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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 […]

Review: "The Devil Is A Part-Timer!" is Full-Time Fun

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The Devil is a Part-Timer! is a hard show to classify. It is not an “action” show, since there aren’t enough action sequences to make it qualify as such. It is not a drama, since there are too many comedic sequences, but it’s not a pure comedy either, as the dark backstory of the main […]

Review: "Red Data Girl" is Shortsighted

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

FUNimation Launches "Broadcast Dubs" Initiative With "Psycho Pass" Season 2, "Laughing Under the Clouds"

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In an interview on nerdist.com Wednesday, FUNimation Entertainment announced a new and unprecedented “Broadcast Dub” effort for Japanese anime available on its streaming video service. On such outlets as FUNimation’s own website and Crunchyroll.com the video streaming of Japanese cartoons with English subtitles as they air in Japan has become standard practice, but under this […]

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