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Review: "Robotics;Notes Part Two" - Hitting the Right Notes

Robotics;Notes Part Two

WARNING: Spoilers for the first volume of Robotics;Notes are sprinkled in this review. The problems with adapting visual novels to animation are plentiful. You need to satisfy a built-in audience who have their preferred routes in mind, along with any potentially preferred romantic partners for the lead character. You need to distill important plot elements that […]

Review: "Robotics;Notes Part One" - A Slow-Burn With Little Fire

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Production I.G. had two shows premiere on Fuji TV’s noitamina block in Japan on October 11, 2012. One was Psycho-Pass, and the other is Robotics;Notes. The two shows could not be any more different. Psycho-Pass is a dreary look at the future, a cyberpunk dystopia that is ever so thinly veiled as a utopia. Robotics;Notes looks at the […]

Otakon 2014: FUNimation Announces "Hellsing Ultimate 9 & 10" and more

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At Otakon 2014, FUNimation made numerous licensing announcements, both for new and re-licensed properties, as well as cast announcements and a number of home video releases. The biggest new license announcement was the final two episodes, 9 and 10, of Hellsing Ultimate. They also announced the full rights for Black Butler: Book of Murder OVA. […]

Dragon Ball Z Live-Action Trailer

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Funimation employed the services of low-budget comedy skitsters Mega64 [Rocco Botte, Derrick Acosta, Shawn Chatfield] to perform a live-action version of the upcoming animated “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods” due to hit theaters August 5, 2014 and the results are below and somebody skipped Level Nine…

Review: "Date A Live" Decidedly NOT Second-Date Material

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Oh, Japan. My love/hate relationship with you will likely never end. Date A Live is based on a light novel series of the same name that is currently running in Japan. 30 years before the start of the series, the first of many “spacequakes” claimed the lives of 150 million people. Date A Live is […]

FUNimation Acquires "FREE! - Eternal Summer"

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FUNimation Entertainment acquires FREE!- Eternal Summer Flower Mound, TX –(6/27/14)- FUNimation Entertainment announced today at that it has acquired simulcast and home video rights for Free! -Eternal Summer-, the new continuation of the hit swimming anime that made waves across the internet. Episode one will premiere this coming Wednesday, July 2, at 11:30 AM EST […]

CLIP: English Trailer and Voice Cast for "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" (Updated)

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FUNimation has released a nearly two-minute trailer for the 14th and newest Dragon Ball Z movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, which it first announced on May 30. The English dubbed adaptation of the movie will receive a limited theatrical release on August 5, 6, 7 and 9. Earlier in the week FUNimation announced […]

Review: "Eureka Seven AO" - Needs Less Plot, More Action

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Ao Fukai, the lead character of Eureka Seven: AO, has problems. He’s an orphan for starters, and an outsider in a future Okinawa that has real problems with non-natives in general. And by “outsider,” I don’t mean that he’s from some other country: he’s quite literally an alien, or half-alien anyway. That’s not a spoiler, […]

PR: FUNimation Announces LA Red Carpet Premiere of "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods"

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FUNimation Entertainment announces LA Red Carpet Premiere of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Starring the voices of Sean Schemmel and Chris Sabat on Thursday July 3, 2014 at Regal LA Live Stadium FLOWER MOUND, TX- (6/11/14) FUNimation Entertainment announced that its animated feature film “Dragon Ball Z : Battle of Gods”, will be presented […]

FUNimation Announces "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" (Updated)

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FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it has picked up the 14th Dragon Ball Z movie, Battle of Gods. The movie is receiving an English language dub and will debut with a limited theatrical release on August 5, 6, 7 and 9. Details, screenshots and a teaser trailer for the movie have been posted on the […]

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