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Disney Posts U.S. Trailer For Studio Ghibli's "The Secret World of Arrietty"

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 25, 2011
The Walt Disney company has posted an English-dubbed trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Borrower Arrietty, which has been localized as The Secret World of Arrietty in the United States. Directed by Studio Ghibli animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi with screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa, the film tells the story of a family of small people […]

Manga UK Posts "Redline" English Dub Clip

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 25, 2011
The home video distributor Manga UK has posted a minute-long video clip from the Japanese movie Redline, which offers an early preview of the English dub done by Bang Zoom! Entertainment. A studio Madhouse film seven years in the making, Redline tells the story of a daredevil racer named JP that competes in an intergalactic […]

Young Justice - "Humanity" Recap

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 23, 2011
The Team is on the hunt for Red Tornado, determined to find out once and for all whether the robot was the mole – even if it means kidnapping new friend Zatanna and dragging her along on their quest! “Humanity” performs a successful bank shot for Young Justice, resolving matters regarding Red Tornado and the […]

Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing - "Open File" Recap

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 20, 2011
In the skies above the sacred Grand Lake, the Ades Federation declares war on the kingdom of Turan. Just when the Turan flagship’s destruction seems inevitable, a Sky Pirate named Fam boldly states, “I’ve made up my mind! I’m going to steal that ship!” Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing is best thought of as […]

X-Men: Destiny Video Game Review

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 19, 2011
When Activision announced X-Men Destiny at New York Comic Con 2010, the assertion was made that there would be a “deep element of choice”. One year later the game has arrived, and as advertised you can certainly play out a “destiny” and choose between sides and encounter many characters from Marvel’s X-Men comics. Unfortunately the […]

"Spice and Wolf" Season 2: Sweet Smell of Success

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 17, 2011
Spice and Wolf II is a welcome continuation of one of the most pleasant surprises in Japanese animation in recent years; this is a series that engages and entertains by the sheer strength of its writing and characterization. The story of Spice and Wolf takes place in a setting reminiscent of Europe in the Middle […]

New Film Based on "Cyborg 009" Announced; Kenji Kamiyama to Direct & Screenwrite

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 4, 2011
After a screening of Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. Solid State Society 3D in Tokyo, director Kenji Kamiyama announced a new film titled 009 Re:Cyborg as his next project. The announcement was streamed live on the video websites Youtube, Ustream and Nico Nico Douga. 009 Re:Cyborg is set in the year 2013 and is based […]

"Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Black Rose Saga" Takes a Dark Twist

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 3, 2011
Revolutionary Girl Utena‘s “Black Rose Saga” marks a distinct and substantially darker shift for this bizarre but intriguing series. The prior set introduced us to our heroine and the premise of student duelists competing for possession of Anthy, the so-called Rose Bride, for the sake of supposedly revolutionizing the world. Utena successfully fended off each […]

Bandai Entertainment Solicits Nov. 2011 Releases Including "Star Driver"

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison September 29, 2011
Anime distributor Bandai Entertainment recently announced its November slate of home video releases. Part 1 of the supernatural mecha series Star Driver is due on DVD and Blu-ray on 11/22/11; the Blu-Ray release will retail for $49.98 while the DVD will cost $39.98. The show is being released in Japanese with English subtitles. Also available […]