Posts Tagged ‘Anime’

“Spirited Away” and “The Cat Returns” Come to Blu-ray on June 16, 2015

by Ed Liuon April 1, 2015
Disney Presents Two Beloved Films from the Acclaimed Studio Ghibli Available for the First Time on Blu-ray™ Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar®-Winning Masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY The Enchanting Fantasy Adventure THE CAT RETURNS Experience these Magical Adventures Like Never Before on Blu-ray Combo Pack June 16, 2015 SPIRITED AWAY: Synopsis: From Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated […]

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate

Review: “Bayonetta: Bloody Fate” Bloody Good Times?

by Chad Boninon March 17, 2015
Bayonetta is the most butt-kicking nun you’ll ever meet. A witch who’s so ready to blow apart the world, she features guns in her shoes and a world of magic in her hair. When a mysterious child is dropped into her lap, the fate of the world lies in her magic hands. Is her own […]

Review: “The Anime Encyclopedia Third Edition”

by Todd DuBoison March 13, 2015
Many animation-related books exist, but the newly released third edition of The Anime Encyclopedia is an example of tremendous ambition successfully realized by British authors Helen McCarthy and Jonathan Clements. Within its pages lies an account of the totality of modern Japanese animation, ranging from its infancy in the 20th century all the way to […]

Space Dandy

Review: “Space Dandy: Season One BooBies Edition” Has Dandy Boobies

by Chad Boninon March 9, 2015
He’s a dandy guy in space. Really, that’s all you need to know going into Space Dandy, the latest psychotrophic animated series from the brilliant minds behind Cowboy Bebop (Shinichiro Watanabe) and a host of other amazing shows. It’s an exploration of what’s possible in animation when you don’t have to worry (too much, at […]

Review: “Space Dandy: Season One Aloha Oe Edition” Goes With the Flow, Baby

by Neo Yion March 9, 2015
In the depths of space lies the man with the to-die-for pompadour. His name is Space Dandy; he’s a dandy in space. As an alien hunter, Dandy scans the far reaches of the galaxy to capture exotic, unknown species for registry in exchange for money. But as determined as he is, Dandy would rather relax […]

Naruto Shippuden Box Set 21

Review: “Naruto Shippuden” Box Set 21 – Talked to Death

by macattackon February 27, 2015
From where we left off in the last boxset, the Fourth Shinobi World War was upon us. Now the war actually begins. Is it the arc we’ve been waiting for since the Five Kage Summit so many episodes ago? Well… Hayato Date, the series director, was in a bit of a conundrum. Around the time […]

Anime Limited To Release Production I.G.’s ‘Miss Hokusai’ In UK & Ireland

by Grant Whiteon February 27, 2015
Anime Limited have announced they have obtained the rights to Miss Hokusai in the UK and Ireland. Produced by the always popular Production I.G., directed by Keiichi Hara and inspired by Hinako Sugiura’s comic Sarusuberi the film focusses on O-Ei, the little known daughter of the famous and influential Japanese painter Katsushika Hokusai in 1814 […]


Review: “A Certain Magical Index” Season One – Overstuffed

by macattackon February 19, 2015
A Certain Magical Index is a true phenomenon in Japan, having spawned multiple spinoffs (one of which, a manga called A Certain Scientific Railgun, has gotten a two-season anime adaptation in its own right). It has become a franchise on the level of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in terms of how sprawling it has become, […]
A Certain Scientific Railgun S

Review: “A Certain Scientific Railgun S” – Lots of Sparks, Not Quite Enough Flame

by Weathermanon February 18, 2015
Three series into the larger A Certain Something Something Something-world is a bad time to try to start up with it; if that describes you, then perhaps you will be better served by starting with A Certain Magical Index and working your way forward. The first half of A Certain Scientific Railgun S takes the […]