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"Karin: The Complete Series": Unvampire Show Sires Smiles

A short summary of Karin sounds like something Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force might tell Meatwad: “She’s a unvampire! Her bite injects blood in you, and you feel better because of it.” However, from that seemingly silly premise comes a surprisingly endearing romantic comedy. Karin Maaka would seem to be your usual Japanese school […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New August Titles Including "Sola"

A few new DVDs from Bandai Entertainment are coming in August: * .hack//G.U. Trilogy (Subtitled only): 8/18/09 – 131 min. – $19.98 * Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 Part 2: 8/4/09 – 200 min. – $39.98/$49.98 (Special Edition) * Sola Complete Collection (Subtitled only): 8/18/09 – $44.98 [Source: RightStuf ]

"Yu Yu Hakusho": Two Worlds, But One Great Series

Yusuke Urameshi was your average middle school delinquent, getting into fights, slacking off even when not skipping school, and breaking the dress code. His teachers thought him a textbook punk. But one day, to the astonishment of all who knew him, he saved a little boy from a speeding car—and died. But Spirit World—the bureaucracy […]

Media Blasters Announces New August Titles Including "Genshiken 2"

Genshiken 2‘s first volume, previously slated for a June release, now has a release date of 8/25/09. As before, it will run 100 minutes and is priced at $29.99. Ah My Buddha‘s fourth volume (which is the start of Amaenaideyo! Katsu) will be released on 8/18/09 for $29.99, and also runs 100 minutes. Moribito: Guardian […]

"When They Cry": The Devil's in the Delicious Details

Cute kids, isolated mountain village, curses revolving around festivals, and murder. Lots and lots and lots and lots of murder. Sounds like your standard Hollywood slasher flick. Admittedly, When They Cry bears more than a bit of a resemblance to one at first glance. But there’s a difference. When was the last time Hollywood actually […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New July Titles Including "Hayate the Combat Butler"

The comedy anime Hayate the Combat Butler makes its region 1 DVD debut in a Part 1 collection on 7/21/09 for $39.98. It will only contain Japanese audio and English subtitles, and runs 175 minutes. True Tears, a drama series which was previously licensed by Bandai Visual USA, finally sees a complete collection (Anime Legends) […]

"Vandread": Machine a Trois

Long ago, the gender wars escalated to a new height. Women have taken the planet Mejere, and men rule Taraak. Worlds collide when Hibiki’s theft of a Vanguard causes his male friends, an empty warship, and a female-staffed pirate ship to get sucked off to the Delta Quadrant … or just another part of space. […]

Bandai Delays "Gurren Lagann," "Ghost Slayers Ayashi," "Freedom" DVDs

New information from a variety of vendors reveal that Bandai Entertainment has pushed back the release dates of several DVDs: Gurren Lagann Part 3 (original release date March 17, 2009, new release date May 5, 2009) Ghost Slayers Ayashi Part 2 (original release date April 7, 2009, new release date May 5, 2009) Freedom DVD […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New June Titles Including "Kurokami"

Kurokami: The Animation, a Sunrise production, makes its region 1 DVD debut with a Part 1 collection on 6/16/09 for $39.98. It runs 200 minutes. Sword of the Stranger also debuts on the same day in both DVD ($24.98) and Blu-ray versions ($39.98). Both run 102 minutes. Finally, Eureka Seven will be getting complete collection […]

"Shonen Onmyouji" Vols. 3 and 4: Why We Don't Have Geneon to Kick Around Anymore ...

Shonen Onmyouji is a cheap-looking, feather-light series populated by cardboard characters, with all the appeal of an Ashlee Simpson concert without the lip-synching, lights or pyrotechnics. It’s the kind of thing you get when no one cares or spends any money on a show. It’s the kind of thing that helps explain why we don’t […]

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