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"Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum: 03" Can Platinum Tarnish?

Welcome to the world of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Whereas in the real world, Y2K brought us nothing but needless worrying, in the Evangelionverse, a mysterious destructive force blew up Tokyo. Skip ahead a decade or so, and three teenagers (one with a serious attitude problem) pilot giant constructs known as Evangelions to protect Tokyo-3 from […]

"Gargoyles" Awaken on DVD, Looking All The Better For Their Age

Back in the day, Gargoyles was one of the few cartoons on the air that attempted to break its genre’s formula. With Batman: The Animated Series, Gargolyes elevated television action animation from the repetitive, vanilla pit into which it had sunk to new heights of story telling, voice acting, animation, and music. These cartoons gave […]

"Demon Lord Dante" Vol. 3, Wherein Dante Agonizes, "What the 'HELL' is going on?"

Ah, Ryo! Back for more Devil-trouncing fun eh? Yes, Ryo Utsugi is back for a third round of “old school” action with all the blatant nudity, violence, and sexual situations that you’d expect from Go Nagai! Much in the style (almost exactly, in fact) of Nagai’s Devilman, Ryo Utsugi has the ability to transform into […]

"Stellvia: Foundation 1": High-Grade Sci-Fi Anime For All Ages

Many anime deal with school life and mecha/space/spacemecha pilots, though not always in the same series. When they both show up, and they are explicitly connected, the result ranges from excellent and powerful (such as the often over-looked Twin Spica) to painfully horrific (Pilot Candidate, I’m looking in your direction). Geneon’s new title in this […]

"Yu-Yu Hakusho: Old Rivals, New Problems", Same Excellence

Okay, you know the drill. The gates of Hell are being opened by Sensui, former Spirit Detective. Since Yusuke Urameshi, current Spirit Detective, is charged with protecting the Earth realm, he’s going to have to stop him. Yusuke’s got formerly evil demons Hiei and Kurama, along with Sensui’s former ally Seaman, on his side in […]

"New Fist of the North Star": My Mind Is Already Blown

Longtime American anime fans may recall that domestic distributors built their business on the backs of a few key franchises, usually featuring over-the-top violence. One such franchise was Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken), which was a natural choice since it packed all kinds of brutality and had been a big hit in […]

"Dragonball GT: Conversion" To Quality

Goku has been blinded by the combined might of all the Shadow Dragons in the form of Syn Shenron. Can he come through and save the day with his new, Daredevil-esque senses, or shall a blind man lead them to destruction? The Z Warriors and a newly empowered Vegeta might have something to say… Episodes […]

Orange Islands Offer Up Different View of "Pokémon"

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So, what do you do when you have an anime based off a wildly popular video game, but the next installment is over a year away? Why, you create a filler saga, of course! So went the thought process of the Pokemon creative staff as they went to work trying to create a workable saga […]

"Yu-Yu Hakusho": The Proof Is "In The Blood"

Sensui, the former Spirit Detective planning to open the gates of Hell, must have the gates of his mind opened up by the heroes if they wish to defeat him. With the revelation of his multiple personalities running the show, Yusuke and Koenma battle over how to save the day. Koenma plans to sacrifice himself […]

"Steel Angel Kurumi Complete Collection" Kickin' Android Maids

Kurumi, Karinka, and Saki. These three girls are Steel Angels, cybernetically created superpowered beings. When an accidental kiss from a young boy named Nakahito awakens Kurumi in early 20th century Japan, life changes for the Onmyo Mystic. With the military on their trail, Nakahito must attempt to live a simple temple life, while Kurumi and […]

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