Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again? / Give it a Light Novel Title Challenge!

Now it’s my turn! Even though I’m a little late, I did show up.

Let’s resurrect some titles from the yonder days of Japanese animation awesomeness with short titles and make them really long… really, really, really long… hey the kids will love it! Apparently Japanese light novel series now-a-days have these very long titles that are en vogue and since I am stuck in 1985 I was not aware of this. A quick shout out to Curtis at Iridium Eye Reviews for both nominating and enlightening me about this current trend. I would like to thank the Academy for starters…

… by the way in case you didn’t know I owe my inspiration for my version of the title of this entry via the Monkee’s song, Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again?, which was featured in their psychedelic film masterpiece Head! (Scene from the film)

Now my challenge is let’s go with really super short titles… meaning anime titles of only one word (and maybe the addition of a number), the better. Five titles as well… hmm? Why not eleven? What do I have in stock already? On yeah… check these out!… and if you want more info, or my opinion on each entry I have a link to a respective review/entry.


Akira (1988)

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Reason number 28 why one should not bully, or make fun of, or disrespect your classmates or peers with anger issues.


Appleseed (1988)

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Don’t you see we live in a glass bubble of pure madness that only appears to be clean, safe and orderly?


Area 88 (1985)

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You know you are in for a bad day when you wake up from a hangover finding out you signed up for a foreign legion air force.


Baoh (1989)

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Ah man, why do I have to have these crazy super powers? And my skin turned all blue too!


Birth (1984)

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There is like a sword, and these weird aliens and this ghost that me and my friends have to deal with while surviving a huge explosion that destroys everything.


Nora (1985)

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If you ever need a hero find a bubbly blonde to talk to a misbehaving computer like it’s a spoiled child.


Scoopers (1987)

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The ultimate crime fighters: a reporter and her android partner, who so happens to be a photographer and bodyguard.


Salamander (1988)

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Wow! Konami spaceship shooters can turn be good source material for interesting, yet short space opera OVAs.


Touch (1985)

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Who ever thought I could have been an ace pitcher and fall in love with my long time crush who happens to be my next door neighbor as well?


To-Y (1987)

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Dude, let’s get this plain and clear, I play music my way and my way only! No selling out!


Windaria (1986)

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Are you willing to sacrifice all your true love and happiness for either duty, or money during this upcoming war?

Author: Josh

I love anime, particularly the the titles of the 1980s. I grew up with a small handful of these titles, but I have always wanted to know more of what was available. I currently live in the Midwest of the U.S. and also have passions for astrology, music and being outside… often barefoot!

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