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Fall 2022 Anime I’m Looking Forward To

AstroNerdBoy looks ahead to Fall 2022 anime titles that he might be interested in watching as well as other stuff to blog during that cour.

AstroNerdBoy's Anime & Manga Blog

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Takahashi on Television: The Story of the UY Anime - URUSEI YATSURA: AN OBNOXIOUS SENSATION

Welcome to the third part of URUSEI YATSURA: AN OBNOXIOUS SENSATION, a deep dive into Rumiko Takahashi's smash hit from the 80s. In this video, we'll look at…

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The Colorful Characters of Tomobiki - URUSEI YATSURA: AN OBNOXIOUS SENSATION

Welcome to the second part of URUSEI YATSURA: AN OBNOXIOUS SENSATION, a deep dive into Rumiko Takahasi's smash hit from the 80s. In this video, we'll cover all…

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How It All Began - URUSEI YATSURA: AN OBNOXIOUS SENSATION

Welcome! This is the first part of URUSEI YATSURA: AN OBNOXIOUS SENSATION, a deep dive into Rumiko Takahasi's smash hit from the 80s. In this video, we'll see…

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Hayou no Tsurugi

Hayou no Tsurugi was a series of forty (!) light novels by Maeda Tomiko, published between 1989 and 2017. (A spinoff series, Hayou no Tsuru...

Collectr's Blog

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Mutsumi Inomata and Atsuko Ishida Discussion on 80s Cute Girls Anime

A retrospective between Mutsumi Inomata and Atsuko Ishida from 2012 on 80s cute girls anime, where they talk about working at Kaname Pro on projects such as Plawres…

Heisei Etranger

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A Festival of our Own: The Urusei Yatsura/Project A-Ko Connection

Project A-Ko’s origins in the adult anime series Cream Lemon are well documented, less so the influence and shared staff between the iconic OVA and the legendary TV…

ZIMMERIT – Anime | Manga | Garage Kits | Doujin

Sponsored review - Sorcerer Hunters: The Complete Series on SD Bluray

Recently, Rightstuf sent me several random anime releases to write reviews for! This is the second and final review I’ll be doing for them. ...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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The History of Tatsunoko – Conclusion: Tatsunoko diasporas

suo Yoshida’s death from liver cancer on September 5, 1977, is generally understood as a turning point in the history of studio Tatsunoko. Although his sickness was known…

Animétudes

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An Ode to the Women of Anime, Manga, & Light Novels

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! In honor of the day, we here at BtT are excited to celebrate some of our favorite women working in anime, manga, and…

Beneath the Tangles

Choujikuu Romanesque Samy: Missing 99

Choujikuu Romanesque Samy: MISSING 99 ( Superdimensional Romanesque Samy: MISSING 99 ) is a 1986 sci-fi fantasy that makes no sense along m...

Collectr's Blog

Manga the Week of 2/16/22

SEAN: Valentine’s Day has gone, so what manga did you get? Chocolate manga? Is it food? Can you eat it? Viz Media has the one-shot Came the Mirror…

Manga Bookshelf

Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament, Ep10-12

In my blog post on the third set of episodes, I piously hoped that there wouldn't be a year gap again, as there had been between the…

Collectr's Blog

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2021 in retrospect: top 50 amvs (30 – 21)

30. UnluckyArtist – Starlighter Anime: Urusei Yatsura Song: “Levitating” by Dua Lipa If the title of this video is ringing a distant bell, that’s probably because you’…

subculture diaries

Happy Year of The Tiger!

  Happy 2022, everyone! May this year be a better one for us all.

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Secret Santa Review: Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon

Welcome to Anime Secret Santa, a gift exchange — founded by our friends at Reverse Thieves and currently run by the AGC Podcast — where the gifts are…

Ani-Gamers

Yuki

Forty years ago, the famed "social realism" film director Imai Tadashi released his one and only anime movie, Yuki . It was based on a 1976 ...

Collectr's Blog

ninteen anime eighty-one part two

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

let's anime

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Bakumatsu no Spasibo

Yet another project that began in the deep, dark past. Bakumatsu no Spasibo ( Gratitude in the Bakumatsu ) is a 1997 movie about Russian adm...

Collectr's Blog

A Roundtable Discussion With 8 Female Animators (Animage, June 1990): A DeepL “Translation”

NOTE: This is by no means a professional translation, this was done via machine translation. As such, not every meaning may be reproduced with 100% accuracy or flow well…

Genga Land

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Shin Takarajima

It's no secret that practically every staff member in Orphan is mad for Tezuka Osamu. The team has done more shows by the God of Manga that ...

Collectr's Blog

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To-Y Blu-ray

To-Y is a 1987 OVA about a Japanese indie rock band and its lead singer. It is based on a ten-volume manga by Kamijou Atsuji. To-Y …

Collectr's Blog

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Sangokushi Dai Ni Bu Choukou Moyu!

Here, after an unconscionable delay, is the HD version of the second movie in the Sangokushi trilogy, 1993's Sangokushi Dai Ni Bu Choukou M...

Collectr's Blog

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Kageyama Tamio no Double Fantasy

Kageyama Tamio was a Japanese actor and writer. He is probably best known to anime audiences for his book Coo: Tooi Umi Kara Kita Coo , whic...

Collectr's Blog

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Tobira o Akete

Tobira o Akete is a sword-and-sorcery fest from 1986. It's based on a 1984 short story by the Japanese fantasy and science fiction writer M...

Collectr's Blog

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Review: CRUSHER JOE

Let's go all the way back to the 70s for some rare old-school sci-fi manga. CRUSHER JOE ( Kurassha Jo ), based on the novel series by Haruka...

The Manga Test Drive

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Blue Sonnet

Akai Kiba Blue Sonnet ( Crimson Fang Blue Sonnet ), usually known as just Blue Sonnet , is a five-episode OVA series from 1989. It is based...

Collectr's Blog

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slowdeath of moé

We live in a post-Love-Live world.

Artificial Night Sky

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The Speakeasy #126: Thus Spoke Rohan, Dragon Pilot, Dorohedoro, Beautiful Dreamer

We talk about various shows we’ve been catching up on: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Thus Spoke Rohan OVA Drifting Dragons Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan Voltes V Dorohedoro Urusei…

Reverse Thieves

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The Obscurities in the Western Connection Catalogue: “Ladius”

Release Date: 30 April 1995 Format: PAL VHS, Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles Runtime: 48 mins Catalogue Number: WEST042 Jap...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

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(Maris) The Choujo

I'm not as familiar with the works of Rumiko Takahashi as an anime fan ought to be. I've never watched Maison Ikkoku , Urusei Yatsura , Ranm...

Collectr's Blog

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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

Pick of the Week: Medalists and Househusbands

SEAN: There’s several titles I’m interested in… a new “Peggy Sue Villainess” story, a new We’re New at This sex comedy story, and (of course) a new Urusei…

Manga Bookshelf

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Body Jack (Laserdisc Version)

I wasn't planning on doing any more of the Pink Noise series after Call Me Tonight , but the laserdisc for the fourth and last show in…

Collectr's Blog

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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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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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MAMORU OSHII book review [extra] A FLEDGING PRODUCER'S DIARY

----- There're some Mamoru Oshii book lists on the Internet, but they don't have detailed explanations about the contents. My Mamoru Oshii book collection is far from complete,…

Manga/Anime Memorandum

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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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Gude Crest

Orphan's presents a new English release of the 1990 sword-and-sorcery OVA Onna Senshi Efe & Jira: Gude no Monshou ( Woman Warriors Efe & Ji...

Collectr's Blog

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Urusei Yatsura (1)

Author & Artist Rumiko TakahashiReleased February 2019 by Viz Media imprint VIZ SignatureTranslation: Camellia NiehEditor(s): Amy YuGenre: Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction

Grimm Reads

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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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OtakuGeneration.net :: (Show #823) Urusei Yatsura Movie 1: Only You – Only You

Shownotes :: (show 823) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Urusei Yatsura Movie 1: Only You – Only You, recorded live March 14th, 2021. …

otakugeneration's Podcast

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MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-tachi

Here's a wonderful example of the "wide-screen baroque" school of anime science fiction, the 1987 movie MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-t...

Collectr's Blog

Episode 3: Mermaid Saga Vol.1

Episode 3 sees us tackle the work of the legendary manga creator Rumiko Takahashi, author of series including Inu Yasha, RIN, Ranma 1/2, Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, and…

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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…

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

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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…

Ani-Gamers

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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…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

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…

Slug Gardens