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"Eiken": Big Busts and Brain Damage

by on July 30, 2006
Densuke’s made it into the prestigious Zashono Academy, which is odd, as he’s neither that smart nor that attractive. What does the latter have to do with the Zashono Academy? Apparently, every other student is a female with at least a D-cup, and if they’re less than that, they’ll be sure to let you know. […]

"Speed Grapher Vol. 1": Decadence Was Never So Appealing

by SB20xxon July 28, 2006
“Greed will imprison us all.” Speed Grapher opens with a great monologue by the main character, Tatsumi Saiga. In it he paints a believable (and dire) future scenario as he describes the sorry state of future Tokyo, where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Without trying very hard, you can easily identify […]

"Ninja Nonsense Vol. 1": An Interesting… Ooh! Kitty!

by SB20xxon July 24, 2006
Ninja Nonsense, known as 2×2 Shinobuden in Japan, has no real plot to speak of. Shinobu is a teenage ninja in training, but this particular regimen is a bit perverse: Her first test as a ninja is to collect girls’ panties. On this odd mission she accidentally meets the owner of one of the targeted […]

"Battle Arena Toshinden": A Landmark, or a Skidmark, on the Stage of History?

by on July 23, 2006
The Toshin tournament is about to be held again. However, all of the contestants from last year’s battle are being murdered by a mysterious organization. Eiji Shirow is out to discover just who this person hunting down combatants is and why he looks like his long lost brother in this rerelease of the first ever […]

"Kannazuki No Miko Vol. 2": Bang Zoom! To the Moon, Alice!

by SB20xxon July 22, 2006
Kannazuki No Miko is one of those shows that doesn’t really get compelling until halfway through the series, which is sure to annoy many casual anime fans demanding immediate satisfaction. Despite a strong opening episode, the next few are hurt by a slow pace, a bunch of forced mecha fights (more on that later), and […]

"Mobile Suit Gundam 0083-The Afterglow of Zeon": Turn Out That Light!!

by Grant Whiteon July 16, 2006
When you create a smash hit, it’s natural to want to spread the hype as far as you can. As Pokemon became a world wide phenomenon, Bandai/Sunrise hoped for similar success with the Gundam franchise…..so far, Haro plushies aren’t quite outselling Pikachus. Whilst the focus of this campaign has been America, other parts of the […]

"Squirrel Boy": "Duckman" This Ain’t

by SB20xxon July 13, 2006
The latest Cartoon Network offering comes to us from Everett Peck, the guy who created one of my favorite modern cartoon characters, Duckman. Sadly, his latest offering, Squirrel Boy, is a big disappointment, which makes this similar to the situation with Joe Murray and Camp Lazlo, another “meh” cartoon that followed in the footsteps of […]

"Strawberry Marshmallow Vol. 1": Put it in the Fire

by SB20xxon July 12, 2006
I really restrained myself. I was going to title this review: “Strawberry Marshmallow: A Cure For Insomnia.” It’s been done to death, but it’s another way (albeit very clichéd) to describe something that is just plain boring. Strawberry Marshmallow is about four middle school girls: Miu, the crazy one, Matsuri, the shy glasses wearer, Chika, […]

"Dragonball GT Volume 1" Get your Game(boy) on?

by on June 26, 2006
At the end of Dragonball Z, the world was at peace once again. Goku was training Ubuu, the reincarnation of the evil Buu, into a young warrior on the side of good. The daughter of Gohan and Videl, Pan, was showing her strength at the World Martial Arts Tournament. All was well until an old […]

"Someday’s Dreamers Volume 3": Did the Creators Use All Their "Precious Feelings"?

by on June 23, 2006
You’re walking down the street. A house is on fire in the distance. While the majority of the firemen use hoses, one is using a very special ring to produce a tidal wave to put out the fire. No, she’s not Gi, with the power of water from Captain Planet, she’s a mage. In Someday’s […]