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T​his is the original page of Ryu Hamasaki Releasing made by Blue91233, for the version by Bndspitw, click here.

Background: Ryu Hamasaki Releasing was an film distributor founded in 1968 by Ryu Hamasaki (1947-). It was defunct in 1998.

1st Logo

(August 12, 1969–November 21, 1983)

Ryu Hamasaki Releasing (1969-1970)

Ryu Hamasaki Releasing (1969-1970)

Ryu Hamasaki Releasing (1970-1983)

Ryu Hamasaki Releasing (1970-1983)

Nicknames: "RⱵIR"

Logo: Against a black background, The letters in blue "RHR" (stylized as RⱵIR) in the fat, italic and blocky font draws itself. Going up and turning right, going down, turning left and turning right diagonally forms an "R", Turning right, going up and going right placing on the center of the "I" forms an "Ⱶ", Going down forms an "I" then forms another "R". The text splits up, leaving the text "RYU HAMASAKI RELEASE" behind it. Five seconds later, "RⱵ" meets up with "IR" and wipes the text away.

Variants:

  • The early variant exists, used from 1969 to 1970. In it, "RⱵ" is colored navy blue and "IR" is colored cyan.
  • The black-and-white variant exists.

FX/SFX: The drawing and movement of the logo and the formation of the text, which are 2D animation.

Music/Sounds:

  • Until 1972, it used a very majestic and bombastic brass fanfare titled "Fanfare for an Ambassador", by Charles Williams.
  • From 1972 onwards, the logo is rather silent or the opening theme.

Music/Sounds Variant: One film uses the 3rd logo's music due to the reverse plaster error.

Availability: Rare. Seen on El TV Kadsre Films' movies that were rather directed, produced or written by Ryu Hamasaki..

Scare Factor: None. It is favorite of many so there's nothing to worry about it. However, it was compared to the next logo.

2nd Logo

(November 21, 1983–March 23, 1985)Nicknames: "RⱵIR II", "Early Shining RⱵIR", "RⱵIR of Doom"

Logo: Against the black background, "RⱵ" and "IR" from before in blue outline come together in the center of the screen leaving the trail behind it then the logo flashes. While it happens, the trailing words, "RYU HAMASAKI RELEASE" appears from the bottom of the screen and the logo stops flashing and it becomes filled with blue. The logo brightly shines. After the while, the bright flash occur, the text trails and goes to the bottom then the logo turns white and quickly zooms out, leaving the trail behind it.

Variant: Depending on the film quality, the "RHR" wordmark can sometimes be purple-tinted.

FX/SFX: The lighting effects of the text and "RⱵIR"

Cheesy Factor: The lighting effects look fairly basic.

Music/Sounds: An eerie wailing sound, followed by a "whoosh" as the logo zooms back.

Availability: Only seen on Nova Orbis 2: Return of Team Miro, Robotbuster and Super Ski.

Scare Factor: Low to nightmare, due to the darkness, music, lighting effects and sudden zoom-out.

3rd Logo

(March 23, 1985–December 4, 1998)Nicknames: "RⱵIR III", "Shining RⱵIR", "CGI RⱵIR"

Logo: Against the black background, Just like the 1969 and 1983 logos, "RⱵ" and "IR", now in 3D appear and meet in the center of the screen while it zooms out and vertically turns 90 degrees. The text "RYU HAMASAKI RELEASE" now in Prototype font zooms out from the bottom and placed into the bottom of the logo like the last logo and the logo shines. Few seconds later, the text goes to the bottom the logo moves 90 degrees vertically and turns 30 degrees in horizontal so it goes through between "RⱵ" and "IR".

Variants:

  • From 1989-1998, the text says "RYU HAMASAKI RELEASING"
  • The short variant doesn't show the camera going through the logo.
  • There is the still variant.

FX/SFX: Logo flying, rotating and zooming. CGI effects.

Music/Sounds: The 13-note synth-electric guitar fanfare with whooshes

Availability: Common. Seen on El TV Kadsre Films' movies that were directed, produced or written by Ryu Hamasaki.

Scare Factor: Low, the whooshes and the CGI effects may catch off-guard, but it is favorite of many.

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