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Amazon Anime Strike

Amazon Channels’ Anime Strike Offers Free Digital Manga

by Ed Liuon March 22, 2017
Amazon Channels’ curated on-demand subscription service Anime Strike is offering its members free digital manga through ComiXology once a month for the rest of 2017. The free title will be selected by the Anime Strike team based on the most popular shows over the past month, with April’s offering being Blue Exorcist Vol. 1 to […]


Miss Hokusai

Review: “Miss Hokusai” Blu-ray – Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman

by Ed Liuon March 15, 2017
Based on a historical fiction manga series, Miss Hokusai is an animated feature film as unconventional as its title character O-Ei, the daughter of the renowned Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Miss Hokusai blends a realistic portrayal of Edo-period Japan with suggestions of strange, otherworldly forces just outside our field of view, mixing these elements together […]

Star vs. the Forces of Evil

Disney XD Orders Season 2 of “Milo Murphy’s Law” and Season 4 of “Star vs. the Forces of Evil”

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Disney XD has renewed Milo Murphy’s Law for a second season and Star vs. the Forces of Evil for a fourth. The former series was created by Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh; the title character is a personification of Murphy’s Law voiced by “Weird Al” Yankovic. The latter series […]

Zootopia

“Zootopia” Takes Home Best Animated Feature Oscar; “Piper” Wins Best Animated Short

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2017
The 89th annual Academy Award winners were announced in a ceremony last night, with Disney’s Zootopia taking home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and Disney/Pixar’s “Piper” winning for Best Animated Short Film. Of the remaining categories with an animated film in contention, the Best Original Song award went to “City of Stars” from La […]