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"Heat Guy J" Complete Series Recycles Too Many Clichés

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2010
He’s a renegade! His partner is a robot! Together they fight crime! This is the high concept of Heat Guy J, a mildly entertaining but ultimately inconsequential anime series originally released by Geneon in 2003 and now re-released in a new boxed set by FUNimation. While its 26-episode span includes some reasonably entertaining and intermittently […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New April Titles Including "Lucky Star" Collection

by Dr. Daedaluson January 21, 2010
Two DVD titles are slated for April releases from Bandai Entertainment: * Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens Complete Collection: 4/6/10 – 350 min. – $59.98 * Lucky Star Complete Collection (Anime Legends): 4/6/10 – 600 min. – $49.98 Additionally, the following titles have all been delayed to 3/2/10: * Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young […]

Anime in the Coming Decade

by Karl Olsonon December 17, 2009
Moe Won’t Die, But It Can Kill Moe is a trend in anime towards the use of underage, often barely-clad heroines with no unique character traits. One of the biggest anime of 2009, maybe even of the decade in Japan if we’re talking merchandise and media sales, was a little slice-of-life show by the name of K-ON. […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New March Titles Including "Gundam 00" S2

by Dr. Daedaluson December 12, 2009
Two new Bandai DVDs are set for March releases: * Code Geass R2 Part 4: 3/2/10 – 150 min. – $39.98/$44.98 (Limited Edition) * Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 2 Part 1: 3/2/10 – 175 min. – $39.98/$44.98 (Special Edition) [Source: Mania.com ]

Toons of the 2000s: Anime We Hope Never Come to America

by Todd DuBoison November 26, 2009
 Go back to the Toons of the 2000s Intro. Japanese animation has hit many high notes over the years and in this decade. Yet for all of that success, any anime fan that’s been paying attention to Japan’s latest knows that a lot of anime gets made that is flat out mediocre, if not downright terrible. […]

Toons of the 2000s: Top 5 Anime That Made It To U.S. TV

by Todd DuBoison November 22, 2009
 Go back to the Toons of the 2000s Intro.  Through all the ups and downs, the 2000’s have been a remarkable decade of opportunity for dedicated fans of Japanese animation. The success of Cartoon Network’s Toonami block was soon followed by other programming that featured anime. For a time, the former TechTV hosted its own Anime […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New February Titles Including "Kurokami"

by Dr. Daedaluson November 10, 2009
Kurokami, a Sunrise-animated fantasy series which debuted early this year, makes its region 1 debut in both DVD and Blu-ray forms. Both will be released on 2/9/10; however, the DVD and Blu-ray releases have different contents. The DVD version runs 150 minutes and is priced at $29.98, while the Blu-ray version only runs 100 minutes, […]

Media Blasters Licenses "Great Guardians" and "Queen's Blade"

by Dr. Daedaluson November 5, 2009
Today, John Sirabella of Media Blasters announced they have the rights to Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, the third series in the ecchi martial arts anime series, as well as Queen’s Blade, a similarly ecchi fantasy series based off a combat picture book game. Both series are set to include an English dub, and both Queen’s […]

Media Blasters Announces New February Titles Including "Dairugger"

by Dr. Daedaluson November 5, 2009
The 1982 mecha anime series Dairugger, which is in the same family as Voltron, makes its R1 DVD debut on 2/23/10 with its first collection, which runs 450 minutes. It’s priced at $34.99 and is sub only. In addition, the following DVDs are expected in February: * Gao-Gai-Gar Season 1 Collection (Litebox): 2/9/10 – 625 […]

"When They Cry: The Complete Series": Absolutely Heart-Stopping Horror

by Karl Olsonon October 20, 2009
A lot of anime try to be scary; and a lot try to do multiple short multi-episode arcs; and a lot try to fuse genres. Some of them even try all those at once. When They Cry is one of the few that succeeds. The story begins in the tiny town of Hinamizawa, deep in […]