Sukeban Deka II (1985) – Episode 32


With their bodies crippled by agonizing pain from the sneak pressure point attacks in the previous episode, Saki, Yukino and Okyo are completely unable to use any of their trademark weapons. So how can they hope to defeat the Kuroba Five? Hint: it starts with some skills Saki showed off in episode 1.

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Special thanks to Aardvark, Phillip S. and Dillon. And don’t forget, the original Sukeban Deka manga is being scanlated by HappyScans! and the entire first Sukeban Deka TV series has been fansubbed by Skewed-S.

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Lensman: Galactic Patrol (1984) – Episode 06


More Lensman TV series fun from TSHS and /m/subs. Picking up from where the last episode left off, Admiral Haynes and gang arrive at the planet Dzoara in time for the Galactic Patrol squad anniversary celebrations, and decide do some sightseeing. They visit a monument to the planet’s greatest heroes: Reno and Ruri, a married couple who were instrumental in fighting off Boskone’s first invasion of the planet. Kim and Chris are invited on a tour of the inside of a weird organic spaceship, with telekinetic pilots that meld with the ship both physically and mentally. But Morou’s recent defeat in hyperspace does not mean he has given up on Helmuth’s orders to defeat the Lensman…

Both artwork and storytelling continue to improve with this episode. The clumsy attempts to move the Kim/Chris romance forward (in both the movie and TV series) kinda made me cringe up to this point, but this is the first episode where they actually seem to get it right.

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Sadly this is the last episode of Lensman to be released on laserdisc, or any other home video format for that matter. Thanks again to Alrow for providing us with the laserdisc source for these episodes, as well as the Making of Lensman special. So from the next episode onward we will be using a variety of VHS recordings from the show’s original Japanese broadcasts, apologies in advance for the mixed bag of video quality on future episodes. The preview at the end of episode 6 is about as bad as it gets, many of the episodes are much better quality than that, but there’s only so much you can expect from ancient VHS recordings.

Oh, and I haven’t forgotten about that mp4 hardsub request…

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Sukeban Deka II (1985) – Episode 31

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It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you
Without a new Sukeban Deka II
Think of how many weak shows you slept through
Time’s up, I’m sorry I kept you

Saki finally decides to bring Yukino and Okyo up to speed about some of the secrets that she’s been trying to puzzle through. She takes them to the grave of her father, Saotome Shichiro, and also explains the mystery of the identical lockets.

Kage no Soto sends a group of assassins called the Kuroba Five after Saki and her friends. Their vicious attack styles include a brutal Hokuto-esque delayed action pressure point strike to the shoulder…

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Special thanks to Aardvark, Phillip S. and Dillon. More episodes to come.

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Big X (1964) – Episode 01


This is the very first anime produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha. Based on a manga by Osamu Tezuka, directed by Osamu Dezaki, with music by Isao Tomita.

Like the 1960s episodes of Doctor Who, there are a lot of Big X episodes that are currently missing. For a long time the first 39 episodes were thought to be lost forever, and the Japanese VHS and laserdisc releases of the 1990s only included episodes 40-59. But just as missing Doctor Who episodes continue to be found, a 16mm print of Big X episode 1 turned up (oddly enough, in the hands of an American film collector), and more recently episode 11 was found as well. And now, you can finally enjoy the Big X origin story complete with English subtitles.

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In the original manga Akira injects himself with the Big X formula in order to grow all big and super-heroic, but in the TV series the needle-pen injector has been changed into to a beam device, presumably to avoid an epidemic of copycat intravenous drug use on Japanese playgrounds. On the other hand, the first episode does feature a WWII flashback where Hitler offs himself with a bullet to the head.

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Starzinger (1978) – Episode 10



Here’s the next episode of our digital re-mastering (originally subtitled by ILA Fansubs from a VHS source). The story on the planet Espérance continues from last episode’s cliffhanger in which a dejected Princess Aurora simply vanished. In this episode, the cyborgs are forced to fight a battle against fossil monsters in order to secure Aurora’s return. But this arrangement is complicated by the ruler of Espérance. the jealous Princess Nova.

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Thanks to Gxseries, FreekieDee and all the other former members of ILA. And of course thanks to Gou no Ken for all of his help and support on this project. Check out his blog for lots of rips of cool old school vinyl soundtracks, including a post with Starzinger soundtracks here.

We’ll probably be releasing a batch of the first 10 episodes and the movie in the near-ish future, after I’ve had time to re-check them all.


Also, Teepublic has a very nice Starzinger t-shirt for sale here.

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GeGeGe no Kitaro (1968) – Episode 14

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A young orphan girl named Yuriko accidentally releases Suiko, a Yokai tiger with an insatiable thirst, that starts sucking up every drop of water around her small village. And of course good ol’ Nezumi Otoko is on hand, ready to con the locals by posing as a Yokai exorcist.

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This is a joint project with the manly folks at Hokuto no Gun. Check out their site here  for tons of cool fansubs and scanlations.

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Lensman: Galactic Patrol (1984) – Episode 05


This joint project between /m/subs and TSHS continues. After a somewhat shaky start, we’re now starting to see definite improvements in some of the artwork, particularly in key-frames drawn by Yasuomi Umetsu. The stories are improving as well, and this one is the best so far in my opinion. It’s the anniversary of the founding of Galactic Patrol, and all the planets with Patrol squads are celebrating. Admiral Haynes needs to attend the festivities on Dzoara, a planet that was an important ally during the time when one of the Patrol’s most legendary principles was laid forth. Dzoara is in conflict now, and its leader has explained to Haynes how important it is for him to appear at their anniversary festivities for a show of unity (i.e. he doesn’t want them to “Dzoarexit” from the Patrol). We get some great flashbacks to the early days of Galactic Patrol, including how Gary Kinnison was right alongside Admiral Haynes in the early days, but retired after being injured saving Haynes’ life.

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Big thanks to sky79, starseeker, Marty Mcflies, Ametuchi, Shidoni, and Crush-Zombie. And of course an extra special shout-out to Alrow for providing the ultra-rare laserdisc source.

As I’ve mentioned a few times in the comments, I’m just as excited to see every new episode subtitled as the rest of you are. In fact, if you are under 30, I have wanted to see this series subtitled for longer than you have been on this planet.

And sorry I haven’t gotten my act together on the hardsub mp4 requests. I promise they will be forthcoming.

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