Category Archives: LOST PLANET ANIME

Robotan (1966)
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August 20, 2014 posted by

Robotan (1966)

Sometimes there comes a show that’s just plain mystery because very little of it that survives. What the show was like, who worked on it, where it came from. Today,…

“Hey, I’m Guzura!” (1967)
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July 30, 2014 posted by

“Hey, I’m Guzura!” (1967)

Here’s an oddball classic anime you might not have heard of: Oraa Guzura Dado. It was a slow process for Tatsunoko Productions when it first opened its doors in 1962….

“Kitaro” (1968)
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June 11, 2014 posted by

“Kitaro” (1968)

“Yokai” is a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore, ranging from mischievous creatures to those who bring good fortune to those that prey humans and hurt them. However, there…

Terrytoons in CinemaScope
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May 28, 2014 posted by

Terrytoons in CinemaScope

I’m one of the handful of people who collects cartoons on 16mm film. Some I got for bargain prices, others I had to shell out more, and a lot more…

“Extraordinary Ataro” (1969)
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May 21, 2014 posted by

“Extraordinary Ataro” (1969)

Moretsu Ataro (Extraordinary Ataro) is yet another one of Fujio Akatsuka’s creations, one of his big three “gag manga” after Tensai Bakabon and Osomatsu-kun. It’s famous enough to be associated…

The Animated History of “Moomin”
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March 5, 2014 posted by

The Animated History of “Moomin”

No matter what, there will always be shows that are “troubled productions”. Problems can be for many reasons, but usually the biggest issues are over “content”. This is what happened…

Gyatoruzu: The First Human
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January 22, 2014 posted by

Gyatoruzu: The First Human

Charles’s Note: it isn’t agreed if the English spelling should be “Gyators”, “Giatrus” or “Gyatoruzu”. For the purpose of this article, I’m going to use the straight romaji of the…

“Dr. Slump and Arale”
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January 15, 2014 posted by

“Dr. Slump and Arale”

Compared to most shows I have written about, Dr. Slump isn’t exactly the most obscure. After all, it was created by Akira Toriyama, who would have an even bigger success…