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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 […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – Michael Arias Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 12, 2016
With Anime Limited’s Jeremy Graves presiding as MC, the Michael Arias panel offered a rare chance for insight on this veteran of the Hollywood and anime industry, including his recent adaptation of the Project Itoh novel Harmony. Michael’s earliest memories of anime were watching televised dubs in his Southern Californian childhood, titles such as Speed […]

Review: “Full Metal Panic” Ultimate Blu-ray Set (UK Edition): I Didn’t Know They Stacked Quality That High!

by Grant Whiteon May 5, 2016
The mecha genre is an ever evolving tapestry, with ideas constantly advancing from the groundwork laid by big names such as Tetsujin 28, Mazinger Z, Gundam & Macross. Like most genres these key milestones for a time will generate satellite works that emulate them while waiting for the next true innovator. Full Metal Panic joins […]

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Review: Is “Daimidaler” Giant Robot Action or Offensive Sexual Culture?

by Chad Boninon April 27, 2016
Turning lust and love into power and energy would allow the Internet to power itself and the rest of the world, but for the warriors of Daimidaler, it’s the only thing allowing them to power their giant robots against the forces of evil. In this case, the evil forces are an inter-dimensional penguin army bent […]
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Review: “Black Lagoon Complete Series Blu-ray” – Anime Painted Black

by macattackon April 8, 2016
Black Lagoon is one of those rare anime series that is more popular on American shores than in its native Japan. Over the years, there have been a lot of debates as to why Black Lagoon is one of the rare shows to join the small pantheon of anime like Cowboy Bebop and Trigun that have […]

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“My Hero Academia” Premieres At Funimation Launch Party

by Peter Paltridgeon April 1, 2016
My Hero Academia, the new anime based on the superhero manga series by Kohei Horikoshi, is about to premiere its dub. Funimation holds the US broadcast rights, and they want the world to know. Hence this big party! Anyone can attend on April 3 by tuning in to the livestream on www.funimation.com/myheroclass. There will be […]
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Funimation Has A New Streaming App

by Peter Paltridgeon March 7, 2016
Funimation is currently the leading anime licensor in the US, holding the US distribution rights to Dragon Ball Z, Attack On Titan, Cowboy Bebop and many other iconic properties. They’re so big, in fact, that they’re about to take on Crunchyroll with their own anime streaming app, FunimationNow. All one needs to use FunimationNow is […]

Review: “The Boy and The Beast” is Clawed and Flawed, but Big and Warm

by Chad Boninon March 4, 2016
What separates man from animal, child from beast? As a young child, Ren finds himself orphaned and fearful of his future, so he escapes to Jutengai, the world of beast men and women. It is here he enters an apprenticeship with Kumatetsu, a bear with a goal of becoming lord over all he sees. Rechristened […]

Review: “Danganronpa” – Congrats, Monokuma, You’ve Murdered Me With Mediocrity

by Neo Yion February 12, 2016
My first exposure to Danganronpa occurred a few years back when I happened upon its fluorescent pop art aesthetics. It had the kind of urban Persona 4 feel that made the latter appealing to look at during my gameplay sessions. The thick line art and overcompensated character designs did much to hook me, especially the […]