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"Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris" is Cause for Ennui

There are some animated works that take place in a universe that is so intriguing that a viewer finds himself completely engrossed in the story, even if he doesn’t fully understand every point of the plot or recognize all of the characters. Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris is not one of these works. Ecole de […]

"Hammerboy" Doesn't Quite Hit the Nail on the Head

How can a small boy from a peaceful island rise up to stop a cunning politician with mystical powers who plans to prolong a war through deceit and intimidation? By learning to speak loudly and carry a big hammer. This boy is Mangchi, the scrappy lead of Hammerboy, the 2003 Korean film that provoked international […]

"Stroker and Hoop": The Case of the Dull Detectvies (sic)

A number of Adult Swim’s early comedy staples have been canceled or rerun enough that the more dedicated fan has likely committed them to memory. Thus, a number of new shows are set to premier in an effort to bring new life to the lineup. Unfortunately, one such show entitled Stroker & Hoop is dead […]

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