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…

Re Cervin (manga)

Re Cervin (Japanese: レ・セルバン, Hepburn: Re Seruban) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kōsuke Hamada. It has been serialized in Shogakukan‘s seinen manga magazine Weekly Big Comic Spirits since January 2022. Publication Written and illustrated by Kōsuke Hamada, Re Cervin started in Shogakukan‘s seinen manga magazine Weekly Big Comic Spirits on January 8, 2022. Shogakukan has collected its chapters into individual tankōbon volumes. The first two volumes were released on April 28, 2023. As of December…

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…

Tales of the Tendo Family (manga)

Tales of the Tendo Family (天堂家物語, Tendō-ke Monogatari) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ken Saito. It was serialized in Hakusensha‘s shōjo manga magazine LaLa DX between August 2014 and August 2017, and was later transferred to LaLa in December 2017. Characters Ran (らん) Voiced by: Rie Takahashi (voice drama) Masato Tendo (天堂雅人, Tendō Masato) Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa (drama CD, voice drama) Tachibana (立花) Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki (voice drama) Media Manga Written…

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…

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…

Joker Game (novel/manga/anime/live action)

Joker Game (Japanese: ジョーカー・ゲーム, Hepburn: Jōkā Gēmu) is a Japanese novel series written by Koji Yanagi. It has inspired a live-action film, two manga adaptations and an anime television series produced by Production I.G, which aired from April to June 2016. Characters The newly recruited agents in the D-Agency, as depicted in the anime adaptation. From left to right: Odagiri, Fukumoto, Hatano, Kaminaga, Miyoshi, Amari, Tazaki…

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,…

Kaiju No. 8 (manga/novel/anime)

Kaiju No. 8 (Japanese: 怪獣8号, Hepburn: Kaijū 8-gou), also known in English as Monster #8, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoya Matsumoto. It has been serialized for free on Shueisha‘s Shōnen Jump+ application and website since July 2020, with its chapters collected in ten tankōbon volumes as of August 2023. The story follows Kafka Hibino, a man who, after ingesting a kaiju, gains the…

JoJolion (manga)

JoJolion (Japanese: ジョジョリオン, Hepburn: Jojorion) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki, and is the eighth part of the larger JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series. Set in Japan in 2011, it follows Josuke Higashikata, a young man afflicted by retrograde amnesia, in his search to uncover his identity in Morioh Town, a coastal Japanese town affected by the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. However, his digging pulls…

Venus Versus Virus (manga/anime)

Venus Versus Virus (ヴィーナス ヴァーサス ヴァイアラス, Vīnasu Vāsasu Vaiarasu) is a Japanese manga series created by Atsushi Suzumi which was first serialized on June 27, 2005 in MediaWorks‘ shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Comic Gao!. The manga ended serialization in Dengeki Comic Gao! on February 27, 2008 due to the magazine’s discontinuation, but the manga continued serialization in ASCII Media Works‘ manga magazine Dengeki Daioh between March 21 and July 26, 2008….