Tag Archives: 1970s

Starzinger (1978) – Episode 14

Time for another episode of Leiji Matsumoto’s science fiction retelling of the Chinese epic saga Journey to the West, known as Saiyuki in Japan. In this episode, our heroes face of against GinGin Man, a space monster boss who uses … Continue reading

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Manga Nihon Emaki (subtitled by KHAI-TV Honolulu)

Manga Nihon Emaki (Anime News Network offers the title translation of “Animated Japanese Picture Scrolls”) was an anthology series from that featured traditional and historical Japanese stories. The show’s chief director was Noboru Ishiguro, whose long resume includes Space Battleship … Continue reading

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Azteckaiser (1976) – Episode 06

After appearing on television fighting the forces of Black Mist, naturally Azteckaiser has gained many fans, particularly children. One such fan is gravely ill, and more than anything for his birthday, the kid wants Azteckaiser to visit him at the … Continue reading

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April Fools! English dubbed Mazinger Z & Gaiking?!

First issue to get out of the way: these are not episodes of Tranzor Z or Force Five. Before either of those shows existed, Toei tried the experiment of hiring an English dubbing studio (M&M Communications, in Honolulu) to dub … Continue reading

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Starzinger (1978) – Episode 11

Professor Mad is intent upon capturing Princess Aurora and turning her into a cyborg.He uses a mechanical monster called Satan Bird to attack Professor Kitty’s lab, in an attempt to steal the navigation course of the Queen Cosmos. Will Kugo, … Continue reading

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Halloween Double Feature!

GeGeGe no Kitaro movie #2: The Geomancer’s Eye (1980) Here’s the second Kitaro movie, and the last one to consist of recycled TV footage. It’s actually a “fun size” abbreviated 12 minute version of series 2, episode 37. This was … Continue reading

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Starzinger (1978) – Episode 10

Here’s the next episode of our digital re-mastering (originally subtitled by ILA Fansubs from a VHS source). The story on the planet Espérance continues from last episode’s cliffhanger in which a dejected Princess Aurora simply vanished. In this episode, the … Continue reading

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