece: Urusei Yatsura

How did Yoshinori Kanada go from being “merely” a very talented animator to one of the most influential members of the anime industry? That’s a fascinating question, and…

Animétudes

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Community Profile: Rose

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

Arcadia Dragnet

#MechaMarch Tetsujin 28-go: Morning Moon of Midday – Fight for the Future of Japan

Tetsujin 28 created by Mitsuteru Yokoyama or Gigantor, as we know it in the west, is the first or one of the first mecha anime to ever exist.…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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History of Mecha Anime – Gasaraki – Gundam Wing Endless Waltz – Animerica October 2000

History of Mecha Anime and spotlights on Gasaraki and Gundam Wing Endless Waltz highlight this issue. Ryosuke Takahashi worked on Votoms & Gasaraki. Mecha!

Anime Nostalgia Bomb

Evidence #26: Newtype USA Vol. 3 No. 2 (Feb 2004)

Download .pdf HERE! (Total size: 940mb) I'd figure I would do a post to bring in the new year of 2016, and to…

Anime of Yesteryear

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Taku Furukawa

古川タク FURUKAWA TAKU *Japanese independent animator and Ofuji Noburo Award recipient. Initially worked in the industry on Tetsujin 28 but seeing films by Norman McLaren and the original…

camonte

2004, Part 2: Respectful, Yet Rebellious

Over 130 new anime shows debuted in 2004 on Japanese television, a number in magnitude that would be the norm for the next decade. Naturally...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

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Tetsujin 28 FX

            Chou Dendou Robo Tetsujin 28 Gou Fx ( 超電動ロボ 鉄人 28 号 FX, Super Electric Iron Hero 28 Future X, or as the intro…

Roketto Panchii (ロケットパンチ)

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Imagawa was pretty much right about Tetsujin 28: The Lingering Moon

Tetsujin 28: The Lingering Moon is an odd movie. Despite sharing the same director, character designs and cast as the excellent 2004 series it is neither a sequel…

Newtype Democracy

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IGA NO KAGEMARU

Manga artist Mitsuteru Yokoyama is best known for being the creator of TETSUJIN 28 (GIGANTOR). Familiar to fans for being the pioneer of the...

Black Sun

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Shin Mazinger Z - Greatest Anime Ever Made

Tastes in anime, as in all things, can vary widely from person to person. It is with this universal truth in mind, that I try not to judge...

Taikutsu Remedy