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  • Dirty Pair

    Dirty Pair


    My odyssey with anime began about the time I started college. This was in the early 1990s when anime was not nearly as common or easy to obtain in North America as it is today. Often, what you got to watch was second or third hand VHS copies of something someone got in Japan. It’s no coincidence that the rise of anime coincided with the rise of the Internet. However, even then there were a number of official releases through the late 1980s and early 1990s. One of these was Dirty Pair.

    Dirty Pair is about two “Trouble Consultants” whose missions are usually successful but often result in mass destruction. I’m not sure what the original U.S. release dates were but the original TV series was released in Japan in 1985, followed by an OVA in December 1985, followed by a ten episode OVA that ran from 1987 to 1988 and then more releases through 1996. Dirty Pair started life as a novel before being translated into anime.

    Dirty Pair is still an excellent choice if you are looking for something in the sci-fi/comedy genre. Personally, I like Bubblegum Crisis a bit better in the genre but Dirty Pair is a close second. If you are an anime fan and haven’t watched some of this older stuff you are missing out.

  • Forgotten OVAs of the Bubble Era

    Forgotten OVAs of the Bubble Era.


  • Record of Lodoss War (Sega Dreamcast)

    Record of Lodoss War: Advent of Cardice (Sega Dreamcast)

    It would be the only Lodoss video game released outside of Japan.


    Record of Lodoss War (subtitled Advent of Cardice in Japan) was released for the Sega Dreamcast in 2001 and was the only Lodoss War game released outside of Japan. It is based on the anime of the same name which in turn was based on a series of novels which were based on a traditional RPG so it came almost full circle.

    If you are looking for an RPG for your Dreamcast then this is a good one to have. It’s a pretty good game, still relatively affordable, and you won’t find any other officially released English language games based on Lodoss.

    Above is the cover of the North American release of Record of Lodoss War for the Sega Dreamcast.