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"New Fist of the North Star": My Mind Is Already Blown

Longtime American anime fans may recall that domestic distributors built their business on the backs of a few key franchises, usually featuring over-the-top violence. One such franchise was Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken), which was a natural choice since it packed all kinds of brutality and had been a big hit in […]

"Dragonball GT: Conversion" To Quality

Goku has been blinded by the combined might of all the Shadow Dragons in the form of Syn Shenron. Can he come through and save the day with his new, Daredevil-esque senses, or shall a blind man lead them to destruction? The Z Warriors and a newly empowered Vegeta might have something to say… Episodes […]

Orange Islands Offer Up Different View of "Pokémon"

So, what do you do when you have an anime based off a wildly popular video game, but the next installment is over a year away? Why, you create a filler saga, of course! So went the thought process of the Pokemon creative staff as they went to work trying to create a workable saga […]

AnimeNEXT Announces First Round of Attendees

Vic Mignogna, Travis Willingham, Marc Diriason, Lauren Goodnight, Wayne Grayson, and Mike Sinterniklaas will appear at AnimeNEXT in June, event organizers have announced. The convention will be held at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, on June 17-19. [Source: AnimeNEXT]

"Yu-Yu Hakusho": The Proof Is "In The Blood"

Sensui, the former Spirit Detective planning to open the gates of Hell, must have the gates of his mind opened up by the heroes if they wish to defeat him. With the revelation of his multiple personalities running the show, Yusuke and Koenma battle over how to save the day. Koenma plans to sacrifice himself […]

"Steel Angel Kurumi Complete Collection" Kickin' Android Maids

Kurumi, Karinka, and Saki. These three girls are Steel Angels, cybernetically created superpowered beings. When an accidental kiss from a young boy named Nakahito awakens Kurumi in early 20th century Japan, life changes for the Onmyo Mystic. With the military on their trail, Nakahito must attempt to live a simple temple life, while Kurumi and […]

"Wandaba Style" Vol. 1: Can Mix Juice "Rocket To Stardom?"

The Spice Girls were the biggest “big thing” in girl group history. Puffy Ami-Yumi are the latest Japanese import on the scene, starring in a Cartoon Network show that depicts them doing “normal things” in a very abnormal fashion. But can the States handle a combination of the two? When the polar personalities of the […]

Should You Be Hot For "Please Teacher?"

So, you’ve essentially been in a coma for three years. That’s a bummer. You have to move into a new town, go to a new school, fake that you’re fifteen… and imagine all the television you missed. But when a hot alien babe is your teacher, can you get past your unique physical disability of […]

Abenobashi Vol. 4: Going Out Of Business Sale!

This is it; the Abenobashi Shopping Arcade is closing up. As Arumi and Sasshi fight about getting to their real home, they sidestep into World War III (localized in one shopping mall) and into Hollywood (once again, localized in Japan). But, all trips must come to an end. Will they make it back to Abenobashi, […]

"Lady Death" Reincarnated on DVD

When Hope, unknowing daughter of Lucifer, is killed for her father’s sins, she takes up the offer for a life in Hell rather than experience a horrific death via torching. But as Lucifer is the Lord of Lies, Hope soon learns the true fate of her loved ones, and sets out on a course to […]

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