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Right Stuf, Inc. to Distribute Pony Canyon Productions in USA and Canada

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Right Stuf, inc has announced that they will be the distributor of all Pony Canyon media and merchandise for the USA and Canada. Pony Canyon currently produces Yuki Yuna is a Hero and Denki-Gai, and has previously been a part of Free!, K-On!, and the CLANNAD, Kanon, and AIR series. Yuki Yuna is a Hero […]

Review: "Karneval" - You Don't Always Need 3 Rings, Sometimes 1 Is Plenty

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Carnivals evoke thoughts of cotton candy, vaguely maintained rides and probably rigged games. Karneval is none of those things. It’s an action-adventureish series that is really more of a character study in disguise. The character being studied is Gareki, a loner and professional thief for various angst-filled reasons who spends his days looking for easy […]

Review: "Ranma 1/2" - The Third Round Leaves No Clear Winner

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Ranma and Akane have over forty episodes of romantic arguments and super-strong battles, using the skills and might of the Anything Goes School of Martial Arts and the Tendo Dojo against various suitors and others afflicted by the curse of transformative hot springs. With only a quarter of the series behind them, where do their […]

Review: "Ghost in the Shell: Arise" - Shadows Of The Successor?

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It’s time to reboot the system and the timeline. Major Motoko Kusanagi has not been forged in the fires of the Laughing Man and the Individual Eleven, but is instead a budding hacker with a debt to the government: she owes them her body, literally. Recruited to investigate a bombing, she must deal with the […]

Review: "The Devil Is A Part-Timer!" is Full-Time Fun

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The Devil is a Part-Timer! is a hard show to classify. It is not an “action” show, since there aren’t enough action sequences to make it qualify as such. It is not a drama, since there are too many comedic sequences, but it’s not a pure comedy either, as the dark backstory of the main […]

Review: "Red Data Girl" is Shortsighted

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In the modern era, can you imagine a teenage girl blindly wandering through life without her cell phone, a Facebook page, or even an iPod? Izumiko is that girl, having lived a sheltered life at an ancient shrine hidden in the forest. More country bumpkin than city bigwig, she’s a shy wallflower in high school […]

Review: "Sailor Moon" A Moonlight Night's Dream or Nightmare?

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Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight, reignited for a new fight: it’s the series called Sailor Moon. It’s been years since four-fifths of the iconic pretty guardians appeared on American shores, and while their impact on American pop culture and the animation industry left a definite impact, many fans feel that the series never had […]

Review: "Road To Ninja: Naruto the Movie" - The Road to a Vital Shonen Film

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Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie is the ninth theatrical film depicting the characters of the Naruto franchise. It’s hard to believe, considering the diminishing returns of the theatrical films since the beginning of the Shippuden films. The last two movies, The Lost Tower and Blood Prison, didn’t even earn back their budgets in Japan. […]

Review: "Princess Mononoke" Blu-ray - The Indispensable Mythic Movie

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Rarely has the wait for high definition treatment been longer and more worthwhile than for Princess Mononoke. This is the most distinct film in Hayao Miyazaki’s illustrious oeuvre, and surely a contender for his very greatest if only because of the many layers there are to it. It is an epic quest, a tale of […]

Review: "Naruto Triple Feature" - Sharp Visuals, Dull Plotting

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The Naruto manga has come to a close and the anime adaptation probably won’t continue forever, but it is still hard to believe that the franchise has existed for this long. Over the decade-plus run since the manga and anime premiered, many theatrical films based on the universe have been manufactured. With the older, Shippuden-era incarnations […]

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