Author: Anita Y. Tsuchiya

Gyogyokun, Hatchi

A Viewer’s Guide to RobiHachi: Episode 4

Hatchi drags Robby and Ikku to a seafood restaurant on the water-covered planet of Odwarla. Following dinner, Robby collapses and is taken to the hospital.


May 27, 2019 0
Robby, Hatchi

A Viewer’s Guide to RobiHachi: Episode 3

A strange spaceship collides with the Nagaya Voyager, forcing it to land on the icy planet Pluto. Two pilots emerge from the Plutonian ship wearing… mascot costumes?!


May 25, 2019 0
Hizakuriger

A Viewer’s Guide to RobiHachi: Episode 2

Yang panics at the appearance of the giant robot Hizakuriger and releases the Nagaya Voyager. Shortly after making their escape, Robby, Hatchi, and Ikku stop at Mars.


May 23, 2019 0
Ikku, Hatchi, Robby

A Viewer’s Guide to RobiHachi: Episode 1

Debt collector Hatchi Kita tries to collect payment from the unemployed Robby Yarge. Instead, he involuntarily becomes a spaceship stowaway during Robby’s escape from the loan shark Yang.


May 22, 2019 0
Gras, Allo, Yang, Hatchi, Robby, Ikku

A Viewer’s Guide to RobiHachi: Getting Started

On its surface, the gag anime RobiHachi [ロビハチ] directed by Shinji Takamatsu is filled with contemporary and pop cultural references. But the story and characters are inspired from a book series titled Tōkaidōchū Hizakurige written by Jippensha Ikku and published during the late Edo Period.


May 13, 2019 0

Behind the Story of Blood and Tears — The End of Shogun Tokugawa’s Rule

This animation symbolizes the government changeover that followed the Boshin War. The first crest (3 leaves) belongs to Shogun Tokugawa, the subsequent crest (chrysanthemum) belongs to Crown Prince Mutsuhito who would later become Emperor Meiji.


October 2, 2018 0