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Stepsisters (1985) – Episode 14

In this episode, Gozo is still reeling from the shock of both Chizuko and Shinobu running away from home. Shinobu’s attempts to find a new job are blocked by Teshima, who sends Daimaru Corporation thugs to scare off potential employers. … Continue reading

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Tetsujin #28 in three flavors. Happy Birthday, Mitsuteru Yokoyama!

Today we celebrate the birthday of legendary manga artist Mitsuteru Yokoyama (Giant Robo, Mahou Tsukai Sally, Babel II, God Mars, etc.) with a release celebrating his most successful character, Tetsujin #28 (known in the US as Gigantor). Regular followers of … Continue reading

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Stepsisters (1985) – Episode 13

As we rejoin the Daimaru family, the characters are still dealing with the fallout of Chizuko trashing her own engagement party in the previous episode. Gozo reveals that he had been planning to announce Masato as the heir to the … Continue reading

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Dokincho! Nemurin (1984) – Episodes 01-04,16,19-20

I suppose you could call Shotaro Ishinomori the Stan Lee of Japan, if you were the sort of person that likes those types of comparisons. Both men created a vast number of popular characters, which have been adapted into numerous … Continue reading

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Spectreman (1971) – Episode 48

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of one of my all-time favorite tokusatsu series. When I was growing up in the 1970s, afternoons on the UHF airwaves of the Chicago area were full of cool Japanese superhero shows and cartoons, particularly … Continue reading

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Stepsisters (1985) – Episode 12

I’m sure regular viewers of this show have noticed how fast the plot has started moving in the last few episodes. Well, this episode is no exception… Get the softsub from Nyaa or Mega… Or the hardsub from Nyaa or … Continue reading

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Stepsisters (1985) – Episode 11

In order to get Shinobu to return home to the Daimaru mansion, Pastor Wakayama convinces Gozo that it’s finally tell her the full truth about the kidnapping, and about her mother’s attempted suicide. Plans to come clean with Chizuko won’t … Continue reading

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Tetsuwan Atom in three different flavors. Happy Birthday, Osamu Tezuka!

Tezuka’s Mighty Atom manga was a big hit in Shonen Magazine, which led to this loose adaptation for television. The first 13 episode story arc concerned an evil organization called the ZZZ Gang, who kidnap prominent world peace activist Albert … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween from Kitaro, Akuma-kun, and Dororon Enma-kun!

While knocking on the front doors of strangers and sticking your fist into a shared bowl of candy might not be the move this year, you can always count on spooky Halloween episodes from TSHS and our partner subtitling groups. … 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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