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The Sea Of Stars: Arcadia Of My Youth

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 28, 2011
Space! Oh, frozen Sea of Stars! My spirit will continue to defy you! The colder and stricter you become, the hotter my blood will likely continue to burn. The increasing scars I have in exchange for freedom, and burning pain, are signs that I live. ~Lyrics from “Arcadia Of My Youth” by Yamakawa Keisuke If […]

"ThunderCats" Gets Off To An Inspired Start

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 25, 2011
Get excited, folks. Cartoon Network’s new ThunderCats series sets an admirably high standard by which past, present and future revivals ought to be judged. Much more than a modern update of old ideas, this project is an ambitious reimagining that stands to the original 1980s show as Justice League did to Superfriends. For young viewers, […]

G4 Changes Premiere Date for "Iron Man" and "Wolverine" Anime to July 23rd, 8-9 PM

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 22, 2011
The online schedule for the G4 network has listed its first broadcast for the Marvel’s Iron Man and Wolverine for Saturday, July 23rd. Iron Man will air at 8 PM while Wolverine will follow at 8:30 PM. G4 had previously announced their premieres for July 29th. These shows are two of four “Marvel Anime” animated […]

A+E Networks Home Entertainment To Rerelease "Robotech" In October

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 22, 2011
A+E Networks Home Entertainment has reached an agreement with Harmony Gold USA to distribute its sci-fi mecha series Robotech on DVD. Originally televisied in syndication in 1985 and later broadcast on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block in 1998, Robotech told a three-generational tale where humanity struggles to preserve itself and the Earth against the threat of […]

"Winnie the Pooh" Delivers Simple Joy

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 22, 2011
Cynics and sentimentalists can debate whether Winnie the Pooh represents a renewed dedication to 2D animation by Disney, or another stab at sustaining a profitable merchandising brand. Whichever is the case, what isn’t debatable is that the new movie undoubtedly works as both a beautiful and innocent introduction to A. A. Milne’s characters and as […]

"Lupin the 3rd" Original Series Licensed by Discotek Media

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 13, 2011
Discotek Media has announced on its Facebook page that it will distribute the “first season” of the anime series Lupin the 3rd on DVD. Based on the manga by Kazuhiko Kato (a.k.a. Monkey Punch), the show follows the exploits of Arsène Lupin III and his small band of thieves as they attempt ambitious heists all […]

New "Space Battleship Yamato" Anime Coming In 2012

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 6, 2011
During the closing ceremonies for Anime Expo 2011, mechanical designer Makoto Kobayashi (Last Exile, Giant Robo) disclosed that he was involved in a new animated project for the sci-fi series Space Battleship Yamato. The project is reportedly a remake of the original series intended to premiere sometime next year. Kobayashi previously worked on the 2009 […]

UK Trailer For Studio Ghibli’s "Arrietty" Posted

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 6, 2011 has posted a recently-released theatrical trailer for Studio Ghibli’s Arrietty, based on Mary Norton’s book “The Borrowers.” The film tells the story of a family of small people living underneath a human household. The trailer features the voice talent of the UK voice cast that includes the talents of Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Tom […]

"Mazinkaiser SKL" Is Good For Action Alone

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 30, 2011
Mazinkaiser SKL is one of a too-rare breed these days: a super-robot cartoon that plays its concept unapologetically straight with fierce heroes, an unpretentious narrative, plenty of action, and a fervent conviction that there is no such thing as overkill. Many fans of this type of anime will likely, and understandably, welcome it as they […]

"Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars" Rewards the Patient

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 29, 2011
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars is an atypical anime that defies easy categorization. This sci-fi tale is far too strange with too much going on to qualify as a simple “slice of life” show; it is far too calm to be an action show; and it’s not a full-fledged comedy since its healthy sense […]