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DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games and Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 3

Review: “DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games” and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” Season 3 Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon June 1, 2017
The DC Super Hero Girls franchise is something that I wish wasn’t necessary while also recognizing that there’s nothing wrong with a little bit of customizing for an audience. There’s lots and lots of ways to be a superhero, and the perspective given by DC Super Hero Girls is as valid as any other. The […]
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2017 – “DC SuperHero Girls: Intergalactic Games” Review

by Grant Whiteon June 1, 2017
Comic book superheroes have never been a stranger to other media. In fact it’s likely that many of us encountered certain heroes by way of cartoons, toys or movies long before we had the chance to read one of their paper outings. My Batman fandom certainly started with repeats of the Adam West show after […]

Review: “Steven Universe Album: Vol 1:” Believe in Steven’s Songs

by Neo Yion May 31, 2017
When discussing Steven Universe, the topics most often brought up are its central theme of love and acceptance, the positive feminist and LGBTQ representation, and the music. With dozens of songs spread throughout the show, it was a shoo-in for Cartoon Network to concoct an album. The result is sublime. My initial fears that the soundtrack would […]

Review: “Your Name” – Body Switching Yields Poignant Twists

by slaion May 30, 2017
Your Name, the highest grossing anime movie to date worldwide, finally makes its way to to the U.S. this year via FUNimation. It’s a touching and unusual supernatural story of a high school girl named Mitsuha, who lives in a town in the mountainous countryside of Japan. Mitsuha lives with her younger sister and grandmother […]

Review: “Vixen: The Movie” – If You Could Channel the Animals

by Classic Speedyon May 30, 2017
There’s no better time to be a superhero fan. Not only are there multiple live-action adaptations of superhero comic book characters per year, but the animated world is always abuzz with new material, whether it be long-time favorites like Batman and Superman or lesser-known characters to those not well-versed in comics. Vixen is in the […]
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Review: “Garo: The Animation Season 1 Part 2” – Lock Up the Wolves

by Weathermanon May 26, 2017
When we last saw the Makai Knights in Garo: The Animation Season 1 Part 1, things were good and not so good. The villainous Mendoza had been deposed, though neither easily nor cheaply. German has left to continue his work cleaning up the last of the Horrors, Ema is just plain gone, and poor Alphonso […]

Sailor Moon R: The Movie

Review: “Sailor Moon R: The Movie” The Promise of the Rose, or Wilted Garbage?

by Chad Boninon May 26, 2017
When an apparently innocuous asteroid passes near Earth’s orbit, nobody fears anything out of the ordinary… except the Sailor Guardians! Infested with a particularly virulent sentient space weed, Sailor Moon and her team will have to defend their home with the power of love and justice. The enemy sending these threats is Fiore, but is […]
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Review: “Garo: The Animation Season 1 Part 1” – Neon Knights

by Weathermanon May 25, 2017
Garo: The Animation concerns itself with one Leon Luis, orphan son of a witch (the magic using kind, not the generally-unpleasant-woman kind). Leon has issues. So so so many issues. He has no home, no friends, no living mom, and no actual dad. All he does have is a somewhat hedonistic guardian named German Luis. […]

Review: “Digimon Adventure Tri: Reunion” – Prodigious! This Digi-Movie is a Digi-Blast!

by Neo Yion May 25, 2017
Previously considered cult classics tucked away in the back of VHS stores in the “Foreign” section, anime reached broader range in the mid-90s, with the gateway drug for many being the money-making monstrosity that is the Pokémon franchise. Its pop cultural impact cannot be understated, so it should not be a surprise that FOX Kids […]

Review: “Boruto: Naruto the Movie” – The Kids Are (Mostly) Alright

by macattackon May 24, 2017
WARNING: Spoilers for the end of the Naruto manga and the Naruto Shippuden anime series are placed throughout this review. This is unavoidable due to Boruto‘s subject matter. This is your only warning. It’s hard to believe that the Naruto manga had ended back in 2014. It seems like the franchise has never truly left us, since the Naruto Shippuden anime kept going […]