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Put 'Em Back: "Loonatics Unleashed" Is Just Mediocre

by Maxie Zeuson September 14, 2005
Six months after it was announced—six months after massive mainstream news coverage; anguished message board and blog posts; Internet petitions; scatological animated parodies; collisions with sex-toy manufacturers and Dutch character designers—six months after a near-riot, in other words, Loonatics Unleashed finally sees the light of day and reveals itself as… just another lousy action cartoon. […]

"Galaxy Railways" Vol. 2: Half Steam Ahead

by Chris Woodon September 13, 2005
We all slow down eventually, even in the world of entertainment. Kevin Costner, for example, has gone from battling vicious gangsters to canoodling with frumpy housewives. In a less drastic manner, Galaxy Railways lowers the pressure heading into its second volume, “His Father’s Son.” In my review of the first volume, I compared Galaxy Railways […]

"Gad Guard" Vol. 3: Small-Town Giant Robots

by Dukeon September 13, 2005
Giant Robots. Who wouldn’t want one? A robot the size of a skyscraper would be cool, but a ten-foot tall robot would be nice too. For one thing, it would be easier to take care of and hide in case you’re ever chased by the police all over the city. Plus, it wouldn’t talk much, […]

"Howl's Moving Castle" Japanese DVD Details Announced

by Ed Liuon September 9, 2005
Nausicaa.net has posted the specifications for the standard and special edition Howl’s Moving Castle DVDs being released in Japan on November 16. The Studio Ghibli Short Films DVD will be released at the same time.

Animex Solicits Entries for 2005 Awards

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
Student animators and game developers are being encouraged to submit entries to the Animex Student Animation Awards, Computer Graphics World reports. Deadline for entry is October 1, 2005. For more information, visit the Animex International Festival of Animation & Computer Games website.

"Koi Kaze Vol.3:" Salvation in Destruction

by Karl Olsonon September 9, 2005
“I have a feeling that you’re riding for some kind of a terrible, terrible fall. But I don’t honestly know what kind….” – Mr. Antolini, Chapter 24, Catcher in the Rye. If you already hate Koi Kaze, don’t even bother reading this. No, really, I’m dead serious. Nothing in this volume is going to redeem […]

Preview: "Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok" Makes Norse Gods Cute

by James915on September 9, 2005
Wow! That title is a bit more than a mouthful. Based on the manga of the same name (also released by ADV), Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok puts an interesting spin on Norse mythology. Loki has been banished from Asgard by Odin and forced to live among mortals trapped in the body of a small boy. […]

Website for Fred Patten Launches

by Ed Liuon September 8, 2005
A website dedicated to sci-fi and anime maven Fred Patten has been launched to keep his friends and fans up to date on his health. Patten has written about anime and manga for more than 25 years, but suffered a stroke in March 2005. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

"Tenchi Muyo! GXP" Vol. 6: Return of the Pink-Haired Badass

by Chad Boninon September 8, 2005
Seina Yamada’s known throughout the galaxy as a bad luck magnet. He’s even been hired as a Galaxy Police transporter/bait, luring out space pirates so they can be picked off more easily. For a man with such bad luck, being the captain of a ship staffed by hot babes doesn’t seem too bad. But there’s […]

"Kodocha Vol. 1": Yes Folks, It's That Good!

by James915on September 8, 2005
All right, before we begin: Yes, I’m an almost-twenty-one-year-old male. And no, this review will not fully convey just how much I, in all my twenty-one-year-old male glory, love this show. It’s directed by the man who did Fruits Basket (another shoujo series I loved) and you can definitely see the similarities. Kodocha is the […]