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"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 […]

"Gunslinger Girl" Volume 2: Girls Just Want to Shoot Guns

by Chris Woodon September 6, 2005
One of anime’s unique and recently popular genres, seen in series like Noir, Najica Blitz Tactics, and Madlax, is girls with guns. In the 2003 show Gunslinger Girl (GG), they are mere children. The second volume of this exciting series, “Vita, Passionee…Pistole: Life, Happiness, and the Gun,” contains episodes 6 through 9. GG is a […]

"AnimeToonz" Vol. 3 Coming October 4

by Maxie Zeuson September 6, 2005
Jellybean Recordings will release AnimeToonz Volume 3: Kristine Sa to CD on October 4.  Two separate editions of the release will feature remixes of theme songs from such series as Cowboy Bebop, Gundam Seed, Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2 and Urusei Yatsura.  All lyrics remain in their original Japanese language. The CD will feature Kristine Sa. Downloadable […]

"King of Fighters" Animated Series Planned

by La Parkaon September 6, 2005
Animation HQ reports that the video game King of Fighters, made by SNK, is getting the anime series treatment from Production I.G. The animation will be produced at 9th Studio, the studio responsible for Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex. No details have really been released including the actual title or release date. However, […]

ADV Announces "Gantz," Other DVD Titles for October

by Maxie Zeuson September 5, 2005
ADV Films will release four anime titles to DVD on October 11, including Gantz: Deathwatch; Maburaho, Ghost of A Chance; Wild Arms: Complete Collection and All Purpose Cat Girl Nuku Nuku Dash: Complete Collection, the company says. Gantz: Deathwatch will feature episodes 18-20 in anamorphic video and both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English […]

"Rumiko Takahashi Anthology" Vol. 3: Adding "Extra" to "Ordinary"

by Chris Woodon September 5, 2005
There are several well-known godfathers of manga and anime who have produced a wide body of work and introduced many memorable characters. These include Akira‘s Katsuhiro Otomo, Gundam‘s Yoshiyuki Tomino, and of course Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki. However, even though Japan remains largely a man’s world, the industry also has a godmother. She is Rumiko […]

"Yumeria" Vol. 1: Not a Dream Come True

by Classic Speedyon September 5, 2005
I went into Yumeria knowing only that it is a magical girl show based on a PS2 video game by Namco. And so my opinion, unspoiled by “hype,” if there was any: Yumeria is exceedingly average. Anime cliche strike one: Tomokazu is a sixteen-year-old boy having trouble in school. Strike two: His parents are dead […]

"Gilgamesh" Vol. 1: Anime or Insomnia Cure?

by Karl Olsonon September 4, 2005
You know, post-Eva and post-Lain, it seems like everyone and their grandma in the anime industry has this idea that dramatic anime needs to move at a snail’s pace. Now, in the hands of the right directors, storyboarders and writers, that ambient, pastoral pacing can make some really classic series. However, in all too many […]

"Kiddy Grade" Vol. 7: Things Get Cleared Up In The "Lurking Shadows"

by Chad Boninon September 3, 2005
Éclair and Lumiere have killed the director of the Galactic Order of Trade and Tariffs (GOTT), Eclipse, and have taken command with an iron fist. An identical pair is serving in an army of Éclair and Lumiere clones under GOTT’s new leadership. Two more Éclair and Lumieres are renegades out to take down the new […]

The Growth of Anime in America According to "Wired"

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2005
Wired magazine has analyzed the state of the American anime industry, noting that anime now accounts for nearly 7% of all DVDs sold and appears more and more frequently on TV. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)