"Perfect Hair Forever": It Exists.

by Dukeon November 17, 2005
Out of all the American companies that could successfully parody anime, there are only three that could do it right. ADV already has a bunch of popular parody dubs under their belt while FUNimation has all the right people in place to take some fun jabs at the series they love. And the third company […]

Viz Media Announces Products Available for the Holidays

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
Viz Media has announced a diverse collection of new products inspired by anime and manga series, all available now: New VIZ Media Manga and Ani-Manga: Beauty Is The Beast, Volume 1 – MSRP: $8.99 Steamboy Ani-Manga, Volume 1 – MSRP: $19.99 Death Note, Volume 1 – MSRP: $7.99 Limited Edition Box Sets: Fullmetal Alchemist Box […]

"Dragon Ball Z" Goku Held Hostage: Huzzah! Even More Filler!

by Dukeon November 16, 2005
It seems as though the Dragon Ball DVDs will never end. First we had the original dub, then the new dub doing the Freeza Saga, most of the Cell Saga, the original Dragon Ball, the Buu Saga, Dragon Ball GT, the rest of the Cell & Buu sagas, and now we come all the way […]

"Kodocha" Vol. 2 Cranks Up the Drama

by James915on November 15, 2005
The title of this volume, “Hayama Hijinks,” would have you believe it was as completely crazy as the first volume. In fact, while it’s still very funny, the drama is kicked up a notch and the heartfelt moments are out in force this time. Child TV star Sana Kurata, armed with an embarrassing photo, has […]

"Burst Angel" Vol. 2 to 4: Dangerous Beauties

by Chris Woodon November 14, 2005
Burst Angel is yet another in a long line of girls with guns anime series trying to recapture the magic of 80s classic Dirty Pair. And it does an admirable job, adding giant robots and monsters to the familiar mix. Though frankly, I hardly noticed them as my eyes must have been somewhere else. Let’s […]

"Burst Angel" Vol. 1: Louisa May Alcott Rolls in Her Grave

by Conekilleron November 14, 2005
Hot chicks with guns. Giant robots. Fanservice. These are the stereotypes that pepper many an anime series. But Studio GONZO, experts in the unoriginal, accidentally added another stereotype to the equation: “whiney male sidekick.” Thus, Burst Angel (Bakuretsu Tenshi) was born! Jo, Meg, Amy and Sei are a group of super powered, but absurdly dressed, […]

IGPX DVDs Announced

by Zeddon November 12, 2005
Bandai will release the first volume of the Toonami original series IGPX in three different versions in February 2006, according to Anime on DVD. (via Willima C. Maune)

"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 […]