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Review: "Planzet (UK Edition)": The Plan Doesn't Work For Me

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In the mid-21st century, humanity has finally colonized Mars. This is quite fortunate, as no sooner have the first cherry-picked colonists been dispatched than Earth is attacked by a mysterious race of aliens. Bringing a moon ship into Earth’s orbit, the aliens quickly reduce mankind to but a fraction of their number and reveal quick […]

Review: "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" Season 3: Sometimes More of the Same Thing Isn't So Bad

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The streets under our cities are full of things.  Weird things.  Strange things.  And monsters.  Lots and lots and lots of monsters.  What do these monsters do?  Scare people of course.  And eat garbage.  And go to school.  Yes, monsters go to school to learn how to be better monsters.  Much like our main characters […]

Review: "Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt" (UK Edition): Where Is Your Moe Now?

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The common visual style of Japanese animation and comics is considered to have begun with the influx of the American versions of these two categories following the Second World War. The wide eyes and button noses of American toons were quickly adopted and over the years integrated with elements of Japan’s own artistic history to […]

"Shakugan no Shana" Season 1: Why So Serious?

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Wow, 2012 hasn’t been a good year for me when it comes to anime.  Rosario+Vampire, Arakawa Under the Bridge X Bridge, Sekirei, Motto To Love Ru, Panty & Stocking, Infinite Stratos … I haven’t been crazy about very many of them.  And now we have Shana, which sadly doesn’t reverse the trend. Unlike the previous […]

Review: "Fairy Tail Part 3 (UK Edition)": I Believe Slightly Less In Magic

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The last volume of Fairy Tail ended pretty tensely, with the guild hall in ruins, the guild’s master possibly on his death bed, and the members themselves locked in a battle with a giant, magically powered doomsday robot controlled by their arch rival. Those are some pretty high stakes, and as this set opens the […]

Review: "Super Hero Squad Show" Season 2 Vol. 4: Curtain Call for the Squaddies!

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The Super Hero Squad Show Season 2 Volume 4 DVD brings the second season and the series to an appropriately silly end, with six final episodes giving the Squaddies one last chance to hero up and polish off the Infinity Gauntlet storyline. While I don’t think these episodes manage to hit the same insane heights […]

Review: Space Bikinis Begin to Wear Out Their Welcome in "Dirty Pair Features"

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I’ve been vocal in my appreciation for Nozomi Entertainment’s rereleases of the vintage 1980′s Dirty Pair anime series, with the three DVD sets released so far (vol 1, vol 2, and OVA series)filled with light-hearted sci-fi fun starring a pair of buxom beauties is space bikinis, all consistently much smarter than it had to be. […]

Review: The Dog Days of Summer Strike with "The Accidental Pup Star" and "Angry Beavers" Season Three, Part Two

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Wait, dogs can talk and sing? That’s the reaction of a Girl Scout in “The Accidental Pup Star,” a Pound Puppies episode debuting on the Hub this Saturday, August 25. It was also my reaction, since I don’t remember that little fact being mentioned in any the episodes on Pound Puppies: Homeward Pound. It might […]

Review: ".hack//QUANTUM" (UK Edition): Hate the Game, Not the Player

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I’ve never quite gotten into online gaming. Maybe it’s a side effect of growing up in the 16-bit era, but you’re more likely to find me enjoying a good solo storyline driven game than putting the time and bandwidth into leveling up a character. Definitely more Elder Scrolls than World of Warcraft. Though maybe if […]

Review: "The Cat in the Hat" Deluxe Edition Blu-ray Not Much Fun for a Rainy Day

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Back in June, I had many kind words for the program and few for the Blu-ray of Green Eggs and Ham. The situation is somewhat reversed for the latest Dr. Seuss Deluxe Edition for The Cat in the Hat: my major gripe that the earlier disc was far too short has been addressed quite nicely […]

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