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"Dragon Ball Z" A Truly Great Awakening

Dragonball Z is probably one of the most iconic anime series ever created. Full of action and adventure, the series became was huge in Japan even before it migrated over to the U.S. and became even bigger. In fact, it grew so big that series creator Akira Toriyama was literally forced to continue the series […]

"Dragon Ball Z: Sacrifice" Fun Despite Pacing Problems

The Cell Saga is often regarded as the best saga in Dragonball, and it’s easy to see why. It has powerful, yet interesting, villains, the heroes grow, develop, and contribute to the plot, and the spotlight’s finally on Gohan. What more could you want or ask for? This disc sees the glory days winding down, […]

"Read or Die" TV: Read, Please

Read or Die is quite an interesting series. The original OVA had giant grasshoppers, ten-foot-long paper airplanes and Beethoven as a villain. Not only that, but the main character, Yomiko Readman — also known as Agent Paper — used paper as her weapon, and as everything else. Whether it was a bulletproof shield, a sword, […]

"Samurai X": Trust That This Disc Won't Betray You

Most of the people reading this have seen the television series Rurouni Kenshin on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block sometime in the past two years. The series was about a wandering swordsman, atoning for his past. Once known as the Hitokiri Battousai, Kenshin Himura has vowed not to kill in order to allow himself peace after […]

Bandai Licenses "Gundam SEED" Special Editions and "Gundam SEED Destiny"

In an interview with MAHQ, Jerry Chu, Marketing Manager of Bandai Entertainment, announced that Bandai has licensed the Special Edition movie trilogy of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED as well as the new sequel series, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, which is still airing in Japan. While no tentative release date was said, Mr. Chu did […]

"Pokémon" It Is Your Destiny To Pick Up This Movie

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Anybody who hasn’t heard the name “Pokémon” has been living on Pluto for the past few years. If that describes you, welcome to Earth and allow me to explain. Pokémon is the mega hit franchise from Japan that swept America seven years ago and is still going strong. The current incarnation, Advanced Generation, has revitalized […]

"Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi" Needs a Stronger Bond

Ai Yori Aoshi is yet another series that I had been interested in seeing, but wasn’t high enough on my priority list to buy. I’ve seen the trailers on other Geneon DVDs and they gave me the impression that the series is a serious romantic drama. Though I’m not sure about the original series, for […]

Ultraman + Acid = "Dokkoida?!"

Dokkoida!? is one of those series you watch without thinking. Plot and character development are secondary to gags. And in an anime comedy, that means lots of sexual innuendo and puns. Now, there’s been a ton of anime comedies that sometimes spoof superheroes, but an entertaining 100% superhero spoof is a relative rarity. Is this […]

Pokémon: Then and Now

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Everybody probably knows the basic plotline of Pokémon by now. Ash Ketchum and his fellow travelers set out to become the greatest of Pokémon trainers, catching various creatures known as Pokémon in order to use them as partners in their everyday lives. This also includes pitting these powerful creatures in battle against one another. (Thankfully, […]

"Pokémon Advanced" A Breath of Fresh Air

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When we last left our hero Ash, he had just said goodbye to his friends Brock and Misty and gone back home to Pallet Town, which is where Pokémon Advanced Generation picks up. After a week’s vacation and freshening up—he has finally changed his clothes—Ash is now off exploring the country of Hoenn. DVDs covered […]

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