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Review: "Wander Over Yonder" Worth the Trip

by Weathermanon September 13, 2013
Some shows have a great big high-minded purpose with massive casts and a sprawling epic story with dozens of intersecting plotlines. And some shows are Wander Over Yonder, where there’s just two main characters (so far anyway) and they mostly exist to make themselves laugh. Those two main characters are Wander, a happy-go-lucky guy who […]
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Otakon 2013: Masao Maruyama & Studio MAPPA Q&A

by Weathermanon August 29, 2013
Perennial Otakon guest Masao Maruyama returned to the convention once again in 2013 to do several Q&A sessions. This panel in particular centered on his work with his new production studio, MAPPA.  The panel opened with a total of three videos, two of which I can talk about: a tribute to the late Satoshi Kon […]

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Otakon 2013: Q&A With Voice Actor Tomokazu Seki

by Weathermanon August 29, 2013
Renowned Japanese voice actor Tomokazu Seki returned to Otakon 2013 to participate in a Q&A session Friday afternoon.  Among his many roles are Domon Kasshu from Mobile Fighter G Gundam, Kenichi from Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, and Kyo from Fruits Basket.  He got his start in the voice acting industry in 1993 and has risen […]
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Review: "Wolf Children" - Heed the Call of the Wild

by Weathermanon August 23, 2013
Hana has a problem.  Her whole life has gone to the dogs…err…wolves. Her husband is/was a wolf.  Her daughter is a wolf.  Her son is a wolf.  It makes it very hard to keep an apartment when every time the kids start fighting, the neighbors think you have an illegal dog in the house.  And […]

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Otakon 2013: Aniplex America Announces "Kill la Kill" and Theatrical Release of 3rd "Madoka Magica" Movie

by Weathermanon August 10, 2013
At Otakon 2013, Aniplex of America announced the licensing of the “Kill la Kill” anime series from Studio Trigger (Little Witch Academia, Inferno Cop). The series will begin airing on Japanese television this fall and be streamed online for other viewers outside the country as well. Aniplex of America also announced that the 3rd “Puella […]
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Otakon 2013: Viz Announces Rerelease of "Ranma 1/2" Anime and More

by Weathermanon August 10, 2013
At Otakon 2013 today Viz made several announcements at its Saturday industry panel, including the rerelease of the “Ranama 1/2″ anime starting in the fall of 2013 on both DVD and Blu-Ray disc. Viz also announced that they have acquired “Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet” and “Blood Lad” DVD and Blu-Ray. Additionally, “Blood Lad” will […]

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Otakon 2013: Day One - Jumping In Head First

by Weathermanon August 10, 2013
Otakon 2013 is underway and given the lineup this year, there’s going to be something awesome happening whenever someone gets there. The music acts alone are pretty much worth the trip, with TM Revolution headlining on Saturday with a full arena show and Yoko Kano doing a piano concert on Sunday. There’s also several premier […]
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Review: "Rental Magica" - Abracadabra, It's An Enjoyable Show!

by Weathermanon August 7, 2013
Itsuki “Itski” Iba is no one’s idea of a corporate leader.  He’s a bit on the reserved side, not very physically imposing and he’s always getting overruled by his subordinates.  And yet, he’s the one tasked with running his late father’s Magic business, Astral.  No, not the David Copperfield kind of “magic”, but real honest […]

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Review: "A Certain Magical Index" - A Certain Magical Ehhh.....

by Weathermanon July 19, 2013
In the future, there is only Hello Kitty…wait…no…in the future there is magic, and espers, and magical espers, and espers with magic, and maids. Always with the maids. A Certain Magical Index aka Index from here on out, is supposedly the story of Index, a silver haired young woman who happens to land on the […]
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Review: "Lilo & Stitch" Double-Pack Blu-ray - One's Great, The Other...Not So Much...

by Weathermanon June 28, 2013
Sometimes a movie pops out of the great machine that doesn’t exactly fit with everything else the machine has made. What’s the usual template for a Disney movie? Singing, dancing, talking animals of some type, dead parent(s), sniggering villain…ok, well Lilo & Stitch hits 2 of those 5, but the lack of singing and dancing […]