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NIS America Announces New Anime Title – "WAGNARIA!!"

by Lelouchon November 21, 2010
NIS America announced today that they have picked up the Anime show “WAGNARIA!!” (aka WORKING!!). They will be releasing a complete series premium edition sometime in March 2011. WAGNARIA!! Plot Overview Courtesy of NIS America- “The family restaurant “Wagnaria” stands by itself in Hokkaido. One day Sota Takanashi, who loves all things small, meets tiny […]

"Oh! Edo Rocket": An Explosion of Problems

by Lelouchon November 4, 2010
When it comes to any form of media, originality is generally welcome. Anime in particular has suffered quite a bit from overdone plot lines and stereotypical characters. Unfortunately, just being original doesn’t automatically mean a show will turn out well, or even decent. Oh! Edo Rocket Season 1 Part 1 has the right idea, but […]

"Eden of the East": A Paradise for Any Viewer

by Lelouchon November 1, 2010
Some titles come with an exceptional amount of hype when they’re licensed and dubbed for Western audiences. Unfortunately for those titles, the hype often overshadows the merits of the show, and the general audience is left underwhelmed. But Eden of the East is one of those titles that exceeds even the most over-hyped expectations Not […]

"Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings": Taking Outrageous to a New Level

by Lelouchon October 28, 2010
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings is oddly addictive. I say “oddly,” because in order to enjoy it you basically have to turn off your brain, sit back, and absorb the absurdity. While Sengoku Basara suffers from a large cast, obnoxious screaming and even a predictable plot, it also has great music, beautiful animation, and a bone-chilling […]

"El-Hazard: The Wanderers": Hazardous to Your Health

by Lelouchon October 13, 2010
El-Hazard: The Wanderers has very little going for it. The plot is generic, the characters are bland, and the voice work is atrocious. The series takes thirteen episodes just to become the slightest bit tolerable, and then it wraps up with a rushed, cop-out ending. It’s a train wreck. Don’t waste your time and money […]

NYAF2010: Gundam 00 Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer is Flawed but Entertaining!

by Lelouchon October 12, 2010
On the final day of NYAF 2010 the long awaited Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Movie: A wakening of the Trailblazer premiered with English subtitles just a mere month after the Japanese release. For Gundam fans this was quite the treat and judging from the line that formed, probably the most anticipated movie premiere during NYAF. […]

NYAF2010: "Mardock Scramble: The First Compression" Press Conference with Author!

by Lelouchon October 12, 2010
Aniplex presented the World Premiere of Mardock Scramble: The First Compression at New York Anime Fest 2010 and held an exclusive press conference (via interpreter) with Tow Ubukata, the author of the novel the movie is based on. The English translation of the novel comes out in America early next year through VIZ Media under […]

NYAF2010: "Mardock Scramble: The First Compression" Thoughts and Observations

by Lelouchon October 12, 2010
The story does well in mixing the plot, characters and action all together. Balot is a fantastic protagonist. As young as she is, she comes with a lot of baggage in her past, with her father molesting her during early childhood. She becomes psychologically troubled by these events and looks for someone to love her, […]

NYAF2010: Crunchyroll Announces Return of Gundam and New Simulcasts

by Lelouchon October 10, 2010
During their panel, Crunchyroll announced that Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam Z and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 will again be streaming on their site, starting just after the panel finished. In addition to that news, they have also announced several new series that will be simulcasting, many of which have already begun. The shows […]

NYAF2010: Star Driver is Fabulooousss!

by Lelouchon October 10, 2010
Star Driver is nothing short of FABULOUS. The plot is a bit odd, the mechs are quirky and the main character, Takuto, is ridiculous. Typically you’d think this combination wouldn’t result in such a great first impression, but it works for Star Driver. I had the pleasure of watching the first episode today with English […]