Author Archives: Nanto

1980s anime original broadcasts with subtitled commercials!

Most of you probably know me primarily from my work in subtitling old Japanese television, but that’s just a subset of the video collecting hobby I’ve been pursuing since 1982. My video collecting interests include a pretty wide variety of … Continue reading

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Lensman: Galactic Patrol (1984) – Episode 13

Kim’s Lens causes him to have a premonition in which he is attempting to rescue a princess; the premonition abruptly ends with the two of them being cornered by her pursuers and falling into a crevasse. Mentor tells Kim that … Continue reading

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Cyborg 009 (1968) – Episode 16

Another episode of the black and white 009 series, done as  a joint production with our friends at Hokuto no Gun. Be sure to check out their site here.Legendary manga artist and creator of Cyborg 009 Shotaro Ishinomori rarely shied … Continue reading

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Stepsisters (1985) – Episode 07

Still furious over the kimono incident, Chizuko decides to get out some of her frustrations by thrashing about at a disco in Roppongi. But Chizuko’s rage-dancing is interrupted by Michio Tanabe, who has been staking out the club in wait … Continue reading

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GeGeGe no Kitaro (1968) – Episode 17

Here’s the next episode of the original Kitaro series. Thanks to Hokuto no Gun, our partners in this joint project. Also thanks to our newest timer, Rsccp-san. Get it from Nyaa or Mega. More GeGeGe is in the works this … Continue reading

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Cybot Robotchi (1982) Episodes 01-03 subtitled by Nora Inu “G”

As I mentioned a few posts ago, Getta G of Nora Inu “G” has recently gotten back into subtitling after his long absence from the fansub scene. Check out his YouTube channel here, and see Moeru! Onii-san (aka The Burning … Continue reading

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Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daisho (1969) – Serials 01-02

So many legendary franchises have been launched by manga originally serialized in the magazine for the manliest of boys, Weekly Shonen Jump. Mazinger Z, Cobra, Kinnikuman, Dr. Slump, Hokuto no Ken, Dragon Ball, City Hunter, Sakigake!! Otokojuku, Saint Seiya, Rurouni … Continue reading

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Stepsisters (1985) – Episode 06

Back with more intense 1980s J-Drama from the television division of Daiei Films, subtitled as a joint project between TSHS and our friends at Grown Ups in Spandex. In this episode, something happens that makes Chizuko start to treat Shinobu … Continue reading

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Cyborg 009 (1979) – 01-50 analog VHS, subtitled by Nora Inu “G”

Download links are near the end of the post, for anyone who wants to scroll past the rambling history lesson. In the mid 1980s, the very first anime feature film I ever saw in Japanese with English subtitles was My … Continue reading

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Cyborg 009 (1968) – Episode 15

During a heavy summer thunderstorm, 003 receives a psychic distress call from one of the other cyborgs. And then…we get a really weird story with tons of twists and surprises, which I won’t spoil for you. Legendary scriptwriter Masaki Tsuji … Continue reading

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