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"Cromartie" Legal Woes End UPDATED: Civil Suit Against Franchise Presses Forward

The legal problems that might have halted screenings of the live action adaptation of the manga Sakigake! Cromartie High School have ended for now. Warren Cromartie, a baseball player famous in Japan, previously said he was unhappy that his name had been used in a series about delinquents and punks and last month filed for […]

"Kyo Kara Maoh! Vol.1": Much Funnier Than "Will And Grace"

Ah, shonen-ai. “Boy-love,” for those not in the know, and it’s not only a polite way of saying “somewhat gay” in Japanese, it’s also a genre of anime and manga where the focus is (you guessed it) a gay relationship. Now, these titles can range in quality from the seminal Gravitation to the forgettable Only […]

"Hanaukyo Maid Team Vol. 2": Maid Action Made to Order

Another Maid show? *Groan* That’s what a lot of people must have thought when they first heard about Hanaukyo Maid Team, and really, it’s true. The fanservice genre has been worn into the ground. Hand Maid May was the pinnacle of what a fanservicey-yet-sentimental show about maids could be. Popping this disc in, I was […]

Cartoon Network Announces "IGPX" Voice Cast

Haley Joel Osment will voice Takeshi Jinno, the lead character in IGPX, Toonami’s upcoming original series, Cartoon Network said today. Osment will be joined by Michelle Rodriguez, Mark Hamill and Lance Henriksen. The series is set in the year 2048, when “Immortal Grand Prix,” in which two teams of three mechs race at speeds greater […]

"Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days" Manga Announced

Newtype USA has announced that they will be publishing a new manga series based on the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime. Titled Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days, the manga will be based on a PC/PlayStation 2 game and promises a lighter, more humorous take on the giant robot warriors and their pilots. The story will be […]

"Dragonball Z" Escapes the "Dead Zone"

This is a review of the 1997 Pioneer Video DVD release, which is now out of print but available used, for purposes of comparison with the FUNimation new release. Ah, Dragonball Z movies. Many people are amazed when a franchise goes beyond four films, but the DBZ franchise produced over a dozen before the series […]

Dead, Deader, "Dead Zone"

Goku’s son, Gohan, has been kidnapped for his Dragonball. Emperor Pilaf… er… Garlic Jr. is amassing Dragonballs so he can wish for eternal life. With this, he can take down Kami, become the new ruler of Earth, and unleash a new wave of demonic forces across the planet. Goku’s not going to let this pass, […]

"Ultramaniac Vol. 1": Authentic, Energetic Shoujo For Kids

Magical Girls. Mahou shoujo, as they might say in Japan. The concept, at least in anime, is nearly fifty years old. As such, it’s hard to imagine that there’d be much life left in it. There have been girls with swords, batons, cards, compacts and probably almost every other object under the sun. The heroines […]

"Yu-Yu Hakusho: King Urameshi" says "OFF WITH HIS HEAD!"

On Yu-Yu Hakusho, Volume 30: King Urameshi Yusuke Urameshi is no longer Spirit Detective of Earth. He’s now King of one-third of Demon World, where he has to maintain peace between the three Kingdoms. The other leaders, Yomi and Mukuro, know that Yusuke’s realm has just suffered a great loss and are ready to attack. […]

"Evangelion," Other Series Get TV Berth

The original Neon Genesis Evangelion will join the Adult Swim lineup, ADV Films says. The deal is one of several that the company announced last weekend. In addition, Chrono Crusade and Peacemaker will join Showtime, and G4 is set to broadcast Colorful. Launch dates for the series were not announced. [Source: ADV Films]

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