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"Cyber Team in Akihabara Vol.1": A Little Old-Fashioned Kitsch Never Hurt Anyone

What do you get when Sailor Moon-style sentai magical girl antics are mixed with Pokemon-like owner/pet relationships and Bubblegum Crisis-style battle suits, all with bit of a Go Nagai-style twist? Why it’s Cyber Team in Akihabara! When an enigmatic prince (who looks like Tuxedo Mask and Char put together) attempts to steal Hibari’s PataPi, a […]

"Variable Geo" Serves Up Good-Looking Food, If Not Much Substance

Variable Geo is a martial arts tournament. Women will fight with immense special powers in this contest, but behind the scenes, something sinister is going down. Yuka Takeuchi is a rising star in this contest, having succeeded her friend Satomi at the fighting. But what’s the prize? Money, land, and… the title of the toughest […]

Short Notice: Super-Milk Chan's Gone Bad

Super-Milk Chan is easily the least amount of fun I’ve had watching an animé in recent years. For the uninformed, ADV released this series in a two-disc set; one disc is the straight dub of the Japanese version, while the other is an adapted version for America, complete with behind-the-scene live action bits set at […]

The Plot Thickens in "Evangelion Platinum: 02"

The Angels, beastly, calculating creatures, are still attacking Japan, and it’s up to NERV to prevent a Third Impact. With their giant Evangelions, things have been going relatively smoothly. But with the introduction of Unit 02 and its pilot, Asuka Langley, things get heated in this ADV re-release, Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum: 02. Episodes included […]

"Najica Blitz Tactics": Fanservice Maneuver 4A

Najica Hiragi is the world’s foremost perfume designer. With an uncanny sense of smell, she is in search of the final scent to cap off CRI’s line of perfume. She’d be able to do that if she wasn’t constantly being sent across the world on spy missions that would make James Bond proud. Paired up […]

A "Colorful" Peek Into Man's Imagination

A lamppost is taking innocent lives. A foreign exchange student is nearly drowned. A robber escapes a convenience store with countless Ramen meals. Countless students in English class can’t pronounce their Ls and Rs. What could be causing all these disasters? Why, peeking in at naked women, of course. Is Colorful an off-the-wall, hilariously overblown […]

"Kiddy Grade" Rocks. It Just Does.

Kiddy Grade Volume 5 “The Freedom Of Truth” On the run from their former employers, Eclair and Lumiere are frantically trying to find safety. With their former allies, members of the ES Force, ordered to bring them in dead or alive, things go from bad to worse when Lumiere’s life is on the line and […]

"Sentimental Journey": Old School Shoujo for the Whole Family

“Have you had nights when can’t fall asleep? Didn’t anyone’s face appear in your mind. Unforgettable memories and uncontrollable emotion. Open the twelve doors named bittersweet feelings.” -Sentimental Journey Introductory Poem. So begins one of the more unique anime to come out of Sunrise studios in 1998. That’s no small feat either. Surnise produced Gasaraki, […]

Vampire Prostitutes & Freaky Zombie Robot Minions!

In the post-apocalyptic future, humanity has wiped itself out. With no clientele left, specialized robots, “Dolls,” are left wandering the streets. One such doll, Malice, begins leaking… almost as if she was crying. A run-in with a beast mysteriously turns her human, leaving her as an oddity of this dysfunctional society. Can she fit in […]

"Gravitation Vol.2 and Vol.3:" Behind the (Fictional) Music

Shuichi Shindo is a young pop star on the rise. In the first volume of Gravitation, we saw him and his band, Bad Luck, start to experience true success, and we also saw him find true love with Eiri Yuki, a romance novelist known to the public as a ladies man. (Yes, you read that […]

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