Author Archives: Nanto

Tetsujin #28 (1960 live-action) – Ep 01 (1963 anime) – Ep 84-85

Here’s Mitsuteru Yokoyama’s seminal giant robot, in both live action and animated monochrome flavors. The first TV adaptation of Yokoyama’s 1956 manga was this live action series. Like many other Japanese superhero shows of the time there seems to be … Continue reading

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Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari – 1991-02-14 (NGN subtitled)

Another episode, with three more mysterious tales: Black Magic, The Seventh Mystery, and Tea Shop at the Pass. Shown with watchable English subtitles on the Nippon Golden Network in Hawaii. There are lots of collectors who have still have old … Continue reading

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Sukeban Deka II (1985) – Episode 38

There’s so much story packed into the last few episodes that it’s getting harder to write spoiler-free descriptions of them. Suffice it to say that this episode is entitled: “The Secret Revealed! Saki and Soto’s Origins.” It does what it … Continue reading

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GeGeGe no Kitaro (1985) – Episodes 001-030, 033-039 [NGN subtitles]

NOTE: it has been pointed out in the comments that some of these episodes were numbered incorrectly. This was my error, dougo13 sent me the correct episodes, somehow I bungled the numbers at the encoding stage. I’ve fixed all of … Continue reading

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Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari – 2 more episodes subtitled by NGN

Okay, here are two more episodes of the Fuji-TV anthology series, “The Strangest Story I Have Ever Heard,” which were shown with English subtitles on the Nippon Golden Network in Hawaii. Thanks again to dougo13 for providing these rare episodes … Continue reading

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Mii the Tabby (1999) 2 part mini-OAV

Just as Maurice Sendak’s beloved terrier Jennie made cameos in many of his works, eventually getting a book of her own (Higglety Pigglety Pop), legendary mangaka Leiji Matsumoto often drew cats inspired by his own faithful companion, Mii-kun. In 1978 … Continue reading

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Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari – 2 episodes subtitled by NGN

Okay, here’s another insanely rare find courtesy of dougo13’s massive collection of old videotapes. This should please some of the J-Drama fans out there, as well as anybody who likes watching incredibly weird Japanese TV. Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari (“The Strangest … Continue reading

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