2005 Film exploring the roots of the original manga (comic) version of “Masked Rider” by Shotaro Ishinomori, aired as a TV series from 1971.
The pinnacle of Japanese Sci-fi animation, first released as a TV animation series in 1974, and later becoming a sensation in the cinema. “Space Battleship Yamato 2199” remakes the original story, and is directed by Izubuchi.
“Super Dimension Fortress Macross” extended its fan base by adding Sci-fi, love comedy and idols into the real-robot animation mix, appearing in theaters and renamed TV series.
“Neon Genesis EVANGELION” explores a complex and deep world, featuring gigantic humanoid weapons (Evangelion) piloted by 14 year old children. First release as a TV series in 1995, the franchise extends to theatre releases.
“Mobile Police Patlabor” is a near-future Sci-fi story of bipedal police robots. The 1989 TV animation series ran for one year.
A period of explosive popularity of super cars (or high-performance sport cars) fueled by comic magazines in 1974. An extraordinary number of European super cars were imported into Japan at this time.
In the early 1980’s sports bike performance rose due to easing of laws, such as front cowl deregulation. With the bubble economy of the late 1980’s motorcycle sales soared.
Otaku often refers to someone who stays at home all the time and doesn't have a social or love life, passing time by watching anime, playing video games, or surfing the internet.