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"Mobile Suit Gundam 0083-The Afterglow of Zeon": Turn Out That Light!!

by Grant Whiteon July 16, 2006
When you create a smash hit, it’s natural to want to spread the hype as far as you can. As Pokemon became a world wide phenomenon, Bandai/Sunrise hoped for similar success with the Gundam franchise…..so far, Haro plushies aren’t quite outselling Pikachus. Whilst the focus of this campaign has been America, other parts of the […]

"Squirrel Boy": "Duckman" This Ain't

by Classic Speedyon July 13, 2006
The latest Cartoon Network offering comes to us from Everett Peck, the guy who created one of my favorite modern cartoon characters, Duckman. Sadly, his latest offering, Squirrel Boy, is a big disappointment, which makes this similar to the situation with Joe Murray and Camp Lazlo, another “meh” cartoon that followed in the footsteps of […]

"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, […]

"Dragonball GT Volume 1" Get your Game(boy) on?

by Chad Boninon June 26, 2006
At the end of Dragonball Z, the world was at peace once again. Goku was training Ubuu, the reincarnation of the evil Buu, into a young warrior on the side of good. The daughter of Gohan and Videl, Pan, was showing her strength at the World Martial Arts Tournament. All was well until an old […]

"Someday's Dreamers Volume 3": Did the Creators Use All Their "Precious Feelings"?

by Chad Boninon June 23, 2006
You’re walking down the street. A house is on fire in the distance. While the majority of the firemen use hoses, one is using a very special ring to produce a tidal wave to put out the fire. No, she’s not Gi, with the power of water from Captain Planet, she’s a mage. In Someday’s […]

"X-Men Evolution Season 3": Girls Gone X-Treme!

by Chad Boninon June 14, 2006
Professor Charles Xavier runs a school for gifted youngsters. At least that is the public facade that washed away at the beginning of this third season of X-Men Evolution, WB’s attempt at an X-Men series (conveniently timed around the release of the X-Men movie franchise, which recently broke box office records). With Magneto, Mystique and […]

Tenchi Muyo! "Pretty Sammy" and "Mihoshi Special": Are They Magically Mischevious?

by Chad Boninon May 29, 2006
Unbeknownst to her friends, Mihoshi of the Galaxy Police is not as ditzy as she would seem. She saved the universe from a great evil, when she was partnered with her long-lost ally Kiyone. Likewise, in a different universe, Sasami Kawai is not the little girl that she seems. She has been chosen to fight […]

Gundam Wing-Episode Zero: A Literary Hero

by Grant Whiteon May 23, 2006
When the popular Gundam Wing anime ended, it left viewers with more than a few questions including the mysterious pasts of the pilots. Endless Waltz revealed just how the five leads ended up hurtling towards Earth but their lives and motivations prior to Operation Meteor were still unclear. For that, we’d need to go all […]

"Over the Hedge": Just Another Funny Critter Picture

by Maxie Zeuson May 21, 2006
Oh God, only a month has lapsed since the release of Disney’s The Wild, and already it’s time for another CG-animated farting animal picture? And from DreamWorks, the studio that fills its movies with pop culture references instead of actual jokes? Never mind Over the Hedge—is there a wall I can jump to get out […]

"Negadon the Monster from Mars": Mars Needs More Monsters

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2006
One of the great joys of growing up in suburban New Jersey in the 1980’s was the 4:30 movie on ABC. Each week brought five new films grouped by a common theme, and there was no theme that would bring joy to an elementary-to-middle-school boy’s heart faster than Giant Monster Movie week (personally, the only […]