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Naruto Shippuden 23

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. […]
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Review: “Robot Carnival”: In Perfect Working Order

by SB20xxon January 5, 2016
Funny story: The other day I saw a pig shoot through the air. At first, I thought my mind was playing tricks on me, so I cleaned my glasses. No, there it was: A flying pig. Wings and everything. I knew they were experimenting with genetics, but wow! This is going to make them a […]

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Review: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – Awake But Half Asleep

by Grant Whiteon December 18, 2015
When I reviewed the two season premieres for Rebels, I commented that I’ve generally been happy with Disney’s treatment of the franchise. However, I should clarify this was mostly approval of how they were handling the television side of things. Their plans for cinema have caused doubt in my mind, mostly for two major reasons. […]
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What Do The Critics Think Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

by Peter Paltridgeon December 16, 2015
Those of us who remember the overblown hype surrounding The Phantom Menace back in 1999 may feel an uneasy sense of deja vu when remembering how severely all those hopes were shattered, and how unsettlingly similar the hype over Episode VII seems now. Well, the movie has had its big Hollywood premiere, the review embargo […]

Tumble Leaf

Review: “Tumble Leaf” Season 2 is a Quirky, Playful Delight

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2015
Even though it was one of the first animated series to premiere on Amazon Prime, I wasn’t able to catch up with Tumble Leaf until now, when its second season premieres on the streaming video service. The six episodes offered show that this was a mistake on my part. Tumble Leaf is lovely and charming, […]
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Review: “Tokyo Ravens Part 2” – Chasing the Light

by macattackon December 8, 2015
NOTE: This review spoils the first half of Tokyo Ravens. Also, although she’ll likely never read this, I would like to apologize to composer Maiko Iuchi for mistaking her as male in my earlier reviews of her work. I enjoyed the first half of Tokyo Ravens immensely, despite the mixed bag in quality I have […]

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Review: “BlazBlue: Alter Memory” Fails to Ignite

by macattackon December 2, 2015
Sometimes it is hard to sum up something in just one sentence. BlazBlue: Alter Memory made it all too easy, and not in a good way. You can’t please everybody, but BlazBlue fails to please anyone at all. BlazBlue has an interesting narrative concept, based on the best-selling fighting video game series. It is a […]
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Review: “Mobile Suit Gundam Part 1 (UK Edition)”: Gundam Calling To The Faraway Towns

by Grant Whiteon November 30, 2015
My name is Grant and I’m a fan of Gundam (how my family wishes they could just say I’m an alcoholic), although being one in the UK hasn’t been easy. While beez Entertainment released various titles back in the day, we never saw the push that markets like America got. That is looking to change, […]