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"Ninja Nonsense" Vol. 4: Break Out the Egg Nog and... Swords?

by Dr. Daedaluson December 18, 2006
All good things must come to an end, unfortunately. And Ninja Nonsense is no exception. It was one of the better anime comedies in recent memory, and I’m glad RightStuf licensed it. That said, this final volume isn’t quite as strong in the humor department as Volume 3, but there are still quite a few […]

"Full Metal Panic TSR": These "Tactical Ops" Could Have Been Done By Section 9

by Chad Boninon December 10, 2006
Sousuke Sagara, State Alchemist, is off to find the Philosopher’s Stone. With it, he can transmute back the body of his brother, along with returning his own limbs. His old friend, Kaname Chidori, is a world-renown automail technician. Waitaminute. That’s Fullmetal Alchemist. Sousuke Sagara, army crazy High School student, knows more about guns than geography. […]

"Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid" Vol. 1: Repeat Awesomeness

by Dr. Daedaluson December 10, 2006
The Full Metal Panic animes are some of my favorites of all time. The way they mix action, comedy, military intrigue, and even a little romance here and there, is quite impressive and never feels forced or jarring, even as it switches moods constantly. The characters and their traits (such as Chidori’s alternating opinion about […]

"Paniponi Dash!": SD Azumanga Daioh Meets Excel Saga

by Dr. Daedaluson December 4, 2006
Paniponi Dash! is one of those shows that pretty much requires multiple viewings to fully appreciate. I can guarantee that you won’t be able to catch every joke on initial viewing, especially when so many of them deal with extremely obscure Japanese references that fly by at lightning fast rates. Not only that, but much […]

"King of Fighters Another Day": Maximum Action, Minimum Plot

by Dr. Daedaluson December 2, 2006
King of Fighters: Another Day is an original net animation (or ONA) that Production I.G. made to coincide with the release of King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2 (known as King of Fighters 2006 in the U.S.) While it’s not getting an official U.S. release, many R1 copies are being shipped with King of Fighters […]

"Looney Tunes Golden Collection" Vol. 4: I Tawt I Taw a Great Batch of Cartoons!

by Dr. Daedaluson November 27, 2006
There’s a day each year that I look forward to. No, it’s not Christmas, nor my birthday, nor New Year’s, nor any of those other holidays. It’s the release of the annual Looney Tunes Golden Collection, which has been a yearly tradition since 2003. Being that Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies are some of my […]

"Ninja Nonsense" Vol. 3: Pulling Out all the Stops

by Dr. Daedaluson November 25, 2006
Color me flat out impressed. While the previous volumes of Ninja Nonsense were fun but admittedly fairly hit-or-miss, you’ll only get hits here. I laughed very frequently as the comedy meter has been cranked to max. As with the first two volumes, we get six episodes. Part of why I love this show is that, […]

"Skyland": Beautiful Clichés With a Glint of Potential

by Ed Liuon November 17, 2006
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: two teenage siblings discover that they have the power between them to end the tyranny of their totalitarian overlords, who… OK, that didn’t take long. Welcome to Skyland, a new series created by Alexandre de la Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte, and Emmanuel Gorinstein and debuting on the Nicktoons […]

"Cars" on DVD: Built for Comfort, Not for Speed

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2006
Pixar has a lot to live up to. This would be true if their only contributions to film were technological, considering the many breakthroughs they made in the field of computer animation. However, when one considers an unbroken streak of critical and box-office successes, a series of disappointing CGI-animated movies from other studios, and the […]

"Cars" DVD Provides Great Flick But Is Light On Extras

by Alex Weitzmanon November 9, 2006
Conventional wisdom would be that the film comes first and the DVD second in the review. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I’m going to switch it up. That way, I don’t have to blunt the criticisms of the DVD with retroactive apologetic tone nor end it on a downer note at all. (Our fellow […]