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"Strawberry Marshmallow Vol.1": Cute, Cool Comedy For (Almost) Everyone

by Karl Olsonon July 12, 2006
Cute shows get a bad rap these days. No, really, it seems you can’t make a cute show without some skeptic or pervert screaming “OMG LOLICON” at the top of his or her lungs (or in the largest font size available on the skeptic’s message board). You know what? That might even be justified in […]

"Strawberry Marshmallow Vol. 1": Put it in the Fire

by Classic Speedyon July 12, 2006
I really restrained myself. I was going to title this review: “Strawberry Marshmallow: A Cure For Insomnia.” It’s been done to death, but it’s another way (albeit very clichéd) to describe something that is just plain boring. Strawberry Marshmallow is about four middle school girls: Miu, the crazy one, Matsuri, the shy glasses wearer, Chika, […]

"Strawberry Marshmallow OST": An Electronic Melancholy Beneath the Sweet Surface

by Karl Olsonon July 12, 2006
Strawberry Marshmallow is a cute show and the soundtrack for it is no exception. However, it’s interesting to note that in amongst the sugary sweetness there is a surprising array of electronic music influences. There is just a touch of pathos alone with the cuteness, and ultimately, that not only grounds the music in a […]

Press Release: "Negadon: The Monster From Mars” Attacks Texas

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
“NEGADON: THE MONSTER FROM MARS” ATTACKS TEXAS The Award-Winning “Negadon,” “Kakurenbo,” and “Cat Soup” Are Set To Play At Alamo Mason Park Cinema New York, NY (July 10, 2006) – Leading North American anime publisher Central Park Media announced today that its highly anticipated computer-generated monster movie Negadon: The Monster From Mars along with Kakurenbo: […]

Monster Master: Jun Awazu on "Negadon"

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
There are monster movie fans all over the world, but not many will commit years to create their own computer-animated movie, let alone pioneer new techniques in CGI to do it. Luckily, Jun Awazu isn’t a typical monster movie fan. Born on June 4, 1974, Awazu completed a degree in Japanese-style painting before trading an […]

"Digiview Anime" Part 2: The Pain! Oh, the Pain!

by Dukeon July 8, 2006
I never expected my last review of what is known as “Digiview anime” to be so popular. Thankfully, kinda, Godfrey Ho (also known as Joseph Lai) has made more than three films in his career, giving Digiview much more ammunition to unleash on the unsuspecting Wal-Marts of the country. But can any of them hope […]

"Tactics Vol. 1": Spirits and Demons and Goblins, Oh My!

by Dukeon July 7, 2006
Fantasy anime are becoming rarer and rarer over here in the States nowadays. Sure, you’ve got InuYasha and some other Rumiko Takahashi works, but the majority of the anime has a sci-fi twist (like Saiyuki or Steel Angel Kurumi). It’s been far too long since we’ve had a good horror/adventure story set in Japan’s past. […]

"Naruto": Uncut Goodness, Believe It!

by Dukeon July 6, 2006
Shonen Jump anime has been receiving a bad rap in the dub department. Dragonball Z had all of its music replaced, Yu-Gi-Oh! had all the good stuff taken out, and One Piece was a complete disaster. Plus, the only Shonen Jump anime that has been dubbed well so far, Yu Yu Hakusho, never reached the […]

Bandai Licensing "Hiwou’s War," "Zeta" Films and More — CORRECTED

by Benon July 5, 2006
At their panel at Anime Expo today, Bandai Entertainment announced the acquisition of Hiwou’s War (Hiwou Senki), a 26-episode series that was Studio Bones’ first. Individual volumes will retail for $38.99. Vol. 1 is set for Sept. 12, Vol. 2 is due on Nov. 14, and Vol. 3 on Jan. 2, 2007. They also announced […]

Final season of "Danger Mouse" coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson July 4, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that A&E Home video will release Danger Mouse: The Final Seasons on September 26. The box set will contain 21 episodes from seasons 7-10 on three DVDs, as well as the Count Duckula episode “Town Hall Terrors.”