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"Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos": Chuck This in the Trash

by Classic Speedyon May 19, 2011
We all know about Chuck Norris Facts, right? Those satirical statements—if Chuck Norris punches the ground, maps must be redrawn—about how manly and tough Chuck Norris is? Here’s another Chuck Norris Fact: Karate Kommandos sucks. Just in case we forget who Karate Kommandos stars, Chuck Norris’s name is mentioned eleven times in the intro alone. […]

Media Blasters Announces New August Titles Including "Great Guardians"

by Classic Speedyon May 17, 2011
Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, the third season of the fanservice-heavy adaption of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, comes to DVD on 8/30/11 in a partial season set running 150 minutes. It is priced at $29.99 and will be bilingual (English, Japanese). Also, Otoboku, a comedy about a boy who crossdresses to attend an all-girl academy, […]

FUNimation Announces New August Titles Including "Eden of the East" Movie 2

by Classic Speedyon May 16, 2011
August is mostly a month for furthering currently running series and re-releases. Of note, Spice and Wolf 2 has a release date of 8/2/11 for the complete second season, running 325 minutes. It will be available in a Blu-ray/DVD combo set and is priced at $64.98 for the regular edition and $69.98 for the limited […]

Sentai Filmworks & Section23 Announce New Aug. Titles Including "Samurai Girls"

by Classic Speedyon May 10, 2011
Sentai Filmworks and Section23 Films have announced three new anime licenses set for August releases. The first is Samurai Girls (Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls), an action series from ARMS (Ikki Tousen Dragon Destiny, Queen’s Blade). Its complete collection will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 8/23/11 for $59.98 (DVD) and $69.98 (Blu-ray). It runs […]

"The Angry Beavers" Getting General Retail DVD Release

by Classic Speedyon May 9, 2011
Hot off the heels of the news that Hey Arnold! is getting a retail DVD release, Nick’s eighth NickToon, The Angry Beavers, is also getting the same treatment. Formerly an Amazon CreateSpace series (where they are burned on demand onto DVD-Rs), The Angry Beavers will see a complete first and second seasons DVD release on […]

"Hey Arnold!" Getting General Retail DVD Release

by Classic Speedyon May 9, 2011
Hey Arnold!, the sixth NickToon, was previously released on DVD-Rs via Amazon’s CreateSpace program. Now, following in the steps of Rocko’s Modern Life, Shout! Factory plans to release the first season on regular DVDs in retail stores on 8/9/11 for $29.93. The set will be four discs. [Source: ]

"The Looney Tunes Show": A Misleading Show Name

by Classic Speedyon May 3, 2011
Looney Tunes was one of the first cartoon series I ever watched, and I’ve always been a fan. Currently, I own all six Golden Collections, all the compilation movies released to DVD, a couple made-for-TV specials, and three of the four Super-Stars volumes. And I don’t just watch the cartoons. I’m interested in the history: […]

Sentai/Section23 Announce New July Titles Including "Angel Beats!"

by Classic Speedyon April 18, 2011
Angel Beats!, previously announced as being licensed by Sentai Filmworks and Section23 Films, now has a release date: 7/26/11 for $59.98 (DVD version) or $69.98 (Blu-ray version). The complete collection runs 350 minutes. It will contain both English and Japanese languages. Additionally, the following are expected in July: * Allison & Lillia Generation 2 [sub […]

RIP Osamu Dezaki (1943-2011)

by Classic Speedyon April 18, 2011
Noted anime director, storyboard artist, and key animator Osamu Dezaki passed away on 4/17/11 from lung cancer at the age of 67. Among Dezaki’s directorial work includes: The tennis series Ace wo Nerae!, Black Jack (OAV and movie), Golgo 13: The Professional and Golgo 13: Queen Bee, Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick, The Rose […]

"Wagnaria!!" Complete Series: Work Was Never This Fun

by Classic Speedyon April 14, 2011
When I first heard the English name for the slice-of-life workplace series Working!!, I thought it a rather odd title: Wagnaria!! makes me think of Richard Wagner. Or Robert Wagner. Or Wag the Dog. As it turns out, Wagnaria is the name of the restaurant in the show, so given that the name was likely […]