Posts Tagged ‘Anime’

Media Blasters Licenses "Squid Girl"

by Dr. Daedaluson June 14, 2011
The comedy anime series Squid Girl (aka Shinryaku!? Ika Musume) has been licensed by Media Blasters. The first half of the Diomedea-animated series comes to DVD on 9/27/11 for $24.99. It will contain both English and Japanese languages, and Part 1 features the first six episodes (150 minutes). In other Media Blasters news, Queen’s Blade‘s […]

"Dirty Pair" Vol 2: More Guns, More Girls, More Space Bikinis, More to Love

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2011
Rather than spend a lot of words detailing why I think the second set of Dirty Pair is cool, I’ll let the show speak for itself. Check my last review for the plot synopsis and then take a gander at the lead-in to episode 23, below: Everything that Dirty Pair does well is summed up […]

"Sekirei": Depth? In MY Cheesecake?

by Radical Ravenon June 8, 2011
Sekirei left me puzzling over a question that I, as a critic, never thought I’d ask myself: How many naked, anatomically impossible cartoon women does a show have to throw at me before I stop taking it seriously? And the answer, as near as I can tell, is “More than six.” Sekirei is, shamelessly, a […]

"Gantz" Complete Series: Lots of Sound and Fury, But Does It Signify Anything?

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2011
Like David Fincher’s adaptation of Fight Club, the anime series Gantz is a remarkably challenging, deliberately provocative, and deeply flawed work that uses lowest-common-denominator entertainment to deliver highbrow messages. Also like Fight Club, one of the things I like about Gantz is how unsure I was whether I liked it or not after I finished […]

Anime Boston 2011: Press Panel with Voice Actor Spike Spencer

by Lelouchon April 29, 2011
[Regular voice] You know, just crazy guy and it was a lot of fun to play that one. It was very, very subtle; you couldn’t go bouncing off the walls too much, which I am prone to do. I also enjoyed playing Arakune in BlazBlue. That was fun because it was a character that talks […]

"Disgaea: The Complete Series": Grinding Away with No Leveling Up

by Chad Boninon April 20, 2011
Rudely awakened by an angelic assassin, Laharl finds that his overlord of a father has passed on. With his defender demoness Etna at his side (and with an unexpected ally in the holy-warrior-in-training that is Flonne), they’re off on an adventure to defend his role as the successor to the throne of the demon world. […]

"The Story of Saiunkoku" Season One: The Neverending Story

by Weathermanon March 31, 2011
Buried deep in the annals of ancient China is the kingdom of Saiunkoku, a land ravaged by years of war and civil unrest, hungering for a competent new king. Unfortunately, the next in line to the kingship is a spoiled teenager with no real sense of how to lead, and who is caught up in […]

PR: "Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil" Season 2 Premieres April 30, 2011

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2011
DWIGHT HOWARD GUEST STARS ON THE SEASON TWO PREMIERE OF EMMY-NOMINATED “KICK BUTTOWSKI – SUBURBAN DAREDEVIL,” PREMIERING SATURDAY, APRIL 30 ON DISNEY XD Notable Voice Talent for Second Season Also Includes Tony Hawk, Ed O’Neill, Will Forte, Rico Rodriguez, Debbie Reynolds, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jay Harris Disney XD’s hit animated series, “Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil,” […]

Media Blasters Announces New May Titles Including "MazinKaiser SKL"

by Dr. Daedaluson February 3, 2011
Media Blasters has licensed MazinKaiser SKL, a new OAV based on the long-running mecha series by Go Nagai. Its sub-only DVD comes out on 5/31/11 for $19.98 and runs 75 minutes. Additionally, the second season of fanservice fantasy series Queen’s Blade comes to DVD on 5/24/11. Its first half (running 150 minutes) will contain an […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New March & April Titles Including "K-ON!"

by Dr. Daedaluson January 29, 2011
K-ON!, a slice-of-life anime comedy series from Kyoto Animation about four girls in the music club who start a band, comes to DVD and Blu-ray on 4/26/11. Both formats will be 100 minutes and will include an English dub, along with the original Japanese language as well. The first volume is priced at $29.98 for […]