Tag Archives: 1960s

Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 27

This joint project with Hokuto no Gun finally inches past the halfway mark, with a rather unique episode. A decade before his groundbreaking work on the Captain Harlock TV series, Rintaro co-directed several early episodes of Sabu & Ichi, helping … Continue reading

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Hustle Punch (1965) – Episodes 01-02

Toei’s answer to the American Saturday morning imports that were quite popular on Japanese television in the 1960s. You can see how how creator Yasuji Mori’s character designs were clearly influenced by Ed Benedict, the designer on many early Hanna-Barbera … Continue reading

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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 26

Ichi saves the life of a samurai from Kanuma Fief from murderous pursuers. The samurai’s household is in crisis, and he needs Ichi to secretly deliver an important document to the ailing lord of the fief and his lead page, … Continue reading

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Big X (1964) – Episodes 01,11,40

This is the very first anime produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha (back when they were just called Tokyo Movie). Based on a manga by Osamu Tezuka, chief director Osamu Dezaki. The orchestral score was composed by Isao Tomita, before he … Continue reading

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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 25

The scent of cherry blossoms in the air heralds the return of spring for the people of Edo. But for Ichi, the season of renewal only brings painful memories of lost love… Get it from Nyaa or Mega. This is … Continue reading

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3 Times Halloween Funjob!

Flying Phantom Ship (1969 movie) It’s time for a Halloween triple treat, plus a bonus item from another subtitling group.  The Flying Phantom Ship proves its Halloween bona-fides with a pirate ship captained by a spooky skeleton apparition, plus it … Continue reading

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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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