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Otakon 2011: "The Disapperance of Haruhi Suzumiya"

By now I think most everyone is familiar with the world of Haruhi Suzumiya. She’s a young Japanese school girl who just happens to be a demi-god—though she doesn’t know it—who has attracted the attention of an esper (Itsuki Koizumi), a time traveler (Mikuru Asahina), a living, emotionless deus ex machina (Yuki Nagato), and one […]

Otakon 2011: "Trigun: Badlands Rumble": Hello Old Friend

Ahhhh Trigun. Has it really been ten years since you injected the phrase “Love and peace!” into the American anime fan’s dialect? It’s fun sometimes to get a trip back into your memories and feel again a little bit of what it was like when all of this was something new. It can also be […]

Otakon 2011...It's been over 10 years...really?

Over 10 years…holy cow.  Yours truly has been going to Otakon, the biggest anime con on the East Coast and one of the biggest conventions in the country, and certainly the biggest fan-run convention in the country, for over a decade of my existence.  It’s kinda hard to fathom how much time that is till […]

"Antique Bakery": Sweet, Puffy, and LIght as a Beignet

So, there’s this bakery, somewhere in Tokyo. It’s staffed by a rich pretty boy with a dark past looking to meet chicks; his manservant; a former flyweight boxer with a severe sweet tooth; and a world-class pastry chef known at the “Gay of the Demonic Charm” (No, I’m not making that up, that’s what he […]

FUNimation Acquires DVD and Blu-Ray Rights to "Princess Jellyfish"

FUNimation Inc. has announced the acquisition of the full DVD and Blu-Ray rights to “Princess Jellyfish”, a series they had previous only had the streaming rights to. The show will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in 2012. Toonzone Review of “Princess Jellyfish” by Karl Olson here

Anime Boston 2011: Breakin' Records All Over Da Place

Over 19,000.  No, that’s not a Dragon Ball Z joke, that’s the attendance figure for Anime Boston 2011. To give a little contrast, that’s more people than were at the Boston Bruins playoff game the same night.  So yeah, that’s a lot of folks all coming into the Prudential Center and the Hynes Convention Center to […]

Anime Boston 2011: FUNimation Acquires "Aria the Scarlet Ammo", "Shin Chan" S3

FUNimation has announced the acquisition of the simulcast rights for Aria the Scarlet Ammo, set in a school where everyone gets firearms training. Aria, a new female student, comes in sporting some extra supernatural powers. Girls with guns show. The simulcast will begin on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. FUNimation also announced the upcoming release of […]

Anime Boston 2011-Day 1: Shovin' Off to Boston...(whoaohoh)

The calendar has turned and once again we arrive at another Anime Boston, now featuring the self-owned FUNimation, and the semi-revived ADVFilms in the form of Sentai Filmworks doing a panel and Section 23 Films in the dealer’s room.  So far this year the weather is gorgeous and the cosplayers are out in force, so […]

"The Story of Saiunkoku" Season One: The Neverending Story

Buried deep in the annals of ancient China is the kingdom of Saiunkoku, a land ravaged by years of war and civil unrest, hungering for a competent new king. Unfortunately, the next in line to the kingship is a spoiled teenager with no real sense of how to lead, and who is caught up in […]

Katsucon 2011: The Experience

Another year gone by since the last President’s Day weekend and we have once again come upon…Katsucon, the itinerant wanderer of anime conventions.  In the eleven times I have now been to this convention this is only the 4th time it has been in the same place it was at the year before.  That’s a […]

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