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Review: “Danganronpa” – Congrats, Monokuma, You’ve Murdered Me With Mediocrity

by Neo Yion February 12, 2016
My first exposure to Danganronpa occurred a few years back when I happened upon its fluorescent pop art aesthetics. It had the kind of urban Persona 4 feel that made the latter appealing to look at during my gameplay sessions. The thick line art and overcompensated character designs did much to hook me, especially the […]
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Review: “Batman: Bad Blood” – Meet the Extended Family

by Christopher Glennonon February 9, 2016
Much like the comic book series it was based on, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox gave us a whole new continuity for the DC DTV films. The Batman corner of the universe is shaping up to be one of the strongest, and it’s pretty clear by its third outing that it’s a living, breathing entity. […]

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Review: “Mobile Suit Gundam Part 2 (UK Edition)”: Yes, My Sweet! Yes, My Sweetest!

by Grant Whiteon February 8, 2016
One of the good things about releasing the original Gundam in two sets is that it creates a nice line between the two major stages of the story. We started with the Federation losing to Zeon and the White Base crew being a messy band of refugees forced into being soldiers. This second set marks […]
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Review: “Bunnicula” – Vampire Bunny Doesn’t Suck

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2016
Warner Bros. Animation has been on a comedy roll of late. Teen Titans Go! may get a lot of hate from corners of the Internet, but I like its brand of madcap comedy, and Wabbit beautifully re-creates all the best elements of the classic Looney Tunes and updates them with just enough modern elements. To […]

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Review: “Batman: Bad Blood” But Good Movie

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2016
The latest DC direct-to-video movies have embraced continuity as a storytelling tool, and like the comic books they are loosely based on, accessibility is sacrificed for complexity as time goes on. Some stories lend themselves to larger time frames than can be comfortably shoehorned into a 90-120 minute running time, especially the kind of multi-generational […]
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Review: “Kung Fu Panda 3” Fulfills Prophecy, Delivers the Fun

by Todd DuBoison February 1, 2016
It’s hard to imagine DreamWorks’ evergreen Kung Fu Panda series ending anytime soon considering the studio’s recent restructuring and ever-growing business in China, but for the moment Kung Fu Panda 3 can certainly be taken as the capstone of a film trilogy to date. This time it’s not mastery of any martial art but mastery […]

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Review: “Tokyo Ghoul” Is Mind-Draining Drool

by Chad Boninon January 21, 2016
Have you ever had a bad date? There have been obvious date-killers, such as making an inappropriate joke, bringing up politics (and finding out you’re on the opposite end), or having the person hit your one worst personal pet peeve. Ken Kaneki has been the victim of the ultimate “catfishing:” he had a crush on […]
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Review: “Naruto Shippuden” Set 23 – The Allure of Power

by macattackon January 19, 2016
Naruto Shippuden‘s quality has been slipping for the last couple of DVD volumes, but the series aims to pick it up in a big way in this set. The fan-favorite original arc “Power” is included on here in full. Does it add the urgency and power that has been missing from Shippuden for the last 20 […]

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Review: “Hotel Transylvania 2” – Why Modern American Families are Monsters

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2016
I became a parent a little more than six years ago, and one thing that both my parents and my in-laws agreed on immediately was that modern parenting was very different from how they did it. Gender roles are the most visible change, with fathers expected to take on a much more active role in […]
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Review: “RE:Cyborg 009” Is Upgraded for the 2010s, For Better or Worse

by Chad Boninon January 7, 2016
Abducted by a terrorist organization years ago, nine human beings from around the world were modified into ruthless killing machines, but they retained their consciences and decided to defend the world as a group of cyborgs with extraordinary powers! This was many years ago, and nearly three decades later, they’ve all gone their separate routes. […]