1980s anime original broadcasts with subtitled commercials

2020-07-01 23:21 UTC
File size:
926.6 MiB
Info hash:
Most of you probably know me primarily from my work in subtitling old Japanese television, but that's just a subset of the video collecting hobby I've been pursuing since 1982. My video collecting interests include a pretty wide variety of different genres. One of my pet projects for years has been collecting original broadcasts of various shows from the US, the UK and Japan complete with original commercials. Since I enjoy fan subtitling, and I enjoy collecting original broadcasts, I suppose it was only a matter of time before these interests came together and produced this project. It's been going a little slower than I'd hoped (as is the case with most of my projects) but I've got three episodes complete, and more are on the way. A huge thanks to the old-school video collectors who have provided the source material. These three episodes came from Laurine's VHS collection, and I'm working on subtitling some episodes from VHS & Betamax tapes provided by Dougo13 for the next round. Stay tuned... --- ![pic](https://skarohuntingsociety.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/dirty-pair-01-woc-_001_5900.png) ![pic](https://skarohuntingsociety.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/dirty-pair-01-woc-_001_15990.png) ![pic](https://skarohuntingsociety.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/vlcsnap-2020-06-27-18h12m24s908.png) ![pic](https://skarohuntingsociety.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/vlcsnap-2020-06-27-13h22m49s973.png) ![pic](https://skarohuntingsociety.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/dirty-pair-01-woc-_001_11860.png) ![pic](https://skarohuntingsociety.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/vlcsnap-2020-06-27-18h41m23s320.png) **Dirty Pair (1985) episode 01** The first TV appearance of Kei & Yuri, the 3WA troubleshooters that go by the code-name Lovely Angels; sadly their style of problem-solving tends to inflict massive collateral damage, which has earned them the less flattering nickname Dirty Pair. This episode first aired in Japan on July 13, 1985, but I can't confirm exactly when this VHS tape was recorded, since the broadcast dates for Dirty Pair varied widely by region. A big thanks goes out to MegaBeast Empire Fansubs for all of their help with the commercials in this one. --- ![pic](https://skarohuntingsociety.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/vlcsnap-2020-06-28-00h07m26s275.png) ![pic](https://skarohuntingsociety.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/giant-gorg-13-woc-_001_37515.png) ![pic](https://skarohuntingsociety.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/giant-gorg-13-woc-_001_37821.png) ![pic](https://skarohuntingsociety.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/vlcsnap-2020-06-28-00h08m01s364.png) ![pic](https://skarohuntingsociety.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/giant-gorg-13-woc-_001_2747.png) **Giant Gorg (1984) episode 13** Lady Lynx manages to outwit GAIL security and infiltrates their base on Austral Island, coming face to face with her ex-lover and former partner in crime, Rod Balboa. While I can't actually think of any Gorg episodes that I don't like, this is a particularly good one even by the show's usual high standards. This VHS tape was recorded off Japanese television on June 28, 1984. --- ![pic](https://skarohuntingsociety.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/vlcsnap-2020-06-26-16h33m35s703.png) ![pic](https://skarohuntingsociety.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/vlcsnap-2020-06-28-14h27m56s649.png) ![pic](https://skarohuntingsociety.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/southern-cross-07_001_5661.png) ![pic](https://skarohuntingsociety.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/vlcsnap-2020-06-28-13h46m30s746.png) **Southern Cross (1984) episode 07** This is a really key early episode of this series, and probably my personal favorite. Squad 15 manages to penetrate the enemy ship, and goes on a reconnaissance mission with the hope of retrieving a bioroid for analysis. Things don't go quite as planned, at least for our heroes... This VHS tape was recorded off Japanese television on May 27, 1984. Obsessive Nanto music nerdiness: there's this piece of BGM at 15:05 (right after the middle commercial break) that I've long thought sounded like a rip-off of a track from the 1981 French movie [Diva](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG65RqutR2o), which in turn sounds "inspired by" the haunting 1980 Peter Gabriel song [Intruder](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvAmj3k3Imc). Listen to all three tracks and see what you think...

File list

  • 1980s anime original broadcasts with subtitled commercials
    • Dirty Pair (1985) [TSHS] episode 01 (VHS rip) original broadcast with subtitled commercials [B3AC1A29].mkv (335.4 MiB)
    • Giant Gorg (1984) [TSHS] episode 13 (VHS rip) original broadcast with subtitled commercials [26E115C1].mkv (332.6 MiB)
    • Southern Cross (1984) [TSHS] episode 07 (VHS rip) original broadcast with subtitled commercials [97396B04].mkv (258.5 MiB)
That honestly looks really epic to relive the anime as it was on air.
You don't see these as much as you used. VHS era had this stuff all the time if you wanted a bootlegged series. Kinda miss it to be honest. So thanks.
This is simply amazing. Historical value and cultural value from someone who has never been fortunate enough to be in Japan. I will definitely seed this for a long time. Thank you for sharing, and please share more.
Do they really call him Donald in Japan?
The first screenshot is quite interesting. It contains a list of actors from Star Trek. (I don't know the full context of that scene/commercial, I didn't download this torrent yet.) - William Shatner - Leonard Nimoy - DeForest Kelly - James Doohan - Walter Koenig - George Takei - Nichelle Nichols
this is awesome, thank you for sharing. really excited for whatever you've got coming next!
TGminer yeh they do that a lot in Dirty Pair, fill the computer screens with random English words to make them look "cool", probably up to the artists to fill in whatever they wanted. I remember it happening a lot in Bubblegum Crisis too. Makes for fun easter eggs for English speakers!
Awesome! Thank you for the effort, I love the full, original presentation kinda stuff as well
do you have the transformers and saint seiya commercial tv?
Thanks for these jewels!...
Added These to TheTVDB as to provide tagging for PLEX I lvoed them thanks OP
Awesome, time travel!
this is the greatest thing i have ever found

Nanto (uploader)

And I've got more in store...