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Review: "Deadman Wonderland (UK Edition)": Human Decency Exits Through The Gift Shop

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Paranoia and conspiracy. The unsettling feeling that you’re just another face in the juggernaut that is modern society and that you’d be powerless if it turned against you. This is the crisis that begins the story of Ganta Igarashi. A normal Japanese student, Ganta’s life is turned upside down when a mysterious crimson hued killer […]

Review: "One Piece Season Four Voyage Five" - Foundering on the Rocks

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At the start of One Piece Season Four Voyage Five, Luffy, Zoro, Nami, and Chopper race after the Puffing Tom sea train that is carrying Robin to Enies Lobby and certain execution. Meanwhile, having stowed away aboard the Puffing Tom before its departure, Sanji frees Usopp and Franky and the trio make their way through […]

Review: "Heaven's Lost Property: The Angeloid Of Clockwork" Half-Time Heroine

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The extras are decent, which can tend to happen with movie releases. A commentary with the English crew is entertaining for a once-over, but you won’t miss much if you skip it. Still, it’s a pleasant inclusion that needs to happen more often. The original Japanese commercials for the movie are accompanied by various trailers, […]

Jerry Russell, Actor, 1936 - 2013

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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that veteran actor Jerry Russell passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at the age of 77 after complications from abdominal surgery. Russell founded the Stage West theater company in 1978, which became one of four theater groups that set the tone for Fort Worth’s theater scene. In addition to […]

Review: "Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt" and Blu-rays

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These aren’t the lovely angels, and they’re barely considered angelic. Panty and Stocking are sent on a mission from God (or more likely, a guy named Garterbelt) to take down ghosts to earn their way back into Heaven. The Anarchy sisters couldn’t be any more different from one another: Panty is obsessed with sex (and […]

Review: "Dragon Ball Z Kai Season Four" - Speed Bumps at the Climax

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Thanks to Vegeta’s pride and Kuririn’s lust, the female cyborg No. 18 is absorbed by Cell. Cell obtains unmatched power with an unmatched desire to test it. Luckily, Son Gokuu and Son Gohan have completed their latest training. Whereas the story last season knew no end to its momentum, Dragon Ball Kai’s climax finds itself […]

Otakon 2013: FUNimation Announces "Cowboy BeBop" on Blu-ray and More

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At its industry panel late Saturday afternoon, FUNimation Entertainment brought Sunrise’s Masayuki Ozaki on stage to make further announcements on titles FUNimation will be distributing from the studio. Chief among the announcements was a trailer announcing director Shinichiro Watanabe’s Cowboy BeBop, which will be rereleased digitally and on Blu-ray in 2014. The series recently received […]

Review: "Shin-Chan Season 3" - Here's More

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Back when the slice-of-life anime comedy Shin-chan first aired, I loved it because it was vastly different than any other anime I had watched, especially considering what usually airs on Adult Swim (i.e. shonen action shows). I also greatly enjoyed the re-written, pop culture-heavy dub, which took extensive liberties with the original show. Generally I […]

Review: "A Certain Magical Index" - A Certain Magical Ehhh.....

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In the future, there is only Hello Kitty…wait…no…in the future there is magic, and espers, and magical espers, and espers with magic, and maids. Always with the maids. A Certain Magical Index aka Index from here on out, is supposedly the story of Index, a silver haired young woman who happens to land on the […]

Review: "One Piece Season Four Voyage Four" - Plot Drowned by Backstory

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At the start of One Piece Season Four Voyage Four, Cipher Pol 9, a secret taskforce that executes the World Government’s dirty work, has framed the Straw Hat Pirates for the attempted murder of Water Seven’s mayor, Iceberg. What’s worse, Straw Hat archeologist Nico Robin appears to have joined them. Down two crew members with […]

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