Posts Tagged ‘Anime’

PR: Nozomi Entertainment Announces "Rental Magica" Pt. 1 on DVD on August 7, 2012

by Ed Liuon April 19, 2012
NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces RENTAL MAGICA, Pt. 1 First half of series available as a value-priced DVD set on Aug. 7, 2012 GRIMES, Iowa, April 18, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce the RENTAL MAGICA, Pt. 1 DVD set will be available on August […]

"Fairy Tail Part 1 (UK Edition)": Guilded Love

by Grant Whiteon April 17, 2012
Fairy Tail is set in an alternate reality where magic is a very real commodity, sold, traded and used by wizards for various tasks. The wizards themselves are grouped into various guilds, and one of the most infamous is Fairy Tail, famed for having completed a great number of quests and slaying a great number […]

"Sekirei: Pure Engagement": Less Impure, Less Engaging

by Radical Ravenon April 10, 2012
There’s something different about Sekirei: Pure Engagement, the second DVD release from the Sekirei franchise. The first season, you may recall, was a bouncy fan-service show that also had an actual plot with actual characters, and that tried to use its fan-service in evocative or funny ways. It seemed to be trying to be classy […]

"Sekirei" Season 1 (Re-release): Boobies Do Not a Good Show Make

by Classic Speedyon April 9, 2012
Boobies! Now that I’ve got your attention, read the review. Sekirei is yet another entry in the tired “battle royale” genre of anime, where super-powered women duel to the death against each other in the hopes of winning “the game”. In this show’s case, the heroine is a sweet, extremely well-endowed gal named Musubi, a […]

"Yamada’s First Time": Coitus Aeternus

by Chad Boninon April 3, 2012
Yamada has made it to high school with one goal in mind: to have sex with one hundred people. Sure, it sounds like the plot of any number of American Pie spin-offs (or National Lampoon spin-offs, or Porky’s spin-offs, or… you get the idea). The twist? Yamada’s the female lead, and she willingly wants to […]

Dirty Pair Flash Collection Coming to DVD on July 10, 2012

by Classic Speedyon March 29, 2012
On 7/10/12, Nozomi Entertainment and Right Stuf will release the remaining Dirty Pair property, the OAV sequel Dirty Pair Flash, which ran from 1994 to 1996. As with the other Right Stuf-released Dirty Pair, it will have remastered audio and video. It will also retain the ADV dub. The price will be $39.99 and the […]

"Baka and Test" Passes with Flying Colors

by Radical Ravenon March 29, 2012
Don’t be fooled by its shonen trappings: while it features some pseudo-battles and quite a bit of fan-service, Baka and Test is a romantic underdog story at heart, sort of a sexy Japanese Peanuts. The show deals with the lowest-ranked class in Fumizuki Academy, a school where students can battle each other with avatars powered […]

"Gundam AGE Limited Edition Blu-ray Volume 1": This Is the AGE of ‘Are These Prices Serious?’

by Grant Whiteon March 26, 2012
It’s become the tradition now for new Gundam series to appear roughly every two to three years. In contrast to the high turnover rate of the 90s, this gives fans a bit of breathing space between the big pushes. The previous series, Gundam 00, acquitted itself well, but seemingly failed to become a long term […]

"Heaven’s Lost Property": Don’t Take In Strays

by Chad Boninon March 22, 2012
One night, an angel crashed from the heavens and bonded with a perverted teenage boy; and thanks to her magical wish-granting technology, this angel will shake the lives of high schoolers who just want to be left alone. If Jeannie were secretly a world-destroying monster, nobody would exactly dream of her. Nor would Larry Hagman […]

"Peacemaker": Short and Sweet Beats Long and Angsty

by Maxie Zeuson March 20, 2012
The great thing about Peacemaker is that you don’t even have to pay attention to it to enjoy it. Paying attention might even be a bad idea–it would give you a chance to notice how familiar the characters and situations and storylines are. But watched casually, without too much concentration, it slips by easily and […]