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Michiko and Hatchin

Review: “Michiko & Hatchin” Complete Series Blu-ray is Criminally Compelling

by Neo Yion August 28, 2015
Cynicism is a rampant beast. At its worst, a cesspool of negativity and hopelessness. In the world of Michiko & Hatchin, cynicism dominates its rural streets. Crime is frequent and violent, children are treated as objects to be sold, regular folks are forced into uncompromising situations, and survival is a fact of life. For nine-year-old […]
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Viewster Announces New Content From Sentai Filmworks

by Grant Whiteon August 28, 2015
Video streaming service Viewster have announced the addition of Sentai Filmworks titles to their growing library of anime titles. Included in the lineup are- Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Ilya S1 (United States & Canada) Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Ilya S2 (United States & Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa) Fate/stay Night TV (United States & Canada) Highschool of […]

Toriko

Review: “Toriko” Is the Low-Calorie, Less-Entertaining Snack

by Chad Boninon August 27, 2015
Legend states that there is a show about culinary warriors, but which rarely sets its scenes in a kitchen. A tale of giant beasts that roam the countryside of a mysterious world filled with delectable meats that companies and individuals will fight over. Two men rise above the others to bring these dishes to the […]
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GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to Studio Ghibli’s “Only Yesterday”

by Ed Liuon August 25, 2015
GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS FOR STUDIO GHIBLI’S ONLY YESTERDAY STUDIO GHIBLI CO-FOUNDER AND ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE ISAO TAKAHATA’S MASTERWORK, NEVER BEFORE RELEASED IN NORTH AMERICA NEW ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VERSION FEATURES DAISY RIDLEY AND DEV PATEL FILM TO RECEIVE 25th ANNIVERSARY THEATRICAL RELEASE WINTER 2016 New York, NY – August 24, 2015 – GKIDS, the distributor […]

Space Dandy

Review: “Space Dandy Season 2 Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: Make Room For Seconds, Baby

by Grant Whiteon August 25, 2015
Space Dandy, as the opening to nearly every episode informs us, is a dandy guy in space. In many ways, that’s about all you need to know going into the show even as it begins its second season, though there are of course wider details. Dandy resides in a familiar anime vision of the future […]
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Viewster Announces ‘Omakase’ Subscription Service With Exclusive Merchandise & Content

by Grant Whiteon August 18, 2015
After having enjoyed much success and popularity with their range of streaming anime in a number of global territories, streaming site Viewster have announced their next step in servicing anime fans will be the Omakase subscription service. With the name roughly translating as ‘chef’s choice’, the concept has its roots in the success of products […]

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Review: “Guilty Crown Complete Series” – The Crime of Being a Mess

by macattackon August 10, 2015
On the surface, Guilty Crown has a lot of what it takes to be a spectacular sci-fi action series. It has a near-future societal outlook. It borrows liberally from recent headlines detailing biological outbreaks and social unrest (perhaps it even hits harder for Americans due to the increasing Ebola scare). It has creative, unique mecha […]
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Otakon 2015: Roundtable Interview With Director Ei Aoki & Producers Toshiyuki Nagano, Shizuka Kurosaki

by Todd DuBoison August 10, 2015
Ei Aoki, Toshiyuki Nagano and Shizuka Kurosaki are a trio that hail from a younger, up-and-coming generation in the anime industry today. In her early career as a producer at the major Japanese production company Aniplex, Ms. Kurosaki has been involved in the supernatural thriller film series The Garden of Sinners, the recently completed fantasy […]

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Otakon 2015: Press Conference With Voice Actress Romi Park

by Todd DuBoison August 10, 2015
Born and raised in Tokyo, Korean-Japanese voice actress Romi Park is one of the most prolific performers in her field, with years of experience doing voiceover work for for not only Japanese animation but also Japanese dubs for other cartoons (most notably Finn the human from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time), video games, movies and television programs. […]
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Otakon 2015: Press Conference With Dragon Ball Actors Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat

by Todd DuBoison August 10, 2015
Two of the leading stars of the English voice cast for the Dragon Ball franchise, Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat have performed a large number of roles for the property’s various iterations over the years. Mr. Schemmel has played the lead hero Son Goku througout FUNimation’s dub as well as the major role of King Kai, […]