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    Souten no Ken
    Anime
    Manga

    Hokuto no Ken
    Anime
    -Raoh Den: Junai no Sho
    -Yuria Den
    -Raoh Den: Gekito no Sho
    -Toki Den
    -Kenshiro Den
    -DD Hokuto no Ken
    CGI
    -Legend of Heroes
    Manga
    -Raoh Gaiden: Ten no Hao
    -Rei Gaiden: Kareinaru Fukushusha & Sokoku no Garo
    -Toki Gaiden: Shirogane no Seija
    -Yuria Gaiden: Jibo no Hoshi
    -Ryuken Gaiden: The Judgement Day
    -Jagi Gaiden: Gokuaku no Hana
    -Juuza Gaiden
    -DD Hokuto no Ken
    -The Men Who Created Hokuto Musou

    Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
    Anime

    Kinnikuman
    Anime
    -Kinnikuman
    -Tatakae!! Ramenman

    Sakigake!! Otokojuku
    Anime
    Manga
    -Sakigake!! Otokojuku
    -Akatsuki!! Otokojuku
    -Peerless: The Legend of Edajima Heihachi

    Osu!! Karate Bu
    Anime
    Manga

    Keiji of the Flowers: On the Other Side of the Clouds
    Manga

    Ikusa no Ko
    Manga

    Misappropriation Investigator Nakabo Rintaro
    Manga

    Kagemusha: Tokugawa Ieyasu
    Manga

    Aterui II
    Manga

    Be-bop High School
    Manga

    Dog Soldier
    Manga

    Dokuro
    Manga

    Family of Brahman
    Manga

    Blazing Transfer Student
    Manga

    Shine Tomorrow
    Manga

    Ultimate Path Private High School
    Manga

    Sora Yori Takaku
    Manga

    Bakudan
    Manga

    Seikimatsu Bakuroden Saga
    Live-Action Movie

    Masked Boxer
    Manga

    Blazing Nobunaga
    Manga

    Battlefield
    Manga

    Blazing Pen
    Manga

    Aah Harimanada
    Anime

    Emblem Take 2
    Anime

    Gulliver Boy
    Anime

    Ashita no Joe
    Anime

    Genshi Shonen Ryu
    Anime

    GeGeGe no Kitaro
    Anime (1968)
    Anime (1971)

    Tiger Mask
    Manga

    Cobra
    Manga

    Takeru
    Manga

    Violence Jack
    Manga

    Professor Munakata
    Manga
    -The Legendary Musings of Professor Munakata

    Sabu and Ichi
    Manga
    Anime

    Henshin Ninja Arashi
    Manga

    Babel II
    Manga

    Mars
    Manga
    Anime

    Giant Robo
    Manga

    Date Masamune
    Manga

    Takeda Shingen
    Manga

    Shutendoji
    Manga

    Fatal Fury
    Manga

    The Samurai of the Meiji Restoration
    Manga

    Super Robot Retsuden
    Manga

    UFO Robot Grendizer
    Manga

    Spider-Man
    Manga

    Oingo Boingo Brothers Adventure
    Manga

    Gunmania
    Manga


    SOUTEN NO KEN (FIST OF THE BLUE SKY)

    Fist of the Blue Sky (蒼天の拳, Souten no Ken) is a manga and later anime series by Tetsuo Hara with plot supervision by Buronson. It is a prequel to the popular 1980s series Fist of the North Star (????, Hokuto no Ken), which Hara originally co-wrote with Buronson. Set primarily in Shanghai during the 1930s, the series centers around the 62nd successor of the Hokuto Shinken style, Kenshiro Kasumi, the namesake and predecessor of Fist of the North Star’s own Kenshiro.

    ANIME

    Taking place across 1930s Japan and China, Kasumi Kenshiro (the uncle of Hokuto no Ken’s Kenshiro) is forced to leave his teaching job and settle an old gang rivalry with the help of his martial arts. Along the way, he meets various triad buddies, hokuto rivals, an old flame, and a mysterious old man who teaches him new techniques that will assist him in his quest.

    Souten no Ken has been adapted into a 26-episode anime series that aired from October 4, 2006 to March 14, 2007.. The anime series covered up to volume 08 of the manga quite accurately, although certain changes and omissions were made. This anime series is out on DVD in Japan but has yet to be licensed for an official English adaptation.

    Done! Go get all 26 episodes in our Downloads page!

    MANGA

    The main protagonist of this story is Kasumi Kenshiro, better known as “Yan Wang” or “The King of Hell” (derived from the myth Yan Luo Wang). Kasumi is a laid back and chain-smoking Tokyo professor who is the successor of a deadly Chinese martial art of assassination known as Hokuto Shinken. He later travels to Shanghai after hearing that his Triad friend Pan Guang-Lin and his sister Yu-Ling (his love interest) are in trouble. In Shanghai, Kasumi goes on to help the “Qing Bang” Triad gang against the immoral “Hong-Hua” Triads whilst taking on the three legendary branches of Hokuto martial arts known as the Hokuto Sankaken (styles based on the royal families of Romance of the Three Kingdoms).

    Souten no Ken began serialization in the first issue of the Weekly Comic Bunch in May 29, 2001 and ended in the magazine’s final publication in August 27, 2010. The series was collected in 22 tankobons. This manga was officially licensed in English, but was later dropped after its sponsor company Raijin Comics went bust. The license has yet to be picked up by another company.

    Done, so go get it!


    HOKUTO NO KEN (FIST OF THE NORTH STAR)

    Fist of the North Star (北斗の拳, Hokuto no Ken, lit. “Fist of the Big Dipper”‘), also known as Ken, the Great Bear Fist, is a Japanese manga and anime series that was created by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson in the 1980’s. The Japanese manga series was originally serialized from 1983 to 1988 and consists of 27 volumes. It’s anime counterpart was first adapted into a weekly anime series by Toei Animation and ran from 1984-1988. The anime had two series, Hokuto no Ken 1 (109 episodes) and Hokuto no Ken 2 (43 episodes), which total 152 episodes. In 2005, North Stars Pictures and TMS Entertainment announced the production of a planned five part Hokuto no Ken film/OVA series titled Shin Kyuseishu Densetsu (真救世主伝説 “True Saviour Legend”). The films, which will be completed by 2008, are both remakes of, and supplemental stories to, the original manga series.

    The prologue of Fist of the North Star informs us that the world was engaged in a global nuclear war in the year 199X. After the war, the earth’s surface became devoid of vegetation, the seas evaporated and civilization was thrown into chaos, turning everyday life into a battle for supplies of uncontaminated food and water, where the strong survive by preying on the weak. However, one man vows to make a difference. Kenshiro is the successor of the art of Hokuto Shinken (北斗神拳, “Big Dipper God Fist”), a deadly 1,800 year-old assassination style that is only passed down from one master to a chosen son. Kenshiro uses his skills and knowledge to protect the innocent from the bloodthirsty gangs that threaten their survival. Throughout the course of the series, Kenshiro meets several allies and rivals, most of whom are also trained in various martial arts styles including his own.


    ANIME


    The Legend of Raoh: Martyred Love Arc (ラオウ伝 殉愛の章, Raoh Den Junai no Sho)

    Theatrical film released on March 11, 2006. A retelling of Kenshiro’s battle against Souther, the strongest of the Nanto Seiken masters, with a sub-plot involving Raoh and Reina. This film has yet to be licensed for an official English adaptation.

    Done! Go get it in our Downloads page!


    The Legend of Yuria (ユリア伝, Yuria Den)

    OVA released on February 23, 2007. The story of this OVA centers around Yuria and how she became the Last Nanto General. This film has yet to be licensed for an official English adaptation.

    Done! Go get it in our Downloads page!



    The Legend of Raoh: Fierce Fighting Arc (ラオウ伝 激闘の章, Raoh Den Gekito no Sho)

    Theatrical film released on April 28, 2007. A retelling of Kenshiro’s final battle with Raoh. This film has yet to be licensed for an official English adaptation.

    Done! Now go get it!



    The Legend of Toki (トキ伝, Toki Den)

    OVA released on March 26, 2008. This OVA centers around the character Toki. This film has yet to be licensed for an official English adaptation.

    Done! Go get it in our Downloads page!



    The Legend of Kenshiro: Zero (ケンシロウ伝, Kenshiro Den)

    Theatrical film released on October 11, 2008. This movie is a prequel of sorts, which is set between Kenshiro’s defeat at the hands of Shin and the beginning of the manga/anime. This film has yet to be licensed for an official English adaptation.

    Done! Go get it in our Downloads page!



    DD Fist of the North Star (DD北斗之拳, DD Hokuto no Ken)

    Based on the manga of the same name, this anime asks the question: What if the nuclear war had not ravaged the earth? What follows is a hilarious set of shorts showing the Hokuto brothers and other characters from the Hokuto universe living mundane lives in modern Tokyo, trying to find work in a world where their martial arts are useless. The anime aired from January 11 to March 29, 2011, with a total of twelve three-minute episodes.

    Done! Get all twelve episodes in our downloads page!



    CGI

    Legend of Heroes

    This short 6 minute 3D CGI film of Kenshiro’s final battle with Raoh was created in 2006 and came out on DVD in 2007. This will most probably remain an exclusively Japanese release.

    Released with subs in our Downloads page! 3D version is out with subs, too!



    MANGA
    Following the theatrical release of the movie Raoh Den Jun’ai no Sho in 2006, numerous Fist of the North Star spinoffs began to be published in the Weekly Comic Bunch and Big Comics Superior. This lineup of titles has been dubbed the Hokuto Gaiden (北斗外伝, Hokuto Gaiden) series, as each title focuses on a major character from the franchise.


    Raoh’s Story: The Conquering King of the Heavens (天の覇王 北斗の拳 ラオウ外伝, Ten no Hao – Hokuto no Ken Raoh Gaiden)

    A series by Youkow Osada that was serialized in Weekly Comics Bunch featuring Reina and Souga from the Raoh Den movie. It ran from March 24, 2006 to August 24, 2007 and later included a two-part special chapter that was released in September 12 and September 19, 2008. All 42 chapters and the two-part epilogue chapters were collected in 5 tankobon volumes.

    Coming in the future!



    Rei’s Story: The Magnificent Avenger & Bloody Wolf’s Darkness Blue (北斗の拳 レイ外伝, Hokuto no Ken Rei Gaiden)

    Rei Gaiden originally began as two separate one-shot stories that were published in the March 22 and December 8, 2006 issues of Weekly Comic Bunch. The one-shot version of the manga is subtitled The Magnificent Avenger (華麗なる復習者, Kareinaru Fukushusha). Rei Gaiden was then picked up as an ongoing series, which began in the April 27, 2007 issue of Weekly Comic Bunch and ended in July 31, 2009. The series was originally subtitled The Hungry Wolf Saga (餓狼編, Garo Hen), but was later retitled Bloody Wolf’s Darkness Blue (蒼黒の餓狼, Sokoku no Garo, The Dark Blue Hungry Wolf). All 54 chapters were collected in 6 tankobon

    Done! Go get it in our Downloads page!


    Toki’s Story: Silvery Savior (白金の聖者 北斗の拳 トキ外伝, Shirogane no Seija – Hokuto no Ken Toki Gaiden)

    A series by Yuka Nagate that begun serialization in the August 24, 2007 issue of Weekly Comic Bunch and ended in December 12, 2008. All 53 chapters were collected in 6 tankobon.

    It’s finally done! Get it in our Downloads page, now!





    Yuria’s Story: The Merciful Mother Star (北斗の拳 ユリア外伝 慈母の星, Hokuto no Ken Yuria Gaiden – Jibo no Hoshi)

    Created by Akimi Kasai, it was serialized at Big Comics Superior in three parts that ran from March 10 to April 14, 2006 and six subsequent chapters from March 9 to June 8, 2007. A single tankobon was released

    Done! Get it, get it Nooooow!




    Ryuken’s Story: The Judgement Day (北斗の拳 リュウケン外伝 -THE JUDGEMENT DAY-, Hokuto no Ken Ryuken Gaiden THE JUDGEMENT DAY)

    A one shot story by Hiromoto Sin-Ichi, published in the December 8, 2006 issue of Comic Bunch.

    Done! Go get it in our Downloads page!






    Jagi’s Story: Flower of Pure Evil (極悪の華 北斗の拳 ジャギ外伝 Gokuaku no Hana – Hokuto no Ken Jagi Gaiden)

    Another story by Hiromoto Sin-Ichi, which ran in Comic Bunch from December 26, 2008 to August 28, 2009.All 15 chapters (except the exclusive chapter 12.5) were collected in 2 tankobon.

    Done! Go get it in our Downloads page!




    Juuza Gaiden: The Wandering Cloud (彷徨の雲 北斗の拳ジュウザ外伝 Houkou no Kumo – Hokuto no Ken Juuza Gaiden)

    A new series by the female artist Missile Kakurai. It began serialization in the Weekly Comic Bunch on the 8th of January, 2010 and was completed (along with SnK) in the final edition of the Weekly Comic Bunch in August 27, 2010. The completed series came out in 2 tankobon with completely revamped art that changed Juuza’s original boy-like appearance to manhood.

    Mission completed! Go grab it in our Downloads page!




    DD Hokuto no Ken

    This Manga was created by a team of Japanese artists known as ‘Black Box’ in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of Hokuto no Ken. The manga first appeared in the Weekly Comic Bunch on the 26th of December, 2008.

    Done, apart from the first missing chapter! If anyone’s got that, please send it our way so we can complete the series. Go get it in our Downloads page! Actually, a new series of DDHnK is currently being released so we’ll be doing that too.




    The Men Who Created Hokuto Musou

    A two-part manga published in Comic Bunch following the release of Hokuto Musou, aka Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage. This manga follows the Musou Koei Team, led by Koinuma Hisashi, as they seek to turn a classic manga into a satisfying video game.

    Done! Go get it in our Downloads page!




    BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO

    Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (ボボボーボ·ボーボボ, Bobobobo Bobobo) is a manga by Yoshio Sawai originally written as a parody of Hokuto no Ken, published in Shonen Jump from 2001-2007, and later adapted as an anime in 2003.


    ANIME

    This show is a comedy influenced by Japanese manzai humor that uses puns, double-talk, breaking of the fourth wall, non-sexualized cross-dressing, visual gags, and satirical and pop-culture references, telling the story of a bizarre hero named Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, a master of Hanage Shinken (Fist of the Nose Hair), who stands against the evil regime of the Hair Hunters. The anime ran for 76 episodes from 2003 to 2005.

    Back on, and a big thanks to all donors who helped us purchase the way over-priced DVDs from Japan! Grab the episodes from our Downloads Page and track our progress on the Progress Report!


    KINNIKUMAN

    Kinnikuman (キン肉マン) is based on the hugely popular manga written by comedy duo Yoshinori Nakai and Takashi Shimada, a.k.a Yudetamago. The epic story of Kinnikuman spawned 137 episodes, a sequel series, a spinoff series, 7 movies and a whole new generation of superheroes!!


    ANIME


    Kinnikuman (キン肉マン)

    Kinnikuman is the story of a Gyudon (Fried beef on rice) loving strongman known as Kinnikuman. Kinnikuman is not actually an earthling but the prince and heir to the throne of the Kinniku Clan on Planet Kinniku who has haplessly found himself, due to an unfortunate incident involving a pig, growing up on Earth blissfully unaware of his royal lineage since he was a baby.
    Soon after learning that the Kinniku Clan is renowned for producing the strongest fighters the universe has ever seen, Kinnikuman sets out on a quest to shed his clumsy reputation and prove that he is worthy of ascending the throne by challenging all the Chojin (super beings) that he can find. The original run of the anime ran for 137 episodes from April 1983 to October 1986.

    Yep, it’s back on and being released as we speak! Grab the episodes from our Downloads page and track our progress on the Progress Report!


    Tatakae!! Ramenman (闘将!!拉麺男)

    Tatakae!! Ramenman (lit. Fight!! Ramenman) is a spinoff of Kinnikuman focusing on one of the most popular side characters from the Kinnikuman franchise, the Chinese Ramenman. Taking place in ancient China, the series focuses on Ramenman, who masters kung-fu to take revenge for his father, who was brutally murdered by bandits. After fulfilling his revenge, he sets off on a journey to further his martial arts, protect the weak, and keep the secrets of his martial art from falling into the wrong hands. The anime ran from January to September, 1988, lasting for a total of 35 episodes and one movie.

    We got this started! Special thanks to our donors who made this happen! Grab the episodes from our Downloads page and track our progress on the Progress Report!



    SAKIGAKE!! OTOKOJUKU

    Sakigake!! Otokojuku (魁!!男塾) is a comedy martial arts manga and anime written by Akira Miyashita and published in Shonen Jump from 1985 to 1991, spanning a total of 34 volumes. An anime adaptation was aired in 1988 and ran for 34 episodes.


    ANIME

    Sakigake!! Otokojuku takes place at the fictional academy Otokojuku, founded by WWII hero Edajima Heihachi, where students undergo rigorous physical challenges to become real men, and play an active role in politics, economics, and industry all over Japan and the world. The story focuses on the mysterious first-year Tsurugi Momotaro, a mysterious dropout from a prestigious school, who resolves the problems of the other first years, all while enduring the rigorous training that the malicious teachers impose on him.

    Done! Go get all 34 episodes and the movie in our Downloads page! Many thanks to all the donors who helped us purchase the series from Japan!


    MANGA


    Sakigake!! Otokojuku (魁!!男塾)

    The Sakigake!! Otokojuku manga spans for a total of 34 volumes, going three full arcs further than the end of the anime. The manga is known for its parodic stance on Japanese nationalism and intense violence.

    We’re getting this started! Get past volumes in our Downloads page and check out the Progress Report for more details!



    Akatsuki!! Otokojuku (暁!!男塾)

    Akatsuki!! Otokojuku is the direct sequel to Sakigake!! Otokojuku, taking place decades later and starring Momotaro’s half-Japanese son Shishimaru. This whole new generation of men and manly trials spans 25 volumes from 2001 to 2010, published in Super Jump.

    Chapters are being released as we speak! Grab past volumes in our Downloads page and track our progress in the Progress Report!




    Peerless: The Legend of Edajima Heihachi (天下無双 江田島平八伝 Tenka Musou Edajima Heihachi Den)

    The prequel to Otokojuku focusing on the early life of Edajima Heihachi, principal of Otokojuku. Ran for 10 volumes in Super Jump from 2003 to 2010. The story covers his university days, his war efforts, and much more about this mysterious man among men!

    Chapters are being released as we speak! Grab past volumes in our Downloads page and track our progress in the Progress Report!



    OSU!! KARATE BU

    Osu!! Karate Bu (押忍!!空手部) is a comedy martial arts manga and anime written by Koji Takahashi and published in Weekly Young Jump from 1985 to 1996, spanning a total of 43 volumes. A series of four OVAs was released from 1990-1992.


    ANIME

    Osu!! Karate Bu takes place at Kansai Fifth Technical High School, a school known for its delinquents, even for Osaka. Its karate club is known widely as the toughest thugs of all. First-year Matsushita Tadashi joins the karate club to stop people from picking on him, but ends up with more than he bargained for. The series soon focuses on the captain, Takagi Yoshiyuki, the strongest gangster in Osaka, and his struggle to protect the karate club and protect the city of Osaka.

    Done! Get all 4 OVAs in our Downloads page


    MANGA

    Starting as a gag manga, Osu!! Karate Bu went on to focus on intense martial arts action. Though virtually unknown in the West, it is praised in Japan as one of the most definitive manga of the delinquent genre. The manga goes far beyond the anime to include the battles with Shikoku, Tokyo, and beyond.

    The chapters are rolling out! Get past volumes in our Downloads page and see our Progress Report for further details!


    KEIJI OF THE FLOWERS: ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CLOUDS

    MANGA

    Keiji of the Flowers: On the Other Side of the Clouds (花の慶次 -雲のかなたに- Hana no Keiji -Kumo no Kanata Ni-, also known as just Keiji) is a historical fiction series drawn by Tetsuo Hara of Hokuto no Ken fame, adapted from the novel “Ichi-Mu-An Furyuki” by Ryu Keiichiro. This manga is a fictionalized account of the life of Maeda Keiji (1543-1642). Adopted by Maeda Toshihisa, Keiji was in line to inherit the Maeda clan, before Oda Nobunaga appointed Toshihisa’s brother Toshiie as the heir. Now, Toyotomi Hideyoshi has all but conquered the nation, and Keiji’s flamboyant manner and his monstrous skill as a warrior are attracting the nation’s attention. As Keiji tries to live freely and unbound in a tight feudal society, he makes many friends, makes even more enemies, and finds himself thrust into battle after battle. The series was published from 1990 to 1993 in Weekly Shonen Jump, and ran for 18 volumes.

    That’s right, it’s finally on! Sorry for the wait, but you know it was worth it! Get past volumes in our Downloads page and check out our progress report for more info!


    IKUSA NO KO: THE LEGEND OF ODA SABURO NOBUNAGA

    MANGA

    Ikusa no Ko (Child of War): The Legend of Oda Saburo Nobunaga (いくさの子 織田三郎信長伝 Ikusa no Ko: Oda Saburo Nobunaga Den) is an ongoing historical fiction series illustrated by Tetsuo Hara and written by Horie Nobuhiko, first published in Monthly Comic Zenon in 2010. It follows the life of the conqueror and first great unifier of Japan, Oda Nobunaga, starting from his rambunctious childhood and first experience with a European. Currently two volumes are in print.

    We’re dominating with our releases! Get past volumes in our Downloads page, and check our progress report for more details!


    MISAPPROPRIATION INVESTIGATOR NAKABO RINTARO

    MANGA

    Misappropriation Investigator Nakabo Rintaro (公権力横領捜査官 中坊林太郎 Kokenryoku Oryo Sosakan Nakabo Rintaro) is a manga by Tetsuo Hara, published in Shueisha’s now-defunct BART3230 magazine, from October 1998 to April 2000, and collected in two volumes. The story takes place in Japan during the late 90s, after the collapse of the bubble economy, where the corruption and misappropriation of funds by Japanese politicians has kept the Japanese economy down, to the extent that the other G8 nations force Japan to pass a Misappropriation Law. Under this law, politicians and civil servants found guilty of misappropriating funds are punishable by life in prison, in addition to confiscation of all funds. With this law comes the founding of the extralegal Misappropriation Enforcement Administration, or MEA for short. Nakabo Rintaro, an agent of the MEA, goes undercover in one of the largest banks in the country to uncover the crimes of a certain parliamentarian named Ogawara, and in doing so enlists the aid of a banker named Nijino Seiichi, whose photographic memory aids Nakabo in uncovering these scandals. Tetsuo Hara enjoyed the character of Nakabo Rintaro so much that he would later base Kasumi Kenshiro from Souten no Ken on him.

    We’ve got this going, finally! Get past volumes in our Downloads page and check our progress report for more details!


    KAGEMUSHA: TOKUGAWA IEYASU

    MANGA

    Kagemusha: Tokugawa Ieyasu (影武者 徳川家康) is a manga by Tetsuo Hara, based on a novel by Ryu Keiichiro. It was published in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1994 to 1995 and collected in 6 volumes. The story follows Serada Jirosaburo Motonobu, a vagabond whose appearance is so similar to the warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu that he is hired as Ieyasu’s body double to thwart assassination attempts. But when Tokugawa Ieyasu is assassinated by a ninja right before the Battle of Sekigahara, the most important battle of his career, Jirosaburo is forced to hide the truth and assume Ieyasu’s identity, all while taking the responsibility of solidifying the Tokugawa rule and establishing the new Shogunate.

    We’ve got this going, finally! Check our progress report for more details!


    ATERUI II

    MANGA

    Aterui II (阿弖流爲II世- Aterui Nisei) is a short, one-volume manga written by Katsuhiro Takahashi and illustrated by Tetsuo Hara, published in Monthly Gotta in 2000. The brief story follows the reincarnation of the Emishi warrior Aterui, who turns out to be a guardian deity protecting the mysterious power source called the Dragon from the gods of destruction, into the body of mild-mannered archaeologist and professor Kogami Ryuichi. This short volume is packed with action, violence, and even political satire.

    Done! Go get it in our Downloads page!


    BE-BOP HIGH SCHOOL

    MANGA

    Be-bop High School (ビーバップハイスクール) is a manga by Kiuchi Kazuhiro, serialized in Kodansha’s Young Magazine from 1983 to 2003 and collected in 48 volumes. The manga is widely hailed as one of the most influential manga in the delinquent genre. It follows the misadventures of two high-school delinquent friends, Kato Hiroshi and Nakama Toru, who frequently get into fights and try (usually unsuccessfully) to pick up chicks. The manga is comedy-centered and tends to be episodic. It was popular enough to be adapted into seven live-action films and seven OVAs.

    We’re releasing this project as a joint with HappyScans! Get past volumes in our Downloads page, and check out our Progress Report for more information!


    DOG SOLDIER

    MANGA

    Dog Soldier (ドッグソルジャー) is a manga by Saruwatari Tetsuya, serialized in Shueisha’s Business Jump from February 1987 to February 1992 and collected in 12 volumes. The manga is centered on Japanese-American John K. Hiba, an ex-Green Beret who is forced back into service by JCIA director Takechi to take odd jobs for the Japanese and American government, often involving someone that Hiba has a personal connection with. In addition to the violence that characterizes Saruwatari’s works, this manga is highly political, particularly criticizing American foreign policy during the Reagan-Bush years.

    We’re releasing this project as a joint with Illuminati-Manga! Get past volumes in our Downloads page, and check out our Progress Report for more information!


    DOKURO

    MANGA

    Dokuro (毒郎, lit. “Venom Wolf” but a pun on the word “skull) is a manga by Saruwatari Tetsuya, serialized in Shueisha’s Business Jump from 2004 to 2005 and collected in 4 volumes. The manga follows Kikichi Takeo, the most skilled assassin of a cult known as the Nirvana Church of Creation, as he turns rogue and seeks vengeance against the cult that corrupted his mother and turned him into a killing machine beyond redemption. Like many of Saruwatari’s other works, the manga is full of grotesque violence and intense action sequences.

    We’re releasing this project as a joint with Illuminati-Manga! Get past volumes in our Downloads page, and check out our Progress Report for more information!


    FAMILY OF BRAHMAN

    MANGA

    The Family of Brahman (瑪羅門の家族- Baramon no Kazoku) is a manga by Miyashita Akira, written after his magnum opus, Sakigake!! Otokojuku. It was published from 1992 to 1993 in Weekly Shonen Jump, and was later collected in four volumes. The story focuses on Brahman Ryu and his family, who are descendants of a sect of Hindu priests that developed a martial art utilizing the holy power of Chakra to judge the evils of this world that the law cannot judge. Initially focusing on Ryu and his immediate family, the story soon turns to focus on Ryu’s adventures with other members of the Brahman clan spread throughout the world, and their battles with the Masura, their evil counterparts.

    Done! Go get it in our Downloads page!


    BLAZING TRANSFER STUDENT

    MANGA

    Blazing Transfer Student (炎の転校生- Honoo no Tenkousei) is the breakout hit of Shimamoto Kazuhiko, a student of Ishinomori Shotaro. It was published in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1983 to 1985, and ran for 12 volumes. Blazing Transfer Student tells the story of Takizawa Noboru, a high school student who transfers from school to school to fight against the corrupt practices and policies of the educators there. The series very heavily parodies shonen manga and especially tokusatsu series such as Kamen Rider and Super Sentai, with over-the-top drama and focus on “special moves”.

    We’re releasing this project as a joint with HappyScans! Get past volumes in our Downloads page and check out our Progress Report for more information!


    SHINE TOMORROW

    MANGA

    Super Combat Legend: Shine Tomorrow!! (超格闘伝説あした輝け!!- Cho Kakuto Densetsu: Ashita Kagayake!!) is a manga by Takahashi Koji of Osu!! Karate Bu fame, published in Young Jump from 1996-1997. The story follows Tachibana Misaki, a middle school orphan raised on her alcoholic uncle’s ranch, who is frequently bullied at school, but has a hidden aptitude for martial arts that she is not aware of. When classmate Kido Maki protects her from the class bully, Misaki sees Maki “shine”, and wants to shine like her. Maki introduces her to her instructor, Jinryu Tetsuya, who sees Misaki’s potential and trains her in mixed martial arts. After standing up to bully after bully, Misaki decides to take Jinryu’s offer to go professional, and be the one to fulfill his dream of being the champion in the first-ever women’s martial art tournament in Japan. Unlike most other manga of this genre, this manga is notable for its strong, predominantly female cast.

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    ULTIMATE PATH PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL

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    Ultimate Path Private High School (私立極道高校- Shiritsu Kiwamemichi Koukou) is the debut manga of Miyashita Akira, famous for the Otokojuku series. Ultimate Path Private High School focuses on the titular high school, a high school built by the yakuza for training future yakuza. The series focuses mainly on the misadventures of Schoolcap Masa, class rep of Chrysanthemum Class, as he stands up to all kinds of authority to be the best yakuza he can be, even forming a rivalry with the terrifying Student Council President. The series ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1979 to 1980, and was collected in two restored-edition volumes.

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    SORA YORI TAKAKU

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    Sora Yori Takaku (天より高く, often misread as Ten Yori Takaku) is a manga by Miyashita Akira that ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Playboy from 1995 to 2002 and collected in 27 volumes. Initially the story follows a rivalry between two sons of the Devil King, Sora and Yomi, who are sent to Earth to bring their father a pure maiden of Japan for company during his retirement, with the winner inheriting his throne and the loser dying. Eventually, Miyashita took the story in several different directions, even having a number of cameos from Edajima Heihachi and the cast of Sakigake!! Otokojuku following their graduation. The manga is also known for its graphic and bizarre depictions of sexuality for the sake of humor.

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    BAKUDAN

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    BAKUDAN is a manga by Miyashita Akira, which ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1994 to 1995, and was collected in two volumes. The story follows Baku Ryosuke, also known as Bakudan, a fresh-out-of-juvy punk and a dangerous street-fighter who is scouted by a yakuza syndicate and dreams of becoming the greatest yakuza in Japan. However, to teach Bakudan a lesson, the yakuza send him to the gym of a retired heavyweight boxer named Ken Tamaki to get him to sign away his property. But after fighting Bakudan for the property, Tamaki becomes impressed by Bakudan’s fighting skills, and from then on devotes himself to helping Bakudan follow his true destiny… to become the first heavyweight world champion boxer in Japan!

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    SEIKIMATSU BAKURODEN SAGA

    LIVE-ACTION MOVIE

    Seikimatsu Bakuroden Saga (世紀末博狼伝サガ- aka Legend of the End-of-Century Gambling Wolf Saga) is a 1997 live-action movie based on the manga of the same name by Miyashita Akira. Saga is the self-proclaimed greatest gambler in the world. Despite being down on his luck, his talents are recognized by Nakase, a chairman of a hotel in the middle of a hostile takeover, who puts the fate of the hotel into Saga’s hands. Saga is thrown into two high-stakes games of the traditional Japanese card game “Tehonbiki”, against a dealer who has driven even veteran gamblers into retirement, and her master. The stakes? Five hundred million yen and the controlling interest in the hotel! The movie is directed by Masatsugu Takase and stars Kanai Shigeru as Saga, alongside Saito Yoichiro, Morisaki Megumi, Idemitsu Gen, Shikauchi Takashi, and Kusanagi Ryoichi.

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    MASKED BOXER

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    Masked Boxer (仮面ボクサー- Kamen Boxer) is a short manga by artist Shimamoto Kazuhiko, first published in Shonen Champion Comics in 1999. Mainly a parody of popular tokusatsu hero Kamen Rider, Masked Boxer tells the story of Kobushi Sanshiro, the son of a boxing commissioner who approves lethal boxing gear while under the control of the evil World Domination Gym. After his father’s death, Sanshiro puts on one of these sets of gear and becomes the Masked Boxer, swearing to defeat all the evil boxers from the World Domination Gym. The series originally ran for three chapters before its cancellation, after which Shimamoto wrote a 100+ page final chapter exclusively for the volume release.

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    BLAZING NOBUNAGA

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    Blazing Nobunaga (炎の信長- Honoo no Nobunaga) is a short manga by artist Shimamoto Kazuhiko, first published in Shonen Champion Comics in 1999. A spin-off to his other manga, Blazing Ninjaman, the storyline mainly centers around the great conqueror Oda Nobunaga, one of the most successful warlords of 16th-Century Japan. When a trio of modern-day ninjas called the Jiga Ninjas fail to conquer the modern-day nation, they travel back in time to take Nobunaga’s place and conquer the nation of the past. Fearing that this would alter history, Ninjaman likewise travels back in time to stop them, only to end up in the wrong era twice, and aged significantly due to overuse of time-travel. In his place, he trains a boy named Mantaro Sadamitsu to be the second Ninjaman, and orders him to protect Nobunaga from the Jiga Ninjas, armed with his newfound ninja skills and knowledge of history.

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    BATTLEFIELD

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    Battlefield is a short manga by artist Shimamoto Kazuhiko, first published in Big Comics in 1990. As an interesting turn from Shimamoto’s light-hearted parodic style, this manga has a more serious tone for the most part. The manga consists of nine entirely separate short stories set in World War II, each reimagining a famous fairy tale with the European theater of World War II as a backdrop, often with poignant results.

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    BLAZING PEN

    MANGA

    Blazing Pen (燃えよペン, Moeyo Pen) is a short manga by artist Shimamoto Kazuhiko, first published in Sunday GX Comics in 2002. It contains the first appearance of Shimamoto’s fictional manga artist Honoo Moyuru, often regarded as a stand-in for Shimamoto himself, and depicts a number of his hot-blooded experiences in the profession of manga artistry.

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    AAH HARIMANADA

    Aah Harimanada (ああ播磨灘), otherwise known by the name “A Yokozuna Manga That’ll Make You Stronger Just By Reading It: Aah Harimanada” is a Sumo wrestling drama by Sadayasu Kei. It was published in Kodansha’s “Morning” and later made into a 23-episode anime which aired from April to October 1992.


    ANIME

    Aah Harimanada follows the career of the Yokozuna (sumo champion) Harimanada, who breaks Sumo tradition by wearing a mask into the ring, and who declares that he will break the 69 winning streak of the famous champion Futabayama, and that he will retire if he loses even once. Enraged at his disrespect for tradition and authority, the Sumo association becomes determined to crush him.

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    EMBLEM TAKE 2

    ANIME

    Emblem Take 2 (代紋TAKE2) is the story of a gangster named Akutsu Jouji, who dies and is given a second chance at life, starting from when everything started going wrong. The manga was written by Kiuchi Kazumasa and published in Weekly Young Magazine from 1990 to 2004. A two-part OVA was released in October 1993 and November 1995.

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    GULLIVER BOY

    ANIME

    Gulliver Boy, fully known as Science Fantasy Adventure Gulliver Boy (空想科学世界ガリバーボーイ, Kuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy), is an anime series by Toei Animation that aired from January 8, 1995 to December 24, 1995, for a total of 50 episodes, released alongside a video game for the Super CD-Rom, with Sega Saturn and SNES versions to follow. It follows the adventures of Gulliver Toscanni, a Venetian student of magic whose father is killed by the evil King Judo of Spain, and seeks both to avenge his father and save the world.

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    ASHITA NO JOE

    Ashita no Joe (あしたのジョー, Tomorrow’s Joe) is a classic boxing anime based on a manga that ran from 1968 to 1971. The anime ran for 79 episodes from 1970 to 1971. A second season ran one decade later, from 1980 to 1981, spanning 47 episodes, and a theatrical film was released in 1980. The series featured exceptionally high-quality animation for its time period, and captured the atmosphere of postwar Japan very effectively.


    ANIME

    Ashita no Joe follows the story of the young drifter Yabuki Joe, who is discovered by a homeless alcoholic and former boxer that wants to train him as a boxer. Soon after, Joe is sent to prison, where he meets the pro boxer Rikiishi Toru, with whom he develops an intense rivalry. Joe begins intense training in order to defeat Toru.

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    GENSHI SHONEN RYU

    A much overlooked anime adaption of the manga by the same name. Genshi Shonen Ryu (A.K.A Ryu the Ancient Boy) was popular among fans of it’s creator, Ishinomori Shotaro, when the Manga was published in Shonen Champion Comics way back in 1971. This anime has almost become completely forgotten with the passage of time, but we at Hokuto no Gun, being the big fans of Ishinomori Shotaro that we are, couldn’t let this series drop any further into the realm of obscurity which is why we have taken it upon ourselves to make this series available in English for all posterity!


    ANIME

    This 22 episode anime is the story of Ryu, an orphan that is immediately ostracized and then sacrificed to the fearsome Tyranno, all for the ‘sin’ of being born with a different skin color. Ryu’s mother is also exiled by her tribe and is forced apart from her son. Ryu, having survived the sacrifice after being rescued by an ape called Kitti, grows into a young man that knows nothing of his past nor other humans.

    Before long, Ryu encounters a hostile group of hunters from a nearby tribe where he meets a beautiful young girl called Ran. Ran reveals that she’s is looking for her lost younger brother, Don, and so embarks on a journey with Ryu to find Don and to reunite Ryu with his long lost mother.

    Thus begins the story of Genshi Shonen Ryu…

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    GEGEGE NO KITARO

    GeGeGe no Kitaro (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎) is an exceptionally influential horror manga and anime franchise based on a manga by Shigeru Mizuki published in Weekly Shonen Magazine from 1959-1969. The series has enjoyed such popularity that Toei has aired remakes every decade since the 1960s. It was also known for popularizing yokai, or folk monsters, in modern Japan.


    ANIME (1968)

    The first time Kitaro hit the silver screen was on January 3, 1968. This original adaptation by Toei Animation was the only adaptation to be in black and white, and remained more or less faithful to the manga, except for the grotesqueness, the dirty humor, and social satire, and Kitaro was made more decisively a hero. The anime ran until March 30, 1969, with a total of 65 episodes.

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    ANIME (1971)

    On October 7, 1971, Kitaro aired for the first time in color. Rather than a remake, this series was more of a continuation of the 1960s series, but with most of the original manga already adapted by the 60s series, most of the stories were original to the anime, with a departure from the basic children’s show concept of Kitaro being the hero, to Kitaro sometimes being a simple bystander.. The theme music, staff, and cast remained consistent. It ran until September 28, 1972, lasting for 45 episodes.

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    TIGER MASK

    MANGA

    Tiger Mask (タイガーマスク) is a classic wrestling manga written by Ikki Kajiwara and illustrated by Naoki Tsuji. The series was serialized in Bokura Magazine from 1968 to 1969, and Weekly Shonen Magazine from 1970 to 1971. Tiger Mask centers around Naoto Date, best known by his stage name Tiger Mask, who comes from a mysterious and brutal place known as the “Tigers Cave”. He makes the wrestling rings he enters seas of blood, and lives by the saying “It is my pride to be disqualified for destroying my opponents”. This manga had an immense impact on Japanese pop culture, as not only did it inspire wrestling manga such as Kinnikuman, but to this day, there are Japanese professional wrestlers who have taken on the identity of Tiger Mask.

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    COBRA

    MANGA

    Cobra (コブラ) is a space-opera manga written by Terasawa Buichi and published in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1978-1984 for a total of 18 volumes. The manga focuses on the space pirate Cobra, who led a life of adventure until eventually surgically altering his face and wiping his memory to lead a normal life. Eventually his memories return and he sets off for adventure once again with Lady Armaroid, his robotic partner, and his ship Tortuga, battling the Pirate Guild. The series also had two TV anime adaptations, two OVAs, and one animated movie.

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    TAKERU

    MANGA

    Takeru (武), also known by its fuller title, Supplementary Biography of Japan Takeru, is an alternate-history manga by Buichi Terasawa. Taking place in the Kingdom of Yamato, the story follows a “Haja” or “Dagger Man” named Ichimonji Takeru, a master of the “Word Soul”, who falls in love with the princess and goes to defeat the villains after her life to earn her love. This short, two-volume series was drawn in full color, and contains the intense action sequences and creative designed that Terasawa is known for.

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    VIOLENCE JACK

    MANGA

    Violence Jack (バイオレンスジャック) is a manga by Go Nagai, published in several different magazines, including Weekly Shonen Magazine, Monthly Shonen Magazine, and Weekly Manga Goraku, in different runs from July 1973 to March 1990. After a devastating earthquake dubbed “the earthquake that opened the gates of Hell”, most of Tokyo’s population was wiped out. Those who survived faced a desolate world where the strong and the rich ruled over the weak. Various warlords ruled over their own domains and the most powerful and ruthless of them all was called the Slum King. Only one man dares to go against the Slum King, a man who stands over 7 feet, wields a 40 cm long jacknife and possesses monstrous strength. This man is Violence Jack. At 45 tankobon volumes, Violence Jack is one of Go Nagai’s longest works, and contains various appearances by characters from Go Nagai’s other works from Cutey Honey to Mazinger Z to Devilman. Violence Jack is also his most controversial work, for in a world where the only law is that the strong rule over the weak, it is necessary to have a large amount of violence and cruelty to properly represent that world.

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    PROFESSOR MUNAKATA

    The Professor Munakata series (宗像教授シリーズ) is a series of manga by science-fiction writer Hoshino Yukinobu. These follow the adventures of the titular Professor Munakata Tadakusu, a folkloristics professor of East Asia University of Culture, as he travels through Japan to find the truth hidden behind folklore and mythology. Often during his investigations, the people he meets in a way re-enact or parallel the events of the folk tale he is studying. In addition to the two main manga series, there was also a live-action TV drama and a series of novels based off of Professor Munakata.


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    The Legendary Musings of Professor Munakata (宗像教授伝奇考, Munakata Kyoju Denkiko)
    The first collection of Professor Munakata stories, which ran from 1995 to 1999, in Ushio Publishing’s Comic Tom. All 38 stories were collected into seven volumes, including the original Professor Munakata story, “Legend of the Daidara”, which was published in Comic Birz in 1990.

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    SABU AND ICHI

    Sabu and Ichi’s Detective Stories (佐武と市捕物控, Sabu to Ichi Torimono Hikae) was the first manga by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori to be aimed at an adult audience. Set in the Edo era of ancient Japan, the series follows two friends, a hired thief-taker named Sabu and a blind swordsman masseur named Ichi. Together they solve crimes and right wrongs. The series was later adapted into an anime, a novel, and a live-action special.

    MANGA

    The manga was originally published in Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1966-1968, as a more child-oriented series. However, it then moved to Big Comic, where it was published from 1968-1972, and was collected into 17 tankobon volumes. The style in the Big Comic version changed notably, being more realistic and detailed, as well as having more mature and adult themes. The series was the recipient of the 1968 Shogakukan Manga Award.

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    ANIME

    The Sabu and Ichi anime was broadcast in black-and-white from October 3, 1968 to September 24, 1969, lasting for 50 episodes. It is notable for originally airing in a 9:00PM slot to appeal to an adult audience, which few anime had aired in before. The anime also occasionally used live-action footage interspersed with the animation, and overall had the feel of old Japanese cinema.

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    HENSHIN NINJA ARASHI

    MANGA

    Henshin Ninja Arashi (変身忍者嵐, lit. Arashi the Transforming Ninja) was a tokusatsu series-turned-manga by Shotaro Ishinomori. Set in the Tokugawa era of Japan, the series follows a ninja Hayate Arashi, son of Kiju Arashi, a ninja who developed the ninja art of metamorphosing into other animals. When the art falls into the hands of the evil Bloodwheels, Hayate swears to rid the world of these metamorphic ninjas and the Bloodwheels, with his own newfound power to transform into a birdlike creature.

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    BABEL II

    MANGA

    Babel II (バビル2世- Babiru Nisei) is a sci-fi series by Mistuteru Yokoyama that was serialized in Shonen Champion Comics from 1971 to 1973, lasting for 12 volumes. It focuses on a boy named Yamano Koichi, who is one day revealed to be the heir to the supernatural powers of an alien named Babel, who was stranded on Earth 5000 years ago and built the biblical Tower of Babel. Koichi becomes Babel II, armed with supernatural powers and served the Three Servants: the shapeshifting Rodem, the giant, pterodactyl-like Ropross, and the humanoid aquatic robot Poseidon. With his newfound powers, Babel II seeks to put an end to the ambition to Yomi, a man from the Himalayas who seeks world domination.

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    MARS

    Mars (マーズ) is a sci-fi series by Mistuteru Yokoyama. It focuses a mysterious boy named Mars, an android with the power and mission to destroy the world, who fights to protect it from destruction instead.


    MANGA

    Mars was originally serialized in Shonen Champion Comics from 1976 to 1977, lasting for 5 volumes. A classic manga series by the genius behind Tetsujin 28 and Giant Robo, with a memorable and stunning conclusion.

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    ANIME

    One of the most faithful adaptations of the Mars manga, Shin Seikiden Mars (神世紀伝マーズ- aka Legend of the Divine Century: Mars) aired for a total of 13 episodes from October 31, 2002 to February 6, 2003. Though mainly faithful to the original manga, the anime introduces the character of “Muse”, and as such has a notably different conclusion to the manga.

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    GIANT ROBO

    MANGA

    Giant Robo (ジャイアントロボ) is a sci-fi series by Yokoyama Mitsuteru, and as the name may suggest, one of the original manga in the giant robot genre. The series follows Kusama Daisaku, an ordinary boy kidnapped by the international terrorist organization Big Fire, who by coincidence happens to program his voice into the command box of their experimental weapon GR-1, also known as Giant Robo. Kusama then joins the UN Special Agency to fight Big Fire with GR-1, notably clashing with their other experimental weapons GR-2 and GR-3. The series was originally published in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday from May 1967-March 1968, and was later adapted into a tokusatsu series released in America as Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot in 1967, and an OVA series directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa titled Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still in 1990.

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    DATE MASAMUNE

    MANGA

    Date Masamune (伊達政宗) is a historical series by Mistuteru Yokoyama, genius behind Giant Robo, Tetsujin 28, and Mars, based on a novel by Yamaoka Sohachi. The story is a biography of the eponymous lord of Oshu, Date Masamune, beginning with his birth and early rise to power, his calm and calculating war strategies, and his desire to unite the whole north of Japan before the nation is united. Unlike the historical works of certain authors like Hara, Yokoyama portrays history as a matter-of-fact, without embellishment.

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    TAKEDA SHINGEN

    MANGA

    Takeda Shingen (武田信玄) is a historical series by Mistuteru Yokoyama, genius behind Giant Robo, Tetsujin 28, and Mars, based on a novel by Nitta Jiro. The story is a biography of Takeda Harunobu, later known as Takeda Shingen, lord of Kai, beginning with the exile of his own father to his heroic and strategic war campaigns, and covering his eternal rivalry with Uesugi Kenshin. Unlike the historical works of certain authors like Hara, Yokoyama portrays history as a matter-of-fact, without embellishment.

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    SHUTENDOJI

    MANGA

    Shutendoji (手天童子) is a science fantasy series by Go Nagai, creator of Devilman and the Mazinger series. Combining elements of both science fiction and Japanese folklore, Shutendoji is a tale about a child named Shutendo Jiro, who was found mysteriously in the mouth of a demon who protected him, and entrusted him to a human couple until he turned fifteen. When he turned fifteen, the demon came back to return him to the demon realm once more. This manga ran from September 1976 to April 1978, for a total of 9 volumes.

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    FATAL FURY

    MANGA

    Fatal Fury (餓狼伝説 – Garou Densetsu) is a manga by Ken Ishikawa published in Kodansha in 1994 as a tie-in to the popular SNK Playmore beat-’em-up of the same name. The story follow fighter Terry Bogard and his friends on a quest through Devil Street to save Terry’s brother Andy and to stop the evil Geese Howard from reviving the Martial Emperor.

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    THE SAMURAI OF THE MEIJI RESTORATION

    MANGA

    The Samurai of the Meiji Restoration (サムライたちの明治維新- Samurai-tachi no Meiji Ishin) is a historical series written by Ono Makoto and illustrated by Ishikawa Ken, first published by Leed Publishing in 2000. This one-volume manga focuses on Ueda Ushinosuke, a former Shogunate vassal caught up in the tumultuous period of the Meiji Restoration, where the Shogun abdicated, the Emperor regained his authority, and the Samurai class was abolished. Suddenly out of work, Ueda is forced to navigate the new and changing regime with nothing but his pride.

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    SUPER ROBOT RETSUDEN

    MANGA

    Super Robot Retsuden (スーパーロボット烈伝) is a short one-volume manga by Go Nagai and illustrated by Ken Ishikawa. The series features a crossover of all of Go Nagai’s most famous robots, including Mazinger Z, Steel Jeeg, Getter Robo, Great Mazinger, and Grendizer, as they fight to protect the earth from destruction from an alien lifeform. The series, published in 2002, ran for one ten-chapter volume.

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    UFO ROBOT GRENDIZER

    MANGA

    UFO Robot Grendizer (UFOロボグレンダイザー) is the third entry in the Mazinger Trilogy by Go Nagai, following Mazinger Z and Great Mazinger. This particular incarnation was illustrated by Gosaku Ota and published in Boken Oh, Otomodachi from October 1975 – March 1977. It follows the adventures of Duke Fleed, the sole survivor of an attack on the Vegan Empire, who defends his second home, the Earth, from the Vegan attack, together with the giant robot Grendizer.

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    SPIDER-MAN

    MANGA

    Originally a comic serialized by Marvel Comics in America in the 60s, Spider-Man has had several attempts to break into the Japanese market. After translating and releasing the comics with low commercial success, Marvel turned to manga artist Ikegami Ryoichi, who provided his own interpretation of this hero. Though the first few issues, written by Kosei Ono, were more or less faithful to the original comics, with villains such as Electro, the Lizard, and Mysterio making appearances, future stories were written by Kazumasa Hirai, and contained more gruesome and sexual imagery. Eight of the thirteen stories were translated and reprinted by Marvel Comics in the 1990s before its cancellation. The stories focus on Komori Yu, who, like his American counterpart Peter Parker, is bitten by a radioactive spider, gaining the proportionate strength, speed, and senses of a spider, and dons the identity of Spider-man to fight crime.

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    OINGO BOINGO BROTHERS ADVENTURE

    MANGA

    An in-universe comic from the Stardust Crusaders arc of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, written by Hirohiko Araki. This comic is a manifestation of the Stand power of the younger brother Boingo, which allows him to read the future in a comic book format. This book is a collection of the prophecies of this stand from the original Jojo manga, and includes a commentary by in-universe manga writer Kishibe Rohan.

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    GUNMANIA

    MANGA

    A rare 3 chapter mini-series by Kota Hirano (the creator of Hellsing) in 1999. The story follows the escapades of a demented hitman known as Bando who takes out his targets whilst simultaneously confusing all onlookers with his whacked out mental disposition!

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