Posts Tagged ‘FUNimation’

Review: “Wanna Be the Strongest in the World” Doesn’t Aim High Enough

by Chad Boninon November 23, 2015
The world of idols: very competitive. The world of wrestling: very competitive. Both are heavily manufactured and are more about flash and style, but do require some talent. Singers need to at least hit a certain note and pitch, and wrestlers need to be able to withstand and dish out some amount of torment. Japanese […]
Solty 5

Review: “Solty Rei Complete Series” – 1985, Is That You?

by Weathermanon September 23, 2015
Some reviews write themselves: “It’s great!” or “I’d rather gargle with razor blades!” Some reviews don’t. Solty Rei is most certainly the latter. There’s certainly a lot about it that isn’t good, but there’s just enough that is to make for a interesting but frustrating experience. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Grizzled detective/private […]


Review: “Code:Breaker” Has Too Many Broken Parts

by macattackon September 21, 2015
I did not have high hopes for Code:Breaker upon sitting down to watch it. I have been a reader of the long-running manga, and I knew the story, at a mere 13 episodes, would either be incomplete or end on an original note that likely would not be satisfying to me. As a result, I began […]
Michiko and Hatchin

Review: “Michiko & Hatchin” Complete Series Blu-ray is Criminally Compelling

by Neo Yion August 28, 2015
Cynicism is a rampant beast. At its worst, a cesspool of negativity and hopelessness. In the world of Michiko & Hatchin, cynicism dominates its rural streets. Crime is frequent and violent, children are treated as objects to be sold, regular folks are forced into uncompromising situations, and survival is a fact of life. For nine-year-old […]


Review: “Toriko” Is the Low-Calorie, Less-Entertaining Snack

by Chad Boninon August 27, 2015
Legend states that there is a show about culinary warriors, but which rarely sets its scenes in a kitchen. A tale of giant beasts that roam the countryside of a mysterious world filled with delectable meats that companies and individuals will fight over. Two men rise above the others to bring these dishes to the […]
Space Dandy

Review: “Space Dandy Season 2 Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: Make Room For Seconds, Baby

by Grant Whiteon August 25, 2015
Space Dandy, as the opening to nearly every episode informs us, is a dandy guy in space. In many ways, that’s about all you need to know going into the show even as it begins its second season, though there are of course wider details. Dandy resides in a familiar anime vision of the future […]


Review: “Guilty Crown Complete Series” – The Crime of Being a Mess

by macattackon August 10, 2015
On the surface, Guilty Crown has a lot of what it takes to be a spectacular sci-fi action series. It has a near-future societal outlook. It borrows liberally from recent headlines detailing biological outbreaks and social unrest (perhaps it even hits harder for Americans due to the increasing Ebola scare). It has creative, unique mecha […]
Unbreakable Machine Doll

Review: “Unbreakable Machine-Doll” Is Highly Defective

by Weathermanon August 7, 2015
How does one review a show like Unbreakable Machine-Doll? It’s obvious from the moment you see the package that Doll has a built in fan base. And boy oh boy do they get catered to. There is a lot of really creepy stuff in this show. Set in a prototypical steam-punky England, there’s a school […]


Otakon 2015: Voice Actor and Director Christopher Sabat on “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F”, Broadcast Dubs

by Todd DuBoison August 3, 2015
A true veteran of the voice acting industry, Christopher Sabat is both a prolific actor and an experienced voice director in his own right. In addition to owning the game audio and voice-over production studio Okratron 5000 in Dallas, Texas Mr. Sabat is known for numerous English roles in such Japanese cartoons as One Piece […]
Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F

Review: “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F'” – New Uses For Old Toys

by Chad Boninon August 3, 2015
Decades ago, the fate of the Saiyans, ruthless planet-conquering mercenaries, was sealed. Their employer, the maleveolent Lord Frieza, had learned that their survival would lead to his ultimate downfall, and wiped out their planet and its entire population. A few survivors would work under him for a time, most notably Prince Vegeta of the Saiyans; […]