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"Mars Daybreak" Needs More Depp

by Dukeon November 9, 2005
OK, so we’ve had pirates sailing the seven seas, pirates racing across the universe, and pirates ransacking pretty much everything they’ve come across. But we’ve never had pirates on Mars. Have no fear. This gaping hole in pirate lore is about to be filled. Mars has been terraformed and is now mostly water. People live […]

"Ultramaniac" Vol. 3: Average But Appealing

by Karl Olsonon November 8, 2005
Magical girl anime is dead. No, really, I think it’s a mostly fair assessment. The genre certainly has seen better years, and lately otaku with creepy complexes are as much the target audience as children, at least if posters in the otaku-centric Megami magazine for shows like Lyrical Nonoha and figurines aimed at otaku for […]

"Panda-Z" Silent Pandas with Giant Robots!

by Dukeon November 8, 2005
Picture a panda hero. Now picture a panda-shaped Mazinger Z. Now put them in an anime with no voices, and attach an opening in English. No way it could be good, right? Wrong. Mostly. In Panda-Z, the Warunimal Empire wants to take over the world. It’s up to Pan-Taron and the Panda-Z to stop this […]

"Little King Macius" Gets Second Season

by Zeddon November 8, 2005
Leading French producer Ellipsanime is producing an additional twenty-six 13-minute episodes of its television series Little King Macius, AWN reports. The series has been sold to more than 20 territories worldwide.

Preview: "Hakugei" Proof Adding "In Space" Doesn't Make a Good Show

by Dukeon November 7, 2005
Does anyone remember that one Daily Show segment where Jon Stewart and his correspondents are thinking up new reality shows, and one of them just adds “in space!” to the end of the others’ ideas? [I do! -Ed] A similar process could’ve been the genesis of Hakugei. Or, as its developers probably called it, Moby […]

"Human Crossing" Vol. 3: Stories from Boringville, Japan

by Benon November 5, 2005
Human Crossing sounds like a good idea: an anthology of adult-oriented dramas, each exposing the difficulties of a different set of social relationships. Unfortunately, the intriguing concept is almost its only advantage. The visuals are the most obvious and biggest disappointment. Yes, this isn’t an action show, but there are minimal standards below which a […]

"Boondocks" Brings All The Flaws of Primetime TV To Adult Swim

by Killtacularon November 3, 2005
It’s a Cinderella story for Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks, the near-aborted animated comic strip adaption. After Fox passed it up, Cartoon Network rode in on a horse powered by rainbows and happy clams, and saved this misunderstood gem from demolition. Adult Swim played it up big time. They were excited to get the bad boy of […]

"The Boondocks" Begins its Assault on Adult Swim

by Tienshinon November 3, 2005
Aaron McGruder, sometimes called the angriest black man in America, is ready to sound off once again, only now he’s coming with both gun barrels blazing live and in color. The Boondocks, based on the largely popular and often controversial syndicated comic strip, begins its fifteen episode season on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block on […]

Titles and Descriptions of Studio Ghibli Museum Shorts Available

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2005
Nausicaa.net is reporting on three new short films which will be shown at the Studio Ghibli Museum starting January 3, 2006. The three films are: – “Yagodashi” (Looking for a Home), about a girl on the road looking for a new home – “Hoshi wo Katta Hi” (The Day I Cropped a Star), focusing on […]

Next Ghibli Feature To Be Announced Dec. 13; Oshii Will Direct Love Story

by Benon November 2, 2005
Nausicaa.net reports on a talk at the Tokyo International Film Festival between Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki and director Mamoru Oshii, in which Suzuki revealed that the studio will announce Dec. 13 the name of the property that will be the basis for the next Ghibli feature. Previously, Suzuki had said that Ghibli was in […]