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"Rocko's Modern Life" Season 3: Better than Both Salami and Bologna Combined

by Classic Speedyon July 6, 2012
Watching Rocko’s Modern Life‘s third season, I’m continually impressed with how well the show has held up in the years since it originally aired in the mid ’90s. The characters are still engaging, the artwork is still unique, and most importantly, it’s still quite funny. Easily the best episode of season 3 is the sublime […]

"Aaahh! Real Monsters" Season 2: I Scream For Monsters

by Classic Speedyon May 16, 2012
Aaahh! Real Monsters, which debuted in 1994, was Klasky-Csupo’s second NickToon, and represents a better time, before they milked Rugrats to death and started churning out similar-looking shows like As Told By Ginger and Rocket Power. If Aaahh! has a flaw, it’s that it’s too energetic. The show rarely stops for a breath; everything moves […]

Sentai Filmworks Announces New August Titles Including "No. 6"

by Classic Speedyon May 15, 2012
A number of new titles are coming in August from Sentai Filmworks/Section23 Films: * K-on! Season 2 Collection 2: 8/28/12 – 350 min. – $59.98 (DVD)/$69.98 (Blu-ray) * Koihime Musou: Ultimate Collection (Seasons 1-3) (DVD): 8/28/12 – 975 min. – $89.98 * No. 6 Complete Collection: 8/21/12 – 275 min. – $59.98 (DVD)/$69.98 (Blu-ray) * […]

FUNimation Announces New August Titles Including "Freezing"

by Classic Speedyon May 15, 2012
The new anime releases for August from FUNimation are: * Freezing Complete Series (Blu-ray/DVD combo) (L.E.): 8/28/12 – 300 min. – $69.98 * Is This a Zombie? Complete Series (DVD) (L.E.): 8/7/12 – 325 min. – $64.98 * Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror (DVD; also available in Blu-ray/DVD combo): 8/14/12 – 100 min. […]

"Looney Tunes: Chuck Jones Mouse Chronicles" Coming to Blu-ray

by Classic Speedyon May 8, 2012
On 8/28/12, Warner Home Video will release “Looney Tunes: Chuck Jones Mouse Chronicles”, a 2-disc Blu-ray set featuring 19 classic cartoons. There is no word yet on pricing or special features, but reportedly, it will have special material. The included shorts: (all directed by Chuck Jones) – Naughty But Mice (1939) – Sniffles – Little […]

FUNimation Announces New July Titles Including "Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt"

by Classic Speedyon April 21, 2012
A number of new anime titles are coming in July from FUNimation: * El Cazador de la Bruja Complete Series (S.A.V.E.) (DVD): 7/10/12 – 650 min. – $29.98 * Ergo Proxy Complete Series (Anime Classics) (DVD): 7/3/12 – 575 min. – $39.98 * Fractale Complete Series (L.E.) (Blu-ray/DVD combo): 7/17/12 – 275 min. – $69.98 […]

"Sekirei" Season 1 (Re-release): Boobies Do Not a Good Show Make

by Classic Speedyon April 9, 2012
Boobies! Now that I’ve got your attention, read the review. Sekirei is yet another entry in the tired “battle royale” genre of anime, where super-powered women duel to the death against each other in the hopes of winning “the game”. In this show’s case, the heroine is a sweet, extremely well-endowed gal named Musubi, a […]

Dirty Pair Flash Collection Coming to DVD on July 10, 2012

by Classic Speedyon March 29, 2012
On 7/10/12, Nozomi Entertainment and Right Stuf will release the remaining Dirty Pair property, the OAV sequel Dirty Pair Flash, which ran from 1994 to 1996. As with the other Right Stuf-released Dirty Pair, it will have remastered audio and video. It will also retain the ADV dub. The price will be $39.99 and the […]

"Arakawa Under the Bridge X Bridge": Unfunny X Unfunny

by Classic Speedyon February 27, 2012
There’s nothing deadlier than comedy that falls flat. For example: Arakawa: Under the Bridge X Bridge. I sat through this sequel series to the SHAFT comedy anime Arakawa: Under the Bridge mostly stone-faced. I smirked or chuckled occasionally but never laughed out loud. It’s a bad combination of being simultaneously too dry and too over-the-top, […]

"Rocko's Modern Life" Season 2: Crikey! It's Even Better!

by Classic Speedyon February 8, 2012
Rocko’s Modern Life‘s second season is an improvement over the first. Given that the first was already strong, that’s pretty impressive. In case you came in late, the title character is a wallaby who seems to constantly run into bad luck. He’s simultaneously aided and hampered by his friends: Heffer, a happy-go-lucky, corpulent, gluttonous cow, […]