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Lunn Flies into the Wind 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…

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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...

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Mystery Box of Misery Volume 3: Ground Defense Force Mao-Chan, Mermaid Forest, Ultra Maniac

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…

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#105 - Sonic the Hedgehog OVA (1996)

Note: This episode was recorded back in Spring/Summer of 2020. Scrape your Knuckles and catch some Tails because we're talkin' the blue blur himself! Sully, Tobias, and Ryan…

Seasonal Anime Impressions - Winter 2021 - Part 1

Seasonal Anime ImpressionsWinter 2021Part 1Hi and welcome to "this thing with the title above", the only series of blog posts where I give my impressions of the first…

The Origins of Mecha: The Super Robots of the 1970s

Anime Commentary runs through the history of anime's mecha genre, taking a look at the rise of Super Robot anime like Mazinger in the 1970s.

Birth of the OAV: Talking Dallos and the Emerging Rental Market with Shigeru Watanabe

In this mid-80s Animage interview with Shigeru Watanabe, he talks about the reception of the first OAV Dallos and the emerging home video rental market.

THE MOST GANGSTER SCIENTIST ON THE ROCK: Dr. Stone (Eps. 1-5) | KHANTEHNT!

3700 years trapped in stone can really put a crick in your neck, huh? Dr. Stone is the hot new bitch on the block having become one of…

THE SLIME-ORC WARS: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (S1 E11-15) | KHANTEHNT!

Launching into our first big conflict, those pesky demon boys have sicced a gigantic orc hoard on our slimy boys. With the collective power of our allied mon...

INFINITY BUT NOT MUCH ELSE: Jujutsu Kaisen (Eps. 6-9) | KHANTEHNT!

THIS JUST IN: MAIN CHARACTER OF SHOUNEN NOT ACTUALLY DEAD IN FIRST FEW EPISODES! I for one, am shitting myself in awe. Our story continues awkwardly from her...

HUMAN SLIME TUTORIAL: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (S1 E6-10) | KHANTEHNT!

It's time to say Nippon Banzai as our slime boy cozies up to fellow nihonjin-turned-magic person: Shizu. Filled with fire magic and a BIG OL' DEMON after bei...

THE ANGERY TITAN COMETH: Attack on Titan (S1 E6-10) | KHANTEHNT!

As our characters grapple with Eren's death, they must now turn their attention to the fact that they are currently facing obliteration in their first battle...

THE WITCH IN THE AIR WHO JUST DON'T CARE: Majo no Tabitabi (Eps. 1-7) | KHANTEHNT!

She's back and she's black-clad, unga bunga it's the Ashen Witch Elaina! Continuing on past the set up in episode 1, we're now getting a sense of what…

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Cool Cool Bye

When a laserdisc of the 1986 fantasy OVA Cool Cool Bye turned up in a pile of discs the team bought in Japan, I thought it would…

THE SLIME GOD RIMURU: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (S1 E1-5) | KHANTEHNT!

Slime time, son. After a 37 year old virgin workin man dies abruptly he somehow wakes up as an OP predator isekai'd into the body of a slime…

TITANS ACT A FOOL AND IT'S NOT COOL: Attack on Titan (Eps. 1-5) | KHANTEHNT!

Sie sind das Essen und wir sind die Jäger! And a guten tag to you too, gang, now time for ATTACK ON TITAN! We're going back to the…

KAWAII ANIME BATMAN IS COMING FOR YOU: Talentless Nana (Eps. 2-6) | KHANTEHNT!

Hidey hoo and how do you do, Talentless Nana CHARGES ONWARD into the season in style. This sleeper hit of a show has surprised us by - brace…

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Mermaid Saga Manga Collector’s Edition Volume One Advanced Review

Rumiko Takahashi is one of the most well-known and wealthiest manga artists in all of Japan. Her works are known far outside of Japan and translated into a…

WHEN GOD IS A JOKE: The Day I Became A God (Eps. 2-5) | KHANTEHNT!

Well God DAMN, here we are again becoming gods or whatever. Counting down the days until doomsday sure is a hoot as our characters are getting up to…

THERE'S ABOUT TO BE A SORCERER FIGHT!!! Jujutsu Kaisen (Eps. 2-5) | KHANTEHNT!

Sorcery. Fighting. A combo as old as time. Now gather round children cuz it's time for the hot new Shounen Jump manga adaptation. This one's a little darker…

Kyoukai No Rin-ne 3; poor man exocist returns

Rumiko Takahashi is one of the most famous and wealthy female mangaka in Japan, authoring such classic and well-known series (even to those in the west) such as…

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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…

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Makoto-chan the Movie

Some western anime audiences are familiar with Crayon Shin-chan , a very long running Japanese anime series about a five-year-old boy with l...

Anime Photography in the Cel Era

I came across this opening by the popular indie animator Kouji Nanke while watching Maison Ikkoku (it was the 5th and last in the TV series), and it…

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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...

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Elf 17

Orphan's projects get started for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes, a raw intrigues one of the translators. Sometimes, an orphaned series ge...

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1987 catalog of dreams and VHS tapes

Japanese animation, anime, cartoons, manga, 1960-1990, Tezuka, Miyazaki, Ishinomori, Matsumoto, Yamato, Gatchaman, Star Blazers, Captain Harlock

November 1990 Pt. 2 Animedia magazine

Animedia - First Published in July of 1981 by Gakken Co., Ltd. , #11 November 1990 (No 112) 500 Yen. Consisting of 156 pages (includ...

Eyes on Yokai: Mushi-shi

We take a deep dive into classic anime series Mushi-shi, and the mystical beings that populate its world, from the mysterious to the grotesque.

October 1990 Pt. 5 Mangajin Magazine

Mangajin Magazine Consisting of 72 pages (not including front & back covers), with a Cover price of $4.50. Mangajin was Distributed by KIN...

Eyes on Yokai: InuYasha

We take another trip into the world of yokai as we discuss the yokai found in InuYasha. We dive into the deepest lore, from dog warriors to thunder…

Urusei Yatsura, Omnibus 6

By Rumiko Takahashi. Released in Japan in two separate volumes by Shogakukan, serialized in the magazine Shonen Sunday. Released in North America by Viz Media. Translated by Camellia…

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…

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 70: 2018 Year in Review

Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode!2018 is just about over! So you know what…

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 66

 iTunes & Stitcher subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode!August 30, 2018 marks…

Eyes on Yokai: Urusei Yatsura

Anime Commentary dives into the haunted world of yokai again to take in the creatures who inhabit the whimsical world of Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura.

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…

S2E17 - I Hear the Sunspot, Hinamatsuri

In this episode of Screentone Club, Andy and Elliot entertain Yakuza, psychic jerks, over enthusiastic hungry boys and disabled love interests. All in a days work for a…

Urusei Yatsura, Omnibus 5

By Rumiko Takahashi. Released in Japan in two separate volumes by Shogakukan, serialized in the magazine Shonen Sunday. Released in North America by Viz Media. Translated by Camellia…

KYOTO VIDEO: Angel's Egg

After leaving the Urusei Yatsura franchise in 1984, Mamarou Oshii wanted to branch out and make the kind of anime he wanted to make. He ended up making…

Urusei Yatsura, Omnibus 4

By Rumiko Takahashi. Released in Japan in two separate volumes by Shogakukan, serialized in the magazine Shonen Sunday. Released in North America by Viz Media. Translated by Camellia…

Urusei Yatsura: The Triumphant Return of Some Terrible Bastards

I have to say I’m glad that there are still anime and manga licenses that can surprise me. Despite the number of crazy anime licenses (that are not…

Moto Hagio’s They Were Eleven, A,A', and A Drunken Dream (with Kate Dacey)

Covers They Were Eleven, A, A Prime, and A Drunken Dream, all short works by Moto HagioIn honor of the release of The Poe Clan by Moto Hagio,…

S2E18 - We Never Learn, Urusei Yatsura

In this episode of Screentone Club, Andy and Elliot get down to studying for their podcasting exams but find out that We Never Learn because of those terrible…

Redshift #30

We’re back! Here’s your latest round-up of attention to older anime in the weeks beginning 15 and 22 April! As usual, remarks from Feez are in blue and…

OSMcast! Show #148: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

So this episode is more of a KEVINcast, really. But that's OK, because we are talking about one of his favorite shows from last year! And that show…

Artefacts of Geek Days Past: Anime Babes

Portrait of Lisa Munns with Anime Babes mascot Jojo the Shojo. Art by Lisa Tse, photo courtesy of Laura Watton Despite what the act...

#64 - Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer Review

LUM HAS INVADED! Sully, Austin, Tobias, and Bill take a journey into the wild and crazy world of Urusei Yatsura with arguably it's most famous and critically acclaimed entry,…

Hikawa Ryusuke’s Akira Article(jp)

Hikawa Ryusuke is probably the most famous Japanese anime critic. He wrote an extensive article on the anime industry before and after Akira, articulating what lead to Akira…