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May 23, 2019

Very early Japanese history was an interesting, mysterious time. Izumo is one of the few anime to visit this era.

May 16, 2019

Taito is a company people don't often think about when it comes to spectacle fighters. However, Bujingai: The Forsaken City was a very good effort in the genre by this publisher.

May 14, 2019

While a lot of anime OVAs to come out in the 90s were intended for a male audience, there was the occasional release directed toward girls. Pops is one such example, presenting a whirlwind high school romance.

May 9, 2019

While GameArts carved a name for itself with a number of quality RPGs, they also put out some interesting games in other genres. Alisia Dragoon was a well put together platformer / shooter for the Genesis / Mega Drive.

May 7, 2019

Sometimes when criminals start becoming heavily armed the best thing for the police to do is get bigger guns themselves. At least that's the Newport Police Department's logic in Dominion Tank Police.

May 3, 2019

During the 16-bit era of JRPGs, a lot of these games never came to the West. Cosmic Fantasy was one such series where almost none of the games got translated into English, yet being quite popular in Japan. Cosmic Fantasy: Ginga Mehyou no Wana is an anime OVA based on the series.

May 1, 2019

Data East released a lot of interesting games in the 80s and 90s, some of them being fairly experimental. One such example was Silent Debuggers for the PC Engine, a very early attempt at a first person shooter.

April 29, 2019

There were a lot of anime OVAs in the 90s that were based on fighting games. Most of them were pretty bad. Psychic Force was slightly less terrible than its contemporaries.

April 26, 2019

Trying to make a single OVA out of a series of manga is not an easy task. Squeezing down several books worth of content into a 60 minute show means a lot gets cut out. Such is the case with Outlanders. The OVA isn't terrible, but so much of the manga has been left out that it might as well be a totally different story being told.

April 24, 2019

Vic Tokai liked to experiment with their games from time to time. Nothing too over the top, but a little different. Trouble Shooter did this with the shoot 'em up, creating a very nice, lighthearted experience.

April 22, 2019

There are some real stinkers for anime to come out in the 1980s where studios seemed to go out of their way to make something that just ticked boxes rather than actually be good. Superdimensional Romanesque Samy - Missing 99 is one such example of this.

April 19, 2019

There were a few fighter plane-themed anime to come along in the 1990s. 801 T.T.S. Airbats was an OVA series about an all-women squadron and one of the better of these anime to come along during that time.

April 16, 2019

During the late 80s, Capcom released a number of games for the NES. Little Nemo - The Dream Master was one of the more interesting, but lesser known of these.

April 12, 2019

Ever wonder what happens when Gainax makes a bad anime? If so, look no further that Debutante Detective Corps. It's quite the disappointment.

April 10, 2019

While Capcom is more known for their 2D fighting games, Star Gladiator was their first tentative steps to 3D arenas. Set in the future, players can choose from all manner of intergalactic beings to control.

April 8, 2019

Ancient civilizations with super weapons were a popular theme for anime of the early 1990s, and Ellcia was one such series of OVAs to embrace it.

April 5, 2019

Looking for a series that feels like a 1990s arcade racing game adapted into an anime? If so, Future GPX Cyber Formula may just be the show for you.

April 2, 2019

Sometimes all one wants in an anime is titillation with a bit of blood and guts. Legend of Lemnear has healthy doses of both and even throws in some bikini armour for good measure.

April 1, 2019

A film based on a series of fantasy novels in Japan, The Weathering Continent gives viewers a brief glimpse into a world devastated by centuries of environmental calamities as a trio of adventurers wander this land.

March 29, 2019

To close out the week, we're taking a minute to talk about Martian Successor Nadesico, a parody / deconstruction of mecha anime from the late 1990s.

March 26, 2019

A quick update with a retro gaming article. This time we're taking a look at an overhead arcade action shooter called Operation Logic Bomb, where players infilatrate a research facility and fight off hordes of interdimensional beings that have overrun it.

March 25, 2019

Over the weekend we got a bit of a surprise with images of the Megazone 23 reboot from AnimeCon in Japan. If you have no idea what the show is all about and why some people are excited, then here's a write-up on the OVAs discussing them.

March 21, 2019

Today there are a couple of new articles going up. First, it is the 30th anniversary of Phantasy Star II today, so it felt appropriate to post something put together a little something looking at the game. Also, it's about time for a new anime review, so today we have a post discussing obscure 80s OVA Cosmos Pink Shock.
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