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Review: "Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail" Deserves to Be Followed

Black Lagoon Roberta's Blood Trail

The anime makes a several diversions for the better from the manga source material, with the biggest centering on Rock, the meek Japanese salaryman who abandoned his unfulfilling career at the start of the series to join the Lagoon Company. In the original manga, Rock was largely a bystander nearly ground up by the bloody […]

Japanese Government Launches "Cool Japan" Initiative

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Anime News Network reports that the Japanese government has funded a new “Japan Channel” dedicated to exporting Japanese cultural programming internationally, including anime, dramas, music, and travel program. The initial seed money of 15.5 billion yen (approximately $14.7 million) is for subtitling and dubbing costs and publicity, as well as setting up foreign broadcasting offices […]

Review: "Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar" - No Need For Kenshi?

Tenchi Muyo War on Geminar

All the girls love him, with most wanting to take advantage of both his body and his unnatural superpowers. He’s a sweet and kind guy, although a little oblivious, and is thrust into a world he doesn’t understand. His name is Tenchi Masaki- wait, no… this is about Kenshi Masaki, Tenchi’s half-brother. Kenshi has been […]

Review: "A Certain Scientific Railgun" - Does This Electromagnetism Attract or Repel?

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Electromagnetism is a funny thing. It can attract and repel with equal power depending on how you use it. A Certain Scientific Railgun is a companion piece to A Certain Magical Index, centering on Mikoto “Zapper” Misaka, who is blessed/cursed with an incredible amount of electromagnetic power as one of the only 5th level espers […]

PR: VIZ Media Announces Classsic "Ranma 1/2" Anime Series on Restored Blu-ray and DVD

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VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES PRE-ORDERS FOR THE CLASSIC RANMA ½ ANIME SERIES ON RESTORED BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME AND DVD Legendary Martial Arts-Action-Adventure-Comedy Debuts In High Definition In New 3-Disc Sets That Feature The First Season Of The Celebrated Series And An Array Of Special Bonus Features San Francisco, CA, December 20, 2013 – VIZ […]

Review: "Towanoquon" - A Fascinating and Successful Experiment

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Towanoquon is another entry in a increasingly popular trend in Japanese animation: take what would be a 12-13 episode anime series and turn it into six short theatrical films (45-50 minutes in length) released every month or so. The music gets a budget boost, the backgrounds get more detail, better-known voice actors are cast, and […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "Nerima Daikon Brothers" (2006)

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Review: Is A Budget "Irresponsible Captain Tylor" Irresponsible?

The Irrepressible Captain Tylor

Captain Justy Ueki Tylor might be the most unassuming man in the United Planets Space Force. He may not know regulations when it comes to uniforms, he may actively run from a fight, and he might even have a few relations with the opposing Raalgon Empire. Stuck with the decrepit vessel Soyokaze and an equally […]

PR: English-Language Voice Cast Revealed for Studio Ghibli's "The Wind Rises"

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Nominations for 2014 Golden Globe Awards Announced

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Nominations for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards have been announced by the The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This year Globe rules limited the nominees for Best Animated Feature Film to three, with the following movies making the cut: Walt Disney Pictures’ Frozen, The Croods from DreamWorks Animation, and Despicable Me 2 from Illumination Entertainment.  […]

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