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"Kiddy Grade: Mirror Image": The Clone Wars All Over Again

After the destruction of the Galactic Organization of Trade and Tariffs, Éclair and Lumiere are appointed to lead the rebuilding. Something’s not right, though, as the two are much more serious than they ever used to be. With an army of new ES members alongside, can the two deal with two new rogues who may […]

Ultraman + Acid = "Dokkoida?!"

Dokkoida!? is one of those series you watch without thinking. Plot and character development are secondary to gags. And in an anime comedy, that means lots of sexual innuendo and puns. Now, there’s been a ton of anime comedies that sometimes spoof superheroes, but an entertaining 100% superhero spoof is a relative rarity. Is this […]

Studio Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki Interviewed

Nausicaa.net is reporting that the new Screen International has interviewed Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki about the studio’s future projects. Suzuki reveals that director Hayao Miyazaki is already at work on his next project, due for release in 2007 or 2008, and suggests that Pixar “ought to slow down.” The article is currently not available […]

"Gatchaman" Coming to DVD

ADV Films will release Gatchaman for the first time ever in North America, with the first volume slated for a June 14 release, the company announced yesterday. The seven-volume collector’s edition will contain all 105 episodes of the original uncut Japanese series, including 20 episodes never before see in the U.S. Alex Ross will create […]

Stellvia Foundation II - Great Show, Weak Disc.

Last time on Stellvia, the Earth had rebounded from the greatest natural disaster in the history of man, a massive energy bombardment unleashed by a supernova (a.k.a. the First Wave), and our heroine Shima Katase was still sort of struggling with her piloting skills. She’s managed to find a good group of friends, but she […]

"Moeyo Ken": And The Point of That Was ...?

Welcome to Mediocre, population: Moeyo Ken. Petite, food-obsessed spell caster Okita Kaoru; stoic ice elemental Hijikata Toshie; and bossy Kondou Yuuko make up the Mobile Shinsengumi (whatever that means) and protect ancient Kyoto from monsters and the supernatural, just as their fathers did in the past. Someone should protect viewers from this disc. This four-episode […]

"Stand Alone Complex" Vol. 5 To DVD on March 22

Bandai Entertainment will release the fifth volume of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex to DVD on March 22, Active Anime reports. The release will retail in a $24.98 single-disc edition and in a $29.98 two-disc limited edition.

Fullmetal Alchemist Vol 1: The Wait Is Over

It’s rare for a series to be licensed for American distribution midway through its broadcast in Japan. Thanks to FUNimation, Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the few. Despite its youth, it is the most anticipated release in anime history (please, don’t anybody start shouting ‘Naruto’). Being a breath of fresh air in terms of storytelling, […]

'Divergence Eve': Constant Confusion Wrapped in a Blanket of Befuddlement

“Taking place in the 24th century, intergalactic space travel has become a reality. One of the first outposts in the far reaches of space is the Watcher’s Nest – an inflation hole drive portal – which has recently come under attack by a mysterious force known simply as the GHOUL… A group of young female […]

"Stellvia," "R.O.D." DVDs Announced

Stellvia: Foundation IV and Stellvia: Foundation V will be released to DVD later this year, according to Animated Bliss. Foundation IV will be released on April 12; Foundation V will follow on June 14. Both releases will retail for $24.98. Separatetly, Animated Bliss also reports that R.O.D – THE TV, Volumes 6 and 7, will […]

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