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"Lyrical Nanoha": Let's Be Friends

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, as the title suggests, is a show about your average girl fighting evil with newly acquired magical powers. The opening of every single episode also reminds us, in case we forget. Still, there are a few things that make Nanoha stand out in the genre. For starters, Nanoha is only nine. […]

"Sasami Season 2": True Friendship Means Never Being Different

As Sasami Magical Girls Club returns for its second season, Sasami and her friends have returned from the world of the witches. They’re still in the same grade, still using their magic powers for good (and a certain amount of mischief), and still have their nurse Washu along to teach them how to use their […]

"Le Chevalier d'Eon" Complete Boxed Set: Revenge Best Served by a Cross-Dressing Spy

If you’re looking to wander a bit off the beaten path, you won’t be able to go much further than Le Chevalier d’Eon. In fact, this series is so far off the beaten path, you might need to pack a tent and a sleeping bag. What else can you say about a series that’s a […]

ICv2 Lists Top Anime & Manga Properties For Fall 2008

The results are in: These are the top anime and manga properties for September through mid November, based on info provided from retailers and distributors, as well as info from Nielsen BookScan. Anime: 1) Dragon Ball Z 2) Naruto 3) Afro Samurai 4) Death Note 5) Batman: Gotham Knight 6) Pokemon 7) Hellsing Ultimate 8) […]

"Kyo Kara Maoh!" - Season 2 Vol. 7 Intrigues, Vol. 8 Stalls, and Vol. 9 Just Ends

The sixty-seventh episode is almost assuredly not the best place to pick up a long-running television series, so if this review of the latest volumes of Kyo Kara Maoh seems a bit tepid or lukewarm, be assured that this may well be caused entirely by general confusion about what’s going on rather than any deficiencies […]

Media Blasters Announces New March Titles Including "Kite" Remastered

Five new Media Blasters titles have been announced for March 2009: * Ah! My Buddha vol. 2: 3/17/09 – $29.99 * Doujin Work vol. 2: 3/3/09 – $19.99 * Kite Remastered: 3/24/09 – $19.99 * Kite/Kite: Liberator: 3/24/09 – $29.99 * Voltron Set 8: 3/31/09 – $34.99 [Source: RightStuf ]

Bandai Ent. Announces "Kurokami" for US Television and DVD in 2009

Bandai Entertainment has announced the licensing of “Kurokami” for the United States of America. The new production from Studio Sunrise will air on ImaginAsian TV stating on January 8th at 8pm. It will be airing simultaneously in Japan and Korea and will be the first time a Japanese animated property has been aired in the […]

"Karin" Vol. 5: Goes From Tasty to Sucking

For those coming in late, here’s the Cliff’s Notes version of the vampire-comedy Karin: The title character is a reverse vampire, meaning that instead of sucking blood, she builds up excesses of it, which she must pass on to someone else via a bite before it starts geysering out of her. She’s got a crush […]

"Ergo Proxy Complete" Is Good, But Not Quite As Clever As It Thinks It Is

Another one of the late, lamented Geneon’s series returns to the market courtesy of Funimation, and delivers an intriguing and moody tale of humans and androids living together in a seemingly idyllic existence. Ergo Proxy posits a future in which humanity lives in self-enclosed domed cities full of advanced technology, the most obvious of which […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New February Titles Including "Akira" Blu-ray

The 1988 film Akira will get a Blu-ray release on 2/24/09 for $49.98, courtesy of the Honneamise label. In addition, the following DVDs are also getting February releases: * Code Geass Part 3: 2/24/09 – $39.98 (regular); $64.98 (limited edition) * Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team Collection (Anime Legends): 2/24/09 – $34.98 * Mobile […]

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