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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursday


Fantasy throwback
Apr 23
// Hiroko Yamamura
I know, I posted this one a while back. It's just when I get a song in my head, it's hard to stop thinking about! This week's Old School Thursday is a trip back to 1990 and the OVA smash hit, The Record of Lodoss War. Althou...
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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays


You will never forget
Feb 19
// Hiroko Yamamura
Yup, this song is eight years old now. Don't you feel ancient now? This week's throwback song is none other than Motteke! Sailor Fuku! As the opening to Kyoto Animation's wildly popular Lucky Star series, the song has gained...
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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays


What's old is new
Dec 04
// Hiroko Yamamura
You know I'm also up for listening to my favorite tunes from Super Dimension Fortress Macross. It is by far my favorite television show ever made. While the animation and music still look great, even by today's standards, it...
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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays


Yoshiki releases the beast!
Sep 18
// Hiroko Yamamura
Man, I've been trying to get my hands on this classic for quite a while. Back in 1994, Japanese rock pioneers X Japan was planning to make a full length anime film to put the icing on an enormously successful music career. T...

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Arale and the rest of the Dr Slump crew want you to buy a Suzuki


Throwback sales tactics
Sep 12
// Hiroko Yamamura
One thing that I feel like manga and anime legend Akira Toriyama never really gets enough credit for are his mechanical designs. Sure, he's made some amazing characters in the Dragon Ball, Chrono Trigger, and Dragon Quest un...
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A Hollywood remake of Space Battleship Yamato is prepping for launch


Anything would be better than the Japanese remake
Sep 09
// Hiroko Yamamura
Fans of classic Japanese space opera have a reason to celebrate of be concerned, depending on your predisposition. US based Skydance Productions has acquired the rights to produce the remake of the seminal Leiji Matsumoto 197...
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A Daily Dose of Anime Openings: 80's Week


Chibi time
Jul 11
// Hiroko Yamamura
Alright kids, time to load up on the hairspray, neon bracelets, and your favorite denim jacket. We are going back to the 80's! Being a child of the 80's the anime of the time left a huge impression on me, that I really didn'...
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A Daily Dose of Anime Openings: 80's Week


It's a Xabungle out there
Jul 09
// Hiroko Yamamura
Alright kids, time to load up on the hairspray, neon bracelets, and your favorite denim jacket. We are going back to the 80's! Being a child of the 80's the anime of the time left a huge impression on me, that I really didn'...
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A Daily Dose of Anime Openings: 80's Week


We are going way back
Jul 08
// Hiroko Yamamura
Alright kids, time to load up on the hairspray, neon bracelets, and your favorite denim jacket. We are going back to the 80's! Being a child of the 80's the anime of the time left a huge impression on me, that I really didn'...
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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays


Alterna-rock time
Jul 03
// Hiroko Yamamura
This week we're going to focus on things a little bit differently, and look at a 90's alternative rocker. When I first heard Matthew Sweet on the radio I really didn't think he was anything special. His songs had some kind o...
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Your week needs a little alchemy
Jun 26
// Hiroko Yamamura
This week we travel back a little over a decade to a little known show, Fullmetal Alchemist. Ok, you know I'm kidding here right? FMA served as the entry point to anime for many people, with its unique mix of fantasy, magic,...
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No stopping the Soul Reapers
Jun 12
// Hiroko Yamamura
It's been a while, but I sure am excited to you on another trip down memory lane. This week we head back a good decade to the year 2004. It seems weird to think of 2004 as a decade ago, but time sure does have a way to get a...
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The Dose: Old School Thursdays


Seasons change
May 01
// Hiroko Yamamura
Can you feel the sun starting to fight against the stubborn cold? As our clothes start to get lighter, and we creep out into society again, it can only mean one thing. Yes, the season is changing. Many songs come to mind whe...
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The Dose: Old School Thursdays


Keep your eyes on this one
Apr 24
// Hiroko Yamamura
It's time again for another edition of your favorite weekly flashback, Old School Thursdays. This week, I'm going to bring back a classic I posted a few years ago, but I'm sure no one is going to complain to my boss... I hop...
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The Dose: Old School Thursday


Prepare for chills
Apr 10
// Hiroko Yamamura
For today's weekly flashback we go back to 1997, and pay our respects to one of the most beloved video games of all time, Final Fantasy VII. Rated by many as their favorite RPG, Final Fantasy VII was the game that kicked the...
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The Dose: Old School Thursdays


Get randy baby
Mar 27
// Hiroko Yamamura
This week we go back to 1994, and the popular Shibuya-kei band, Pizzicato Five. P5 were best known for their funky 1960's English pop sound, often paying homage to innovators of the funky sound. Stylish, zany, and innovative...
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Time to get emotional
Mar 20
// Hiroko Yamamura
Well guys, I'm back from a fabulous vacation and ready to delve back into the depths of Japan's old school favorites. This week we're heading back to 2003, to one of my favorite J-Pop tunes of all time. I'm sure you've all b...
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The Dose: Old School Thursdays


Oh nostalgia
Feb 27
// Hiroko Yamamura
This week we're taking a huge step into the past, back to the exciting anime era of 1986. I actually didn't get a chance to watch the Rumiko Takahashi classic, Maison Ikkoku until much later in life, but still consider it on...
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The Dose: Old School Thursday


Japan's top ladies
Feb 20
// Hiroko Yamamura
Oh man, Macross Frontier how I love thee. As a huge fan of the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross series and movie, I was unfortunately continually disappointed with the follow up shows. While, each had their redeemin...
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The Dose: Old School Thursdays


Where any of you born yet?
Feb 06
// Hiroko Yamamura
Pull out the Ray Ban sunglasses, head to the shopping, and jam out to some new wave dance music; we're going back to the eighties! Well, the end of the eighties, specifically 1989 this time. To a show that I kind of forgotte...
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The Dose: Old School Thursdays


What's life without Char?
Jan 30
// Hiroko Yamamura
Today we go back to the fantastic year of 1991. Full of amazing music, bad sitcoms, and some breath taking anime. I was a huge fan of Gundam growing up, while my fandom never grew to Marcoss levels, I was and am still a fan ...

The Dose: Old School Thursdays

Jan 16 // Hiroko Yamamura
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Wax Trax! forever
It's been a bit of a crazy week for me, so I thought I'd try something a bit different for this week's Old School Dose. We go back to 1995 on this one, to a track that doesn't actually originate from Japan, nor was featured ...

The Dose: Noriko Sakai

Jan 15 // Hiroko Yamamura
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Blast from the past
Noriko Sakai, now that's a name I didn't think I'd ever hear again. At one time Sakai was one of the biggest names in J-Pop, with her signature soothing voice. She also made waves on the big screen, starring in the second Ju...

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The Dose: Old School Thursdays


Classic Japanese Rock
Dec 26
// Hiroko Yamamura
Usually, The Dose is all about me. You, the lucky readers are forced to deal with my twisted tastes in all the wonderful music being born in glorious Nippon. This week, I thought I'd change it up a bit, and send a little lov...
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The Dose: Yellow Magic Orchestra


All the way back
Dec 25
// Hiroko Yamamura
Usually, The Dose is all about me. You the lucky readers are forced to deal with my twisted tastes in all the wonderful music being born in glorious Nippon. This week, I thought I'd change it up a bit, and send a little love...
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The Dose: Old School Thursdays


Gundam this is a great song
Dec 19
// Hiroko Yamamura
This week we go back to a dark in anime for me, the mid-nineties. Sure, anime was really slamming into high gear, and there were some great shows being aired, but something about the aesthetic of most of the TV shows didn't ...
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The Dose: Old School Thursdays


So...good...
Dec 12
// Hiroko Yamamura
As you probably tell from the last couple of weeks, I've been on a bit of a Tomoko Kawase kick. While I think her Tommy heavenly6 project isn't that bad, and I can stomach small amount of her Tommy february6 work (Sorry Brit...
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The Dose: Old School Thursdays


Get ready to feel old!
Dec 05
// Hiroko Yamamura
You didn't think that I would show my face around here without bringing a bunch of retro goodies with me, did you? This is the third time I'm dipping into my favorite OVA series of all time, Bubble Gum Crisis. The show has s...
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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays


Hardcore synth action
Sep 26
// Tim Sheehy
I've been waiting for an excuse to post this video for awhile now. It's a performance by Japanaese jazz fusion-virtuosos T-Square. The footage appears to be from an 80s variety show, though I'm not really sure which. You pro...
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A Daily Dose of Anime: The show that made us fall in love


My final entry into the captain's log
Sep 20
// Hiroko Yamamura
Remember when you first started watching anime? Perhaps your friends in high school or college were whispering about some incredibly provocative show, or swapping bad copies of VHS tapes behind the bleachers. Maybe you had c...

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