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

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

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

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!

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!

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

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

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!

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 […]

NYAF2010: Bandai Licenses Gundam 00 Movie, Announces Re-Release for Original MSG

For their industry panel during NYCC/NYAF Bandai Entertainment has announced the licensing of the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 movie A wakening the Trailblazer. Gundam Unicorn has also been licensed for a three part DVD release with 2 episodes per part for $29.98. Bandai also announced a two-part Anime Legends set for the original Mobile Suit […]

NYAF2010: The Anime in Academia Panel

You think Anime and Manga is just a hobby? Think again. Anime and Manga are being utilized not only as a practice of art or entertainment, but also for academic purposes. Like books, film or any other media outlet, Anime and Manga also cover a wide range of topics and ideas that can be analyzed […]

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