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ThunderCats

Review: "ThunderCats (2011)" Blu-ray - Thunder...THUNder...BLUDERC...ahh, Forget It

by Weathermanon May 19, 2015
In the not so distant past someone had the idea to revive the ThunderCats for a new era. It would be bold and breathtaking, with amazing animation from the best hands in Japan and the kind of story fans of the show always wanted. None of annoying Snarf factor that occasionally made the older show […]
A Certain Scientific Railgun S

Review: "A Certain Scientific Railgun S" - Lots of Sparks, Not Quite Enough Flame

by Weathermanon February 18, 2015
Three series into the larger A Certain Something Something Something-world is a bad time to try to start up with it; if that describes you, then perhaps you will be better served by starting with A Certain Magical Index and working your way forward. The first half of A Certain Scientific Railgun S takes the […]

Pom Poko

Review: "Pom Poko" Blu-ray - The Tanuki are Restless

by Weathermanon February 10, 2015
I need to clear up one thing before we get too deep into things. Tanuki are not raccoons. They’re a type of dog that lives in Japan and looks kind of like a raccoon, but they are in no way related to North American raccoons, despite Disney’s insistence on calling them raccoons in the dub […]
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Right Stuf, Inc. to Distribute Pony Canyon Productions in USA and Canada

by Weathermanon January 9, 2015
Right Stuf, inc has announced that they will be the distributor of all Pony Canyon media and merchandise for the USA and Canada. Pony Canyon currently produces Yuki Yuna is a Hero and Denki-Gai, and has previously been a part of Free!, K-On!, and the CLANNAD, Kanon, and AIR series. Yuki Yuna is a Hero […]

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Review: "Karneval" - You Don't Always Need 3 Rings, Sometimes 1 Is Plenty

by Weathermanon January 7, 2015
Carnivals evoke thoughts of cotton candy, vaguely maintained rides and probably rigged games. Karneval is none of those things. It’s an action-adventureish series that is really more of a character study in disguise. The character being studied is Gareki, a loner and professional thief for various angst-filled reasons who spends his days looking for easy […]
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Review: "Toy Story That Time Forgot" Short on Run Time, Long on Fun Time

by Weathermanon December 2, 2014
Well, it’s Christmas time in…ummm…where ever the Toy Story world is, and apparently it’s someplace that gets snow, so that means it’s time for the toys to go on an adventure. Some of them anyway, since Bonnie can only fit so many into her bag. So Woody, Buzz, Rex, Trixie, and a cat angel ornament […]

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Otakon 2014: Ed Chavez of Vertical Press on How to License Manga

by Weathermanon August 25, 2014
Ed Chavez of Vertical, Inc. did a panel presentation at Otakon 2014 on several of Vertical’s upcoming publications and gave an overview of the process of licensing manga and other publications from Japan. Upcoming Vertical releases include Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, a retrospective of Satoshi Kon’s manga works entitled Dream Fossil-The Complete Satoshi […]

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Otakon 2014: Tony Oliver's Adventures in Voice Acting

by Weathermanon August 25, 2014
Tony Oliver, voice of numerous anime and video game characters over the many years of his career, gave a panel presentation on some of the ways to train yourself to be a voice actor. His first piece of advice, as is heard from pretty much any voice actor that on “How do you become a […]
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Otakon 2014: FUNimation Announces "Hellsing Ultimate 9 & 10" and more

by Weathermanon August 9, 2014
At Otakon 2014, FUNimation made numerous licensing announcements, both for new and re-licensed properties, as well as cast announcements and a number of home video releases. The biggest new license announcement was the final two episodes, 9 and 10, of Hellsing Ultimate. They also announced the full rights for Black Butler: Book of Murder OVA. […]