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"ThunderCats" DVD Set Confirmed – Updated

by Dukeon May 31, 2005
Update (May 31st): Back Cover Added Below Update (May 13th): Full specs and cover art added below. Update (April 20th): New Details. DVDToons is reporting that one of the trailers in the upcoming Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 boxset is for ThunderCats: Season One, Part One. The only other info known at this time […]

Preview: "Gilgamesh": Goth That’s Awesome, Only It’s Not

by Dukeon May 29, 2005
One of the more obscure genres of anime is goth. Sure, you’ve got giant robots out the wazoo, enough bouncing breasts to form a trampoline the size of Texas, and angst-filled pretty boys (AFPB), but not too often is this done in a goth setting. Apparently, there’s no love for our leather-wearing, spikey-haired brooders of […]

"Zoids" 7 & 8: United, We Awaken

by Dukeon May 26, 2005
Well, the Chaotic Century is over with, though Viz would like you to believe otherwise. No, now we get to go inside the inner workings of the Guardian Force, which is kind of like Team America, except competent and not made up of puppets. We got a peek into the Guardian Force on the last […]

WB Announces "Batman" Vol. 3 and "Superfriends" Season 2 (Updated)

by Dukeon May 24, 2005
Update (5/24): Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Three is now available, . Superfriends: Volume Two is now on sale, . Update (5/19): Disc Art Added For Both Releases. Further details inside. Update (5/13): ‘Superfriends’ Back Cover Added Update (4/9): ‘Superfriends’ Front Cover Updated (Disc Art Included) Update (4/2): ‘BTAS’ Front Cover (Disc Art Included) […]

"Zoids CC" Vol. 5 & 6: Mobilize the Great Beast

by Dukeon April 25, 2005
Every good tale has a beginning, middle, and an end. We’ve already seen the beginning as well as the middle, now we have come to the end. Well, to the end of Zoids: Chaotic Century anyway. Despite what the cover will tell you, everything after this is a completely different series. But that’s for a […]

"Zoids CC" Vol. 3 & 4:Things Get Heavy

by Dukeon April 25, 2005
One of the biggest cult favorites from the “Dark Ages” of Toonami, Zoids: Chaotic Century, is finally getting a well-deserved DVD release. And while the DVDs themselves aren’t much to look at on the technical side, if you’re looking for a budget title this is the longest and cheapest there is. Episodes on Vol. 3 […]

Getting Some "Magical Play"

by Dukeon April 18, 2005
Every so often, there’s a worthwhile low-key anime release that just doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Perhaps it’s because there aren’t any bodacious babe mascots or blood and gore, or maybe it simply didn’t have good luck. Whatever the reason, these releases are hidden gems, just waiting for you to pick them up cheap […]

"Saiyuki Requiem" Not Exactly Legendary

by Dukeon April 8, 2005
On the outside Saiyuki looks like a typical “journeyman” action series. Four adventurers who normally wouldn’t even talk to each other come together to form one kickass fighting team out to stomp evil flat. But when that group is a gun-toting, angst-filled priest, a charming-yet-vicious dragon tamer, a suave, gullible demon, and a super-strong monkey […]

"Dragon Ball Z" Super Strength + Insanity = Badass Villian

by Dukeon April 6, 2005
The Dragon Ball Z movies are fickle. Some of them rock (World’s Strongest, Super Android 13!, the first Broly film), and some of them completely and utterly suck (Tree of Might, Lord Slug, Movie #11). Then there are those films that could have been something great but just weren’t (the Cooler Movies). In Broly Second […]

"Dragon Ball GT": Cash In, Tune Out

by Dukeon April 6, 2005
Ah, Dragon Ball GT, the red-headed stepchild of the franchise. Shunned by almost all Dragon Ball fans for throwing out any nuance the previous series might have had, this series survives on the Dragon Ball name alone. When FUNimation brought over the series to America, they cut the first sixteen episodes so they could get […]