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"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 […]

"Robotech" Rocks

Robotech is a sweeping sci-fi action adventure epic that thoroughly deserves its standing as one of a very rare breed: a genuinely good 1980s American cartoon show. As a gateway to Japanese animation, the program was no less consequential than Star Blazers or Akira for the American market, and beyond that the show earned itself […]

Discotek Media to Release "Venus Wars", "Locke the Superman"

Via its Facebook page, Discotek Media has announced that it will release the animated movies “Venus Wars” and “Locke the Superman” on DVD. Both releases will include English dubbing and the original Japanese language track with English subtitles. For “Venus Wars”, Discotek has further confirmed that the DVD will feature a remastered anamorphic transfer. First […]

Ralph Bakshi's "Wizards" to Be Released on Blu-Ray on March 13, 2012

20th Century Fox will release a remastered edition of the 1977 film Wizards on Blu-Ray. A blend of science fiction and fantasy, Wizards takes place on a post-apocalyptic Earth and follows the tale of Avatar, a wizard striving to protect his realm from his evil brother Blackwolf and hordes of mutants created by nuclear fallout. […]

Bandai Entertainment To Downsize, Cease New Releases

The anime distributor Bandai Entertainment will undergo a restructuring next month that will lay off three of its five fulltime staff and refocus its priorities on licensing merchandising, digital distribution and broadcast rights to other companies. Though the company will also continue to produce and distribute its existing properties, all new releases have been cancelled. […]

Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing - "Distraction" Recap

The Silvius finds itself face-to-face with the Ades Federation’s 1st Fleet, which had been silently tailing Fam and Giselle. Following up on the prior episode’s cliffhanger, “Distraction” is a fully action-oriented episode that depicts the the Silvius‘ struggle to survive against the onslaught of the Ades Federation’s 1st fleet. Despite the ship’s resilience and the […]

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