Sukeban Deka II (1985) – Episode 34


Saki’s mission to forge an alliance with Kudo Miki of the Reishin Girls’ School has turned into a complete disaster. Under the hypnotic commands of Namera, Saki has attacked Miki in the middle of their ritual introduction. Will this apparent betrayal cause Miki and her fellow students to join forces with Seiroukai instead…?

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Big X (1964) – Episode 11


Here’s “Graveyard of the Sea,” another Big X episode that was lost for decades. The Devil Gang is based in a part of the Sargasso Sea where thick algae makes it difficult for ships to get to them. They plan to take over the world, using various bits of weird weapons technology stolen from various countries.

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Sukeban Deka II (1985) – Episode 33





Shocked to discover Saki’s true identity, the Old Man of Kamakura sends his servant Kikaibo to find out how much she knows about the secrets of the iron mask. With the police and media suppressed, Kage no Soto has started to implement Seiroukai’s Wolf Revolution, but there are still some key student leaders he needs to recruit to the cause, such as Kudo Miki. The students of Ryozan High have joined forces with students from other schools to form the Ryozan Alliance, but Saki may be too exhausted and conflicted to lead them. And then there’s the Namera problem…

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Special thanks to Phillip S., Aardvark and Dillon!

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Mahou Tsukai Sally (1966) – Episode 07


Created by Mitsuteru Yokoyama (Tetsujin #28, Giant Robo, Babel II), this is the first TV series in the “magical girl” genre of anime.

It’s been a while since I subtitled any episodes of this show, but I do intend to do more of the black and white episodes as time permits. If you’ve never watched Sally before, this particular episode is fairly typical of the early ones. It features bumbling thieves, Cub’s feud with Yo-chan’s triplet brothers, Sally’s inability to cook without using magic, and it even has that recurring gag where Cub turns into a dog. Cute, harmless fun for the kids, with plenty of slapstick cartoon violence.

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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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