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Review: "A Certain Magical Index" Season One - Overstuffed

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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, […]

Review: "A Certain Scientific Railgun S" - Lots of Sparks, Not Quite Enough Flame

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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 […]

Review: "Michiko and Hatchin" Part 1 Is So Good, It's Outlawed

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Welcome to the sunny seas and shining sands of this land where escaped prisoner Michiko seeks out a girl named Hana, claiming that Hana’s father Hiroshi was once her lover. Everyone believes Hiroshi to be dead, but Michiko believes her former love is still alive. Hana is quickly nicknamed Hatchin, and joins Michiko in the […]

FUNimation and GameSamba Announce Free-to-Play "Fairy Tail" RPG

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FUNimation Entertainment and GameSamba announce FAIRY TAIL RPG with Kodansha Flower Mound, TX – FUNimation Entertainment and GameSamba, Group 1200 Media companies, announced today that they intend to execute an agreement with Kodansha to develop a free-to-play online role-playing game based on the Fairy Tail brand. The browser-based game will have worldwide territory rights and […]

Review: "Cowboy Bebop" Blu-ray Yields Big Bang for Your Buck

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It’s hard to be objective about Cowboy Bebop. This is the show that helped cement action on Adult Swim years ago (and is still a mainstay even now on the new Toonami block). This is the “gateway drug” for so many fans of Japanese animation. This is the reference point for “good dubs.” This is […]

FUNimation Announces New SubPass Subscription Streaming Video Service

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FUNimation Entertainment Announces New Options and Enhancements for Subscription Streaming Service New SubPass Now Available! Flower Mound, TX (January 13, 2015) – FUNimation Entertainment is committed to providing the best services, products, and experiences for our fans, which starts with ongoing updates and enhancements to our subscription streaming service.  To that end, we have several […]

Review: "High School DxD New" - Between Heaven and Hell

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With this review, High School DxD has the dubious honor on Toonzone of being the first anime franchise that necessitated a change in reviewers from one season to the next due to its content alone. For the reasons why, please read Speedy Boris’ review of Season One. Is the 2nd season, High School DxD New, […]

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 […]

"Hellsing Ultimate: IX and X" Denoument and Dismemberment

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The final stand for the Hellsing Organization is here. Britain is on fire, the White House is destroyed, and a Nazi battallion is rising from the depths. Alucard may be the last stand humanity has against a torrent of bloodshed heralding an eternal reich. The final two episodes of Hellsing Ultimate are here to finish […]

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 […]

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