Posts Tagged ‘Back to the Vaults’

Love Hina

Back to the Vaults: Love Hina (Anime)

Back to the Vaults: Love Hina (Anime) Back when I first got into anime, the first two titles I watched were the 5-episode Ah! My Goddess OVA (or as it was Americanized — Oh My Goddess!) and the 11-episode Hand Maid May. Both of these titles had the harem element in them, so I decided

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Tenchi Muyo! GXP

Back to the Vaults: Tenchi Muyo! GXP

Tenchi Muyo! GXP 天地無用! GXP Tenchi Muyo! Galaxy Police Transporter –> Buy Tenchi Muyo! GXP from Amazon.com From the time Tenchi Muyo! OVA 1 started in 1992 through 1999 when Tenchi Forever came out, the non-canon and final Tenchi movie, anime production company AIC and anime distribution company Pioneer (later Geneon) were partners. The word

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Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki OVA 3 +1

Back to the Vaults: Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki OVA 3 +1

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki OVA 3 +1 天地無用! 魎皇鬼 OVA 3 +1 OVA 1 review can be found here. Review of “Night Before Carnival” can be found here. OVA 2 review can be found here. OVA 3 review can be found here. ***SPOILERS*** With the financial success of Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki OVA 3, AIC not only

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Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki OVA 3

Back to the Vaults: Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki OVA 3

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki OVA 3 天地無用! 魎皇鬼 OVA 3 My review of OVA 1 can be found here. My review of “Night Before Carnival” can be found here. My review of OVA 2 can be found here. ***SPOILERS*** Although Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki OVA 1 and Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki OVA 2 had been a huge success

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"Mr. Baseball" -- A Movie of Japanese Culture and Business Practices

“Mr. Baseball” — A Movie of Japanese Culture and Business Practices

“Mr. Baseball” — A Movie of Japanese Culture and Business Practices *SPOILER REVIEW!!!* Back when I lived in Japan, filming began on Mr. Baseball so forgive me if I get a bit nostalgic here because this is Japan as I remember it. That said, every time there’s a controversy over some decision a Japanese anime/manga

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Back to the Vaults — Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki OVA 2

天地無用! 魎皇鬼 OVA 2 Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki OVA 2 REVIEW (may contain spoilers) The amazing success of Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki OVA 1 saw AIC/Pioneer launch a cash cow franchise of pretty nice proportions. The release of the OVA special O-Matsuri Zenjitsu no Yoru! (お祭り前日の夜!), which Pioneer U.S.A. translated as “Night Before Carnival,” proved the canon

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Vandread: The Second Stage

Back to the Vaults — Vandread: The Second Stage

Vandread: The Second Stage ヴァンドレッド the second stage REVIEW (may contain mild spoilers) When I initially watched Vandread several years ago, I was not into mecha titles but I was rather impressed with the story of that series, so much so that I bought it and Vandread: The Second Stage before completing the series. It

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Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro

Back to the Vaults — Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro

Back to the Vaults — Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro ルパン三世 カリオストロの城 Rupan Sansei: Cagliostro no Shiro SPOILER Summary/Synopsis: Lupin and Jigen pull off a heist at a large casino and get away clean when Lupin discovers that the money is all counterfeit. Dumping the money on the highway, Lupin decides they should head for the

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