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"Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor": Twins Pique

by on December 14, 2011
The beauty of Darker than Black season one is that it was able to craft an excellent story by utilizing episodic plots that eventually connected to an overarching plot at the end. These plotlines explored a variety of contractors and their abilities, as well as developing Hei and his team. It’s one of the few […]

"Shin-Chan" Season 3: Shinfully Hilarous

by on October 28, 2011
Ass dance! Ass dance! Shin-Chan is back after a three-year summer vacation, but not much has changed. Action Bastard has a new movie (where he says a dirty word); Shin’s aunt is going to visit for an extended time (recovery from an addiction to “brown brown”); Shin’s dad Hiro has to sell the knork (his […]

"Dragonball Z: Dragon Box 6": The Spiritual Evolution of a Hero?

by on October 24, 2011
Years after the Cell Games, Goku’s family and friends have moved on without him. When the hero returns to Earth for a day of fun and martial arts, the Z-Warriors end up having to save all of humanity. Can Goku save the day as he usually does? The bigger question is, should he? At this […]

"Spice and Wolf" Season 2: Sweet Smell of Success

by Todd DuBoison October 17, 2011
Spice and Wolf II is a welcome continuation of one of the most pleasant surprises in Japanese animation in recent years; this is a series that engages and entertains by the sheer strength of its writing and characterization. The story of Spice and Wolf takes place in a setting reminiscent of Europe in the Middle […]

"Legend of the Millennium Dragon": Fake Miyazaki

by on October 12, 2011
A showcase of style over substance, Legend of the Millennium Dragon will please those who admire good design work, fluid animation, and solid if unspectacular action sequences. Fans of historical fantasy and admirers of Hayao Miyazaki may also find some pleasures in this 98-minute feature, although the finding of pleasure will depend upon one’s ability […]

PR: "Dirty Pair: The Original OVA Series" DVD Collection Available on January 3, 2012

by Ed Liuon September 29, 2011
RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces DIRTY PAIR: The Original OVA Series DVD Collection 10-episode sequel series, with remastered video, available Jan. 2012. GRIMES, Iowa, September 28, 2011 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce DIRTY PAIR: The Original OVA Series DVD Collection will be available […]

"The Sound of the Sky": Death by Killer Drone

by on September 19, 2011
Well, here’s a personal first: an anime series so boring it made me want to barf. Yes, halfway through the seventh episode of The Sound of the Sky I actually had to put my head down, close my eyes, and breathe slowly until the nausea had passed. The energy needed to concentrate on the series’ […]

Media Blasters Announces New November Titles Including "Bakuman"

by SB20xxon August 16, 2011
Bakuman, a comedy series from J.C. Staff about two high school students who want to become manga artists, comes to DVD on 11/29/11 for $24.99. Its first part (running 175 minutes) will contain both English and Japanese languages. Additionally, Squid Girl‘s second half comes out on 11/15/11 for $24.99, with a 150 minute running time. […]

"Casshern Sins" Complete Series: Repenting Won’t Save This Soul

by on August 12, 2011
When FUNimation first started marketing Casshern Sins, I thought the series looked rather neat. The animation had a simple, charming feel while the humanoid robot premise reminded me of Cyborg 009, a series I nostalgically enjoyed. But as a story that depends largely on its characters, Casshern Sins falls short due to those characters’ inability […]

Otakon2011: Toonzone Interviews Anime Voice Actress Lisa Ortiz

by on August 3, 2011
TOONZONE NEWS: How did you first get the role of Lina in Slayers? LISA ORTIZ: At the time, I was doing a lot of work with Central Park Media. It was really early on, I had just started. I had done my first role, which was Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War. Then I was […]