Small mice go on a huge journey in The Adventures of Gamba (known in Japan as Gamba no Bouken), a classic 1975 TV anime which is receiving a "Complete DVD Book" release on Japanese home video from PIA Corporation. Hit the jump to learn more.
So you've just finished Ashita no Joe, but that final shot looks really familiar. Why? It's not just you. The Dezaki Effect -- called "Postcard Memories" by Osamu Dezaki himself -- has a long history in anime, spanning beyond that one memorable moment. Read up on the style, and how it gave us one of anime's most iconic and copied shots, after the jump!
MEGALOBOX is being praised for being a stylishly retro homage to old school anime, but it's also the 50th anniversary tribute to legendary anime Ashita no Joe. What is Ashita no Joe? From its original popularity to its enduring influence on shounen and sports anime, Joe is the most influential anime you may have never seen. Hit the jump to explore its incredible legacy on Megalobox and all anime!
Aim for the Ace!, an extremely influential TV anime adaptation based on the Seventies shōjo manga by Sumika Yamamoto about a young girl struggling to become a professional tennis player, is receiving a deluxe Bluray release in Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Old-school anime fans should get hype, as Discotek Media has confirmed that it will re-release the 1982 Space Adventure Cobra feature film directed by Osamu Dezaki with the possibility of a release on Blu-ray in the future pending on the success of the DVD release. Hit the jump for all of the details.
Following director Osamu Dezaki's death, an 11th episode of his 1993-2000 OVA series was completed in his honor. Now, Black Jack FINAL has been scheduled for a December 16th DVD release in Japan. Take a look after the jump.