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  1. Maze was eventually released (once) on DVD in N.A. under Software Sculptors/CPM. Pretty much the same staff and studio in Japan that worked on Slayers Next (different directors, though). The English version was dubbed about the same time as Slayers Try was dubbed with Central Park Media, I believe. Some of the same voice-actors. The story didn't copy much from Slayers...but...some didn't respect Maze due to it being released at the height of the Slayers Japan popularity and not having quite the money or reputation to back it up. Its video only release in the U.S./Canada made it even more cryptic...due to it coming out (in North America) nearly 4-years after it's Japanese release. By the time it was on home video...people just weren't curious enough to watch it. However, 90's-2000's reviewers like Rowena Lee (former owner/founder of anime website Animetric) would buy these uncommon titles, watch, and review them. She would even share links where to buy them online. I feel they helped people find anime like that which would have otherwise remained entirely unknown I the West. Lost Universe I'll watch regardless. I hate sites like T.H.E.M. Anime where they will slam anime older than 10-years (unless it was one of the super popular titles). That site have 1-3-star ratings to some great classics. I tend not to trust modern anime review sites. They'll bash horror titles like Wicks City while praising modern horror trash like Ichi the Killer or Elfen Leid. I hope I get Kimagure Orange Road before it's out-of-print.
  2. Never finished the full 75 episodes of Monster Rancher back in 1999...so, that's one. Others: -Lost Universe (the second gen by Hajime Kanzaka) -Maze: The Mega Burst Space (came on in the 90's and I watched episode 10-25...this was during the VHS years and I never had the first two cassettes of episodes) -still Kimagure Orange Road Those of you born in the late-90's or 2000's likely have no clue what these shows are
  3. Tenchi in Tokyo wasn't the worst but there was so much cooler toward the end. I remember an episode about a guy being a runner (who was a human comet) with Kiyone and Mihoshi...I'm surprised I went that far. The spin-offs never sat well with me. I watched and owned all of GXP and when Tenchi finally appeared in a "back to Okinawa" episode...it was nothing but more fan service. Granted, Tenchi is known for having a ton of fan service...but I got tired of it after Universe. FYE closed!? Guess I have been out of the U.S. for a long time. Don't toss your VHS. There are a ton of decent VCR vendors on eBay. I bought one from a guy that was like brand new (Sony) and less-than $40 + shipping. Most modern TV's have no issues with VCR playback. Discotek/Eastern Star produces the majority of anything I find worth buying nowadays. I got into a dispute with the arrogant director of RightStuf back in 2017 and no longer do business with them. I don't have that big of a to-buy list this year. I'm planning on getting Kimagure Orange Road the TV series on blu-ray and possibly Venus Wars for a movie. I own almost everything else that I could want.
  4. One that made me cry was GoShogun: Time Etranger (A.K.A. The Time Stranger when released under U.S. Manga Corps).
  5. Yu Yu Hakusho on VHS would have been exhaustive. Was that a subbed version back then or an Animax dub (I believe YYH at that time was not yet licensed by Funimation). I recall watching the sub-par/lackluster YYH movies on VHS and knowing that the series was much better. I had to wait I until 2002 when Toonami started airing the actual TV series. I had assorted VHS of Tenchi Muyo (never found Universe, though on VHS) and I had the first two movies. I remember the OVA release being exactly that...120-frickin-dollars!!! Ugh! The first DVD release was beautiful, though. It had a transparent slipcase and they went as far as to master the stereo mix with THX. I ended up finally buying the Tenchi Muyo OVA in 2010 at an FYE on markdown from $116 > $49. I was happy with that and bought the blu-ray release in 2012. I have the Geneon release of Universe with a near stained glass mural of the characters for inner artwork in the case. Did you ever watch the Mihoshi Special? If not, you need to. Btw, I know you're a Tenchi fan like me because I'm pretty sure you're the bloke who made the Tenchi quiz here. My first full series purchase on DVD was YYH: Ghost Files (the release with like 6 discs all large clamshell). I collect classic anime exclusively and it was easy in the 2000's to find many relicensed older anime titles in Best Buy, Suncoast, Hastings, Sam Goody, and rarely in Borders DVD section. Those days are gone, though. Most of the old Western publishers have filed bankruptcy, been bought-out, or liquidated in the late-2000's (R.I.P. original ADV, CPM, AnimeWorks, U.S. Manga Corps, Manga Video original Chicago distributor, AnimeEigo, Urban Vision, Pioneer, and others). @Beocat
  6. I do a lot of this stuff already generally. Let me know if you still need someone in Social Media moderation. I'm 31-years old and was a foreign languages teacher prior to the lockdown. I know how to work with people. @Seshi
  7. It's a crypto-anime OVA (it likely never existed or was fabricated). According to lore, the fictional title you're referring to was called, Saki Sanobashi, also known as "Go for a Punch," All known lore indicates that someone on either 4chan or Reddit (or both), recounted this traumatic 80's OVA. Understand, everything animated in Japan in the 80's can easily be researched and found under any one of the many studio records for films made each year of that decade. I find it absurd that people say it does exist or that it's a "lost anime." Anime titles in Japan don't suffer the rough censorship as Western films does/ did and records of such an anime would be public. To help make stories of it actually existing even less likely are the poorly translated title (which has no context) and the fact that someone in the West made fake title cards. If someone had seen it in a Western country; it would exist in one database of the other. It's sorta like a creepypasta in the form of anime. There are indeed some very dark titles from the 80's which do exist with certain features of this description...but they're definitely different. @jaywolf1104
  8. Remembering all the great Western publishers of the 90's/early 2000's: AnimeWorks, ADV, Central Park Media, U.S. Manga corps, Manga Video, Software Sculptors, Urban Vision, Pioneer/Geneon...

  9. I joined this forum a couple weeks ago and I've been trying to submit information to those with questions regarding an anime they saw in the past (Recommendations Section). If you saw something in the early 2000's or 90's...post your question if you're looking for the name of or information regarding an older anime in the Recommendations section. I'll try to answer this week or next week if I recognize the title. Even if I don't recognize your description entirely; I can still try to point you in the right direction. If you posted 'looking for...' context in Recommendations; check to see if I haven't already written an answer. I joined Anime Forums to help people find or rediscover classic anime. I know over 300 classic titles by memory and have knowledge of some rarities which never made it out of Japan. If it's regarding manga, though...I'm not quite as helpful (I never read manga quite like I watch anime). Advise is free...take it ✌
  10. Koshigaya23


    The English version was marketed as, "Twelve Worlds Story. " Not much information exists on who dubbed or subbed it. However, an English version does exist and I believe Funimation would likely be the only distributor with power to release it in North America or the U.K. Right now, the film rights are with Enoki. Funimation usually contacts Enoki directly to release anime which was made by TV Tokyo. The likely reason it hasn't been released yet is due to it's age and popularity in more Northern North American countries. It seems it was subbed and distributed widely throughout South America. Those were likely unauthorized subs and dubs by low-budget at home companies. I live in Mexico and most Spanish dubs/subs are made here for all Latin America (due to Mexico having the most elite Spanish dialect). This anime is virtually unknown here in Mexico and that makes it probably lesser known in the U.S. and Canada. I recall when Westerners really wanted a release, we would create a petition page and send it to the licensees/distributors (it worked to get Samurai Pizza Cats released). The issue is Funimation...Funimation are way too contemporary and they don't like to risk printing titles that aren't well-known or older. That leaves Discotek/Eastern Star...they literally go to Japan to buy the rights to older anime and they release regardless of national popularity. If Discotek/Eastern Star bought it from Enoki...you'd have it one way or another. I found this, too. http://enoki-films.co.jp/pro_bucky.phpformat @RZ.
  11. It was Lupin the Third TV part 2. It's hard to say which episode. Adult Swim aired about 27 episodes during their night schedule. I own most of series 2...it's over 70 episodes in it's entirety. You should be able to narrow it down from there. 27 episodes from Lupin the Third part 2. @Snikos
  12. Yeah, that's the one. I would put it on your 'plan to watch' tab on MAL. I have many on MAL that I own and simply haven't gotten around to.
  13. Technically, Pokemon still counts as anime. They key is that it's made in Japan.
  14. SBY may have a bilingual release. I have the Slayers Seasons 1-3 boxset; all of the original episodes on the Enoki/Funimation (this release has the original Japanese dialogue with subs).
  15. My first blog...

    Sorry, video cuts out before the end. Ask me about the last three seasons and I'll give a summary.



  16. My first blog...

    Sorry, video cuts out before the end. Ask me about the last three seasons and I'll give a summary.


  17. I'll be frank on this topic even though it often offends someone...I feel style is only a micro -level problem of what went wrong with anime after 1998. Japan's economy started to dip in the late-90's and the quality never recovered, in my opinion. The golden era years of anime had style in the West because Japan was only sending their best over (mostly). After 2005...Otaku culture, moe, and loli started to become the demand and Japan started not only producing mass amounts of that type of anime, but, they just started sending everything to the West. Many say, "Well, it's better now because we have more variety." More variety, yes. Better quality, no. The characters and stories are proxy and CG-rendering has taken away the human feel of hand-painted cels and backgrounds. It seems anime culture today is catered 90% to fan service, repetitious stories, and otaku-culture. Compare the work put into titles like: Perfect Blue, Megazone 23, and anything Kawajiri to the "art styles" of the last 22-years and you'll see that anime really went downhill. This is opinion, so, take it with a grain of salt. I'm not here to demonize all modern anime. The same way people don't care for "gritty, violent, extreme 80's/90's anime style," I don't care for loli, moe, proxy anime from the past 2 decades.
  18. Here's my 'plan to watch' list https://myanimelist.net/animelist/koshigaya23status=6 I own most of these and am currently watching 3 series simultaneously, therefore...I haven't gotten to them yet. Of the ones on this list that I want to see this Summer or Winter are: - Blue Seed - Kimagure Orange Road TV series - Lily C.A.T. (I'm a huge fan of the Alien movie franchise and this movie fits in with that genre) - Ranma 1/2 OVAs and movies (finished watching the whole 7-part/160+ episode TV series of Ranma 1/2 earlier this year)
  19. Sounds like you saw one of the Violence Jack OVA's. It was written by Go Nagai and the second or third part of the OVA had a lot of what you're describing. It could be something similar, though. It's a 3-part OVA...parts 1 & 3 fit in with your description in partial. This was a post-apocalypse world and a biker cult was stealing and raping women. One couple decided to fight back and eventually Jack steps in to settle the score but the main male character does during the fight. If it's not that...I can always check back through my catalogue of classic anime.
  20. Here goes... Classic anime movie recommendations for this week by genre: Fantasy: Lensman: Secret of the Lens Action: Riding Bean Sci-Fi: They Were 11 Post-Apocalypse: A Wind Called Amnesia Romance: Marriage Kekkon Scary/Horror: Genocyber or Laughing Target Adventure: Lupin the Third: Farewell to Nostradamus Funny/Comedy: Shinesman or Slayers the Motion Picture Thriller/Psychological: Perfect Blue Crap/Trash: YYH: The Movie 1 or 2...
  21. Classic anime movie recommendations for this week by genre:

    Fantasy: Lensman: Secret of the Lens

    Action: Riding Bean

    Sci-Fi: They Were 11 

    Post-Apocalypse: A Wind Called Amnesia

    Romance: Marriage Kekkon

    Scary/Horror: Genocyber or Laughing Target

    Adventure: Lupin the Third: Farewell to Nostradamus

    Funny/Comedy: Shinesman or Slayers the Motion Picture

    Thriller/Psychological: Perfect Blue

    Crap/Trash: YYH: The Movie 1 or 2... 

    1. RuthisianCodex


      Thanks so much for the list. I may indeed have to check some of these out :) 

    2. Koshigaya23


      @RuthisianCodex Check them out...but...pass on the last one 😄

  22. Just a wild guess...It may have been Miyazaki's "Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta (A.K.A. Castle in the Sky)." https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092067/ref_=ttpl_pl_tt
  23. Tell me your top 5 bad/least favorite and/or worst anime you've seen. You can list in any order. Let's be honest, but not try to insult anyone and respect the mods if this gets controversial. Here are mine: 5. Yu Yu Hakusho the movie (this is the U.S. Manga video release of a 30-minutes movie/special for YYH that was made sometime in the mid-90's). Lacks context/no coherent arc, had voice acting, bad ADR work, forgettable villians, and why was it called a movie if it was only 20-minutes of the characters running up a mountain, 10-minutes slow action. 4. Mouse OVA (don't watch it...just don't...) 3. Tami no Shihosha Judge (A.K.A. Judge): I can't even imagine this one looking good in a trailer. Watch at your own risk. Poorly animated, incomplete story...if there really was a story, had voice direction (possibly scripting issues) 2. Magical Knights RayEarth TV series 1: I'm sorry, but I found it to lack context, it grew excessively boring, and the characters never seemed to fully develop. Maybe I was just not the target audience. 1. X/1999 (A.K.A. X the movie): Another Clamp title...this one has incredible animation...but the characters lack substance, story is generic recycling, and it bored me to no end. I was polite and tried rewatching it 10-years after its release to see if maybe I just missed something the first time...I didn't...It still just didn't move me. Disclaimer: I am a classic anime collector and have a leaning toward watching older anime. Most of the ones I listed came out in the 90's. I wouldn't use that as means of supporting the old argument that "anime from the 90's was terrible" ( which seems to be a common Western consensus nowadays). Plenty of great anime from the 90's if you haven't seen them such as: Ranma 1/2 OVAs, Gunsmith Cats, Perfect Blue, the Slayers and so on...
  24. Some anime works that way for me too. For example: EatMan, Cutey Honey OTS, Outlanders, and some others I preferred the original Japanese. I'm watching the Spanish dub of Inuyasha right now with my wife. I live in Mexico and almost all the anime here is dubbed in Spanish. Very few people here will listen to anime with Japanese audio. It has more to do with how anime has been marketed in Mexico since the 70's. A ton of anime was shown in the 70's in Mexico (more than in the U.S.). Common titles were: Candy Candy, Mazinger, Heidi, Swiss Family Robinson (yes, it was an anime), and such. However, they were dubbed and that led to later generations here insisting on dubs rather than subs. You can buy anime in Mexico on DVD bilingual...but the popularity goes with dubs. I don't feel one is greater than the other. I've heard terrible English dubs and heard Japanese VAs (eg -- YYH Yusuke in Japanese) sound terrible. I know I'm deviating from their topic of the OP; but, shrill female characters (especially the moe blob ones) screaming in anime usually causes me to discard that anime regardless of what lies ahead. Which brings me to my next topic...Coming Soon!
  25. You were dedicated to buy all of the Slayers. I think the Slayers were sold in 2 VHS boxsets with 4-tapes per box. That was before-Funimation and would have been the original CPM/Software Sculptors releases. My wife and I are watching Slayers TV (first series) dubbed I English. Opinion time...remember that Zelgadis has a different VA in the first 11-episodes; good or bad when comparing him to Crispin Freeman who (in my opinion) saved the Zelgadis character voice? The first VA for Amelia wasn't too bad...not sure why she quit.
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