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"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence": Androids Dream of Electric Sci-fi

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence comes to DVD with high expectations, and it doesn’t disappoint. An elegant treatise less on man versus machine than man in machine, this sophisticated sci-fi thriller explores the human relationship to robots. And automatic weapons. It would be a disservice to take the reader too far into the film’s […]

Japan Influences U.S. Toy Market; Bandai Leads Cultural Wave

PR Newswire talks about the Japanese influence on the American toy industry and Bandai’s role in the cultural wave.

ADV Announces Three DVDs For Feb. 15

ADV Films will release Aura Battler Dunbine: Secrets of Byston Well (Volume 12), Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040: Essential Anime Collection (Volume 3) and Legend of Crystania: Chaos Ring to DVD on February 15, the company said today. Details follow: Aura Battler Dunbine: Secrets of Byston Well (Volume 12) Contents: Four complete episodes Audio: English 2.0 […]

"Burn-Up Scramble" Vol. 1: Fourth Time's Not the Charm

The year is 2005, Atlanta. Due to globalization and market expansion, animé has evolved. But so has its darker elements. Drama has become increasingly sophisticated, but with a growing amount of light-hearted anime threatening to topple the towering pile of angst anime companies have accumulating since EVA, Geneon decides to take action. They retool their […]

"Neon Genesis Evangelion" Platinum Edition Vol. 4: Now Nearly Action-Free!

Everyone should know the basic premise of Neon Genesis Evangelion by this point whether you’ve seen the entire series, just caught the quick Toonami run, or heard the legions of fanboys screaming like little girls over it. Giant robots battle giant monsters, all while a whiny kid named Shinji gives viewers giant headaches. And it’s […]

"Mezzo" Vol. 1: The DSA is On The Job!

The Danger Service Agency will handle any job for a price. It doesn’t matter if it’s tracking down a missing person (especially if your favorite weather woman is involved) or following a would-be adulterer (do robot duplicates count?), Mikura, her pals, and her orange spandex will get any job done right. But should you engage […]

"Duel Masters" Not Your Typical Toy Commercial

Who’s the kid with the spiky hair!? SHOBU! Flaming hand up in the air! SHOBU! Creatures battlin’ in the zone! SHOBU! Gonna take the trophy home! SHOBU! Duel Masters! Duel Masters! DUEL MASTERS! The battle’s on! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. When you have a catchy theme and an advertising campaign that hits you over […]

"Dragonball GT": The Last "Generation"

This review is a special “interview” type review between Toonami Forum Moderator Knux Five and Cartoon Network Forum Moderator Red Giant. If you are a dedicated Dragonball watcher and don’t want it spoiled for you, do not scroll down. This includes the final four episodes. They have all aired on Cartoon Network. Knux Five: Hey […]

ADV Announces "Blue Seed," "E's Otherwise" DVDs

ADV Films will release E’s Otherwise, Operation: Gald City (Vol. 1) and Blue Seed to DVD on February 15, the company says. E’s Otherwise, Operation: Gald City will contain five complete episodes in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening and closing animations, Japanese promo spots, production sketches and previews. […]

"Spiral" Vols. 1 and 2: Otaku-Tested. Mother-Approved.

Ayumu Narumi is a loner who’s always lived in the shadow of his older brother, Kiyotaka. His bro was a better detective, a better pianist and a more confident person in general. One day Kiyotaka disappears, leaving only this cryptic message for Ayumu, “I’m going to pursue the mystery of the Blade Children.” For two […]

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