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Review: "One Piece Season Four Voyage Four" - Plot Drowned by Backstory

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At the start of One Piece Season Four Voyage Four, Cipher Pol 9, a secret taskforce that executes the World Government’s dirty work, has framed the Straw Hat Pirates for the attempted murder of Water Seven’s mayor, Iceberg. What’s worse, Straw Hat archeologist Nico Robin appears to have joined them. Down two crew members with […]

PR: "Marine Boy: The Complete First Season" Now Available via Warner Archive Collection

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One of the Original Anime Series on American TV MARINE BOY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Now Available via Warner Archive Collection Alongside the heralded Speed Racer and Kimba: The White Lion, MARINE BOY was one of the original handful of imported television series that captured youngsters’ imaginations and put Japanese anime in the stateside consciousness. […]

Anime Mid-Atlantic 2013 Report

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Has it really already been four conventions this year? Yes, yes it has been. Wow. The convention in question today is a small one by the name of Anime Mid-Atlantic, way way way down on the south side of Virginia in Chesapeake. AMA is not what one would consider a particularly large convention overall, but […]

Review: "Fafner: The Complete Series" and "Heaven & Earth" In The Shadow Of Giants

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“Are you there?” If you hear this question, do not answer it. A mobile island may be humanity’s last hope against the Festum, alien forces that have destroyed much of life on the planet. With no options left, a new pilot of the Fafner, an immense mech, must be chosen. A young boy, and soon […]

PR: Anime Limited Announces 3D UK Cinema Screenings of "009 RE:CYBORG" Film

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Production I.G, the Tokyo-based studio that brought you Ghost in the Shell, Blood: The Last Vampire and the animated sequence from Kill Bill: Vol. 1 presents: 009 RE:CYBORG DIRECTED BY KENJI KAMIYAMA (East Of The Eden, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex) In Stereoscopic 3D CGI Animation 12A /103 min/ Stereoscopic 3D CGI Animation […]

PR: Section23 Films Announces September Slate; "Elfen Lied" Blu-Ray on September 3, 2013

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SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER SLATE ELFEN LIED BLU-RAY EDITION Available on September 3rd HOUSTON, May 30, 2013 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its September slate of releases; including the Anime Classic Elfen Lied which will be available for the first time on Blu-Ray and will include all 13 episodes plus the OVA […]

Review: "Mass Effect: Paragon Lost" Entertains, But Underachieves

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On paper, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost looks nothing short of fantastic. Animated by the illustrious Production. I.G. and a movie tie-in for Bioware’s science fiction action RPG series, acclaimed for its powerful storytelling? The pedigree is undeniably outstanding. However, both as a Mass Effect film project and as an anime coproduction, this movie is an […]

Review: "Needless Part 1 & Part 2 (UK Editions)": Not A Fully Accurate Title

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In the 21st century the planet is rocked by World War III. Amongst the damage the country of Japan is heavily bombed. Decades later society has generally rebuilt but the largest blast crater remains in the centre of Tokyo, dubbed the Black Spot. From this no-man’s land emerges those strangely mutated by the effects of […]

Zenkaikon 2013: Richard Epcar and Ellyn Stern

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Proving that they are game for a good convention that fits in their schedule no matter where it is, Richard Epcar and Ellyn Stern did a full slate of panels at Zenkaikon 2013, including a discussion centered on Ghost in the Shell, a discussion on their experiences as directors, and Richard’s ever infamous outtakes panel.  […]

Zenkaikon 2013: Sunday.....guuhhhh.....Sunday

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I suppose it’s a mark of a good con when you wake up Sunday morning and want more sleep.  Either than or it mean your roommates get up waaaayyyyy too early and love to chatter.  Or maybe it’s both?  Regardless, Sunday is definitely chilluns time on the con floor as most of the adults are […]

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