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"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" Volume 1 Eclipses the Competition

Kodansha Comics’ republication of Naoko Takeuchi’s Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon manga marks nothing less than the long-awaited return of a giant. For those with any amount of serious interest in anime or manga, Sailor Moon should need little introduction. The anime series televised for years in syndication and on USA Network in the 90s before […]

The Potential of JManga

By any standard, this has been a tough year for the manga industry. Sales are dramatically down compared to the heights reached a few years ago, Tokyopop went out of business and left a myriad of titles out of print, and the immenent closure of the Borders bookstore chain eliminates a major source of business and,makes it that much […]

Rebuild of Evangelion 3.0 Scheduled For Fall 2012

The official website for the “Rebuild of Evangelion” project has announced that its third movie, titled Q Quickening, will premiere in Japanese theaters in Fall 2012. The first two movies, Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone and Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance, were previously licensed and dubbed into English by FUNimation Entertainment. The first […]

Ten Aging Anime That Should Be Brought Back

The big players in the R1 anime industry may be largely focused on recent titles, but old anime has been making a noticeable comeback these past twelve months. Bandai Entertainment recently announced the return of Akira return to DVD, while Mobile Suit Gundam is finally getting boxed sets this Fall after a long hiatus. Thanks […]

"The Last Unicorn": A Sublime Classic

Though it may be neglected on most lists of great animated films, The Last Unicorn is a hallmark of the 1980s and an easy contender for the finest animated achievement from Rankin/Bass Productions. An adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Peter S. Beagle, it offers an incisive and faithful screenplay from […]

"ThunderCats - Season One, Book One" DVD Announced for October 18, 2011

Warner Home Video has announced its first DVD release for the new ThunderCats animated series. Titled ThunderCats – Season One, Book One, it will retail for $19.97 and include the first eight episodes: Omens, Part One Omens, Part Two Ramlak Rising Song of the Petalars Old Friends Journey to the Tower of Omens Legacy The […]

"Revolutionary Girl Utena, The Student Council Saga": Take This Revolution

If one had to label Revolutionary Girl Utena, calling it a fantasy drama would not be too far off. It’s like real life blended with a fairy tale. You have a typical school setting, but one that is merely a stage for an enigmatic battle for power that is anything but clear by the time […]

Otakon2011: "Angel ScandyS" Press Conference

On Friday afternoon, Otakon played host to a press conference focused on the upcoming anime series Angel ScandyS, said to be “…a comedy about three normal girls, three demons, and three angels, trying to become idols.” The catalyst for the plot is the death of the Principal of the prestigious Lilliard Music School, who passes […]

Otakon2011: The "Tiger & Bunny" Panel

On Sunday morning, an impressive crowd filled up a great part of Otakon’s immense panel 3 room to attend the panel for Tiger & Bunny, an original superhero action series from studio Sunrise that has been aired and simulcasted outside Japan since its premiere in April. In the show a group of metahumans battle crime […]

Otakon2011: Makoto Shinkai Introduction and Q&A Session

After the presentation of “Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below”, Makoto Shinkai came forward to address the crowd and take questions from the fans in attendance. Shinkai directed the film and was also responsible for the screenplay and storyboarding. What follows here is a mostly-complete transcription of this event, reproduced to the best […]

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