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Review: New Leadership Refreshes “Voltron Legendary Defender” Season 3

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 4, 2017
Following a grand battle that left neither side undamaged, season 3 of Voltron Legendary Defender has the feel of starting a new book in an ongoing saga. The “Paladins” of Voltron are no longer green and ready to take the fight to the Galra Empire, which is itself left uncertain by Emperor Zarkon incapacitation from […]

Review: “Adventure Time” Season 7 Has the Good Jubies

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 20, 2017
Another year brings another set of Adventure Time to home video, and once again this seventh season continues to find a winning balance between advancing the status quo of the program while not losing sight of the quirky humor and adventure-for-its-own-sake story ideas that have made it such consistently strong quality entertainment. The season starts […]

Warner Archive Plans “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” Blu-ray for July 2017

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 19, 2017
Through social media posts on Facebook and Twitter this Monday evening, Warner Archive has announced plans to release Warner Bros Animation’s Batman: Mask of the Phantasm on Blu-ray disc for the first time. The release will include the fan favorite film in both the theatrical 16×9 (1.78:1) aspect ratio and an open matte 4×3 (1.37:1) […]
My Life as a Zucchini

Review: Childhood Overcomes Pain in “My Life As a Zucchini”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 7, 2017
GKIDS Films has made a name for itself importing foreign animation that’s well off the beaten path tread by theatrical animation in the U.S. The stop-motion French-Swiss drama My Life as a Zucchini is one of the finest cases to date. Short on jokes but big on heart, My Life as a Zucchini offers an uncomfortable […]

One-Punch Man

Review: “One-Punch Man” – Superman as the Salaryman

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 22, 2017
Superhero stories are dime a dozen in our media landscape today, but few if any tackle the genre with a perfect balance of penetrating satire and loving tribute the way One-Punch Man does. In a genre where physical feats or high ideals (or the lack of the latter) so often take center stage, here we […]

Twin Saga Delivers a Quirky But Welcoming MMORPG – Video Game Review

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 4, 2017
Twin Saga’s structure makes it ideal for a stress-free RPG experience that people of any demographic can play together. What’s more despite its imperfections Twin Saga is capable of bestowing the fantasy of imitating an overpowered anime hero, and it’s at times where sustained combat can be found that the gameplay really shines and leaves […]

Review: Disney’s “Pinocchio” Signature Edition Brings Back a Timeless Tale

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison February 2, 2017
Today, the Walt Disney company has a well-established tradition of taking literary work and reinterpreting it for popular consumption with its own amicably creative twist, and the precedent for all of that began in 1940 with its second feature film Pinocchio. Based on Carlo Collodi’s 19th century children’s book The Adventures of Pinocchio, the movie […]
Adventure Time: Islands

Review: “Adventure Time: Islands” Offers Closure for Finn and Fans

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 30, 2017
Adventure Time: Islands is the second 8-part miniseries for Cartoon Network’s venerable franchise following the highly successful Stakes in the seventh season. Long-time fans will find Islands richly rewarding on many fronts. Just as Stakes offered both backstory and closure for fan-favorite character Marceline, Islands does the same for lead character Finn the Human. Season […]

Voltron Legendary Defender

Review: Grander Adventure Awaits in “Voltron Legendary Defender” Season 2

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 19, 2017
The first thing to understand about season 2 of Voltron Legendary Defender is that it’s really a second season in name only. Rather than something akin to a new chapter or a book in what has been a very plot-driven show, it’s a straightforward continuation that picks up exactly where the first left off. That’s […]

Review: Spectacle Abounds in “One Piece Film: Gold”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 10, 2017
Part of what’s kept Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece series so successful and long-lived is the author’s boundless imagination, a sense that anything can and does exist in its world with all its varied characters and environments. One Piece Film: Gold strikes again there with a real treat for committed fans, dropping Straw Hat Luffy and […]