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Review: "Tenchi In Tokyo" Finds The Friend You Didn't Know You Had

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“You can’t change my mind; I’m going to Tokyo!” With those words, their bond will be strained. Tenchi Masaki will leave the idyllic countryside life with those crazy girls he loves so much to travel to Tokyo, working as an apprentice, and pursuing his own life. Naturally, the girls won’t be having any of that, […]

Review: "Berserk: The Golden Age Movie I – The Egg of the King (UK Edition)": Hail to the King

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The problem with animated adaptations of serialised manga is that the creators are attempting to adapt a series that may be years away from its conclusion. This isn’t a problem if you’re pretty much guaranteed to get enough episodes to cover everything, as is practically a rule with Shonen Jump adaptations, but it can cause […]

Review: "Monsuno: Vol. 1" or "Advertising in the Digital Age 101"

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When Chase’s dad disappears, he and his friends try to discover why, only to be swept up in the world of Monsunos, giant monsters that they’re going to battle. You’ve got that right, it’s another year, and another franchise is trying to take the crown away from Pokemon, and this DVD was released within weeks […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "Samurai Horror Tales: Goblin Cat"

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Ayakashi was an anime TV series that aired in Japan in 2006, recounting three ghost stories set in various periods of Japan’s feudal era. The first two, “Yotsuya Ghost Story” and “Goddess of the Dark Tower,” were based on older works, with the first retelling a classic Japanese ghost story and the second adapting a […]

Review: "Boogiepop Phantom": Don't Be Scared ...

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Hunger … desire … lust … addiction … desperation … evolution … rage … depression … nostalgia … loss … These are just a few of the many attributes you can assign to post-modern human society. One could also throw in hope, love and happiness, but Boogiepop Phantom doesn’t really deal in those too much. […]

PR: Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Tegami Bachi: Reverse"

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SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES TEGAMI BACHI: REVERSE HOUSTON, January 3, 2013 — Return to the Bee Hive with Sentai Filmworks and their newest acquisition: Tegami Bachi: Reverse. Director Akira Iwanaga returns to the helm for this 25 episode sequel to the popular Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee. Series composition is by Masanao Akahoshi (La storia della Arcana […]

"Dragon Ball Z Kai Season Three": Same Great Story, Less Great Telling

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A mysterious boy from the future warns Son Gokuu and friends of two Artificial Humans who will appear in three years and send the world into chaos. Thrilled by the chance of getting to battle foes superior to a Super Saiyan, Gokuu foregoes attempting to locate and destroy the Artificial Humans before they are complete […]

Review: "Rozen Maiden Overture" (UK Edition): All Dolled Up

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Much like the world of .hack//, I’m a novice when it comes to Rozen Maiden. The gist of the story (which is vaguely covered in this two episode supplemental OVA) involves a Japanese teenage shut in named Jun sharing his home with a collection of living antique dolls. All granted souls by their mysterious ‘Father’ […]

Review: "Sengoku Basara--The Last Party": Chaos Beats Coherence

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Early on in Sengoku Basara: The Last Party, two characters joyously receive news so good that they proceed to beat the crap out of each other. In fact, it leaves them so deliriously happy that during the fight one of them actually kills the other. The killer feels kind of bad about this for a […]

PR: Section 23 Films Announces March 2013 Slate

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SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES MARCH 2013 SLATE RUROUNI KENSHIN ~ NEW KYOTO ARC Available on March 5th HOUSTON, December 12, 2012 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its March slate of releases; including Sentai Filmworks newest acquisition from Aniplex Inc.: Rurouni Kenshin ~ New Kyoto Arc, which will be available on both DVD and […]

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