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"Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror Of Shamballa": Whuppin’ Nazis Faster than Indiana

by on October 16, 2006
Alchemy’s first law of equivalent exchange: to obtain, something of equal value must be lost. What happens in a world without alchemy? Edward Elric, formerly known as the Fullmetal Alchemist of the State, has to deal with that situation. Having been transported to a country called “Germany” for some time, he is having to adapt […]

"Krypto the Superdog": Dog-gone Fun on DVD!

by on October 16, 2006
Krypto the Superdog sails onto DVD with his second volume containing five more episodes (10-12 minutes each). With this volume, Streaky gets his superpowers, Mechanicat returns and Ace the Bathound shows up for his first appearance. The series, while meant for kids, retains a certain amount of enjoyability even for older audience members. I’m sure […]

"Speed Grapher Vol. 2": Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Aphrodisiac

by SB20xxon October 15, 2006
Volume 2 continues our adventures with Saiga and Kagura. Saiga is a photographer who is helping Kagura escape the confines of her “imprisoned” rich girl existence, all while those who want to take back Kagura tail them. In episodes five and six, we meet Madam Koganei, a female villain with a penchant for eating diamonds […]

"Negima Vol. 2: Magic and Combat": Legend of the Mild! Mystic Boring Stuff!

by on October 15, 2006
You are the newest professor at the Mahora Academy, an all-girls school… where most the girls are older than you, and they can’t know that you’re a master of magic. One student does, because your father put the bloodsucker at that school in the first place. Another does, because she’s got the mad ninja skills […]

"MoonPhase Vol. 1 with Box": The Cute But Bratty Vampire Girl Strikes!

by on October 14, 2006
There are four things which will please any true fanboy (or perhaps fangirl): Mecha, cute girls (or boys), catgirls and vampires. Well, take away the mecha and you have one of FUNimation’s newest series MoonPhase. Eh, well, I guess you can take away the catgirl, since Hazuki’s not really part cat, she just wears the […]

"MoonPhase Vol.1 with Box": Great, Yet Problematic, Yet Still Great

by on October 14, 2006
Moe – A Japanese slang-word used by otaku to describe something that’s cute but also quasi-sexual. Usage: MoonPhase (originally known as Tsukuyomi Moon Phase) is moe. Extremely moe. From the Gothic Lolita via Lolita Complex character design to the very concept of an eternal teenager, its moetastic even. Of course, one might wonder whether anything […]

"Flushed Away" Interview #1: Andy Serkis

by on October 14, 2006
I had the good fortune to head over to DreamWorks recently and speak to several of the key creative folks involved with the making of the DreamWorks/Aardman collaboration, Flushed Away, which premieres Nov. 3. In one of three interviews that we’ll premiere over the coming weeks, Andy Serkis, voice of the sinister yet ineffectual henchrat […]

"Thinking Animation" Disney Presentation Available for Download

by Ed Liuon October 13, 2006
Angie Jones and Jamie Oliff, authors of Thinking Animation: Bridging the Gap Between 2-D and CG, have posted a QuickTime movie of an hour-long presentation given on September 26, 2006, at the Disney animation studios. Participants in the presentation include animators and producers Floyd Norman and Richard Taylor, animation historian Jerry Beck, and Jones and […]

Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo Officially Announced for 2007 Release

by on October 13, 2006
Those expecting the Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo DTV to hit DVD before years end will be disappointed, as the DVD release won’t hit shelves until February 6th, 2007. It is unknown if the DTV will receive a repeat airing on Cartoon Network (it aired on September 15th) in the mean time. Release Information Announce […]

Bowie goes to Bikini Bottom

by Dan Collinson October 13, 2006
The Sci-Fi Wire reports that Rock Star David Bowie will appear in a future episode of Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants. Bowie said that his 6-year-old daughter loves the show, and she’s a huge fan. Bowie will play a character called Lord Royal Highness. The episode will be out next year.