Author Archives: Nanto

Nyaa has been shut down by its owner

The owner of the Nyaa.eu site (little known fact: this person also goes by the screen name Nyaa) was spooked by a recent EU court decision, and decided to shut the site down permanently. That’s a personal decision that I’m … Continue reading

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Cyborg 009 (1968) – Episode 14

006 speaks broken Japanese with a thick Chinese accent, and it’s tricky to get across his tortured grammar in the subtitles. I certainly don’t plan on taking it in a Benny Hill style “Me so solly, flied lice” direction. This … Continue reading

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Sukeban Deka II (1985) – Episode 36

While Nishiwaki restrains Saki in the same holding cell she was brought to in episode one, a trio of assassins causes reversals of fortune in the struggle between the Ryozan Alliance and Seiroukai’s Wolf Revolution. Then of course, there’s the … Continue reading

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GeGeGe no Kitaro (1996) – Episode 08

Mizuki wrote lots of comics about Kappa, the turtle-eqsue humanoid Yokai, and he even created a live-action show about them in 1968. But as far as I’m aware, this is one of only three times Kappa make a major appearance … Continue reading

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Dokincho! Nemurin (1984) – Episode 03

Time to kick off Confuse-Your-Friends Day with another Nemurin episode. Get it from Nyaa or Mega. The last time I posted one of these for April Fools, I wrote an elaborate explanation about how I was dropping all of my … Continue reading

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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 24

A shopkeeper’s unsavory past come back to haunt him, in this tale of mystery and intrigue. Get it from Nyaa, Mega, or Userscloud. And don’t forget to thank our partners in this joint project, over at Hokuto no Gun. About … Continue reading

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GeGeGe no Kitaro (1996) – Episode 07

Since the face is such an important part of the way we identify and recognize other people’s identity, there’s something inherently creepy about the Nopperabo, a Yokai who licks people’s faces off. Get it from Nyaa, Mega or Userscloud. And … Continue reading

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