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"Excel Saga: Imperfect Collection": Put It In

Excel Saga is a tale of ambition. ACROSS has their ambition to take over Japan. Pedro has his ambition to save Sexy Wife from That Man. Koshi Rikdo has the ambition to see his manga be adapted into every genre of animé ever. Excel’s ambition is to be with her leader, Hyatt’s is just to […]

"Cromartie High School" Anime Preview Available On-line

Comicon.com’s the Beat weblog has noted that Amazon.com is offering an exclusive clip of ADV Films’ Cromartie High School. The offbeat anime DVD and manga were just released in the United States.

The Cat Returns: A Magical Tale of Many Kitties

Studio Ghibli is often deemed the Disney of Japan, and it is difficult to find much fault with the comparison. Not only do both dominate their respective domestic (traditional) animation markets, but there are many similarities to be found in the epic adventures and enchanting fairy tales they bring to the screen. There are also […]

"Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi" Needs a Stronger Bond

Ai Yori Aoshi is yet another series that I had been interested in seeing, but wasn’t high enough on my priority list to buy. I’ve seen the trailers on other Geneon DVDs and they gave me the impression that the series is a serious romantic drama. Though I’m not sure about the original series, for […]

ABC Kids Fall 2005 Lineup Announced

Three new series – the ensemble comedy The Suite Life of Zack & Cody introducing the newest generation of kid and tween superstars and produced by hit makers Danny Kallis (“Smart Guy”) and Irene Dreayer (“Sister, Sister,” “Smart Guy”); the breakout Jetix action/adventure series Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! from creator/producer Ciro Nieli (“Mucha […]

Fall 2005 Programming Information for Jetix

Jetix, the high-energy programming block built on action, adventure, daring and humor, kicks off its sophomore year on Toon Disney and ABC Family with the greenlight of a new original animated series Get Ed from Walt Disney Television Animation, and additional season pick-ups for three key original series — Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, […]

"Speed Racer" Crosses DVD Finish Line on May 24

Lions Gate will release the third volume of Speed Racer: Collector’s Edition to DVD on May 24, TVShowsOnDVD reports. It will retail for $22.95.

Animated Criticism: An Orphaned Deer and a Pig in a Plane

Welcome to Animated Criticism, a column that will examine and summarize critical reactions to recent animated releases across the press and Internet world. The big American release of the week (coming out today): the Bambi Platinum Edition. The Washington Post loves the release, calling the remastered visuals “as lovely as a sunny, spring day.” If […]

"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 […]

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