Before going for another release, I'd like to discuss a bit about the fate of the series outside Japan. Despite being heavily focused on loli characters, a bunch of episodes managed to get released in some places where sexual censorship is in principle not an issue. But not always in the most faithful way...
Will edit the text later if I find more informations.
Around late 80s (1986 or 1987 at earliest considering the corresponding japanese release dates), a company called Excalibur Films, lead by Arthur King (pun intended?) decided to import a bunch of japanese adult animations. It seems the company released (and is still releasing) all kind of real life porn as well.
Under the dreadful 'Brothers Grime X-Rated' label, some Cream Lemon episodes were released together with other stuff like 'SF Lolita Fantasy' and 'Little Mermaid Series: Telepatist IQ 315'. Three tapes were released in total, all dubbed with various results, from pathetic to hilarious (Rall). Most of the time BGM tracks were replaced by some crappy elevator music. And the videos were edited to death, in order to increase the sex scenes with all kind of dirty tricks, like looping over the same frames, going backwards and putting the same shot at different times (funnily enough, some sex shots were removed as well). Of course the meaning of many scenes were changed in the dub. The (only) positive aspect is that all episodes are uncensored, for what was not cut. The last tape has also an interesting editorial choice as it's regrouping the horror-themed episodes.
Concerning Cream Lemon the following episodes were imported and renamed as:
Brothers Grime VHS vol.2
Episode 3 (Rall) -> Offenders of the Universe
Episode 10 (Star Trap) -> same title
Brothers Grime VHS Vol.3: Pandora An Erotic Trilogy
Part 17 (White Shadow) -> Pandora part 2: The Black Widow
Part 18 (Madol) -> Pandora part 3: Living Shadows
Part 38 (Dark) -> Pandora part 1: The Dark Forest
They can be also found on DVD format but the quality is VHS-like (transcoded?)
There is also another series of releases, and with a much broader number of episodes being picked. A label called Blue Animation, belonging to Filmco (another porn maker), imported illegally a lot of 80s and 90s adult animations. The tapes are all with original japanese dialogue and original censorship (duh!), most of the title or credits screens are removed. It is possible that an episode is not complete, and that there is a bonus episode after the main episode. A few titles made it on DVD, I indicate below which of them exist on that format. Here is the known listing:
Part 1 (Be my Baby) -> Be my Honey (DVD)
Part 2 (Escalation) -> Schoolgirl Orgies
Part 3 (Rall) -> Beautiful Girls of Anime (what???)
Part 4 (Pop Chaser) -> Pop Chasers
Part 5 (Ami Again) -> The Story of Ami 4
Part 8 (Super Virgin) -> Super Virgin Groupies
Part 13 (Ami III) -> The Story of Ami 3
Part 14 (Narisu Scramble) -> Sex Academy
Part 24 (Etude 2) -> Summer Love Games
Part 31 (Ami Sorekara 1) -> The Story of Ami 1 (DVD)
Part 32 (Ami Sorekara 2) -> In the Midst of Sadness (DVD)
Part 33 (Ami Sorekara 3) -> Ami's Climax
Part 34 (Ami Sorekara 4) -> The Story of Ami 5
Ami Seishun Graffiti (compilation of 1+5+13) -> The Story of Ami 2 (DVD)
Toh Moriyama Kessakusen (compilation of 17+25+30) -> The Story of Toh
There are more episodes available as 'bonus', Cherry Nayutsuu has been identified as such.
Very recently a 6-volume compilation DVD was released, each running for 3 to 4 hours (!) of animated stuff. There is no guarantee that each episode is complete, you get most of the previously listed episodes again with a bunch of more (Escalation 3, Europa no Inshou, Aoi Sei, Ikenai Mako-chan 1) that were maybe available as bonus in the original VHS releases. Quality is as good as a 'japanese VHS -> american VHS -> american DVD transcode' can be.
In the country of football, a japanese expatriate called 'Toshi' (Toshihiko Egashira) had the idea of importing anime tapes in Brazil, and not being scared of adult material he included Cream Lemon. In the Everest Video label you can find most the first 16 episodes. I have no confirmation for a release of Ami III or Escalation 3 at the moment. I don't need to go into too much details, a lot is explained in the following links:
http://www.jbox.com.br/materias/son... (currently in maintenance)
I can add that there are 7 physical VHS tapes confirmed at the moment, with 2 (3 sometimes?) episodes on each of them. For 3 tapes I have cover scans. As I have found a rip of the first tape (containing episodes 1+5 in full), I can say they have original japanese dub with green color portuguese hardsubs. In principle it is possible to use the uncensored shots on the japanese raws, but sometimes there is dialogue at those moments, meaning horrible green text on picture.
I have seen a the 'Mako-chan' and Rall tapes on brazilian auction site, but can't really buy them at the moment. If you are interested to help finding and buying those tapes please contact us through IRC or email.
I have seen a bunch of localization of the Blue Animation DVD releases, like Be my Honey, which is not surprising considering the 'cult' following of the series there.
The next part (or parts) will be about good old Europe.