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

by Chad Boninon 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 […]

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

by Dr. Daedaluson 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 Chad Boninon 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 […]

"Darkwing Duck Vol. 1": Let’s Get Nostalgic!

by Dr. Daedaluson October 12, 2006
Let’s face it, much like many other cartoons from the late ’80s and early ’90s released on DVD, for many folks the main reason to watch them is nostalgia. If you really examine many of those shows with a critical eye, the faults become easily evident. While Darkwing Duck does hold up better than most […]

"The Little Mermaid" Platinum Edition: Grand Release of an Almost Magical Film

by Ed Liuon October 10, 2006
Confession time: I have never been a huge fan of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and was never really able to articulate why. It could be that I’m just not in the target demographic for the film, or because I missed it in theatres and first saw it on pan-and-scan VHS on a tiny screen surrounded […]

"Open Season": I’ve Got it in the Crosshairs

by Dr. Daedaluson October 2, 2006
Boog the grizzly bear has led a cushy life. His master, Park Ranger Beth, uses him for quick shows to amuse the tourists and lets him sleep in her garage, where she pampers him. She even sings him to sleep, using the Teddy Bear Picnic song. Then things go haywire when Elliot, a deer with […]

"Ninja Nonsense Vol. 2": A Typhoon of Insanity

by Dr. Daedaluson September 27, 2006
Get ready for more silly, erm, nonsense, as Shinobu and Kaede have more fun together and Onsokumaru and his gang of ninjas keep trying to get a peek at them naked. OK, so that’s a simplification of a- actually, that’s pretty accurate. But read on; the premise is better than it sounds. As with volume […]

"12 Oz. Mouse": I Don’t Get It

by Dr. Daedaluson September 22, 2006
12 Oz. Mouse is what is called in the industry, a “critic proof” show. Flaunting the typical conventions of what you’d see on television, it (nor its creators, I imagine) doesn’t care if people like it or not; its goal is to be supremely weird and surreal, from its unorthodox artwork to its almost absurdist […]

"Everyone’s Hero" Strikes Out

by Alex Weitzmanon September 20, 2006
This movie is a trap for any noble respondant who wishes to honestly critique it. It comes to us loaded. Yes, the Reeve factor. No matter how much I feel justified in all my forthcoming comments, I still feel like a bully. Fact is, the only solution is to shove it aside. Folks, I’m not […]

"Fantastic Four: Trial By Fire": Not Fantastic, But Not That Shabby

by Chad Boninon September 7, 2006
The ability to bend under pressure. Tough skin. Forceful. Prone to flaming outbursts. These qualities, if all wrapped up in one person, would be quite a unique individual. Yet, when you spread these out over four individuals, you get something… Fantastic. The Fantastic Four return to Toonami in an all new series, but being the […]