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Farewell to the Justice League

by Maxie Zeuson May 17, 2006
One day, when animation is taken seriously in this country, Bruce W. Timm’s grand new action series Justice League will be recognized as a culminating development in the career of one of animation’s most impressive contemporary talents. Earlier offerings had shown Timm patiently exploring how the medium could be used to tell stories of greater […]

"Divergence Eve: Misaki Chronicles Vol. 3" In Space, No One Can Hear You Say 'Huh?'

by Dr. Daedaluson May 3, 2006
You’ve got to really pay attention to get the full Misaki Chronicles experience. If you multitask while watching this, you’ll inevitably get lost. Heck, it’s easy to get lost even when you give it your undivided attention! With the large amount of plot twists and jumping back and forth in time to tell the story, […]

Support Your Country! Buy American Dad on DVD!

by Dr. Daedaluson April 30, 2006
Part of what happens when a person creates a TV show that turns out to be a big hit is that the viewing audience will unfairly compare that person’s newest creation to their old one, at least at first. It happened with Matt Groening when he went on to create Futurama, and it happened with […]

"Dragonball Z: Super Android 13!" Doesn't Quite "Git 'R Done"!

by Chad Boninon April 15, 2006
Enjoying their peace from the fighting that always comes to the Z Warriors (Earth’s Special Forces), Goku, family and friends have decided to take a relaxing trip to the mall. Buy some clothes, check out the babes; the only fighting is Chi Chi over the deals. When an android menace starts to ravage the town, […]

"Robot Chicken Season One" Who Poop Last!?

by Chad Boninon April 13, 2006
What happens when the chicken crosses the road? He’s run over, turned into a cyborg by the local mad scientist and forced to channel flip through television for the rest of his life. But it’s not our TV he’s watching. We don’t have shows such as “The Real World: Metropolis,” “Who Poop Last?” and episodes […]

Someday's Dreamers Volume 2: It's The "Power Of Love"!

by Chad Boninon April 9, 2006
Yume’s the newest apprentice mage in town. Mind you, this is a Japan where mages, those born with magic powers available to them, work side by side with the Government. Licensed mages work alongside firefighters, police, and even have their own Bureau that can be called upon to perform miracles. Yume is being trained alongside […]

"Mezzo Vol. 3" I WANT MORE OF THE GIRL IN ORANGE

by Chad Boninon April 8, 2006
The Danger Service Agency will take on any task, for a price. Throughout their odd jobs, they seem to have made a certain enemy, one voted in by the public of Japan. To find out what a haircutting hellion, a stone cold slaughterer, and a pop-idol have against the DSA, read on. Plus, mummies, a […]

"Devil Hunter Yohko: The Complete Collection Vol. 2" Ah, the logic of Twin Cousins

by Chad Boninon April 6, 2006
Yohko Mano is Japan’s equivalent of Buffy The Vampire Slayer; a young girl begrudgingly given the task of defending the earth (more specifically, their home town… you never really saw Buffy go too far from Sunnydale) from demons and derelicts. Yohko’s a real girl, one who swears, has hormones, and would rather track down the […]

Incredible Ink: The Te Wei 90th Birthday Collector's Edition DVD

by Ed Liuon April 4, 2006
China may manufacture and export many things in an increasingly globalized world, but animation does not seem to be one of them. Japanese animation is a well-known quantity, and Korea is growing as an animation outsourcing destination and for a growing amount of original content. However, China’s modern animation industry seems to be rather moribund, […]

Ice Age: The Meltdown (or, How Scrat Got His Acorn Back)

by Dr. Daedaluson April 2, 2006
The original Ice Age was directed by both Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha. For the sequel, Saldanha is the solo director. There was some concern about that, whether he could fill Wedge’s shoes, but also with the female mammoth that accompanies Manny, Diego, and Sid. Would she be a unique character, or just a carbon […]