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Adult Swim Website Announces Return of "Toonami" Programming Block (updated)

Via twitter and a newly-launched web page, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block has announced the return of the Toonami programming block on May 26th, 2012. This news comes in advance of Adult Swim’s upfront this Wednesday evening and weeks after “Toonami on Adult Swim” aired on April 1st as a joke. Afterward Adult Swim posted […]

"The Legend of the Legendary Heroes" Only Has Legendary Mediocrity

The Legend of the Legendary Heroes is the most unsatisfying fantasy anime that I have ever encountered. It strives to tell a sweeping tale yet never feels epic. Its plot meanders. It alternates between a comedic and deadly serious tone to the point that it portrays Takaya Kagami’s successful light novel series as a work […]

Fate/Zero - "The Bloody Battle of Mion River" Episode 14 Recap

Season one of Fate/Zero ended on a dire cliffhanger, with Fuyuki City in grave danger from the massive, grotesque monster that the homidical Caster has made himself into. As his master Ryuonsuke delightfully observes the ensuing carnage, Lancer, Saber and Rider temporarily join forces to finally bring down Caster for good. For all their efforts […]

Disney Releases New Theatrical Trailer for Pixar's "Brave"

Disney • Pixar has released a new theatrical trailer for Pixar’s “Brave”, which will open in U.S. theaters on June 22nd, 2012. A fairy tale adventure story set in 10th century Scotland. “Brave” tells the story of Princess Merida, a skilled archer and an independent young woman that comes into conflict with her traditional mother. […]

Disney Confirms Many Animated Movies For High-Definition Release In 2012

Lori MacPherson, Executive Vice President of Product Management at The Walt Disney Studios, recently declared the company’s plans to release a variety of titles in its catalog on Blu-Ray throughout the rest of 2012, including many animated films. Two already solicited are Treasure Planet and Home on the Range, due for release on 7/3/12 for […]

"The Legend of Korra" Recaptures the Avatar Spirit

Nickelodeon has another hit on its hands. The wait was worth it; The Legend of Korra has all the makings of a pitch-perfect sequel to the wildly successful Avatar: The Last Airbender. Avatar was blessed with a variety of memorable characters and it was grand in scale, yet it also had a strong element of […]

Young Justice - "Coldhearted" Recap

Wally West comes oh-so-close to fulfilling his birthday wish to finally fight alongside the Justice League. Instead, a massively disappointed Kid Flash is taken off the mission and tasked with a simple delivery job. But a few deadly surprises await the birthday boy along the way… “Coldhearted” is the notable as the first occasion the […]

Young Justice - "Misplaced" Recap

When every adult on the planet disappears, only the team, Zatanna and Billy Batson are left to defeat the five most powerful sorcerers on Earth. “Misplaced” is an exemplary demonstration of the multifaceted writing that has helped Young Justice to excel compared to its peers. The story here advances several aspects of the overarching plot […]

84th Annual Academy Awards: "Rango" Best Animated Feature, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" Best Animated Short

The 84th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony is announcing winners for the following categories with an animated work contending for an Oscar. This article will be updated with the winners throughout the evening. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: (9:48 PM EST) Rango (directed by Gore Verbinski) A Cat in Paris (directed by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli) […]

Katsucon 2012: Impressions of "Kimi ni Todoke", "Puelli Magi Madoka Magica", "Princess Jellyfish"

Saturday at Katsucon, I attended multiple screenings in the premiere video room. Unfortunately two FUNimation premieres once planned for the weekend had to be cancelled (for Okami-san and Her Seven Companions and The Legend of the Legendary Heroes), but in their place I witnessed three showings for recent or upcoming titles: Kimi ni Todoke: From […]

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