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"Labyrinth of Flames": Thanks Japan, This is More Like It

Labyrinth of Flames is a severely underrated comedy anime. As a big fan of Excel Saga, I’m not surprised I enjoyed it. But over the last year of comedy anime, I’ve been disappointed more times than I care to admit. With the exceptions of Full Metal Panic: FUMOFFU, Kodocha, and Cromartie High School, pretty much […]

"Divergence Eve: Misaki Chronicles" Vol. 1: My Eyes are Up Here

“Foolish Earthlings, totally unprepared for the effects of time travel! Ahahahah.”- Kang That basically sums up the main plot to Misaki Chronicles, the follow-up to Divergence Eve, a sci-fi anime from 2003. For those unfamiliar with the original 13-episode tale, it concerned a newly-recruited cadet named Misaki who fought against “Ghouls”, mechanized monsters bent on […]

"Zixx Level Two: Deal With The Devil" and you'll get PWNED

The battle to save the universe is coming to a close on Level Two. With Dwayne now having the ability to open to path to Level Three, both sides of the war want him to turn the knob on the big door. Zixx, Flanngo, Riley and Meghan are obviously the ones to turn to, but […]

"Zixx: Level Two" "The Key" To Power Is In Your Rod!

Four teenagers with attitude, along with their reptilian friend, defend The Keep from the forces of evil. It’s Zixx, and you’ve probably never heard of it. “Canadian show” should tell you all. Plus, it’s one of the few things from Canada that completely rocks, alongside Smallville, Kids In The Hall, and that guy Matt I […]

"My Beautiful Girl Mari": Innocence, Never Really Lost

The first thing My Beautiful Girl Mari (titled simply Mari’s Tale in the original Korean) brings to mind is My Neighbor Totoro. Both have huge flying furry creatures, both have children escaping from the troubles of their families into worlds of fantasy and both are artistically stunning. The Korean feature shares many aspects with the […]

"Dragonball Z: Great Saiyaman" It's A "Declaration" Of Morphin' Time!

Defender of the defenseless! Bane of evildoers! Superhero savior from alien menaces! He is the Great Saiyaman, the masked avenger of Satan City. Is he also the Golden Warrior, the blonde teenager who recently thwarted some crooks? Or is he also Gohan, studious teenager from the hills who just started attending Satan City High and […]

"Zixx Level Two": Stupid Inanimate Carbon Rod

Zixx Level Two is the sequel to Zixx Level One, a show that was never aired in America. Neither has this sequel season. This is a half-animation, half-filmed-in-that-crazy-Canada series featuring intergalactic agent Zixx Phunkee Zee trying to defeat an alien conspiracy with her lizard friend Flanngo and a few disposable human beings on Earth. For […]

"Ren and Stimpy" Season 5 and Some More of 4: Put This Dog and Cat to Sleep

Back when it first debuted, many people criticized Ren and Stimpy for its vulgar humor and gross-out gags. And many of those same people blamed it on John K., the creator. Little did they know that the most disgusting jokes would arise during the Games Animation era, which started in Season 3 after John K. […]

"Ren & Stimpy" Seasons Three and a Half-Ish: Are You Game?

Games Animation. The name sends shivers of rage down the spines of John K. devotees. Remember when John Kricfalusi, the mastermind behind the infamous Ren & Stimpy, was fired from his own show, along with his studio, Spumco? And how Nickelodeon created their own domestic animation studio to take over the reins in Spumco’s absence? […]

"Zixx Level Two" Episode 9: Call the Colonel, It's a "Man-Eating Chicken"

Zixx is a live action show fused with CG, and through a convoluted, top secret arrangement that involves several illegal off-shore bank accounts and Sean Connery (or something), I am one of the only Americans watching it. The CG’s by Mainframe, creators of ReBoot. The show is mostly good stuff. Zixx, Flanngo, and three humans […]

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