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Simpsons Season 14 Coming to DVD This Summer

by Classic Speedyon March 31, 2011
In a recent Twitter reply, Simpsons director David Silverman said that the 14th season of The Simpsons should be coming to DVD “late this summer”. There was no specification on whether a Blu-ray set would be released alongside it, as season 13 had. However, it is known that Weird Al Yankovic will participate in a […]

"FLCL" Complete Series: Simpler Than It Looks

by Classic Speedyon March 28, 2011
FLCL was something of a cult phenomenon back when it aired on Adult Swim in 2003. At the time, it was so unique that it wowed viewers, and even those who weren’t into anime admitted the 6-episode OAV was pretty “cool”, which is high praise indeed. Now that eight years have passed, and eleven since […]

"Angel Beats!" Licensed By Sentai Filmworks

by Classic Speedyon March 25, 2011
Angel Beats!, a supernatural fantasy anime series about students at a purgatory school, has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks. The 2010 P.A. Works-animated series will get an English dub and will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray. A date hasn’t yet been set. The dub will debut at Anime Boston 2011 from April 22-24. […]

Section23/Sentai Filmworks Announce New June Titles Including "Maid Sama"

by Classic Speedyon March 16, 2011
Maid Sama, a comedy about a tough girl who hides the fact that she works in a maid cafe after school, comes to DVD on 6/7/11 for $49.98. The first collection runs 325 minutes and is Japanese w/subtitles only. Highschool of the Dead, a zombie action anime, comes to DVD and Blu-ray on 6/28/11 for […]

FUNimation Announces New June Titles Including "Vampire Bund"

by Classic Speedyon March 15, 2011
Dance in the Vampire Bund, a SHAFT-animated vampire series, debuts in June. Its complete series will arrive on both DVD and Blu-ray on 6/14/11 for $64.98, or $69.98 for the limited edition. Baka and Test (aka Baka to Test to Shōkanjū), a comedy fantasy series, comes to DVD and Blu-ray on 6/28/11 for $64.98, or […]

"Rocko's Modern Life" Getting General Retail Release

by Classic Speedyon March 10, 2011
Rocko’s Modern Life, the fourth NickToon, was previously only released via iTunes download, NetFlix rental, and Amazon’s burn-on-demand CreateSpace program. However, Shout! Factory now has the rights to the show, and plans to release the first season on DVD as a general retail release on 6/21/11 for $19.93. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon as […]

"Summer Wars" (FUNi release): Enlist Today!

by Classic Speedyon March 7, 2011
I went into Summer Wars pretty much blind. With a vague title like that, I really didn’t know what to expect. What I got was an interesting combination of plausible (yet fantastical) tech thriller, slice-of-life comedy/drama, and above all, an emphasis on the importance of the family unit. And, unusual for reviewing purposes, I actually […]

"American Dad" Volume 6 Coming in April

by Classic Speedyon February 23, 2011
Fox animated sitcom American Dad sees its sixth volume (consisting of the fifth season) coming to DVD on 4/19/11 for $39.98/$54.98 (Canada). The three disc set will include these episodes, with an asterisk denoting an audio commentary. – In Country… Club (9/27/2009)* – Moon Over Isla Island (10/4/2009) – Home Adrone (10/11/2009) – Brains, Brains, […]

Sentai & Section23 Announce New May Titles Including "Allison & Lillia"

by Classic Speedyon February 17, 2011
Sentai Filmworks has licensed another anime series; this time, it’s Allison & Lillia, an adventure/romance series from Madhouse, and based on a series of light novels. The first half of the series will be released on DVD on 5/17/11 for $49.98. It will be in Japanese with English subtitles only. They’ve also acquired Coffee Samurai […]

"Looney Tunes Super-Stars: Sylvester & Tweety: Feline Fwenzy": Bad Ol' WB

by Classic Speedyon February 16, 2011
The Sylvester and Tweety series of theatrical shorts has always been one of my favorites. Much like Tom & Jerry, it’s a simple conflict: Predator vs. prey, but as with anything, it’s the execution that’s important. Thanks to director Friz Freleng’s great comic timing and the pay-off of seeing Sylvester’s plans to catch Tweety always […]