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Out for the Count: "Gankutsuou" Triumphant!

I always find it fascinating when a piece of art endures longer than its author intended. Conan Doyle never considered his Sherlock Holmes stories masterpieces. It was work for a periodical that took on a life of its own, so much so that when he tried to kill the detective off he was forced to […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces "Hayate the Combat Butler" Part 4

The sole new Bandai DVD solicitation for January 2010 is Hayate the Combat Butler Part 4, which is slated for 1/5/10, runs 175 minutes and is priced at $39.98. Additionally, the following titles are delayed to the new dates below: * Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Part 2: 11/17/09 * Hayate the Combat […]

"Shonen Onmyouji" Vols. 5 & 6: The Absolute End

… It’s done, right? Having spent the first set of episodes on a completely different subject, Shonen Onmyouji in its concluding episodes sends its heroes lurching their way through yet more poorly animated stories that only feebly make ancient Japanese history and mysticism interesting. I don’t mean to imply that Japanese history and mysticism are […]

NYAF2009: Yoshiyuki Tomino Q&A Panel Report

The New York Anime Festival was a proud host to Yoshiyuki Tomino, the legendary father of the Mobile Suit Gundam anime series, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. On Saturday afternoon, the festival hosted a special Q&A session with Tomino-san, beginning with a highlight reel of his many hit series, starting with Triton of the […]

NYAF2009: Bandai Announces New "Eureka Seven" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray Jan 26, 2010

At their industry panel at the New York Anime Festival, Bandai announced that Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers will be released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on January 26, 2010. Current suggested retail pricing is $24.98 for the DVD and $39.98 for the Blu-ray. Also, check our full Bandai panel report. Return […]

"Devil May Cry": I'm Not Crying, But I Ain't Smiling Either

Little did one know that a failed dev kit for Resident Evil 4 would turn into the megahit franchise for Capcom known as Devil May Cry. The smartass main character, the over-the-top action, and the extreme difficulty gave this franchise life, and it has since become one of the top moneymakers for Capcom, ranking up […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces "Code Geass R2" Part 3

Bandai Entertainment’s only new title for December 2009 is Code Geass R2 Part 3, which comes in both regular ($39.98) and limited editions ($44.98). Both run 150 minutes and are scheduled for 12/1/09. Additionally, two titles have been delayed: * Code Geass R2 Part 2: New date is 10/20/09 * Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season […]

"Moonlight Mile" Complete First Season is One Very Small Step for Animated Sci-Fi

One of the more interesting premises underlying the anime series Moonlight Mile is that the next generation of astronauts will not be fighter pilots and astrophysicists, but construction workers. This makes Moonlight Mile comparable to the series Planetes, which used mundane hues to color the exotic by centering on interstellar garbage men. Moonlight Mile‘s hard […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New November Titles Including "Hayate" Part 3

New Bandai DVD titles announced for November releases are: * Hayate the Combat Butler Part 3: 11/3/09 – 175 min. – $39.98 * Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 Part 3: 11/3/09 – 200 min. – $39.98/$44.99 (Special Edition) In addition, the following titles have been delayed: * Ghost Slayers Ayashi Part 3: 9/15/09 * […]

Media Blasters Announces New November Titles Including "Ikki Tousen"

Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny, the 2007 sequel to the 2003 martial arts series loosely based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms, debuts on 11/24/09 with its first volume, which runs 100 minutes. It’s priced at $29.99. In addition, the following are also expected: * Blade of the Immortal vol. 2: 11/24/09 – 100 min. – […]

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