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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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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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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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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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Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Tales (1968) – Episode 23

This episode is a tragic tale of two orphan brothers. Both are skilled thieves who love the same woman, one wants to go straight and one wants to continue their crime spree. You can definitely get a sense that this … Continue reading

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