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"Martian Successor Nadesico: Volume 3" Essentially The End

by Chad Boninon March 6, 2005
The war with the Jovians is getting more intense, but the crew of the Nadesico have their own problems. An Aestivalis pilot’s true motives are revealed along with some secrets of Boson jumping and the ability to instantly teleport across space… and time? These final eight episodes wrap up the fan-favorite Martian Successor Nadesico… or […]

"Gungrave: The Sweeper": Do Gangsters Amuse You?

by Chris Woodon March 6, 2005
One reason American animation fans have taken such a liking to anime is the diverse range of subjects that they explore. Standing in contrast to the limited palette of American studios, anime has touched a wide range of genres: sports, sci-fi, comedy, history, soap opera, fantasy, cooking, and many others. One subject left relatively untouched […]

"Pokémon" It Is Your Destiny To Pick Up This Movie

by Dukeon March 5, 2005
Anybody who hasn’t heard the name “Pokémon” has been living on Pluto for the past few years. If that describes you, welcome to Earth and allow me to explain. Pokémon is the mega hit franchise from Japan that swept America seven years ago and is still going strong. The current incarnation, Advanced Generation, has revitalized […]

"Excel Saga: Imperfect Collection": Put It In

by Chad Boninon March 5, 2005
Excel Saga is a tale of ambition. ACROSS has their ambition to take over Japan. Pedro has his ambition to save Sexy Wife from That Man. Koshi Rikdo has the ambition to see his manga be adapted into every genre of animé ever. Excel’s ambition is to be with her leader, Hyatt’s is just to […]

The Cat Returns: A Magical Tale of Many Kitties

by Chris Woodon March 2, 2005
Studio Ghibli is often deemed the Disney of Japan, and it is difficult to find much fault with the comparison. Not only do both dominate their respective domestic (traditional) animation markets, but there are many similarities to be found in the epic adventures and enchanting fairy tales they bring to the screen. There are also […]

"Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi" Needs a Stronger Bond

by Dukeon March 2, 2005
Ai Yori Aoshi is yet another series that I had been interested in seeing, but wasn’t high enough on my priority list to buy. I’ve seen the trailers on other Geneon DVDs and they gave me the impression that the series is a serious romantic drama. Though I’m not sure about the original series, for […]

"Kiddy Grade: Mirror Image": The Clone Wars All Over Again

by Chad Boninon February 28, 2005
After the destruction of the Galactic Organization of Trade and Tariffs, Éclair and Lumiere are appointed to lead the rebuilding. Something’s not right, though, as the two are much more serious than they ever used to be. With an army of new ES members alongside, can the two deal with two new rogues who may […]

Stellvia Foundation II – Great Show, Weak Disc.

by Karl Olsonon February 25, 2005
Last time on Stellvia, the Earth had rebounded from the greatest natural disaster in the history of man, a massive energy bombardment unleashed by a supernova (a.k.a. the First Wave), and our heroine Shima Katase was still sort of struggling with her piloting skills. She’s managed to find a good group of friends, but she […]

"Moeyo Ken": And The Point of That Was …?

by Conekilleron February 25, 2005
Welcome to Mediocre, population: Moeyo Ken. Petite, food-obsessed spell caster Okita Kaoru; stoic ice elemental Hijikata Toshie; and bossy Kondou Yuuko make up the Mobile Shinsengumi (whatever that means) and protect ancient Kyoto from monsters and the supernatural, just as their fathers did in the past. Someone should protect viewers from this disc. This four-episode […]

Fullmetal Alchemist Vol 1: The Wait Is Over

by James915on February 24, 2005
It’s rare for a series to be licensed for American distribution midway through its broadcast in Japan. Thanks to FUNimation, Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the few. Despite its youth, it is the most anticipated release in anime history (please, don’t anybody start shouting ‘Naruto’). Being a breath of fresh air in terms of storytelling, […]