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"Negima" Mahou Sentai NegiRanger, Move Out! Final attack!

by on May 17, 2007
Tragedy strikes Negi’s class at Mahora Academy, as one of their own is killed in their prime. With emotions raging, some look to accept it as a part of life, others hope to change it with a deal with the devil. Some look to science, and, thanks to a time machine, this superpowered class can […]

"Tokko" Vol. 1: Good Plot, Not So Good Execution

by SB20xxon May 7, 2007
In the right hands, Tokko would probably be an excellent show. The plot is actually fairly interesting for what is essentially a zombie movie mixed with a supernatural thriller. The problem is a presentation so flawed that it actually hampered my ability to get into the show. The plot of Tokko concerns a recently graduated […]

"Hare+Guu" Vol. 7: The Mansion Family

by SB20xxon May 1, 2007
I’ve not seen volumes 5 and 6 of Hare+Guu, so I was a bit perplexed when I started the seventh volume and found Hare, Guu, and Weda living in an entirely new location. It turns out Weda has moved from her jungle home back to the city mansion where she lived as a youth. This […]

"My-Hime Vol. 7": Great Box, Great Finale

by SB20xxon April 22, 2007
One the 2006 titles I was most anticipating was My-Hime, a school-based melodrama with fantasy/sci-fi and mecha elements. Though the series started a bit slow, it eventually became very interesting. The large number of characters, each with his/her own unique looks/quirks and intertwined relationships, paved the way for numerous plot lines, and the action started […]

"Sonic the Hedgehog": A Fan Looks Back

by on April 14, 2007
It’s a reviewer’s job to be objective, but you, the reader, are going to have a hard time perceiving my objectivity this time. As anybody with half a brain and the ability to Google can discover, I am, or at least was, a major Sonic SatAM fanboy. I haven’t been an active fan for quite […]

"Sonic The Hedgehog": A Classic, Or a Sign of Bad Games to Come?

by on April 14, 2007
Mobius is in a state of war. Julian Kintobor has usurped the throne of the Kingdom of Acorn and re-christened its capital “Robotropolis” and himself “Dr. Robotnik.” Using stolen technology, he is out to turn his enemies into mindless slaves and pollute the planet. One force stands in his way. The Freedom Fighters, with the […]

"BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo" Volume 1: Is Illumitoon a "Bo-nafide Protector" Of These Rights?

by on March 26, 2007
Czar Baldy Bald hopes to rid the world of hair. To accomplish this, he has sent squadrons across the world to rid the scalps of the populace of their follicles. One man stands in his way, though, and that man’s full name is complicated. He is BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo. Along with his friends Beauty, Don Patch, […]

"The Condor": Paved with Good Intentions

by Ed Liuon March 22, 2007
One of the most mocked and reviled superhero cartoons is Challenge of the Super Friends, and no characters received more scorn than the politically correct superhero additions. Apache Chief, the Samurai, and El Dorado may have been created with good intentions, but any goodwill they generated was far outweighed by their propagation of exactly those […]

Peter Pan Platinum Edition: Faith and Trust and a Little Bit of Digital Remastering

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2007
According to one of the special features on Disney’s Peter Pan Platinum Edition, Walt Disney took on the title role in a school production of the original J.M. Barrie stage play. During the climactic duel scene, Disney was hoisted aloft by a block and tackle system, only to end up sailing into the audience. Despite […]

"Walt Disney’s It’s a Small World of Fun!" Vol. 3 & 4: Cartoons For Fans on a Budget

by SB20xxon March 13, 2007
I’ll confess: Despite considering myself an animation aficionado, I really haven’t seen too many Walt Disney theatrical shorts. My forte as a kid was Looney Tunes, which I watched religiously on Nickelodeon and The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show, and the series still remains one of my favorites. So watching It’s a Small World of […]