Download These Fansubs!

I finally updated all the links on the Downloads section. Everything works perfectly again, and you can get back to sharing these classics that aren't available here in the US. You'll also see that I've added a few new ones as well, including the following:

Kazuo Oga Exhibition: The Man Who Painted Totoro's Forest (1080p) - Ghibli's Blu-Ray release of the art exhibition devoted to the famed background painter Kazuo Oga. This should be an excellent sample of what the Ghibli movies will look like on BD. I still wish this disc could be released in the US, but that's very unlikely.

Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro (720p) - This is the new Blu-Ray release of Cagliostro from Japan, with added fansub. I'm sure we're all hoping for this to be released here Stateside, and uncut!

Metropolis (720p) - The new Blu-Ray release of the 2001 Metropolis directed by Rintaro and written by Katsuhiro Otomo. I've always loved this movie. It was probably my favorite anime before I became seriously hooked on Ghibli. I'm really looking forward to seeing this here in the US. It's going to be spectacular.

Nasu: Summer in Andalusia - The 2003 OVA directed by longtime Ghibli artist Kitaro Kosaka for Madhouse. It's a great movie about the professional bicycling circuit, with a healthy dose of family drama thrown in for good fun. Another anime that fell through the cracks because it's different. Ghibli Freaks should love it.

The Story of Yanagawa Waterways - Yaayy!! Isao Takahata's 1987 live-action documentary on the canals and waterways of Japan's Yanagawa district. I absolutely love this movie. If you've ever wanted to see a live version of Ghibli, here it is.

Sherlock Hound - The entire 26 episode series, in Japanese with subs. I would prefer if someone would package only the original six episodes directed by Miyazaki; the later 20 episodes absolutely stink. But the Miyazaki originals are fantastic.

There is also a download to Miyazaki's 1982 color manga Shuna no Tabi, which should be a real thrill for everyone, and a large collection of Ghibli and pre-Ghibli artwork from Miyazaki and Takahata's long careers. Those should be a real treat to the fans.

I couldn't find where Mind Game was hidden at, so I deleted it for now. Why is Mind Game still unknown? Who dropped the ball on that one? Damned near the best anime film of this decade, and hardly anybody outside of Japan has a clue. Strange days indeed.


Geoff said...

What program do you recommend to watch the Blu-Ray release of "Metropolis"? I downloaded it a year ago but it didn't work with VLC media player, so I just moved on and watched "Night on the Galactic Railrod" instead since I had already seen Metropolis anyway.

On the subject, it is indeed a great film and the fourth non-Ghibli anime film that I watched. (with the first three being Ghost in Shell, Perfect Blue and Millenium Actress)

The North American DVD release actually wasn't too bad when compared to the release of some other films. The dub was one of the better out there from what I remember, it had good subs and it had a decent amount of bonus features.

swampy said...

Did you know that there is a Sherlock Hound YouTube Channel? All 26 episodes are available. Dubbed, of course.

Daniel Thomas MacInnes said...

Yep. Here's the link to the blog post: