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A Viewer’s Guide to RobiHachi: Episode 4

~ ***SPOILER ALERT*** This episode guide may include plot and/or character reveals. ~ Japanese Title: 竿の先に半魚人 English Title: Merfolk on the End of the Pole Characters: Robi Yarge, Hatchi Kita, Ikku/JPS-19, Hizakuriger, Yang, Allo, Gras, Restaurant Manager*, Doctor*, Nurse*, Gyo-Gyo* * Indicates the first appearance in the series. Summary: The episode begins with a flashback…
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May 27, 2019 0

A Viewer’s Guide to RobiHachi: Episode 3

~ ***SPOILER ALERT*** This episode guide may include plot and/or character reveals. ~ Japanese Title: 冥王星の惑星恨み English Title: Pique on Planet Pluto Characters: Robby Yarge, Hatchi Kita, Ikku/JPS-19, Hizakuriger, Yang, Allo, Gras, Mars Tourism Bureau Chief, Pluto Tourism Bureau Chief/Mr. Pluto*, Chief’s daughter/Ms. Denshi*, Mr. Kodai*, Ms. Morisugi* * Indicates the first appearance in the…
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May 25, 2019 0

A Viewer’s Guide to RobiHachi: Episode 2

~ ***SPOILER ALERT*** This episode guide may include plot and/or character reveals. ~ Japanese Title: タコから出た真実 English Title: Truth Found from an Octopus Characters: Robby Yarge, Hatchi Kita, Ikku/JPS-19, Hizakuriger, Yang, Allo, Gras, Mars Tourism Bureau Chief Chu-Chu Takokawaina*, Glamorous Girl* * Indicates the first appearance in the series. Summary: Yang panics at the appearance…
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May 23, 2019 0

A Viewer’s Guide to RobiHachi: Episode 1

~ ***SPOILER ALERT***This episode guide may include plot and/or character reveals. ~ Japanese Title: 旅は道連れ Journey to the Star English Title: Traveling Companions; Journey to the Star Characters: Robby Yarge*, Hatchi Kita*, Ikku/JPS-19*, Yang*, Allo*, Gras*, Hizakuriger** Indicates the first appearance in the series. Summary: Bounty hunter Hatchi Kita tries to collect payment from unemployed…
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May 22, 2019 0

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