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Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament: Batch

So here, four years after we started, is Orphan's final word on Tezuka Osamu's Tales of the Old Testament: In the Beginning . The batch cont...

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Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament Ep25-26

With the return of the Jews (as they were now known) to Jerusalem, the historical narrative in the Old Testament basically peters out. The b...

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Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament Ep22-24

The eighth volume of Tezuka Osamu's Tales of the Old Testament covers the glory days of the Kingdom of Israel, its decline (mostly skipped)...

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Sotsugyousei Revisited

Back in the airly days (2013), Orphan did a number of projects based on the -uusei eroge franchise, starting with a three episode OVA from ...

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Doukyuusei: Climax v2

And now for something completely different. Orphan's next release is a revised version of the 1995 OVA Doukyuusei: Climax . The original rel...

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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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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 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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Haruka Naru Toki no Nake de 3: Owarinaki Unmei

And now the other shoe drops; Orphan presents a new version of the 2010 TV special, Haruka Naru Toki no Nake de 3: Owarinaki Unmei ( In…

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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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Laughing Target

Orphan concludes (for now) its Rumiko Takahashi festival with the third Rumic World OVA, 1987's Warau Hyouteki ( Laughing Target ). This is...

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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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(Maris) The Choujo - Dual Audio

So... a dual audio version of Maris the Choujo , that is, an updated release including an English dub track. You may be asking yourself, "Ha...

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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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Kaitei 3-man Mile SD

Here's a standard-definition version of Kaitei 3-man Mile , encoded from the R2J DVD. There's not much to say about this release; it's a sma...

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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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Nemure Omoigo, Sora no Shitone ni (HD)

When we released Nemure Omoigo, Sora no Shitone ni , a nyaa downloader asked why we hadn't used the high resolution R-Raws encode instead. T...

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Never Say Never Again (Cat-Eyed Boy 02)

Happy Halloween! Orphan again brings you some thrills and chills with the second episode of Umezz Kazuo's 1976 horror series Youkaiden Nekom...

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Nemure Omoigo, Sora no Shitone ni

From the depths of the unfinished projects vault, Orphan and M74 bring you a new version of the 2014 sci-fi anime, Nemure Omoigo, Sora no S...

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Sugata Sanshiro

When Orphan released Botchan , I mentioned that YES raws had an equally good rip of the 1981 TV special, Sugata Sanshirou , just waiting to ...

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Chameleon 6 (Series End)

After more than seven years, it's done. Orphan started in on Chameleon in the spring of 2015, because it had been left unfinished - only the...

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Ai no Kusabi (1992) DVD Extras

I recently received a copy of the R2J ISO for Ai no Kusabi and was surprised to see that it had seven "extras." These are slide shows…

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Even the Good Homer Nods (Don Dracula)

The Roman poet Horace noticed that in the Iliad , Homer reintroduced a character that he had previously killed off. Horace's comment was "Qu...

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Kimami ni Idol

Kimama ni Idol (Free-Spirited Idols) is a 1990 comedy OVA based on a manga by Kotani Kenichi. It tells the madcap tale of three teenage girl...

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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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Still More Raws from the Attic

Here's another raw I'd dearly love to translate: Noel no Fushigi na Bouken ( Noel's Fantastic Trip ), a 1983 children's movie. According to...

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Arisa Good Luck v2

Now, this is embarrassing. Almost as soon as I released Arisa Good Luck , a viewer posted a comment pointing out that the video was, to put...

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Arisa Good Luck

Here's a true bluebird: the 1999 one-shot OVA Arisa Good Luck . Last month, Tennouji, translator and proprietor of SakuraCircle, contacted m...

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Lunatic Night 03v2

Here's an updated version of episode 3 of the late 90s h-anime comedy Lunatic Night . This version was made possible by Internet pen-pal kno...

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Beast City (Inma Daitoshi) 3v2

sxales has recently released a new dual audio encode of the US version of the 1990's h-anime Beast City ( Inma Daitoshi ), which includes t...

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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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Chameleon 5

We're seven months into a catastrophic 2022. War ranges unchecked in Ukraine. Inflation is at a forty-year high. Drought is killing the rive...

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Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de 2

Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de ( In a Distant Time ) is an otome game franchise developed by Ruby Party. It spans at least a dozen…

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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...

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King Fang v2

In November of 2021, Orphan's timer ninacloud noticed that an uploader going by the handle of fabrebatalla18 had torrented a group of "rare ...

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Sotsugyou: Graduation

There are lots of OVAs with Graduation in the title. This one is the two episode OVA from 1995. It is based on a dating sim game and…

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Status

I haven't done a status report in a long time, because for a long time, there was nothing to report. Now, though, there are quite a few proj...

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Kakyuusei (1995), DVD Edition

The world doesn't need another version of Kakyuusei (1995), but here's one anyway. An Internet pen-pal who goes by the handle of ProxyMan ha...

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Junkers Come Here: Memories of You

Stop me if you've heard the one about the talking dog... Junkers Come Here and its sequel were novels by Kine Naoto. They featured a Schnau...

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Kosuke-sama Rikimaru-sama: Konpeitou no Ryuu

Kosuke-sama Rikimaru-sama: Konpeitou no Ryuu ( Kosuke and Rikimaru: The Dragon of Konpei Island ) is a 1988 OVA from Toriyama Akira, the cr...

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Ninkuuuuuuu!

With the release of a batch torrent, including the drama CD, Soldado and Saizen's Blu-ray version of Ninku is complete. (DB - remember them?...

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Tezuka Osamu: The Secret of Creation

Another first for Orphan: a live-action documentary about (who else?) Tezuka Osamu. A raw for this showed up recently on the anime community...

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Toei's Kitten

Several major themes run through Orphan's releases: rescuing shows stranded on the wrong side of the Digital Divide; rescuing shows abandone...

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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...

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Baby Love

Baby Love is such a familiar shoujo romance that it seemed like a refugee from the Margaret Video Series, but it was actually made somewhat ...

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Tezuka Osamu's Tales from the Old Testament Ep 13-15

Here is volume 5 of Tezuka Osamu's Tales of the Old Testament: In the Beginning , which continues the Exodus story through the giving of the...

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Salvaging an Investment (Cherry no Manma)

Many, many years ago, members of the team were interested in translating Umi no Yami, Tsuki no Kage , a three-part horror OVA from 1989. The...

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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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