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Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu!

Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu! ( I Am Shiratori Reiko! ) is a one episode shoujo romantic comedy from 1990. It is based on a 7-volume manga ...

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AnimEigo Talks With Anime Herald (Or “The House that MADOX Built”)

Anime Herald: Many years ago you did a track for Shogun Assassin with Samurai L. Jackson, excuse me, Samuel L. Jackson. How did that come about? Robert

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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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Yawara – 53-59 (BD)

And so, the final reaches its climax. Can Yawara bring home the gold? Or will her hopes be dashed at the last minute? Watch the latest Yawara batch…

Saizen Fansubs

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OUT: Yawara! 53-59 (Blu-ray) (With FroZen)

                  And here’s part 2 to CP day. For you CP… Filename: [FroZen-EviL]_Yawara_-_053_[720p][Blu-Ray][6B161247].mkv Size: 636,439,…

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OUT: Yawara! 53-59 (Blu-ray) (With FroZen)

                  And here’s part 2 to CP day. For you CP… Filename: [FroZen-EviL]_Yawara_-_053_[720p][Blu-Ray][6B161247].mkv Size: 636,439,…

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Sensou Douwa: Aoi Hitomi no Onnako no Ohanashu

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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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 ...

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Alice in Cyberland, the Sequel

In my blog post on the original Alice in Cyberland , more than three years ago, I commented on the mystery of the missing second episode.…

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The Girl That Got Away

Orphan-raws is releasing its encode of Kakutou Bijin Wulong ( Fighting Beauty Wulong ), done from R2J DVDS. Therein lies a story: a project...

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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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This Is Where I Came In...

I just had the pleasure of editing the Blu-ray version of episode 58 of Yawara! - the last one I had never touched (or seen) before -…

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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...

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Sensou Douwa: Kiku-chan to Ookami

Sensou Douwa ( War Fables or War Tales ) was a series of TV specials by Shin-Ei Animation that ran annually from 2002 to 2009. In…

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1989, The Year in Japanese Cinema: An Introduction

Chief Cabinet Secretary Keizo Obuchi announces the Heisei era I was recently watching a few films in my collection and happened to notice ho...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

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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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OUT: Yawara! 49-52 (Blu-ray) (With FroZen)

                  Hello everyone. Guess what? I have a mass release for you all! Lots of matches in every ep. Belkens…

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OUT: Yawara! 49-52 (Blu-ray) (With FroZen)

                  Hello everyone. Guess what? I have a mass release for you all! Lots of matches in every ep. Belkens…

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Yawara – 49v2-52 (BD)

It's time for yet another batch! Now we're nearing the end of the tournament. Who will Yawara face in the finals? What really happened between Yawara and her dad?…

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B.B. Fish

There just aren't enough anime about scuba diving. Yes, there was Grand Blue , but it was primarily a gross-out comedy. And there was Amanch...

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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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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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Rain Boy 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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Ohoshi-sama no Rail

I'm not sure how I feel about the 1993 movie Ohoshi-sama no Rail ( Rail of Stars ). Based on a 1983 autobiographical novel by Kobayashi Chi...

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Coluboccoro 2019

In the deep, dark past, an animator named Itoso Kenji created a one-man show called Coluboccoro . He did the story, the planning, the animat...

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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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2020 In Review

Boy, am I happy to see 2020 in the rear-view mirror. Pandemic, protests, political polarization... Millions dead world-wide... It can't end soon enough. Despite that, Orphan Fansubs had…

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Apfelland Monogatari

For some time, BlueFixer has been looking for a better source to redo the 1992 movie Apfelland Monogatari ( The Tale of Apfelland ). When a ...

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326 – Manga in Motion 45 – Promare

We’re a year late to the zeitgeist but this episode the hosts review the 2019 hit anime film Promare! Also Morgana also talks about Junji Ito’s Remina and…

Manga Machinations

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Ipponbouchou Mantarou

Stop me if you've heard this one before. The son of a local grub shop is goaded by his father into seeking his fortune as a chef. He…

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Botchan

Orphan is proud to present the first English version of the 1980 TV special Botchan . (It should not be confused with the shorter version th...

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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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Yawara – 47-49 (BD)

I imagine this is the reaction whenever Saizen releases something...Don't forget to visit our jointing buddies over at Live-eviL!

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OUT: Yawara! 47-49 (Blu-ray) (With FroZen)

                  Good news everyone! Yawara is here to cheer you all up! :) Yawara is now in the semifinals and…

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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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Choosing Sources

Orphan does many of its show from analog sources - laserdisc by preference, VHS if need be. This reflects the team's interest in the "anime that time forgot"…

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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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Sensou Douwa: The Cake Tree in the Ruins

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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Yawara – 24-43 Batch (BD)

A few new versions, mainly small stuff for archiving purposes. :)

Saizen Fansubs

October 1990 Pt. 2 Animedia magazine

Animedia - First Published in July 1981 by Gakken Co., Ltd. Consisting of 144 pages (including the front & back covers), #10October 1990 (No...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

September 1990 Pt. 2 Animedia magazine

Animedia - First Published in July 1981 by Gakken Co., Ltd. Consisting of 144 pages (including the front & back covers), #9 September 1990 (...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

Hiroshi Nagahama on Mushi-shi, Flowers of Evil, US Comics, and Stop-Motion at Otakon 2019

Otakon 2019 presented us a rare chance for an intimate interview with Director Hiroshi Nagahama. Through both it and a spirited, career-spanning retrospective panel, it became evident that there's…

Ani-Gamers

Scenes from Nagahama, Part 1

Director Hiroshi Nagahama wasn't always a director. Like anyone else in the industry, he had to work his way up. Read on as Ani-Gamers presents transcribed segments from one of his…

Ani-Gamers

Redshift #33

Here we are again! This post covers attention to older anime between the previous post and 1 August. We’ll aim (aim!) to get a post covering activity in August…

Anime Redshift Chronicle

2004, Part 1: Rebellious, Yet Respectful

George J. Horvath had been a fan of Toonami's airing of G Gundam and Rurouni Kenshin as well as Fox's airing of Digimon and Escaflowne bef...

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

1990s TV Anime – What Anime Looked Like In 1991

Sazae-san, Doraemon, Anpanman, Dragon Quest, Kiteretsu Daihyakka, Hai Akko Deso Oishinbo, Obocchama-kun, Dragonball Z, Manga Hajimete Omoshiro Juku, The Laughing Salesman, Sally the Witch Goldfish Warning, Parasol Henbee,…

AWESOME ENGINE

OSMcrap: “The REALLY real real Ohayocon 10 Experience”

The realliest! Since we are about to go to a whole other new con in a matter of weeks, it’s high-time we finish what we started with Ohayocon and…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

OSMcast: Mass Effect 2 4-5-2010

Mordin: This is the new why you play Mass Effect. It’s a new month! To celebrate the OSMcast_!_ decided to talk about a game from the even more not-too…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!