Category Archives: LOST PLANET ANIME

“Kaibutsu Kun” (1968)
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October 23, 2013 posted by

“Kaibutsu Kun” (1968)

Cartoons centered on monsters has been a staple for generations. Series such as Milton the Monster and the animated versions of The Addams Family has been produced, and The Flintstones…

“Norakuro”
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August 27, 2013 posted by

“Norakuro”

Like the United States, Japan, too, has a long history of comics. Manga didn’t take off in popularity until Osamu Tezuka entered the picture, but just as well, cartooning has…

“Fujimaru of the Wind” (1964)
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August 20, 2013 posted by

“Fujimaru of the Wind” (1964)

Ninja is a staple to Japan as the Western is to America. The genre inspired numerous stories in books, movies, comics, and even television. And the first television anime to…

“Ken the Wolf Boy” (1963)
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August 13, 2013 posted by

“Ken the Wolf Boy” (1963)

When Astro Boy debuted on New Years Day, 1963, the Japanese animation industry was forever changed. The animation industry in Japan was always small compared to America’s, but once television…

“Space Alien Pipi” (1965)
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August 6, 2013 posted by

“Space Alien Pipi” (1965)

Combining live-action and animation has been around since the dawn of film itself. Max Fleischer had success with it, doing Koko the Klown with this process. Walt Disney also did…

Mini-Anime: 1971-1980
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July 30, 2013 posted by

Mini-Anime: 1971-1980

A continuation of my documentation of “mini-animes” (short-form episodes) that aired in Japan in the 70s. Please see my previous post for series that aired in 1962-1970. Kabatotto (Hippo &…

Two Offbeat Mini-Anime from Tatsunoko
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July 16, 2013 posted by

Two Offbeat Mini-Anime from Tatsunoko

Today, I call your attention to an unusual pair of Tatsunoko mini-anime series: Kaba Totto (1971) and Kaiketsu Tamagon (1972). Things couldn’t be better for Tatsunoko Productions in the 1970s….

Mini-Anime: 1961-1970
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July 2, 2013 posted by

Mini-Anime: 1961-1970

Most TV shows air once a week, that’s a fact just about everywhere. However, schedules can be flexible if channels desire them to be, and that includes Japan as well….