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Justice League Throne of Atlantis

Review: "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" - Sink or Swim?

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2015
The good news is that Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is considerably better than Justice League: War. The bad news is that this mostly reflects poorly on Justice League: War. There is a lot to like about Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, which brings a new animated version of Aquaman to the “New 52″ inspired […]

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Review: "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" and the Blu-ray - Seasons 1 and 2

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2015
I’ve read a lot of reviews of Batman: The Brave and the Bold by writers (including here) who feel the need to bend over backwards explaining how they can like the show even though it’s not 100% serious in the way that Batman: The Animated Series or Beware the Batman are. I think the fact […]
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Review: "Cowboy Bebop" Blu-ray Yields Big Bang for Your Buck

by Chad Boninon January 21, 2015
It’s hard to be objective about Cowboy Bebop. This is the show that helped cement action on Adult Swim years ago (and is still a mainstay even now on the new Toonami block). This is the “gateway drug” for so many fans of Japanese animation. This is the reference point for “good dubs.” This is […]

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Review: Amazon's 2015 Pilots - "Buddy: Tech Detective," "Niko and the Sword of Light," "Sara Solves It," & "Stinky & Dirty Show"

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2015
Amazon Studios already shook up the television industry by taking home several Golden Globe awards at this year’s ceremony. They show no signs of slowing down, at least judging by their latest wave of pilots, available via Amazon Prime Instant Video starting today, January 15, 2015. Of the 13 new shows offered, four are animated […]
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Review: "High School DxD New" - Between Heaven and Hell

by macattackon January 12, 2015
With this review, High School DxD has the dubious honor on Toonzone of being the first anime franchise that necessitated a change in reviewers from one season to the next due to its content alone. For the reasons why, please read Speedy Boris’ review of Season One. Is the 2nd season, High School DxD New, […]

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Review: "Sweet Blue Flowers" Looks Nice, Does Nothing

by Chad Boninon January 9, 2015
Being a girl in high school is tough for anybody. For Fumi Manjōme, she’s got an extra issue to come to grips with. As a student at Matsuoka Girl’s High School, she faces her feelings as a lesbian. Thankfully, this trying time is balanced by a chance encounter with her old childhood friend, Akira “Achan” […]
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Review: "Karneval" - You Don't Always Need 3 Rings, Sometimes 1 Is Plenty

by Weathermanon January 7, 2015
Carnivals evoke thoughts of cotton candy, vaguely maintained rides and probably rigged games. Karneval is none of those things. It’s an action-adventureish series that is really more of a character study in disguise. The character being studied is Gareki, a loner and professional thief for various angst-filled reasons who spends his days looking for easy […]

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"Hellsing Ultimate: IX and X" Denoument and Dismemberment

by Chad Boninon December 24, 2014
The final stand for the Hellsing Organization is here. Britain is on fire, the White House is destroyed, and a Nazi battallion is rising from the depths. Alucard may be the last stand humanity has against a torrent of bloodshed heralding an eternal reich. The final two episodes of Hellsing Ultimate are here to finish […]
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"Naruto Shippuden Set 20": Shonen Satisfaction

by macattackon December 23, 2014
Coming off of a strong conclusion to an otherwise mediocre box set, most of the content of the 20th box set for the venerable Naruto Shippuden franchise continues the momentum established by the final two episodes of the previous set. Naruto needs to face his other, darker self in a battle within his mind, and then […]