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"All Grown Up" But I Ain't "Loving It"

Way back when Nickelodeon was actually watchable, I used to love Rugrats. The adventures of Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Angelica, and Susie were all great fun. When Nick started its descent into what its current state, the Rugrats reruns were often the only thing I would watch. Heck, if Nick were to release a boxset […]

"Tenchi Muyo GXP! Volume 5: The Living Ship" Returns Home

Seina Yamada is the unluckiest person in the universe. That may seem like a bold claim, but he biologically is! That makes him one of the most prized pirate hunters in the Galaxy Police–he’s natural bait! But even bait needs to take a break now and then, so he and the gang take a vacation […]

"Martian Successor Nadesico Volume 2" Not Essential, But Enjoyable

The Nadesico, a high-powered space ship piloted by a highly-out-of-place crew, is leading the fight for survival against the Jovians, a lizardian race from Jupiter hell-bent on destroying the Earth after having destroyed the colonies on Mars years ago. But when the crew of the Nadesico meet an unexpected enemy, the fate of the war […]

"Fruits Basket" Vol. 4: A "Clearing Sky" Reveals Dark Clouds

Tohru Honda has lived with the Sohmas for nearly a year and she keeps meeting new family members, all with the same curse: when hugged by a member of the opposite gender, a Sohma turns into one of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac (plus a cat). Despite having lived co-ed with Yuki and Kyo, […]

"Ikki Tousen" Vol. 1: "Legendary Fighters" Engage in Legendary Fanservice

In the 1800′s, a legendary fighter was able to take out one hundred men during a single fight. Years later in modern time, has this legendary fighter been reborn in the body of a ditzy high school girl known more for her “booby bombs” than her brains? Hakufu Sonsaku just transferred to Nanyo High School, […]

G4techTV Adds "Abenobashi" to Anime Unleashed!

G4techTV has added Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi to its Anime Unleashed! bloc of programming. [Source: ADV Films]

Studio Ghibli Severs Ties with Parent Company

Nausicaa.net is reporting that Studio Ghibli is separating from its parent company Tokuma Shoten by the end of March. It is not yet known how this will affect existing distribution rights and contracts or the output of the studio.

"Popotan" (Vol. 1) Made a Popofan Outta Me!

Popotan‘s packaging might lead you to think that it’s only about one thing—boobs—but it’s about a lot more. Don’t let this genre-bending show slip under your radar; it richly deserves to find an audience. Popotan is about three magical sisters who live in an equally magical house. The ditzy yet kindhearted Ai, the tomboyish Mai, […]

Geneon Announces Two New Titles

ICv2 reports that Geneon Entertainment will release two new Japanese animation titles in the United States. Girl’s Bravo is a story about a young boy who lands on a planet full of women. The only problem is, he’s utterly afraid of the opposite sex. Melody of Oblivion is a more dramatic story which takes place […]

Coke Adopts Anime for Ad

In an article about February advertising, The New York Times notes that the Coca-Cola Company will air a 60-second Japanese anime styled advertisement during the Daytona 500 broadcast on Fox. The print edition of the paper includes a still photo from the ad which is not available in the on-line version.

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