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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, […]

"Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie": The Tedium of the Cards

On the heels of the celebrity poker trend comes Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie, starring the self-proclaimed “king of the cards.” You won’t find him running the tables in Vegas, though. He’s too busy hawking licensed goods at Toys ‘R’ Us. Yu-Gi-Oh! has succeeded Pokemon as the biggest anime merchandising phenomenon in the US, and similar expansion […]

"D.N.Angel" Steals the Viewers Heart like Dark Steals Art

Daisuke Niwa was pretty much your average teenage kid. Sure, his family was a little odd, what with the weird rituals and the physical and mental training, but his demeanor was light and perhaps even a little clumsy. We join him on his 14th birthday, when he thinks he’ll be able to turn that clumsy […]

"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 […]

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