Right - Phoebe Cates (circa Fast Times At Ridgemont High), one of the people who inspired Izumi Matsumoto to create Madoka Ayukawa (Kimagure Orange Road) - Left.
News - Starting this October in Japan, Yukito Kishiro’s latest chapter in the Battle Angel Alita (aka GUNNM) saga will continue with GUNNM: Kasei Senki (aka Battle Angel Alita: The Martian War Chronicles) in Kodansha’s “Evening” Magazine. The story will center around Gally (Alita) going to Mars to try to learn more about herself. Since it was just announced in Japan, no official word on an American release yet.
Space Pirate Captain Harlock (1978)
Queen Emeraldas (1998)
Touru Furuya 古谷 徹
Birthdate/place: July 31, 1953 in Yokohama, Japan.
Most notable roles:
- Hyuuma Hoshi in Kyojin no Hoshi
- Yamcha in Dragon Ball series
- Kyouske Kasuga in Kimagure Orange Road
- Amuro Ray in MS Gundam
- Mamoru Chiba in Sailor Moon
- Pegasus Seiya in Saint Seiya
- Aka Red in Super Sentai series
- Kosaku Tokita in Paprika
Other relevant roles:
- Mario in Peach-hime Kyuushutsu Daisakusen! (movie)
- Suppaman in Dr. Slump
- Feff in Macross II: Lovers Again
- Abel in Dragon Quest: Abel Yuusha Densetsu
- Andrew Fork in Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
- Kousaku Sakamoto in Stop! Hibari kun
2014 marks the 30th anniversary of Kimagure Orange Road…so what better time to do an episode all about this quintessential 80s romantic comedy? Join me and O-Talk Podcast's Thomas (aka ABCBTom) as we get whimsical about a series that was once an anime fan staple, starring a certain teenage Esper & the girls who love him.
☆ Buy Kimagure Orange Road official digital manga releases at eManga!
☆ Jason Thompson’s recent “House of 1,000 Manga” article on Kimagure Orange Road
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October is just around the corner, and while that means Halloween, that also means Satoshi Kon’s birthday. And to celebrate, my next podcast episode will be all about Kon’s works; beyond just his film career. If you have any questions or topic suggestions for the episode please send them my way! Also, to celebrate his life, I’d love to hear any special memories any of you have tied to his works—maybe we could read some on the episode. You can message me or email directly at AnimeNostalgiaPodcast@gmail.com. We’ll be recording the episode on the 26th so get them in before then!