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"Are You Laughing?" Aaron McGruder and "The Boondocks"

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2005
The Hippocratic oath is, “First, do no harm.” Aaron McGruder isn’t a doctor, but if he has an oath when it comes to his comic strip The Boondocks, it’s probably “First, make sure it’s funny.” A genial McGruder participated in a teleconference with the news media on Tuesday to promote the new Boondocks animated show. […]

"Yu Yu Hakusho" Dead At 112 Episodes

by on October 29, 2005
Yusuke Urameshi is dead. At least, that’s how the first episode ended. Or was that Tekken 5 or Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance? Either way, he’s been back for the better part of a hundred episodes at this point, and is currently fighting in the tournament to decide the fate of the demon realm. If he […]

"Sakura Diaries" Vol. 1: One Re-Release Too Many

by SB20xxon October 27, 2005
ADV originally released Sakura Diaries back in 2000. At the time, ADV didn’t realize they had dubbed an edited version. So they re-released it with the unedited version (with nudity), but only included the Japanese audio and English subtitles. Now, five years later, ADV has decided to re-re-release it with a new English track. Sakura […]

"Ed, Edd ‘n’ Eddy’s Boo Haw Haw": More Manic Fun from the Cul-De-Sac

by SB20xxon October 26, 2005
Another in the string of themed specials, Ed, Edd ‘n’ Eddy’s Boo Haw Haw tries its hand at Halloween, with hilarious results. To get into the holiday spirit, Ed watches horror movies all night. His room is literally a video store of horror tapes. As a result, Ed’s perceptions morph into a chaotic nightmare vision […]

"Zixx: Level Two": Can the "Spin Cycle" Wash Out Fanboys?

by on October 26, 2005
Fanboys are scary, scary creatures. You know the standard spiel. Zixx: Level Two is a Canadian blend of live-action and CG animation that you wouldn’t know in America unless you subscribe (somehow) to Canadian networks or read these reviews. Zixx Phunkee Zee and her accomplices help defend the Earth from invading aliens via a computer […]

"Ghost Talker’s Daydream": My Mistress Sees Dead People

by on October 23, 2005
Misaki Saiki has an abnormal gift; she can speak with the dead. She’s also the best dominatrix at an S&M club in Tokyo. She gets no peace in either one of her lives. She talks to the dead as a special consultant for Tokyo’s version of the X Files, and stalker fans with digital cams […]

"Girls Bravo": Less Boobs = Less Fun

by on October 23, 2005
Yukinari’s got the worst disease a man can get. Whenever he is touched by a female, he bursts out in hives. This is especially bad when you consider this teenager lives next door to an incredibly busty babe and then is accidentally transported to an alien planet full of nothing but women. On his adventure […]

"Zixx Level Two": Nerds of a Feather Watch "Zixx" Together!

by on October 19, 2005
If you’re just joining us, Zixx is a Canadian show mixing live-action and CG by Mainframe. Zixx Phunkee Zee and partner Flanngo, alien operatives, have been defending a computer world known as The Keep from other aliens alongside Meghan and Riley, two kids from suburbia. This episode finally satisfies my hunger for some major happening: […]

"Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok" Vol. 1: If Conan Was a God

by SB20xxon October 17, 2005
Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok is a charming fantasy series about Norse mythology. Of course, most of the charm comes from the large charms on the female protagonist, Mayura. But it also comes through the varied and colorful palette, the relatively light-hearted tone (which also becomes serious when needed), and a lack of any real violent […]

"Zixx Level Two": Talk Like an Egyptian, Sound Confusing

by on October 12, 2005
It’s rather hard to describe Zixx. I know that the majority of you, the readers, have never heard of the show, given that most of you likely live in the United States. But we’ve somehow snagged weekly advance copies, so you’re getting the inside scoop whether you like it or not. And you should like […]