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Bakuen Campus Guardress

When I first watched Bakuen Campus Guardress ( Combustible Campus Guardress ), a four-episode episode OVA from 1994, I was gobsmacked by ho...

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Heart Cocktail Again

Twenty years after the original Heart Cocktai l manga, Watase Seizou released another anime collection, Heart Cocktail Again . Unlike the or...

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Satsujin Kippu wa Heart-iro v2

Satsujin Kippu wa Heart-iro ( The Murder Ticket Is Heart- Colored ) is a 1990 standalone OVA based on a series of young adult novels for wo...

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Another year, another ecchi OVA about cross-dressing from Knack. This time it's 1993's Mellow , which is based on a manga by Kasahara Rin th...

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Ai to Ken no Camelot

Some anime is great; some is awful. And some just leaves you scratching your head, not in confusion (like Genji, Part 1 ), but in bemusement...

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Okama Hakusho (Okama Report)

This one needs warning labels: Borderline hentai! Outdated stereotypes! Nudity! Sex, mostly gay, some straight, some consensual, often not! ...

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Inochi no Chikyuu: Dioxin no Natsu

Here's another project that has been stuck in limbo for a very long time: the 2001 movie Inochi no Chikyuu: Dioxin no Natsu ( Life on Earth...

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Dallos (Blu-ray)

It's been more than ten years since Orphan first released Dallos . After release posts for the DVD version , the HD web version , and the la...

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Sanada 10 - The Battle of Sekigahara (Ep 1-3)

Sanada 10 - more formally, Shinshaku Sengoku Eiyuu Densetsu Sanada Juu Yuushi ( New Legend of the Warring States Heroes: The Ten Warriors ...

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Sanada 10 Special

Once upon a time, in the ancient days of the mid-oughts, there was a TV series with the rather long title of Shinshaku Sengoku Eiyuu Densets...

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Star Dust

Orphan's last release for 2022. The 1992 sci-fi OVA Star Dust is the brainchild of Itano Ichirou, a well-known action director who worked o...

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Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament Ep 16-18

Here is volume 6 of Tezuka Osamu's Tales of the Old Testament: In the Beginning , which concludes the Exodus story and starts the books abou...

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Fire Tripper

Orphan's Rumiko Takahashi mini-festival continues with 1985's OVA Fire Tripper . This is a terrific time-travel adventure, the first of the ...

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Hameln no Violin Hiki

Here's a project that everyone on the team loved: the 1996 short movie Hameln no Violin Hiki ( The Violinist of Hamelin ). Based on a 37-vol...

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Wolf Guy v2

When Orphan released Wolf Guy back in 2016, I noted , "The laserdiscs came from two sources. The first three volumes are from Erik's collec...

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Nana Toshi Monogatari

Here's another project that BlueFixer asked Orphan to redo: the two-part sci-fi OVA Nana Toshi Monogatari: Hokkyokukai Sensen ( A Tale of S...

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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…

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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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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 …

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Kasei Yakyoku v2

When Orphan released Kasei Yakyoku in late 2018, we had to use a VHS tape for the first two episodes. At the time, I said we'd redo…

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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...

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Call Me Tonight

Pink Noise was a series of unrelated OVAs issues by C.Moon, the "adult" label of Bandai Visual. It consisted of four titles: Call Me Tonight...

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Milky Passion: Dougenzaka - Ai no Shiro

Let's get 2021 started with a bang (so the speak), with another really obscure OVA, 1990's Milky Passion: Dougenzaka - Ai no Shiro ( Milky ...

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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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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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Amon Saga

This one is a bit odd: a new release of the 1986 sword-and-sorcery movie Amon Saga , based on a laserdisc rip. Amon Saga has already been…

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The Decade in Review: The Japanese Industry

I said I wouldn’t be updating this blog for a while, but I remembered that I was working on a two-post "decade in review" which I had star...

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Redshift #26

Welcome back! Here’s your latest round-up of attention to older anime around the internet. We’ve been at this for a year now, so thank you very much for…

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Evidence #23: The ANIMAG Saga (Issue #11)

HAPPY BELATED 4TH ANNIVERSARY GUYS!! So, this site has existed for 4 years and... 8 days. Yea, so I'm a little…

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