Element Hunters (manga/anime/video game)

Element Hunters (エレメントハンター, Eremento Hantā, Korean: 엘리먼트 헌터; RR: Elimeonteu Heonteo) is a 2009 Japanese-Korean anime series that began airing in Japan and South Korea as a science-fiction adventure to generate more awareness in chemistry and other sciences. The series is set in the year 2029. A manga series began at the same time, and has continued even after the anime ended in 2010, and the manga still continues until August 2010. Bandai Namco has…

Dancouga – Super Beast Machine God (manga/anime/video game)

Dancouga – Super Beast Machine God (超獣機神ダンクーガ, Chōjū Kishin Dankūga) is a Super Robot anime television series produced by Ashi Productions, directed by Seiji Okuda and written by Keisuke Fujikawa. It ran on TBS for 38 episodes from 5 April 1985 to 27 December 1985. The TV anime was licensed by Central Park Media under their Software Sculptors label in 1995, and was released on subtitled…

Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas (manga/video games)

Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – The Myth of Hades (Japanese: 聖闘士星矢セイントセイヤ The Lost Canvas 冥王神話, Hepburn: Seinto Seiya Za Rosuto Kyanbasu – Meiō Shinwa), also known as simply The Lost Canvas, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Shiori Teshirogi. It is a spin-off based on the manga series Saint Seiya, which was created, written and illustrated by Japanese author Masami Kurumada. The Lost Canvas was…

801 T.T.S. Airbats (manga/anime)

801 T.T.S. Airbats, known in Japan as Aozora Shōjotai (青空少女隊, lit. “The Blue Sky Girls Squad”), is a manga by Shimizu Toshimitsu which was later adapted into a seven episode anime series, produced by Studio Fantasia and Victor Entertainment. The series was released in Japan on LaserDisc as a series of OVA episodes between 1994 and 1996, and was licensed for English language distribution by ADV Films. The title…

Undercover Cops (manga/game)

Undercover Cops (アンダーカバーコップス, Andākabākoppusu) is an arcade-style beat ’em up video game developed and published by Irem, originally for the arcades in 1992. It is Irem’s first attempt in the modern beat ’em up genre that was founded by Kung-Fu Master. Players control “city sweepers”, a police agent-like group who fight crime by taking down thugs in New York City in the year 2043. Gameplay…

Ray (manga/anime)

Ray is a science fiction manga by Akihito Yoshitomi that ran in Champion Red magazine from 2002 to 2006 and was compiled in seven volumes. An anime television series adaptation titled Ray the Animation was broadcast in Japan from April 6, 2006, through June 29, 2006. The anime series was produced by Tezuka Productions and animated by OLM. Plot The story takes place in the near future, and describes a…

Venus Wars (manga/anime/game)

The Venus Wars (Japanese: ヴイナス戦記, Hepburn: Vinasu Senki) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. It was serialized in the Gakken magazine Nora Comics from 1986 to 1990. In 1989, The Venus Wars was adapted into an anime film directed by Yasuhiko, co-written by Yuichi Sasamoto and Yasuhiko, and produced by Bandai Visual, Gakken, and Shochiku. Manga The manga was originally published in Japan by Gakken from 1986 to 1990, and then…

Rave Master (manga/anime/game)

Rave Master, Rave, and alternatively, The Groove Adventure Rave in Japan, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. The series follows Haru Glory, a teenager on a quest to find the five fragments of the sacred stone of light Rave (renamed from “Holy Bring”) in order to bring peace to the world by defeating the criminal group Demon…

Last Hope (novel/manga/anime/TV series)

Last Hope, also named Unit Pandora (Chinese: 重神机潘多拉; Japanese: 重神機パンドーラ), is a Japanese-Chinese anime television series produced and animated by Satelight. It is created and directed by Shōji Kawamori alongside Hidekazu Sato and written by Toshizo Nemoto. It premiered online in Netflix in Japan on March 29, 2018 with a local televised broadcast on Tokyo MX and other stations including MBS TV on April 4, 2018. A worldwide release through Netflix went…

Kaiketsu Zorori (novel/manga/anime/film)

Kaiketsu Zorori (Japanese: かいけつゾロリ, “Incredible Zorori”) is a Japanese children’s book series created by Yutaka Hara and published by Poplar Publishing. The original books were also made into an OVA, animated feature-length films, anime, and comics. Synopsis See also: List of Kaiketsu Zorori characters Set in a parallel world inhabited by anthropomorphic animals (in their Earth’s version of Japan), the story follows the protagonist, a fox named…

Adekan (manga)

Adekan (Japanese: 艶漢, Hepburn: Adekan, lit. “Sleek”) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nao Tsukiji. It began serialization in Wings on July 14, 2007. As of January 2021, 15 volumes have been published in Japan. The series had been licensed by JManga in America until the site closed down in 2013, Tong Li (東立) in China, and by Egmont Manga + Anime GmbH in Germany. The series follows Shiro Yoshiwara,…

Passionate Theory (manga)

Passionate Theory (両想いの確率論, Ryōomoi no Kakuritsuron) is a manga by Ayumi Kano. It was licensed in English by Digital Manga Publishing and published on 23 September 2008. In Taiwan, it is published by Sharp Point Press. Reception Rachel Bentham felt the love triangle was “unusual”, and enjoyed the “evocative” art. Leroy Dessaroux felt the art gave the piece a Film Noir feel, although the dialogue made it…