Posts Tagged ‘Back to the Vaults’

"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 –> Buy Mr. Baseball from Amazon.com! *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

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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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Back to the Vaults — Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki: Night Before Carnival ("Episode 7")

天地無用! 魎皇鬼 OVA “Night Before Carnival” Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki: Night Before Carnival With the success of Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki OVA 1, it was only natural that AIC and Pioneer would want more. So, a single episode was created to bridge the series to the future OVA 2 series. This time around, Tenchi is adjusting to

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Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki OVA 1

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

天地無用! 魎皇鬼 OVA 1 Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki OVA 1 ***SPOILERS*** Early in 2003, I was a noob into the anime fandom scene. I had watched Hand Maid May as well as Love Hina and discovered I had a taste for the harem-styled romantic comedy titles. So I set out to find more and was told

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Shogun

Shōgun — Why You Should Watch This 1980 Mini-series

Shōgun — Why You Should Watch This 1980 Mini-series –> Purchase the Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon.com Shogun Mini-series Review (DVD) I was 10-years old when this mini-series was released in the U.S. As such, I would not have been allowed to watch this back then. Naturally, now that I’m into things Japanese, I had

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Ai Yori Aoshi 17

Back to the Vaults: Ai Yori Aoshi — the Manga!

藍より青し (Manga) Ai Yori Aoshi — the Manga! The only reason to have manga on my bookshelves is to reread it some day. Such is the case with Ai Yori Aoshi, which I decided to dust off and read again after reading the final volume in 2007. I got into this manga series via the

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