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"Gad Guard" Volume 1: Egad! It's Good!

gad n.: A strange stone that transforms into a techode (giant robot) when a person makes a bond with it. Gad Guard opens with a jazzy theme, entitled “Boomerang Boogie,” performed by Pe’z, and a shot of the gads. The first thing that comes to mind is Cowboy Bebop, but that impression is fleeting. The […]

Cox Adds Anime Network to SVOD

Cox Communications will add Anime Network to its Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service under an agreement announced by the two companies today. [Source: ADV Films]

"Neon Genesis Evangelion" Platinum Edition Vol. 5 and 6 Make No Sense, But Still Rock

The Evangelions versus the Angels. That’s how the fight has been set up in Neon Genesis Evangelion, and if you’re part of the everyone who’s seen it category, you’d know that. But for those of us just now catching the series, how does the drama and mystery hold up on the first run? The discs […]

"Porco Rosso": That Magnificent Pig in His Flying Machine

One wonders what Hollywood studios would have made of animated leading man Marco. He’s a short, fat, mustached Italian bounty hunter who just happens to be a pig (literally). Comical hijinks ensue, right? Yes, and fart jokes, thank you DreamWorks. But hold on a moment. Marco’s no comedian, and he’s not even all that sociable. […]

TZ at SakuraCon: ADV Sales Rise as Shelf Space Shrinks

ADV Films has completed work on the second volume of Princess Tutu and will be screening proof copies at upcoming conventions, company representative D. L. Williams told attendees at SakuraCon last week. Williams eschewed a formal presentation in favor of taking questions directly from the audience. Williams reported that anime sales on the whole leveled […]

TZ at SakuraCon: Bandai Hypes 2005 Releases

Bandai outlined its big 2005 releases, including DICE, Please Twins, Hoop Days, Scrapped Princess, Avenger, PLANETES, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Eureka 7, at SakuraCon last week. Bandai representatives said that the company plans to make Eureka 7 a general, show-centric franchise similar to .hack. The series is scheduled for a fifty-episode […]

TZ at SakuraCon: Geneon Announces DVD, CD Titles

Geneon outlined its plans for a number of upcoming DVD and CD releases at SakuraCon last week. Notable upcoming DVD releases include Koi Kaze; Daphne in the Brillant Blue Vol. 2; Appleseed; Tenjho Tenge Vol. 1; Champloo Vol. 3, Gungrave Vol.6; Cybuster; and Takahashi Anthology Vol. 3. Geneon reps reaffirmed that the company holds the […]

"Case Closed: Dubious Intent" Or, "Rerective Ronan"

Jimmy Kudo (or Shinichi Kudo, depending on your version preference) was your standard high school genius detective. They’re all over Japan. But when shady criminals drug him, his body is turned into that of an elementary school kid. To protect his loved ones, he keeps this a secret from everyone except one close friend. His […]

"Kekko Kamen" Bare-Skinned Hero, Bare-Bones Disc, Brain-Dead Fun

WARNING: The following review is of a “TV MA-VSL” DVD featuring massive amounts of flesh. This disc is absolutely not appropriate for children. So if you’re not old enough to watch South Park or buy Halo, stop reading now. Kamen Rider: The masked-motorcyclist-bug-dude who defends the world. Tuxedo Kamen: The masked man in a suit […]

"One Piece" Sails onto Toonami

Toonami will add One Piece, an anime adventure series about pirates, to its Saturday night action-anime block, Cartoon Network said today. The series focuses on Monkey D. Luffy, who leads the Straw Hat Pirates in search of the legendary hidden treasure that once belonged to Gold Roger, the King of the Pirates. The series will […]

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