Posts Tagged ‘Anime’
Red Data Girl

Review: “Red Data Girl” is Shortsighted

by Chad Boninon December 5, 2014
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 […]
Sailor Moon

Review: “Sailor Moon” A Moonlight Night’s Dream or Nightmare?

by Chad Boninon November 27, 2014
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

by macattackon November 25, 2014
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. […]
Princess Mononoke Ashitaka San

Review: “Princess Mononoke” Blu-ray – The Indispensable Mythic Movie

by Todd DuBoison November 24, 2014
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

by macattackon November 20, 2014
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 […]

Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods

Review: “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” Your Wish Will Not Be Granted

by Chad Boninon November 14, 2014
Nothing can keep a good Saiyan down. Majin Buu has been defeated, Goku’s alive, and all is right in the world. That’s a very boring scenario for warriors, and a birthday party for good friends is still not a fight; eating cake and playing bingo doesn’t get the blood pumping. Thankfully, the God of Destruction, […]

Review: “Ranma 1/2 Vol. 1 & 2” A Double Knock-Out, or Forfeit?

by Chad Boninon November 6, 2014
Ranma Saotome is a youthful martial artist, pedigree of the Anything Goes School of Martial Arts. Akane Tendo is the inevitable heir of the Tendo Dojo, and a strong and focused martial artist in her own right. Their parents have conspired to get the two to wed, leading to a unification of the Anything Goes […]


“Road to Ninja – Naruto the Movie” Coming to DVD and Blu-ray on November 25, 2014

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2014
VIZ MEDIA DELIVERS THE NORTH AMERICAN HOME MEDIA RELEASE OF ROAD TO NINJA – NARUTO THE MOVIE “For My Friends And Family, I’ll Risk My Life For This Mission!” VIZ Media gives anime fans across North America the opportunity to add the sixth and latest feature film of the massively popular NARURTO SHIPPUDEN saga to […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Anime Industry Panel

by Grant Whiteon November 2, 2014
Presided over by Anime Limited’s Andrew Partridge and Manga Entertainment’s Jeremy Graves (MVM’s Tony Allen was unfortunately unable to attend the panel due to the sheer number of customers shopping at the MVM booth), the panel began with the now traditional summary of announcements for the major UK anime companies for the year ahead. MVM […]