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Fullmetal Alchemist Vol 1: The Wait Is Over

It’s rare for a series to be licensed for American distribution midway through its broadcast in Japan. Thanks to FUNimation, Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the few. Despite its youth, it is the most anticipated release in anime history (please, don’t anybody start shouting ‘Naruto’). Being a breath of fresh air in terms of storytelling, […]

Pokémon: Then and Now

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Everybody probably knows the basic plotline of Pokémon by now. Ash Ketchum and his fellow travelers set out to become the greatest of Pokémon trainers, catching various creatures known as Pokémon in order to use them as partners in their everyday lives. This also includes pitting these powerful creatures in battle against one another. (Thankfully, […]

"Pokémon Advanced" A Breath of Fresh Air

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When we last left our hero Ash, he had just said goodbye to his friends Brock and Misty and gone back home to Pallet Town, which is where Pokémon Advanced Generation picks up. After a week’s vacation and freshening up—he has finally changed his clothes—Ash is now off exploring the country of Hoenn. DVDs covered […]

'Divergence Eve': Constant Confusion Wrapped in a Blanket of Befuddlement

“Taking place in the 24th century, intergalactic space travel has become a reality. One of the first outposts in the far reaches of space is the Watcher’s Nest – an inflation hole drive portal – which has recently come under attack by a mysterious force known simply as the GHOUL… A group of young female […]

"Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040": Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun in Vol. 2

The Knight Sabers are the future’s only defense against androids gone amok. With the power of their Hard Suits, four women do the job the entire AD Police cannot. But with the Hard Suits rendered inoperable, and one of the most powerful beings from the past on the rise, can a rocker, a communications officer, […]

Advance Review: "Gravion Zwei" Forces Way Too Much Down Our Throats

This is a review of an advance screener of Gravion Zwei that contained the first two episodes. The full Vol. 1 release will contain four episodes and extras. I’ve always been interested in Gravion, though never enough to actually pick it up. It’s got stuff that I like: giant robots, smooth animation, and fanservice. Lots […]

"Loonatics": So Dethpicable?

Animation historian Michael Barrier calls it “terrifying.” Amid Amidi uses the word “desecration.” The mainstream press wonders what is wrong in Burbank. “Have our Looney Tunes taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque?” asks the Boston Herald) “Has Warner Bros. gone daffy?” speculates the New York Post. Even the staid Wall Street Journal (in its print […]

"All Grown Up" But I Ain't "Loving It"

Way back when Nickelodeon was actually watchable, I used to love Rugrats. The adventures of Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Angelica, and Susie were all great fun. When Nick started its descent into what its current state, the Rugrats reruns were often the only thing I would watch. Heck, if Nick were to release a boxset […]

"Tenchi Muyo GXP! Volume 5: The Living Ship" Returns Home

Seina Yamada is the unluckiest person in the universe. That may seem like a bold claim, but he biologically is! That makes him one of the most prized pirate hunters in the Galaxy Police–he’s natural bait! But even bait needs to take a break now and then, so he and the gang take a vacation […]

"Martian Successor Nadesico Volume 2" Not Essential, But Enjoyable

The Nadesico, a high-powered space ship piloted by a highly-out-of-place crew, is leading the fight for survival against the Jovians, a lizardian race from Jupiter hell-bent on destroying the Earth after having destroyed the colonies on Mars years ago. But when the crew of the Nadesico meet an unexpected enemy, the fate of the war […]

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