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"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 […]

FUNimation Entertainment Licenses "Last Exile -Fam, the Silver Wing-"

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 23, 2011
FUNimation Entertainment has announced the acquisition of digital and home video rights to the steampunk sci-fi anime Last Exile -Fam, the Silver Wing-. The animation studio Gonzo is producing the project. A spin-off of 2003’s Last Exile, the show will follow the adventures of a new set of characters and reunite key Last Exile staff: […]

"Gundam Unicorn" Volumes 2 and 3: Brilliance Undimmed

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 16, 2011
The first episode of Gundam Unicorn (a.k.a. Gundam UC) was an outstanding accomplishment; it was a reintroduction to the long-lived Gundam franchise capable of both engaging new viewers and pleasing long-time fans with its incisive narrative and first-rate production values that are more than worthy of an animated feature film. With The Second Coming of […]

"Voltron Force" To Premiere June 16th; Nicktoons Posts Series Trailer

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 4, 2011
Nicktoons has posted a minute-long trailer for its giant robot action series Voltron Force on its official website for the show. Taking place several years after the original Voltron: Defender of the Universe, the series will feature the original five Voltron pilots defending the universe from a new threat alongside a trio of younger cadets. […]

Bandai Entertainment Slates "Gundam 00" Movie For July 2011, Delays June Titles

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 1, 2011
Bandai has announced Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie – A Wakening of the Trailblazer for release on both Blu-Ray and DVD for 7/5/11. The Blu-Ray will retail for $34.98 while the DVD release will sell for $24.98. The Blu-Ray release will include theatrical trailers, TV commercials, promotional videos, a “TV Series Guide” and a […]

Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Kobato"

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 1, 2011
At Kawaii Kon 2011, Sentai Filmworks’ David Williams announced the acquisition of the anime series “Kobato” for home video release during the company’s industry panel. A creation of the four-member artist group CLAMP, the slice-of-life comedy tells the story of a girl tasked to heal the wounded hearts of others in order to one day […]

PR: FUNimation Entertainment Acquires the Fantasy Action Adventure Series Fairy Tail

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison April 22, 2011
Flower Mound, TX (April 22, 2011) – FUNimation(R) Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast, digital, mobile and merchandise rights for the first 48 episodes of the magical anime series “Fairy Tail” from KODANSHA LTD. Based on the manga of the same name by Hiro Mashima originally serialized in the Weekly Shonen […]

FUNimation Announces New July Titles Including "Shin Chan" Season 3, Part 1

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison April 18, 2011
FUNimation Entertainment has solicited its home video releases for the month of July. New that month is season 3, part one of their comedy series Shin Chan on DVD for $39.98 on 7/26/11. The set has a running time of 300 minutes. Part 5 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood will be released on 7/26/11 for $54.98 […]

“Best. Episode. Ever!” Toonzone Talks Cowboy Bebop

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison April 17, 2011
Today Toonzone’s “Best. Episode. Ever!” feature returns to discuss Cowboy Bebop, a show that has undoubtedly been one of the best-loved Japanese animated series in North America since it began airing on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block in 2001. What this “Best. Episode. Ever!” feature does is simple; we get some of the TZ staff […]