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Review: “Durarara!! X2 Shou Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: A Sterling Example of Dollars

by Grant Whiteon July 19, 2016
It’s been two years since I last stopped by Ikebukuro. I commented then that the release came ahead of a planned continuation of the story, and that time has arrived. Split into three arcs, Durarara!! X2 aims to complete the adaptation of the light novel series. That’s pretty significant considering there is no shortage of anime […]

Review: “Ghost In The Shell: Arise Parts 3 & 4” Rise To The Occupation

by Chad Boninon July 18, 2016
The system has been rebooted, and Ghost In The Shell: Arise is out to show the fresh history of the Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9. Following the introduction of the cast in the last box set, the would-be team will be faced with a virus that fakes memories and a trip down a certain […]

Review: “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” Blu-ray Is a Hop, Skip, and a Jump to a Charming Film

by Neo Yion July 15, 2016
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Makoto Konno is your everyday Japanese schoolgirl. She lives with two parents and a little sister, is a total klutz, and barely makes it to class on time. Today is a particularly rough day for Makoto: she fails a pop quiz, her cooking class ends with her […]
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Review: “D-Frag!” – Likable High School Hijinks

by Weathermanon July 8, 2016
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: delinquent high school kid, gaggle of weird girls, club room, etc etc etc. Yes, you have heard this story before, very likely a lot of times, so how does one make a show like this stick out? Do it well. D-Frag is certainly a little cliche, but it […]

Review: “Naruto Shippuden” Set 26 – Canonically Decent

by macattackon July 7, 2016
The anime adaptation of Naruto Shippuden has been a bumpy ride for the last couple of boxsets, with the series mired in a dirge of random mix of filler and poorly paced canon episodes, often with poor animation. The final episode of Boxset 25 kicked everything into high gear with a frankly incredible episode that had […]

“Gundam” Leads The Charge For Loot Anime’s SQUADRON Crate

by Grant Whiteon July 6, 2016
Loot Anime, the anime focused avenue of the popular Loot Crate subscription service, have announced their next theme to be ‘SQUADRON”. This means a focus on the various elite squads of Japanese animation with exclusive products inside to draw from the likes of Mobile Suit Gundam, GATE, Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon and Arpeggio of Blue […]

One Punch Man Comes to Toonami July 16, 2016

by Peter Paltridgeon July 4, 2016
Saitama has become One Punch Man, a superhero SO POWERFUL that he annihilates anybody with just one punch. But he soon discovers this can lead to a boring existence, and he becomes jaded with everything. The new anime based on the One Punch Man manga has gained a following, and said following has been asking […]
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“Little Witch Academia” Getting Regular Series

by Peter Paltridgeon June 24, 2016
Back in 2013, Studio TRIGGER released a 30-minute short called Little Witch Academia over the Internet and streaming outlets. It went viral and became a sensation, spawning countless fanarts and demands for a sequel. This also happened, thanks to the fans and a Kickstarter that broke its $50,000 goal in one day. The response is […]

Belladonna of Sadness Comes To Blu-Ray

by Peter Paltridgeon May 31, 2016
One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation has been newly restored in 4k for its first release in the US.  BELLADONNA OF SADNESS follows the mad and sensual tale of Jeanne, an innocent young woman who makes a pact with the devil (voiced by Tatsuya Nakadai, from Akira Kurosawa’s RAN). Filled with explicit […]
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Attack On Titan Season 2 May Not Come Out In 2016

by Peter Paltridgeon May 12, 2016
The first season of Attack On Titan premiered in 2013 in Japan and became instantly popular around the globe. It’s set in a world where the remainder of humanity must fight for survival against the onslaught of Titans, gigantic humanoid monsters that roam around mindlessly looking for people to snack on. Toonami aired the dubbed […]