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Review: "One Piece Season Four Voyage Five" - Foundering on the Rocks

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At the start of One Piece Season Four Voyage Five, Luffy, Zoro, Nami, and Chopper race after the Puffing Tom sea train that is carrying Robin to Enies Lobby and certain execution. Meanwhile, having stowed away aboard the Puffing Tom before its departure, Sanji frees Usopp and Franky and the trio make their way through […]

Review: "Dragon Ball Z Kai Season Four" - Speed Bumps at the Climax

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Thanks to Vegeta’s pride and Kuririn’s lust, the female cyborg No. 18 is absorbed by Cell. Cell obtains unmatched power with an unmatched desire to test it. Luckily, Son Gokuu and Son Gohan have completed their latest training. Whereas the story last season knew no end to its momentum, Dragon Ball Kai’s climax finds itself […]

Review: "Beware the Batman" Premiere - Bewares Some Pitfalls

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When Professor Pyg and Mister Toad declare war on Gotham City, the duo seek penance from the city’s powerful businessmen for vaguely hinted offenses that carry lethal consequences. If only they remembered to beware the Batman… Beware the Batman kicks off its inaugural episode “Hunted” with a small story, freshened by the use of new […]

Review: "One Piece Season Four Voyage Four" - Plot Drowned by Backstory

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At the start of One Piece Season Four Voyage Four, Cipher Pol 9, a secret taskforce that executes the World Government’s dirty work, has framed the Straw Hat Pirates for the attempted murder of Water Seven’s mayor, Iceberg. What’s worse, Straw Hat archeologist Nico Robin appears to have joined them. Down two crew members with […]

Review: "Superman: Unbound" but Still Grounded

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When the alien Brainiac sets his sights on Earth it’s up to Superman to proactively seek out and defeat the menace before he can steal a city from Earth as he did Krypton’s Kandor. The above certainly sounds like an exciting film, doesn’t it? A proactive Superman seeking the upper hand on the villain for […]

"One Piece" Season Four Third Voyage: Saying Goodbye to Innocence

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The Straw Hat Pirates arrive at Water 7, the Mecca of shipwrights. With the Going Merry on her last legs the crew is torn asunder when a grim decision must be made as to the future. Meanwhile, a plot to frame Captain Luffy and friends is underway, fracturing the crew even further. “One Piece Season […]

"Dragon Ball Z Kai Season Three": Same Great Story, Less Great Telling

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A mysterious boy from the future warns Son Gokuu and friends of two Artificial Humans who will appear in three years and send the world into chaos. Thrilled by the chance of getting to battle foes superior to a Super Saiyan, Gokuu foregoes attempting to locate and destroy the Artificial Humans before they are complete […]

Review: "One Piece" DVD Collection No. 8: Cloud Nine

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The serial sea-faring adventures of Captain Luffy and friends continue in One Piece Collection No. 8. Picking up from where Collection No. 7 left off, Luffy continues his heated battle with the God of Skypiea, Eneru. Eneru, having deemed the people of Skypiea unworthy, has set out to use his ‘Ark Maxim’ to amplify his […]

"Dragon Ball Kai" Receives New Episodes for International Broadcast

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Veteran voice actress Mayumi Tanaka revealed via her blog that she and her fellow co-stars were recording new Dragon Ball Kai episodes for international release, with no plans for release or broadcast of these episodes in Japan at this time. Dragon Ball Kai ended broadcast March 27, 2011 amid the 2011 Touhoku earthquake and tsunami, […]

Toei Animation Re-Affirms CG "Saint Seiya" film, Considers New TV Series

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Toei Animation Chairman Kozo Morishita revealed at Mipcom 2012 that the long awaited computer-generated Saint Seiya film will “hopefully” see completetion in July 2013. Morishita, a producer of numerous Toei animated series’ including the original 1986 Saint Seiya cartoon series, is also considering producing a new animated series, “In the past we’d produced a TV series […]

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