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Otakon 2013: Day One - Jumping In Head First

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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 […]

Review: "Rental Magica" - Abracadabra, It's An Enjoyable Show!

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Review: "Lilo & Stitch" Double-Pack Blu-ray - One's Great, The Other...Not So Much...

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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 […]

Anime Mid-Atlantic 2013 Report

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Has it really already been four conventions this year? Yes, yes it has been. Wow. The convention in question today is a small one by the name of Anime Mid-Atlantic, way way way down on the south side of Virginia in Chesapeake. AMA is not what one would consider a particularly large convention overall, but […]

Review: "My Neighbor Totoro" Blu-ray - Best. Neighbor. Ever.

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Some movies are huge, gaudy spectacles of sound and fury that signify nothing more than our ability as humans to be entertained by empty flashes of lights.  Some movies completely eschew the idea of anything visual and become an exercise in watching boring people talk to each other till you’re sick of it.  The best […]

Anime Boston 2013: Sunrise Official Panel Report

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Sunrise Japan came to Anime Boston for the first time this year and gave a presentation on some of their upcoming projects and made several announcements.  They announced the launch of Daisuki-a joint project between themselves, Aniplex, Toei and Toms.  They also announced that multiple titles formerly held by Bandai Entertainment USA are currently being […]

Anime Boston 2013: Sentai Filmworks New Licenses

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Sentai Filmworks announced several new licenses and release dates at Anime Boston 2013.  They have acquired the license for the television series Digi Charat, along with the OVA’s and the Winter Garden special.  Timing of the release was not announced.  They have also acquired the license for the original Gatchaman television series and the OVA’s for […]

Anime Boston 2013: Saturday Morning's Alright for Sleeping

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Ohh, it’s already Saturday?  My how time flies when you’re…umm…sick.  And having fun.  Mustn’t forget the fun.  Chief among the just plain silly/fun things yesterday was Anime Boston’s annual running of The Chibi Project, which surprisingly has nothing at all to do with shrinking people and then making them run all over the place on […]

Anime Boston 2013: Aniplex USA Announces "Blue Exorcist" On Blu-ray, "Sword Art Online" For Toonami

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At its industry panel on Friday, Aniplex of America announced that it is bringing the shonen action series Blue Exorcist to Blu-ray as well as a new DVD release including both an English dub and the Japanese track with English subtitles. The 25-episode series will be released in two parts; part one will be released […]

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