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"Yakitate!! Japan" Part 2 Arriving on DVD on May 5, 2015

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NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces May 2015 Release of Yakitate!! Japan Part 2 GRIMES, IA, February 11, 2015 — Anime producer Nozomi Entertainment is pleased to announce Part 2 of the shonen comedy series Yakitate!! Japan, which will be available on May 5, 2015. Yakitate!! Japan, Part 2 Animation from Sunrise (Accel World, Cowboy Bebop, Tiger & […]

Review: "Michiko and Hatchin" Part 1 Is So Good, It's Outlawed

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Welcome to the sunny seas and shining sands of this land where escaped prisoner Michiko seeks out a girl named Hana, claiming that Hana’s father Hiroshi was once her lover. Everyone believes Hiroshi to be dead, but Michiko believes her former love is still alive. Hana is quickly nicknamed Hatchin, and joins Michiko in the […]

Review: "Pom Poko" Blu-ray - The Tanuki are Restless

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I need to clear up one thing before we get too deep into things. Tanuki are not raccoons. They’re a type of dog that lives in Japan and looks kind of like a raccoon, but they are in no way related to North American raccoons, despite Disney’s insistence on calling them raccoons in the dub […]

What's Your Final Fantasy? Episode Duscae Footage?

What's Your Final Fantasy? Episode Duscae Footage?

Making everybody’s weekend a little bit better, Square Enix has released a “Final Fantasy Type-O” trailer that reveals footage from “Episode Duscae” from “Final Fantasy XV”…

Review: "Porco Rosso" Soars High on Blu-ray

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso fits chronologically and thematically between the pre-teen Kiki’s Delivery Service and the very adult Princess Mononoke. The movie’s sense of magical whimsy is tempered by much more adult themes and the spectre of wars past and yet to come, all done with the same mastery of craft that we’ve come to […]

Review: "Tales from Earthsea" - Patronizing Boredom in Fantasy Form

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Tales From Earthsea has an infamous shadow hanging over it, being the directorial debut of Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Goro Miyazaki. At the height of its release, there was a nervous air as Studio Ghibli’s fans wondered if lightning can strike twice from the same family. Whether he expected it or not, there was an immense […]

Pokémon Sweepstakes and Animation Marathon Coming

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The Pokémon Company International has two events scheduled to celebrate the release of the new Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion Pokémon TCG: XY—Primal Clash. First up we’ve got a special sweepstakes. Players can go to www.pokemon.com/tcg and vote for either Team Magma’s plan to expand the land or Team Aqua’s plan to cover the world […]

Anime Limited Announces Delay For "Tiger & Bunny - The Beginning", Selling "Gundam: The Origin" Blu-ray

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Anime Limited have announced that their upcoming standard re-release of Tiger & Bunny – The Beginning has been delayed. The title (available on DVD and Blu-ray) has been delayed from its planned release in February to 16th March. You can read our review of Anime Limited’s original release of the title here. Their online shop […]

PR: UK Theatrical Release for "A Letter to Momo"

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Glasgow, UK February 4, 2015 –  Anime Limited are happy to announce the theatrical release of Production I.G’s award-winning film A Letter to Momo in the UK. The film will be screening as part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme. Seven years in the making and created by Production I.G, the studio that brought […]

Review: "Blood Lad" Blu-ray (UK Edition): An Otaku Vampire In Demon World

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Staz Charlie Blood is the progeny of a noble vampire bloodline. Although Staz is aware of the common trappings and behaviours his heritage entails, he has no interest in such things and instead uses his power to rule as the fair boss of the Eastern territory of Demon World while building up his apartment shrine […]

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