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Review: “Durarara!! X2 Shou Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: A Sterling Example of Dollars

by Grant Whiteon July 19, 2016
It’s been two years since I last stopped by Ikebukuro. I commented then that the release came ahead of a planned continuation of the story, and that time has arrived. Split into three arcs, Durarara!! X2 aims to complete the adaptation of the light novel series. That’s pretty significant considering there is no shortage of anime […]

Review: “Ghost In The Shell: Arise Parts 3 & 4” Rise To The Occupation

by Chad Boninon July 18, 2016
The system has been rebooted, and Ghost In The Shell: Arise is out to show the fresh history of the Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9. Following the introduction of the cast in the last box set, the would-be team will be faced with a virus that fakes memories and a trip down a certain […]

Review: “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” Blu-ray Is a Hop, Skip, and a Jump to a Charming Film

by Neo Yion July 15, 2016
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Makoto Konno is your everyday Japanese schoolgirl. She lives with two parents and a little sister, is a total klutz, and barely makes it to class on time. Today is a particularly rough day for Makoto: she fails a pop quiz, her cooking class ends with her […]

Review: “Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!” Complete Series – Transgender Dysphoria Fun

by macattackon July 14, 2016
Ah, the gender bender anime. Every couple of years there seems to be an entry into this sub-genre of Japanese animation, popularized in the 90’s by the classic series Ranma 1/2. Now it is Gonna Be The Twin-Tail‘s turn to pick up the torch and see what entertainment value is left to be mined from this […]

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Review: “D-Frag!” – Likable High School Hijinks

by Weathermanon July 8, 2016
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: delinquent high school kid, gaggle of weird girls, club room, etc etc etc. Yes, you have heard this story before, very likely a lot of times, so how does one make a show like this stick out? Do it well. D-Frag is certainly a little cliche, but it […]

Review: “Naruto Shippuden” Set 26 – Canonically Decent

by macattackon July 7, 2016
The anime adaptation of Naruto Shippuden has been a bumpy ride for the last couple of boxsets, with the series mired in a dirge of random mix of filler and poorly paced canon episodes, often with poor animation. The final episode of Boxset 25 kicked everything into high gear with a frankly incredible episode that had […]

“Gundam” Leads The Charge For Loot Anime’s SQUADRON Crate

by Grant Whiteon July 6, 2016
Loot Anime, the anime focused avenue of the popular Loot Crate subscription service, have announced their next theme to be ‘SQUADRON”. This means a focus on the various elite squads of Japanese animation with exclusive products inside to draw from the likes of Mobile Suit Gundam, GATE, Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon and Arpeggio of Blue […]

Review: “Only Yesterday” Blu-ray Is A Riveting Trip Down Memory Lane

by Neo Yion July 6, 2016
Only Yesterday’s US release is nothing short of a miracle. For years, it suffered as the only Studio Ghibli film to never make it stateside. Even during the brief time period in the late 90’s/early 21st century when Disney shoved Ghibli dubs out like candy, this one remained curiously absent. The only way anyone could legally […]

One Punch Man Comes to Toonami July 16, 2016

by Peter Paltridgeon July 4, 2016
Saitama has become One Punch Man, a superhero SO POWERFUL that he annihilates anybody with just one punch. But he soon discovers this can lead to a boring existence, and he becomes jaded with everything. The new anime based on the One Punch Man manga has gained a following, and said following has been asking […]

UK “Fullmetal Alchemist” Ultimate Edition Early Bird Discount Ends Tuesday

by Grant Whiteon June 30, 2016
The law of equivalent exchange states that to gain something you must lose something of equal value. The law of Anime Limited exchange works a bit differently. There are just a few days left to take advantage of the company’s early bird discount on their HD Blu-ray Ultimate Edition boxset of the original Fullmetal Alchemist […]