Yume’s the newest apprentice mage in town. Mind you, this is a Japan where mages, those born with magic powers available to them, work side by side with the Government. Licensed mages work alongside firefighters, police, and even have their own Bureau that can be called upon to perform miracles. Yume is being trained alongside […]
The Danger Service Agency will take on any task, for a price. Throughout their odd jobs, they seem to have made a certain enemy, one voted in by the public of Japan. To find out what a haircutting hellion, a stone cold slaughterer, and a pop-idol have against the DSA, read on. Plus, mummies, a […]
Future Tokyo’s finest, and I do mean finest, female gunslingers return for another round of crime-fighting and spandex stretching in Burst Angel Volume 5: Line in the Sand. Following the sensational 3rd and 4th volumes, Line is a slight letdown, but entertaining all the same. The girls themselves are given surprisingly little screen time, with […]
Yohko Mano is Japan’s equivalent of Buffy The Vampire Slayer; a young girl begrudgingly given the task of defending the earth (more specifically, their home town… you never really saw Buffy go too far from Sunnydale) from demons and derelicts. Yohko’s a real girl, one who swears, has hormones, and would rather track down the […]
Central Park Media has announced that IFILM.com will begin carrying their anime content. In addition to several previews and trailers, IFILM is hosting the first seven minutes of Kakurenbo and the U.S. trailer to Negadon: The Monster from Mars, with more content coming soon.
Anime has a lot of show about bounty hunters and people who do odd jobs for hire. Some of them, such as Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw Star are fairly major parts of the public face of anime as they’ve aired on TV. Of course, there are also more than a few post-apocalyptic works as well, […]
More complete collections are on the way for July, as Dragon Drive, Galaxy Angel Z, Kaze No Yojimbo, Wolf’s Rain, and the Love Hina movies are getting re-released. In addition, new volumes of Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, My-Hime, and Yukikaze are also hitting shelves. Thanks to AnimeOnDVD.com for the news.
Tatsunoko Productions has been around for a long time. 40 years in fact. In that time they’ve made a number of series that have been very influential not only in Japan, but in America as well. Classics such as Speed Racer, Gatchaman and Mospeada, have all turned up in the US under some banner or […]
The New York Times has coverage of the Tokyo International Anime Fair (registration required). The article focuses mostly on the experiences of anime writer Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop and Eureka seveN) at the fair, although brief digressions cover cosplay, the hardcore American otaku who traveled to Tokyo for the fair, and some provocative comments by […]
Jen Bomford has published a column at Comicon.com’s PULSE News covering new anime TV shows debuting this season in Japan. The shows she highlights are Gintama (debuting April 4), a new Shonen Jump series set in a quasi-Meiji Era Japan populated by aliens and strange beings; Nana (debuting April 5), based on a popular manga […]