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Buried

I'm less than halfway through my enforced hiatus for cataract surgery, but something remarkable has happened. Instead of Orphan's work grind...

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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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Master Keaton - Naoki Urasawa’s Forgotten Masterpiece

With the somewhat recent release of Naoki Urasawa’s Pluto, I been thinking a lot about some of his other works. First off that obscure and totally unknown TV series…

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Nayuta

Nayuta is a 1986 sci-fi OVA,based on a three volume manga by Sasaki Junko. (The manga is not available in English.) It's another show that a...

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Asatte Dance

Here's another ecchi OVA from Knack: 1991's Asatte Dance ( Dance till Tomorrow ), adapted from a seven volume manga by Yamamoto Naoki. It's...

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2023 in Review

A year of retreads and repeats, none of them good: War in Ukraine. War in the Middle East. Covid, flu, and RSV. Donald Trump and Joe Biden r...

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Yawara – 79-86 (BD)

As many of you will remember, Christmas Eve is CP Day in this corner of the internet: the day where we release a bunch of episodes to celebrate…

Saizen Fansubs

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OUT: Yawara! 79-86 (Blu-ray) (With FroZen)

                CP Day continues with 8 awesome episodes of Yawara. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years. — Mamo Filename: [FroZen-EviL]_Yawara_-_079_[7…

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OUT: Yawara! 79-86 (Blu-ray) (With FroZen)

                CP Day continues with 8 awesome episodes of Yawara. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years. — Mamo Filename: [FroZen-EviL]_Yawara_-_079_[7…

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Review: Pluto

This ONA series, which debuted on Netflix in late October, has a very interesting pedigree. It adapts a lauded manga by Naoki Urasawa (the manga-ka behind titles like…

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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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Raiyantsuuri no Uta

Orphan is pleased to bring you the first English version of the 1994 movie Raiyantsuuri no Uta ( The Song of Raiyantsuuri ), a title so rar...

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Heart Cocktail Vol 5

Heart Cocktail , based on a manga series by Watase Seizou, is a joint project between DarkWispers (Darkonius), Lonely Chaser (MartyMcflies...

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464 – 9 Year Anniversary Retrospective Redux 4 – Pluto with Aidan Clarke

We're celebrating 9 years of Manga Machinations by revisiting Pluto! We're joined by manga letterer Aidan Clarke to talk about all things Naoki Urasawa! We discuss Monster, Yawara!,…

Manga Machinations

Sanada 10 - The End of the Beginning... Actually, Just "The End" (Ep10-12)

The final episodes of Sanada 10 bring the series to a close... sort of. In fact, there are so many loose ends that it's clear the creators…

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OUT: Yawara! 75-78 (Blu-ray) (With FroZen)

                Another awesome release… just as planned :) Filename: [FroZen-EviL]_Yawara_-_075_[720p][Blu-Ray][F02391E9].mkv Size: 767,727,091 bytes …

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OUT: Yawara! 75-78 (Blu-ray) (With FroZen)

                Another awesome release… just as planned :) Filename: [FroZen-EviL]_Yawara_-_075_[720p][Blu-Ray][F02391E9].mkv Size: 767,727,091 bytes …

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Yawara – 75-78 (BD)

YES, WE ARE STILL ALIVE AND HERE'S SOME YAWARA FOR YOU ALL!*ahem*Enjoy. Joint with Live-eviL.

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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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Randori Acts of Friendship: “Ippon” Again!

Anime is no stranger to judo, with titles like Yawara! being perennial favorites in Japan. “Ippon” Again! isn’t quite the same kind of work, but what it does…

OGIUE MANIAX

Rehab Assignment (Grimm Douwa: Kin no Tori Full HD)

When it came to Covid, I was pretty lucky, considering my age. No hospitalization required, no lingering after-effects. Still, it knocked me...

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OUT: Yawara! 69-74 (Blu-ray) (With FroZen)

                Another mass release for y’all! :) Enjoy! — Mamo-chan Filename: [FroZen-EviL]_Yawara_-_069_[720p][Blu-Ray][6FCAE4F4].mkv Size: 73…

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OUT: Yawara! 69-74 (Blu-ray) (With FroZen)

                Another mass release for y’all! :) Enjoy! — Mamo-chan Filename: [FroZen-EviL]_Yawara_-_069_[720p][Blu-Ray][6FCAE4F4].mkv Size: 73…

www.live-evil.org

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Yawara – 69-74 (BD)

Damn, that's one serious-looking monkey.Joint with Live-eviL.

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Anime Like Ippon Again

Before their last match in middle school, Michi Sonoda announces to her teammate Sanae that she won't be continuing judo in high school, believing that youth

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Hiatus, Involuntary

Orphan's seven fans must be wondering what is going on. It's been a month since the last blog post, and even longer since the last release. ...

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It's Broken, Broken, Broken

For some time, I've wondered why anime groups have taken to specifying exactly which video players they support for their releases. Some say...

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Tengai Makyou

Our 300th release, or at least that's what is says on the release page. Orphan starts out 2023 on the right note with the first English-subt...

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2022 in Review

2022 winds down as catastrophically as most other recent years. The war in Ukraine grinds on. A "tripledemic" rages in the US. Covid has ret...

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Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament Ep19-21

The seventh volume of Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament is the pivot point between the mythic and "historical" parts of the Bible....

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What's in a Name?

Today, in honor of the anniversary of the passing of our late colleague, CP, QC extraordinaire for many groups, we have a mass release of on...

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Yawara – 66-68 (BD)

Christmas Eve is here again, which means it's CP Day once more—the day where we honour the memory of our much-missed fellow fansubber, ConsiderPhlebas, by releasing a whole…

Saizen Fansubs

Anime Openings of 30 Years Ago title list

 Thanks so much to everyone who came to my panel "Anime Openings of 30 Years Ago" at Anime Frontier 2022! For those who wanted a complete li...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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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OUT: Yawara! 60-65 (Blu-ray) (With FroZen)

                It’s been a while since we released Yawara. Here’s 6 episodes of Yawara. Enjoy. — Mamo File: [FroZen-EviL]_Yawara_-_060_[72…

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OUT: Yawara! 60-65 (Blu-ray) (With FroZen)

                It’s been a while since we released Yawara. Here’s 6 episodes of Yawara. Enjoy. — Mamo File: [FroZen-EviL]_Yawara_-_060_[72…

www.live-evil.org

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Yawara – 60-65 (BD)

Yes, Yawara fans, your eyes do not deceive you! Saizen is alive! Well, just about... As ever, this is a joint with Live-eviL.

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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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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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