"Baki the Grappler" Vol. 3: Tomato-Flavored Hasselhoff?

by on November 20, 2005
You know, everyone is making a big fuss about steroids now, but imagine if the people in Baki the Grappler were real. There you have a teenager with bigger muscles than my head and a demon man that can plow through a hundred armed guards without breaking a sweat. And people say baseball players are […]

"Dragonball Z: Great Saiyaman" It’s A "Declaration" Of Morphin’ Time!

by on November 19, 2005
Defender of the defenseless! Bane of evildoers! Superhero savior from alien menaces! He is the Great Saiyaman, the masked avenger of Satan City. Is he also the Golden Warrior, the blonde teenager who recently thwarted some crooks? Or is he also Gohan, studious teenager from the hills who just started attending Satan City High and […]

"Perfect Hair Forever": It Exists.

by on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 […]