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Unbreakable Machine Doll

Review: "Unbreakable Machine-Doll" Is Highly Defective

by Weathermanon August 7, 2015
How does one review a show like Unbreakable Machine-Doll? It’s obvious from the moment you see the package that Doll has a built in fan base. And boy oh boy do they get catered to. There is a lot of really creepy stuff in this show. Set in a prototypical steam-punky England, there’s a school […]
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Otakon 2015: Masao Maruyama and Yasuaki Iwase at the Studio MAPPA Panel

by Weathermanon August 6, 2015
Acclaimed director Masao Maruyama and his long time production partner Yasuaki Iwase came to Otakon 2015 to give some updates on Studio MAPPA’s current productions and take question on their respective careers. The panel opened with Maruyama and Iwase showing off some trailers for several of their recent and upcoming productions including and adaptation of […]

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Otakon 2015: Seiji Kishi and "Yuki Yuna is a Hero"

by Weathermanon August 4, 2015
Seiji Kishi and Pony Canyon did a screening and Q&A session for Yuki Yuna is a Hero at Otakon 2015. Yuki Yuna is based on a video game of the same name, and the story for the television show was proposed by the game creator. Mr. Kishi said that he had to bring that vision […]
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 […]