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RWBY: Ice Queendom – 04 – Her World, Her Rules

If you’re going to go three weeks between episodes (since the first three were available in week one) following with a character-centric bottle episode is probably the way…

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RWBY: Ice Queendom – 01-03 (First Impressions) – Uncut Gems

01 – Dust to Dust Based on a popular web comic I haven’t had the pleasure of ever seeing (probably true of a lot of viewers), the charmingly…

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The Magician's Secret

detective fiction, 推理小説、games, mystery, murder, locked room, Japanese, translations,

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2021 in Review

The world continues to go to hell in a handbasket. The pandemic continues to rage. The world supply chain is borked. Inflation is rampant. W...

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A Long Time Coming: King Fang

About four years ago, a gentle Swede who goes by the handle Go no Ken found a rare VHS tape of the 1978 TV special Daisetsuzan no Yuusha…

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Kaitei 3-man Mile

Toei Douga pioneered the feature-length theatrical cartoon in Japan, starting with 1958's Hakujaden . Orphan has released several Toei featu...

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Hashire! Shiroi Ookami

Orphan hasn't done a critter feature in a while, so we're quite chuffed to present the first English-subtitled version of the 1990 movie Has...

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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...

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Out of Gas

You've probably noticed that Orphan's releases this year lean heavily towards re-releases of past projects or of previously fansubbed material. Basically, the group is out of gas; our…

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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…

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Thoughts on RWBY Volume 5, Episode 3: Setting Up The Pieces

With Episode 3, we’ve got lots of important setup going on–and for the most part, I am all for it.

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Thoughts on RWBY Volume 5, Episode 3: Setting Up The Pieces

With Episode 3, we’ve got lots of important setup going on–and for the most part, I am all for it.

Reading Between

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Thoughts on RWBY Volume 5, Episode 3: Setting Up The Pieces

With Episode 3, we’ve got lots of important setup going on–and for the most part, I am all for it.

Reading Between