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One Piece Film: Gold Comes To US Theaters This January

by Peter Paltridgeon November 17, 2016
Here’s something cool for One Piece fans: the latest animated feature to star the Straw Hats is coming to the big screen. For one week only and in special locations, Funimation will be screening the latest movie, One Piece Film: Gold! The Straw Hat pirates are hitting the big screen once again in an all-new […]
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“Fullmetal Alchemist” Resin Case & “Escaflowne” Ultimate Blu-ray Revealed For UK

by Grant Whiteon August 8, 2016
As we’ve reported previously, UK distributor Anime Limited will be releasing an Ultimate Edition Blu-ray set of the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime. One of the talking points of this is the outer case doubles as high quality resin replica of the iconic gate from the show. While previously we had seen only production sketches, Anime […]

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Review: “Yona of the Dawn Part 1 Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: The Badass Princess Diaries

by Grant Whiteon July 26, 2016
Yona is the teenage princess of the Kouka Kingdom, residing in the central palace under the eye of her convivial father, Emperor Il. On the night of her sixteenth birthday, the palace is struck by a coup which forces Yona to escape under the protection of her bodyguard and lifelong friend Hak. Unsure of who […]
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Review: “Yona of the Dawn” Part 1 Brings a Winning Fantasy Adventure

by Todd DuBoison July 26, 2016
Well-done fantasy is a special treat in Japanese animation (and the medium at large, for that matter), but well-done fantasy with a woman as the key and non-subordinate figure is a downright rare experience. But Studio Pierrot’s Yona of the Dawn delivers on both counts and joins Moribito and Twelve Kingdoms as a sterling example […]

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Review: “CubexCursedxCurious” Blu-Ray/DVD is CrassxClichexCrummy

by Neo Yion July 25, 2016
I thrive off bad entertainment. Shows with an utterly inane premise or a certain level of awfulness makes it worth sitting through for sheer notoriety alone. Sure, the product is bad, but at least you can laugh at it, so there’s a consolation prize. CubexCursedxCurious (or C3 for short) held exactly the kind of nonsense plot […]
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SDCC 2016: GODZILLA! IT’S GODZILLA!!

by Peter Paltridgeon July 22, 2016
Some characters are recycled endlessly — it’s just a given that every few years we’ll get another Tarzan movie, another Sherlock Holmes movie, another Robin Hood movie, another Peter Pan movie, etc. In Japan that immortal character is Godzilla, and the giant radioactive lizard is scheduled to make his latest return to the shore very […]

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Review: “Rage of Bahamut: Genesis” is the Ultimate Fantasy Love Letter

by macattackon July 21, 2016
This series should have failed. Rage of Bahamut: Genesis is based on a mobile social card game that has been a fairly sizable hit in Japan, but barely penetrated US shores and obtained mediocre-to-bad critical reviews. The success in its native country guaranteed an anime tie-in to further promote the property sooner or later, even […]
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Review: “Ghost In The Shell: Arise Parts 3 & 4” Rise To The Occupation

by Chad Boninon July 18, 2016
The system has been rebooted, and Ghost In The Shell: Arise is out to show the fresh history of the Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9. Following the introduction of the cast in the last box set, the would-be team will be faced with a virus that fakes memories and a trip down a certain […]

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Review: “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” Blu-ray Is a Hop, Skip, and a Jump to a Charming Film

by Neo Yion July 15, 2016
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Makoto Konno is your everyday Japanese schoolgirl. She lives with two parents and a little sister, is a total klutz, and barely makes it to class on time. Today is a particularly rough day for Makoto: she fails a pop quiz, her cooking class ends with her […]
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Review: “D-Frag!” – Likable High School Hijinks

by Weathermanon July 8, 2016
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: delinquent high school kid, gaggle of weird girls, club room, etc etc etc. Yes, you have heard this story before, very likely a lot of times, so how does one make a show like this stick out? Do it well. D-Frag is certainly a little cliche, but it […]