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PR: FUNimation to Premiere "Terror in Resonance" at Anime Expo 2014

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FUNimation to Premiere Terror in Resonance at Anime Expo Flower Mound, TX – May 27, 2014 – FUNimation Entertainment announced today, that it will host a world premiere screening of  Terror in Resonance at Anime Expo in Los Angeles while simultaneously screening at Japan Expo in Paris. The screening will take place Saturday, July 5, […]

Review: "Space Battleship Yamato" - Battlestar Yamato Doesn't Quite Take Off

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The original Space Battleship Yamato TV series was one of my gateways to anime, although it was called Star Blazers at the time and we didn’t have a fancy special word for it other than, “that cool Japanese cartoon.” Leiji Matsumoto’s space epic was gripping to a generation for whom Star Wars was the latest […]

Review: "Sekirei" Double Seasons, Double Formats, Double-Ds

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The Sekirei Plan is on! The Sekirei are 108 humanoid girls trained to fight and defeat each other using special powers that are unlocked when they kiss their Ashikabi, a regular guy or girl that they’ll work with to survive. What started as a game turns dark as Tokyo’s sealed off and fights get brutal. […]

Review: "Blood-C: The Last Dark" - All Apologies For A Beautiful Disaster

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WARNING: Spoilers for the original Blood-C anime series are sprinkled liberally throughout the review below. The ending of Blood-C left things in uncertainty. Only three characters with dialogue survived in the end: Saya, Fumito, and Fuka, along with a mysterious talking dog). Everyone else was gruesomely slaughtered in one of the most brutal massacres in […]

Review: "Blood-C: The Complete Series" - A Superlative, Subversive Slaughter

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Blood-C is what happens when you tell Tsutomu Mizushima, the director behind randomly violent, randomly strange, randomly funny, crosses the line twice comedies like Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan and Magical Witch Punie-Chan to make an entry in the “Blood” horror franchise. Yes, much of what Blood-C turns out to be should also be credited to Jun’ichi […]

PR: "Ghost in the Shell: Arise" - Borders 1 & 2 Screenings via Tugg on May 29, 2014

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2 Screenings via Tugg Fans will be able to see Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2 on the big screen on May 29th via Tugg.com! Just take a look below at the list of theaters, plus a link to buy tickets. We […]

Review: Should The "Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero" Level Up?

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Returned from a world not his own, Akatsuki defeated the Dark Lord and has been entrusted with the fate of the Dark Lord’s daughter, Myuu. Despite literally getting the girl and saving a world, he’s off to a special school for those that have traveled to other dimensions and gained access to special powers. While […]

Review: "Ikki Tousen" Great Guardians & Xtreme Xecutor - Rip-Off Artists

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I’m about to review Ikki Tousen, and to paraphrase Roger Ebert, this may astound you, but I’m giving it a positive review (Siskel: “It DOES astound me. Are you okay?”). Why did I like this series but loathe similarly-fanservice heavy titles like Highschool dxd? If you’ll indulge me for a moment, let me take you […]

Review: "Dragon Ball Z: Rock The Dragon" Is the Home for Infinite Losers (plus, Season 1 and 2 Blu-rays)

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Did you ever rock the dragon? Nearly two decades ago, Dragon Ball Z made its first splash on American shores in syndication, soon followed by its legendary Toonami run. Dragon Ball Z‘s first 53 episodes might have been a bit rocky in comparison to modern anime dubbing practices. The soundtrack was replaced, character names were […]

Review: "Future Diary" Complete Series - Bloody Awful

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If there is one thing I can give The Future Diary credit for, it is being memorable. Unfortunately, I can only call it memorable for the wrong reasons in almost all cases, as the series wound up becoming a incoherent mess. The Future Diary was once better known as its Japanese title, Mirai Nikki, for a […]

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